Miami, she met a photographer who would do the pictures for the event, and noticed the photographer was captivated by Mayra's photos and invited her to his studio for free sessions.Thus, Mayra obtained her first modeling book and signed with a local agent in Miami.She was featured on other covers for FHM, Maxim, Edge, GQ, Cosmo, Shape and over 100 other national and international covers.Her popularity on such covers made her website at the time one of the top requested websites with more than 4 million hits biweekly.Her first boyfriend, at the age of 15, was an artist of the same age who often painted her nude or semi-nude.Verónica continued school and after joining a local beauty pageant and becoming Ms.This agent sent her out for an audition for a local TV entertainment news show "Miami Hoy" (at the time Mayra was at Florida International University majoring in Psychology and Theater) she did not know much about being a reporter but determined she could act like one.
“Sam is only dating Britney to raise his profile,” insisted the insider, claiming that the 22-year-old trainer used the same tricks with at least one ex-girlfriend, Cuban-born singer Mayra Veronica.
Shortly, the military named her favorite pin-up girl for the US Marines and the USO asked her to tour with the troops.
The USO tour became a special Thanksgiving tour with Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General James Cartwright, actor Wilmer Valderrama, comedian Russell Peters, traveling to six countries in six days: Iraq, Afghanistan, Germany, Turkey, Africa, and Greenland.
She interviewed celebrities like Donald Trump, Oscar de la Renta, Hugh Hefner, and Dennis Rodman.
Throughout, Verónica traveled to New York to continue acting training at the Lee Strasberg Institute to fine tune her craft, until the station (owned by Media One) was bought by AT&T Corporation and subsequently closed.They wanted Verónica to be their model and co-host, but with one catch.