Daisy Fuentes is embracing the beginning of summer.
The 52-year-old television host rocked a sexy black mesh monokini while on vacation in Miami with her husband Richard Marx.
She posted a stunning photo on Instagram of herself on a lounge chair striking a pose. “What’s up beaches?” she joked.
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The HSN designer skyrocketed to fame in the early ’90s when she worked for MTV and became the network’s first Latina VJ. The Cuban-born entertainer told Forbes of her career, “At the time there wasn’t any pressure being the first Latina VJ because I didn’t know that that had any real meaning behind it. I was just young and having a great time.”
Now, Fuentes is the head of her growing fashion brand at Kohl’s department stores which includes makeup, hair care, shoes, and eyewear.
“I started with a small sportswear line. What I thought would be something of a ‘hobby’ quickly turned into [a] full-blown business,” she admitted to People magazine.
But the businesswoman didn’t always have such confidence. Her career was filled with challenges, she especially had issues with body image as a young woman on TV.
“As soon as I got into this business at 20 everyone was on a diet, so I went on a diet,” she told New You magazine. “I didn’t need to go on a diet, but you get caught up in that. I would try to look thinner or better out of pure vanity.”
One thing Fuentes works on daily is accepting herself for who she is.
“When you give someone a compliment, instead of saying, ‘Thank you,’ [women] say, ‘Ugh, I’m so fat … I’m trying to lose weight.’ We all have things that we want to make better, but we should talk about things we can do to feel healthier,” she added.