Ela Velden is one of Mexico’s hottest young stars and she’s getting ready to take over the entire world. She started her on-screen career in 2013 with a role in Gossip Girl: Acapulco. Since then, she has continued to move up through the ranks to bigger opportunities and she’s nowhere near finishedyet. She recently gained international exposure thanks to her role in the Netflix series Who Killed Sara? Since being released in countries all over the world, there have been more eyes on Ela than ever before and the series will likely open up even more opportunities for her in the future. Keep reading for 10 things you didn’t know about Ela Velden.
1. Ela Velden Isn’t Her ‘Real’ Name
People all over the world know her as Ela Velden, but what they don’t know is that that isn’t actually her name. Ela was born Daniela Campos Reséndiz. She ended up choosing the stage name Ela Velden after she was unable to register as an actress under her legal name.
2. She Started Her Career As A Model
Over the last few years Ela’s acting career has really taken off, but her introduction to the spotlight actually started with modeling. She started modeling when she was just 13-years-old and it didn’t take long for her career to take off. Almost instantly, she was landing jobs in commercials and fashion shows. At this point, however, acting is her main focus.
3. She Has Been In Music Videos
Ela isn’t even 30 years old and her career has already included a wide range of opportunities. In addition to everything else she’s done, she’s also stepped into the music world thanks to her roles in music videos. In 2017, she was in the video for the song “Princesa” by Río Roma and CNCO. She was also in the video for “Toda La Banda” by Vadhir Derbez. Both videos have gotten millions of views on YouTube.
4. She Is A Formally Trained Actress
There are some people who may be under the impression that Ela’s success in acting can only be attributed to her good looks. That simply isn’t the case at all, though. Ela has put in lots of hard work to get where she is today including undergoing acting training at Centro de Educación Artística in Mexico.
5. She Has A Huge Social Media Following
These days, social media has the power to make or break a person’s career – especially a person who works in the entertainment industry. Ela Velden is no stranger to the social media game and she has built a very strong online presence. She currently has more than a million followers on Instagram and that number is expected to grow.
6. She Is A Dog Mom
Ela may not have any children, but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t gotten the chance to flex her maternal muscle. She is a proud member of team dog and even prouder to be a dog mom. She has a sweet little fur baby that she has dedicated an entire highlight section to on Instagram.
7. She Studied Italian
Getting into character requires a lot of dedication, and Ela is the kind of actress who wants to make her portrayals as authentic as possible. When preparing for her role in Muchacha italiana viene a casarse, she spent six months studying Italian so that she could really get into the role.
8. She Loves Being Out In Nature
Just because Ela Velden is used to being in front of flashing lights doesn’t mean that she doesn’t know how to enjoy the simple things in life as well. When she isn’t working, she loves to spend her free time enjoying the beauty of nature. She likes to enjoy the beautiful flowers and plants that surround her and she especially enjoys being near the water.
9. She Has A Boyfriend
There’s a very good chance that Ela’s DMs are constantly flooded with people who would love to get her attention, but she doesn’t have any interest in flirting with her fans. Ela is in a happy relationship with fellow actor Emiliano Zurita. The two have been together since 2018.
10. She Likes To Draw
Acting isn’t the only way Ela likes to express her creative side. She’s also very passionate about visual arts and she even likes to create pieces of her own. She enjoys drawing and has been working hard to improve her skills. Occasionally, she’ll even share some of her work on social media. Ela also seems to enjoy photography which pairs very well with the fact that she likes to explore nature.