Vida Guerra (born Havana, Cuba), is a Cuban-born American model and occasional actress and singer. Her first notable appearance was in a photoshoot for the U.S. edition of FHM magazine, and since then, she has modeled for many other men’s magazines, including Playboy. She often appears on Spanish television shows and is well known because of her ample buttocks.
Her modeling career originally began when she was cast in a lingerie spread for Francisco in December of 2002. The press later reported that following the submission, almost one-third of their mail was from readers demanding more photos of the five-foot-three girl with her five-foot-eight Puerto Rican lover. She was called back for more photo shoots and became “FHM’s Model of the Year” in 2004. Since then, she has been featured on the front cover as well as on the inside of many magazines, including DUB, Smooth, Escape, and Open Your Eyes (Abre Tus Ojos), and has made multiple appearances on several Spanish language television programs such as El Gordo y La Flaca (The Fat Man and the Skinny Woman). Vida has also become a staple in music videos, appearing in “Shake Your Tailfeather” (P. Diddy, Nelly and Murphy Lee, from the Bad Boys 2 soundtrack) and “The New Workout Plan” (Kanye West) among others. Additionally, she has appeared in Burger King’s Tendercrisp Bacon Cheddar Ranch commercial, a couple of sketches on Chappelle’s Show, like the infamous “Piss On You” videos (spoofing the infamous R. Kelly sex tape), and also appeared in the film National Lampoon’s Dorm Daze 2. Vida will be lending her voice to the video game Scarface: The World Is Yours.
In April 2005, in an event reminiscent of Paris Hilton’s similar misfortunes with her mobile phone, Guerra’s camera phone was allegedly hacked. Dozens of her photos, including nude pictures as well as personal photos, were posted on the Internet and disseminated widely. In interviews, Guerra said the nude body images were of another woman, and that they were presented along with actual non-nude camera phone images of herself to give the appearance that she was the naked woman pictured. However, her record label at the time maintained that the photos were legitimate, and leaked deliberately as a publicity stunt. Vida was dropped by the label over this incident.
Vida was recently voted Number 26 in F.H.M’s “Top 100 Sexiest Females” list and is twice the winner of the magazine’s “Best Butt” Award. To capitalize on this fame, Guerra has made her own calendar, featuring more pictures of her. Like many pictures of her, her voluptuous butt is emphasised. Guerra also appears on Primped, produced by GoTV Networks, where Vida helps three “average” women become “primped”.
Despite not posing nude for formal photo shoots in the past, Guerra appeared fully nude in the July 2006 issue of Playboy. She said that she had agreed to pose partly because she felt that they would do it with class, and partly because, due to the hacked phone incident, she wanted people to know what she really looked like naked, and not confuse her with some other woman.