- 04:25 AM, May 22
Vida Guerra probably has never imagined that she would be famous as a swimsuit model who is noticed for her large derriere. It is likely because she often encountered problems dealing with this particular part of body in her early age as she recalled, "I used to get teased all the time in grade school because I was this really skinny girl, but my butt was huge. I would always be in the principal's office because someone had grabbed my butt and made me cry." She may have thought her bottom was such an annoyance at that time, yet it has become a characteristic which has led her to reach fame and popularity to this day.
Born on January 8, 1980, in Havana, Cuba, Vida along with her family soon moved to Perth Amboy, New Jersey, at the age of 6. Realizing her potentiality, she joined a fashion show in her hometown when she was 18 years old, then appeared in Big Pun's video entitled "New York to New Orleans." She continued developing her career as a loan officer, but could not elude herself from modeling since she always looked for any opportunities to be involved in the field. While she was browsing the website of FHM Magazine, Vida's close friend supported her to send some photographs of herself there. She afterwards posted them to a section of the magazine called "Honey Next Door."
The pictures of Vida eventually appeared in December 2002 edition of FHM and gained a huge response from readers who demanded more photos of her. Shortly thereafter, the magazine asked her to properly pose for them. Her next pictures were featured in the March and May 2003 issues, directing Vida to embrace popularity as public begun to mark her for the large derriere she possesses. She became more successful, dancing in Dave Chappelle's Show on Comedy Central as well as participating in the music video of P. Diddy, Nelly and Murphy Lee's "Shake Ya Tailfeather" which turned out to be a rap hit in the summer of 2003. She also showed up in ESPN2's "Cold Pizza," a short comedy film namely "Writer's Block," Kanye West's video of his "Workout Plan", and Cassidy's "Get No Better."
Vida's status as a conspicuous model was proclaimed as she's been granted FHM's "Rear of the Year" award at the end of 2003 and being established as FHM Model of the