- Ericka Kristen
- Ericka Kristen Valdez
- Leipsic Ohio
- United States
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At home in front of the camera...
Spending most of her childhood in the small town of Leipsic, Ohio, one wouldn't think this once quiet small town girl would emerge as one of the most sought after models in Texas.
At the age of 14, Ericka and her family moved to San Antonio, Texas where she attended Ronald Reagan High School. It was during these adolescent years that Ericka was classically trained in several forms of dance, including ballet and tap. Added versatility for the years to come. Having graduated high school in 2003, Ericka is currently a full time college student majoring in International Business at UTSA.
Initially gaining notoriety on MySpace through self portraits, Ericka has blazed a trail all her own, quickly becoming a favorite to local photographers and an enthusiastic web design firm based in Los Angeles that has remained determined to put her on the map nationally.
Ericka's first big break came in the summer of 2007 when she was personally asked by judges to take part in Conexion Magazine's Hottest Latina contest. During the pageant, she was afforded the opportunity to make appearances on local TV and radio programs adding to the buzz of "who's that lady?". Although she did not come out the victor, she definitely has enjoyed the most success out of any of the other finalists, including the winner.
Soon after, Ericka was offered Conexion's front page cover and a 2 page layout within the magazine modeling fan apparel from the world champion San Antonio Spurs basketball team. It was this exposure that began the unending whirlwind of opportunities that have presented themselves to the lovely Ms. Ericka Kristen.
Since her appearance in Conexion, Ericka has gone on to work for national companies such as Rockstar Energy Drinks, Swisher Sweet Cigars, and even graces the big screen at movie theaters across Texas in several commercials for a well known jewelry store chain.
In addition to her modeling, Ericka is also known for hosting or promoting some of the biggest night time entertainment events in South Texas, including: Tiesto & Darude's Summer Jam and Wet Grooves 2008.
The future is bright for this sultry Latina as she has now expanded her reach and work as far as Las Vegas where she was photographed by renowned photographer, Jerry Avenaim who has shot some of Hollywood's hottest ladies like Halle Berry and Eva Mendes.