EXCLUSIVE: "Model Latina South Beach" Returns with 10 New Chicas

Shine Latina has a first look at nuvoTV's fifth season of Model Latina South Beach, bringing the heat thanks with 10 new models competing in Miami's glamorous backdrop for a $25,000 modeling contract.

"I want to show the world that curves go very well on a runway," says an aspiring model in the clip, one of the 10 ladies hailing from countries all over Latin America, including Cuba, Colombia, Mexico and Guatemala.

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Mentored by sexy Puerto Rican actor Carlos Ponce (of "Couple's Retreat" fame), Argentinean Victoria's Secret "Angel" Ines Rivero and photographer Franco LaCosta, the ladies bring the drama on and off the runway in this exclusive preview:



Get to know las modelos:

Maytee Martinez (20 years old)

Miami, Florida

Cuban beauty Maytee is a popular staple on Florida's fashion scene, where she has strutted runways during Miami's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and SoBe's sizzling Funkshion Fashion Week.

Brittany Peralta (22 years old)

La Cruces, New Mexico

College cutie Brittany, is a country music-loving Mexican who balances her studies with part-time modeling gigs.

Muriel Villera (23 years old)

Miami, Florida

Colombian contestant Muriel is a sexy, sassy go-getter who calls Miami home but loves travelling and meeting new people from around the world.

Rachelle Martell (20 years old)

Hialeah, Florida

Rachelle is an aspiring, music-loving, Cuban-Italian model-actress who likes to unwind to classic crooners like Frank Sinatra and dance up a sweat to Lady Gaga.

Maybelline Canela (21 years old)

New York, New York

Dominican New Yorker Maybelline is a sexy and smart student who is currently studying cognitive psychology when she's not busy appearing in local plays and indie films in NYC.

Jacqueline Reyes (25 year old)

New York, New York

Dominican beauty Jacqueline is a free-spirited New Yorker that's got her Organizational Communications degree in Florida, so she's no stranger to the sizzling SoBe scene.

Marlene Cruz (21 years old)

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican stunner Marlene is studying Human Resources Management in P.R. and likes to jam to reggaetron when she's not busy studying or enjoying part-time modeling gigs.

Jillian Pacheco (18 years old)

New York, New York

College freshman Jillian is a soft-spoken Puerto Rican beauty who enjoys hip-hop and catching up on the latest issues of Latina and Cosmo.

Oneisys Amador (26 years old)

Miami, Florida

Oneisys was born and raised in Cuba before relocating to Florida, where this Miami gal balances her events planning job with modeling and acting classes that she hopes will lead her to superstardom.

Cindy Salaues (23 years old)

Los Angeles, California

Guatemalan-Bolivian beauty Cindy is already a beauty pageant veteran and Miss California Latina winner who enjoys a rewarding career as a caregiver.

Model Latina South Beach premieres May 28th on nuvoTV at 10pm EST.

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