Stephanie Santiago Dominated Urban Videos First, Now Its Instagram


Stephanie Santiago has conquered hip-hop videos, will soon dominate Instagram, but what could be next? At least this week, she’s the winner of our Money Maker Monday competition. Our unofficial contest goes as follows. The fantasy football general managers in our league select their favorite model to serve as their unofficial team ambassador on a weekly basis. On Mondays, the staff at F&TS selects the most compelling and beautiful ambassador from the winning teams. That model then gets profiled on the site.

Santiago’s video credits include “Birthday Song” by 2 Chainz featuring Kanye West and Fabolous’ Birthday Song. Her big break came in 2013 when she appeared on stage as Bonita Applebum during A Tribe Called Quest’s opening set during Kanye West’s Yeezus Tour at Madison Square Garden.

Santiago is Killing the Game

With several video credits under her belt already, Stephanie Santiago seems poised to take over all forms of media soon. Her first stop could be Instagram and leveraging the popular social media channel in other opportunities in entertainment. Could acting be in her future, maybe? But for now, building upon her nearly 200,000 fan base on the gram is the focus for this New York-bred beauty. And it’s working. Recently, the New York Post named Stephanie Santiago one of the sexiest New Yorkers on Instagram.

The boricua and New York Jets fan leaves her mark on the industry with her stunning features and charismatic personality. Her beauty and hard work earned her inclusion on the Complex’s magazine’s 25 Hottest Urban Models to follow on Instagram. That list also included fellow F&TS featured model Dolly Castro, and perennial hip-hop favorites Rosa Acosta, Draya Michele, and Daphne Joy.

Twitter: @StephsDope

Vixen from a Bygone Era

Could Stephanie Santiago be a pioneer of a bygone era? Santiago recently sat down with a friend of the site, Scoop B Radio, and stated that video vixens don’t exist anymore. She told Robinson, “Even Buffy the Body, you know what I mean, we’re real video vixens like we’ve done some legendary s**t, but everybody’s getting plastic surgery, man.” From her response, we can see Santiago is proud of her natural Latina curves and doesn’t want to be compared to urban models who are going under the knife to look like her, Melissa Ford, or Tahiry.

Santiago may have been blessed with natural beauty. But we’re sure there’s a lot of hard work that goes into maintaining her appeal. Keep it Ms. Santiago and we applaud your Latina pride. Plus, congratulations to Vega on his second Money Maker Monday win of the football season. Hopefully, your selections keep bringing you good luck.