Actress and WildAid ambassador for marine protection

Erika Velez is an Ecuadorian actress, model and TV presenter. Born in Manta, Ecuador, she is best known for her roles on TV, film and theater throughout Latin America including starring in the Colombian soap opera Francisco el Matematico, TV series El Capo and hosting Ecuadorian shows Asi Somos and En Contacto. Most recent work includes the Ecuadorian movie Retazos de vida and her current starring role in the Ecuadorian TV series 3 Familias. She has won Ecuadorian awards for best actress and youth role model. Since 2013, Erika has been active in women’s and LGBTI rights.