Talisa Soto

updated 05/09/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/09/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Fervent, keen-witted model and actress (James Bond playmate Lupe Lamora in Licence to Kill); 23. Single, but "in love and going steady." "I grew up in Northampton, Mass., where everyone was the all-American girl. I've battled the blond, blue-eyed look all my life....But it's all about 'being happy with who you are. I know the external beauty doesn't last that long."

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