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Friday March 22, 2013

Former Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera to Join New Soap Opera

Former Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera to Join New Soap Opera

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Miss Universe 2006, Puerto Rico’s Zuleyka Rivera, announced Thursday that she will participate in the new soap opera “Cosita linda,” which will begin filming in May in Miami for Univision and Venevision.

“I’m very happy to have signed the contract. My participation will be an antagonistic role,” Rivera told reporters after being presented as the new spokesperson for Le’dermis beauty products.

Rivera, 25, has already been playing the role of “Sandra Diaz” in the soap opera “Rosario,” the last episode of which will be taped on Friday.

She resumed her career as an actress after having a child, Sebastian Jose, with JJ Barea of the NBA Minnesota Timberwolves.

The baby was born Feb. 17, 2012, which is also Michael Jordan’s birthday.

While she was filming “Rosario,” Rivera participated as an extra in the Hollywood film “Runner, Runner,” starring Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck and which was filmed in Puerto Rico.