Karina Banda

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Karina Banda - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Karina Banda is a Mexican presenter, journalist, and actress. She’s best known for hosting El Gordo y la Flaca and Univision Deportes.

She’s also received an acclamation by winning the Best Entertainment Reporter in 2014 Mexican Emmy Award.


She began her career in the entertainment industry after she graduated from college in 2011.

She made her first public appearance by acting in Fracturas del Corazon (2011).

Two years later after that, Karina then started her career as a radio broadcaster in Monterrey, Mexico, in 2013.

In that year, Karina also established her YouTube channel under her name that slowly gained a significant number of subscribers.

After some time doing those jobs, this Leo actress finally landed a job at Univision Deportes, when she got most of her popularity at that moment.

Karina then made her career skyrocketing after hosting El Gordy Ia Flaca which gave her the title of Best Celebrity Reporter at the 2014 Mexican Emmy Award.

Four years later, Karina came back as an actress by acting in Los 10 Mejores (2018) and Republica Mundialista Russia (2018).

In 2021, she got another success by getting a host position for an American reality show program, Fall in Love.

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  • Real Name: Karina Banda
  • Stage Name: Karina Banda
  • Nickname: Karina
  • Birthday: August 21, 1988
  • Birthplace: Salamanca, Guanajuato, Mexico
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • Nationality: Mexican
  • Height:
  • Weight:
  • Blood Type: –
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Presenter, Journalist, Actress,
  • Education: Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (Majored in Journalism)
  • Hobbies: –
  • Facebook: Karina Banda Official
  • Twitter: @KarinaBandaTv
  • Instagram: @karinabandatv
  • TikTok: –
  • YouTube: Karina Banda Official

Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance

  • Height: 178 cm (5’8″)
  • Weight: 62 kg (134 lbs)
  • Blood Type: –
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Body Measurements: 34-29-40 (Bust -34, Waist -29, and Hips -40 inches)
  • Shoe Size: 7.5 (US)
  • Dress Size: –


  • Father: –
  • Mother: – 
  • Brother: Edson Banda
  • Sister: –

Husband, Boyfriend, & Dating History

Douglas Rigg

Karina married Douglas, who’s a helicopter pilot, in 2015.

Unfortunately, they parted ways a year later in 2016. It seemed like they separated on good terms, as she proceeded to thanked him for helping in her career publicly after the divorce was finalized.

Carlos Ponce 

She had been dating Carlos, a Puerto Rican actor, at least since 2018. In 2021, it’s revealed that she’s been secretly married to him in July that year, in which the wedding ceremony took place in Florida.

Net Worth

She’s estimated to own $2 million to $3 million of net worth, according to various sources online.

Karina appeared to have accumulate her wealth through working as a reporter, journalist, and actress.


  • Karina is a very creative person.
  • She is known as a woman with tons of talents.
  • Her original eye color is dark brown.
  • During hosting various TV programs, Karina is popular with her unique, thrilling, and lively style.
  • Karina moved from Mexico to California, United States to reach her own dream alongside her 3 siblings.
  • She and her husband had a wedding ceremony at San Miguel de Allende.
  • Karina is a friendly person.
  • She loves her mother so much.
  • Her ideal type is…

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  • Fracturas del Corazon (2011), as Kate

TV Shows

  • Enamorándonos: La Isla (ViX⏐ 2023), as herself (host)
  • El Grito de Mexico (2019), as herself (host)
  • Los 10 Mejores (2018), as herself (host)
  • Balón de Oro de la Liga MX 2018 (TUDN Univision ⏐ 2018), as herself 
  • Republica Mundialista Russia (2018), as herself (host)
  • La Gran Sorpresa (Univision ⏐ 2018), as herself 
  • Balón de Oro de la Liga MX 2017 (TUDN Univision ⏐ 2017), as herself (presenter)
  • Balón de Oro de la Liga MX 2016 (TUDN Univision ⏐ 2016), as herself (backstage hostess)


“Love is happiness when there are good things. When there is a break, not so much, right.”

“My favorite famous couple is not Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck. At one point they could be my favorite couple because at one point I was excited about what was happening. But afterwards I already feel that it lost its naturalness. I like to see when things are natural and that doesn’t seem so natural to me.”

“My favorite famous couple is Sebastián Rulli and Angelique Boyer also because they are friends. I have seen his love closely, it is a very beautiful love. I also love them [ellos] on social networks.”

Karina Banda is such an inspiring woman. She is amazing, independent, and totally always works hard to reach her dream. Salute!


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