Born in Havana, Cuba, Vida moved with her family to the
United States soon after, ending up in the town of Perth Amboy,
New Jersey. In interviews Vida Guerra has said that she was
teased because of the size of her derriere, which was rather
large for someone of her otherwise small stature. Growing up she
entered a couple of runway shows modeling swimwear, and appeared
in a few music videos. She eventually became a
Vida Guerra's modeling career originally began when she was cast in a lingerie spread for FHM magazine in December of 2002. The magazine later reported that following the submission, almost one-third of their mail was from readers demanding more photos of the five-foot-three girl. She was called back for more photo shoots and became "FHM's Model of the Year" in 2004. Since then, she has been featured on the front cover as well as on the inside of many magazines, including DUB, Smooth, Escape, and Open Your Eyes (Abre Tus Ojos), and has made multiple appearances on several Spanish language television programs such as El Gordo y La Flaca (The Fat Man and the Skinny Woman). Vida has also become a staple in music videos, appearing in "Shake Your Tailfeather" (P. Diddy, Nelly and Murphy Lee, from the Bad Boys 2 soundtrack) and "The New Workout Plan" (Kanye West) among others.
In April 2005, in an event reminiscent of Paris Hilton's similar misfortunes with her mobile phone, Guerra's camera phone was allegedly hacked. Dozens of Vida Guerra's photos, including n--- pictures as well as personal photos, were posted on the Internet and disseminated widely.
Guerra was recently voted Number 26 in F.H.M's "Top 100 S--iest Females" list and is twice the winner of the magazine's "Best B---" Award. To capitalize on this fame, Guerra has made her own calendar, featuring more pictures of her.
Vida Guerra's debut album Theme Park will be released in September of 2006. The album is a mix of Guerra singing and rapping, with guest appearances by Paul Wall, Sean Paul, Mike Jones and other artists. The first single from the album is entitled "Cut It Up" and features Houston rap artist Paul Wall.
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