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Jacqueline Bracamontes van Hoorde (born December 23, 1979 in Guadalajara, Mexico), is a Mexican actress, model, and former winner of Nuestra Belleza México.
Jacqueline Bracamontes was born on December 23, 1979 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico to Jesus Bracamontes, the former coach of the popular Mexican soccer team Chivas Rayadas del Guadalajara, and Jacqueline van-Hoorde, a Mexican of Belgian descent. She is the eldest of three children and has a sister Alina, and a brother, Jesus, Jr. Her fa
Jacqueline Bracamontes was born on December 23, 1979 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico to Jesus Bracamontes, the former coach of the popular Mexican soccer team Chivas Rayadas del Guadalajara, and Jacqueline van-Hoorde, a Mexican of Belgian descent. She is the eldest of three children and has a sister Alina, and a brother, Jesus, Jr. Her father is currently a soccer analyst for the Hispanic-American television network Univision. Also she participates in tvnovels.
After seeing her on a magazine cover, Lupita Jones, ex-Miss Universe, contacted her and asked her to enter the Nuestra Belleza México. Bracamontes went on to win the state and national beauty titles and to represent Mexico in Miss Universe 2001, which took place in Puerto Rico.
After being crowned Miss Mexico in 2000, Jacqueline decided to pursue a television career. She began her career hosting various award shows and special programs, including Acafest, Premios TVyNovelas, and Fiesta Mexicana.
A huge soccer fan, in August 2008 she became host of a Mexican sports radio show on Vision AM, and was later invited by Univision to be a host and correspondent of the 2002 FIFA World Cup. She has also worked with Televisa Deportes.
In 2003, she was cast in the Mexican telenovela Alegrijes y Rebujos, produced by Rosy Ocampo. One year later, she landed a role in the popular soap Rubi, alongside Barbara Mori and Eduardo Santamarina.
In 2006, she landed her first lead role in the Mexican novela Heridas de Amor, alongside Brazilian born actor Guy Ecker. The program was broadcast in several countries.
In Spring of 2007, Jacqueline was cast in her first feature film, entitled Cuando Las Cosas Suceden (When Things Happen), playing the role of a nun named Lucia. Later that year, she briefly returned to hosting with the Mexican game show De Por Vida, but the show was quickly cancelled.
She recently starred in the comedic Mexican soap opera Las Tontas No Van al Cielo, alongside Jaime Camil.
Bracamontes is currently filming Sortilegio, with Cuban actor William Levy.
Bracamontes has been linked to actor Valentino Lanús, soccer star Francisco "Kikin" Fonseca, and actor Arturo Carmona.
On January 11, 2008, she confirmed her new relationship with Fernando Schoenwald. The couple ended their relationship in May 2009.
Jacqueline is a fan of Mexican soccer club Chivas de Guadalajara.
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