• Myrka Dellanos is a TV and radio host, socialite and author from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
• She gained recognition in 1992 when she signed a contract with the American Spanish-language TV network Univision.
• She has been married thrice, has one daughter and is estimated to have a net worth of more than $16 million.
• Myrka is active on Instagram, physically highly active, a fashionista and loves travelling.
• Her hobbies include reading fashion magazines and watching Hollywood movies.

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Date Of BirthMay 27, 1965
FactAwarded the "Hispanic Leadership Award" by the Hispanic Heritage Council for being a positive role model in the Hispanic community. (2000)

Myrka Dellanos Wiki Bio

Myrka Barbara Dellanos was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, on 27 May 1965 – her zodiac sign is Gemini, and she holds American nationality. She’s a TV and radio host, socialite and author, who’s probably known best for having hosted her own American-based Hispanic show on the American Spanish-language network “Estrella TV” since 2013.

Early life and education

Myrka was raised in Philadelphia by her parents, about whom little is known because she respects their privacy; it’s believed that her father was a truck driver, and that her mother was an elementary school teacher. Although Myrka hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, it’s said that she has a younger sister.

She became interested in journalism while attending a local high school, but was also into modelling; it was Myrka’s parents who urged her to focus on her education, and to pursue a college degree. She was physically quite active during her teenage years, playing soccer for her high school’s team, while also playing volleyball and tennis.

Upon matriculating in 1983, Myrka enrolled at University of Miami, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1986.

Career as a journalist

Myrka hasn’t shared many details concerning her early career with her fans, but it’s known that she worked for a couple of TV and radio stations for five years following graduation.

She gained recognition in 1992, when she signed a contract with the American Spanish-language TV network Univision, and began co-hosting their news show “Primer Impacto”. Myrka spent the following 12 years holding the job, and only a couple of months after that, in 2004, she was named ‘Star of the Year’ by the magazine “People en Español”. She has hosted some of the Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations at the White House, and was made a member of the Freedom Corps by now-former US President George W. Bush, which is a group comprising 25 people who are involved in charity work.

In the last decade, Myrka has been focused more on philanthropy rather than on hosting TV and radio shows.

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She became the spokesperson for the movement I Am Second in 2013, which aims to help those struggling with various life issues, including child abuse, divorce and abortion, by providing spiritual inspiration.


In 2001, the Direct Marketing Association of America named Myrka ‘Hispanic of the Year’.

In 2003, the Organization of Ibero-American Journalists named her ‘Person of the Year’, and the same year saw the Hispanic Heritage Council present Myrka with a Hispanic Leadership Award.


Myrka published her first book “Succeed and Be Happy: Things I Learned Thanks to God, My Mom, and Life” in 2005, and it’s believed that she’s today writing her second book.

YouTube channel

Myrka launched her YouTube channel “Myrka Dellanos Official” on 11 July 2013, which is today subscribed to by close to 10,000 people, while it numbers more than 40,000 views of all her five videos combined, which feature Myrka interviewing celebrities, as well as giving her fans a glimpse into her everyday life. We’re going to mention three of the most popular amongst these, which have helped her attract many subscribers.

Her #1 video “Myrka Dellanos Official YOUTUBE CHANNEL – Subscribe! I Am Myrka Dellanos” has been watched over 10,000 times since 16 February 2016, and features Myrka talking about herself, mostly about what she enjoys doing in her spare time.

Her second most popular video “Rosie Rivera Interview by Myrka Dellanos – Rosie Talks Sexual Abuse & New Reality Show” has been viewed over 10,000 times since 2 February 2016, and shows Myrka and the TV personality Rosie Rivera talking about sexual abuse in the TV industry, as well as about Rosie’s new TV show.

Myrka’s #3 video “Quieres aliviar tu estres?” has been watched close to 10,000 times since 18 July 2016, and features Myrka giving advice to people who are often stressed out, and sharing a couple of routines which might help them live a calmer life.

Love life and husband

Myrka has been married thrice. She exchanged vows with her first husband Dr. Alejandro Loynaz in 1991, and gave birth to their daughter Alexa on 30 December 1993; Myrka and Alejandro divorced in 1998.

She married her second husband, the non-celebrity American David Matthews in 2000, in a private ceremony attended by only the closest of their friends and family members; they divorced two years later.

In 2003, Myrka began dating the famous Mexican singer Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri – they became engaged in the following year, but split in June 2005.

She married her third husband, Ulyses Daniel Alonso on 8 April 2008, in a small ceremony in Coral Gables, Florida; Ulyses is a Cuban-born American pharmaceutical representative. On 2 July 2008, they appeared together on the cover page of the magazine “People en Español”, but only a month later, Ulyses was arrested for domestic battery, after Myrka had called the police; she filed for divorce on 18 March 2009, and it was finalized a couple of months later.

Myrka hasn’t spoken of any other men whom she has perhaps been with, and she seems to be single as of April 2022, has been married thrice, and has a daughter Alexa with her first husband Dr. Alejandro Loynaz.

Hobbies and other interests

Myrka is active on Instagram, and apparently enjoys the attention which she’s receiving from her more than two million followers. She’s uploaded over 700 pictures onto the network, most of which feature her during her everyday life.

She’s physically highly active, thus her slim figure; Myrka has multiple training sessions at the gym every week, practices yoga on a daily basis, and follows a strict diet.

She’s a fashionista, and is trying to keep up with all of the latest fashion trends by reading fashion magazines, such as “Vogue” and “Elle”. Myrka’s a bit of a shopaholic, as she goes shopping for clothes every week.

Myrka’s passionate about travelling, and has been to various US states and South American countries, while her dream travel destination is Paris, France.

She’s a fan of Hollywood movies, and her favorite actor is Leonardo DiCaprio, while a couple of her favorite films include “The Great Gatsby”, “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “The Aviator”.

Age, height and net worth

Myrka’s age is 56. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) and she weighs around 145lbs (65kgs).

As of April 2022, Myrka’s net worth is estimated at more than $16 million.

General Info

Full NameMyrka Dellanos
Date Of BirthMay 27, 1965
EducationUniversity of Miami


ChildrenAlexa Carolina Loynáz


TV ShowsBut Can They Sing?

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1Visited Kuwait and Iraq as part of the USO tour with Wayne Newton. (2004)
2Serve as an international spokesperson for "Save the Children".
3Published her own book titled "Triunfa y se Feliz; Cosas que Aprendí Gracias a Dios, a Mi Madre y a la Vida" or "Succeed and Be Happy; Things I Learned Thank to God, My Mom, and Life" (August 2005)
4Named "Person of the Year" by the Organization of Ibero-American Journalists. (2003)
5Named "Hispanic of the Year" by the Direct Marketing Association of America. (2001)
6Graduated from University of Miami with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism. (1986)
7Choosen by "The International Rescue Committee" as their Goodwill Ambassador. "The International Rescue Committee" works along with the United Nations in helping refugees.
8Awarded the "Hispanic Leadership Award" by the Hispanic Heritage Council for being a positive role model in the Hispanic community. (2000)
9Appointed by U.S. President George W. Bush as a member of the Freedom Corps, a group consisting of 25 people who work together to promote charitable giving.
10An accomplished pianist and ballet dancer.
11Served as a Host of the celebration of "The Hispanic Heritage Month" in the White House, Washington, D.C. [October 2004]
12During the first few seasons of 'Primer impacto' (1994) she was "voice" credited as Myrka Dellanos Loynaz.
13Choosen "Star of the Year" by People en Español Magazine's readers. [December 2004]
14Engaged to singer Luis Miguel [February 2004]
15Cuban-American TV host.
16The Yahoo! group "TV News Latinas" is devoted to Miss Dellanos and the other ladies of "Primer Impacto." The show is one of the most popular on Spanish language television.
17Though she's had offers to do English language television, Miss Dellanos has decided to stay with Univision as long as her show 'Primer Impacto' remains popular.
18Does much charity work on behalf of children.
19Daughter, Alexa Carolina, was born in December 1993. She is divorced from the father, doctor Alejandro Loynaz.




En exclusiva con Myrka Dellanos2005TV SeriesHostess


Rica Famosa Latina2014TV SeriesHerself / Host
Noches Con Platanito2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Nuestra Belleza Latina2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The View2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest Co-Host / Herself - Guest Host
Primer impacto: edición nocturna2005TV SeriesHerself
But Can They Sing?2005TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
Escándalo TV de noche2004-2005TV SeriesHerself
Lo que no vio de Premio lo Nuestro 20052005TV MovieHerself - Host
Noche de estrellas: Premio lo Nuestro 20052005TV MovieHerself - Host
Premio lo Nuestro a la música latina 20052005TV MovieHerself
Camino a Premio Lo Nuestro 20052005TV MovieHerself - Host
Pa'lante con Cristina2004TV SeriesHerself
¡Despierta América!2004TV SeriesHerself
El gordo y la flaca2004TV SeriesHerself
Premios juventud 2004: Acceso total2004TV MovieHerself
Premios juventud 20042004TV SpecialHerself - Host
Lo que no vio de Premio lo Nuestro 20042004TV MovieHerself - Host
Noche de estrellas: Premio lo Nuestro 20042004TV MovieHerself - Host
Ricky Martin: En la intimidad2003TV MovieHerself - Host
Ver para creer2001TV Series documentaryHost (2001-2004)
Salud! A Guide to Good Health for Latinos2000TV MovieHerself - Spokesperson

Archive Footage

When Magic Goes Horribly Wrong2016TV Movie documentaryHerself - 1987 Orange Bowl Queen (as Myrka De Llanos)
Pa'lante con Cristina2004TV SeriesHerself
Escándalo TV de noche2004TV SeriesHerself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected].

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