Suzy Perez: Jennifer Lopez’s ex-dancer who’s lost her way as drug addict

Suzy Perez: Jennifer Lopez's ex-dancer who's lost her way as drug addict

Life is all about ups and downs. The ability to bounce back up from a bad situation is a survival instinct that not everyone is equipped with, and that is the story of model and dancer Suzy Perez. Her story is the typical example of one who fell from grace to grass.

But how did Suzy Perez fall?

Suzy Perez photo collage

Who is Suzy Perez

Suzy Perez was a dancer, video vixen, and supermodel in the 90s and 2000. The young gem came to the United States for a better life and she started her career in the entertainment industry. She was a backup dancer for top singers and musicians.

Perez served as a backup dancer for the award-winning singer, Jennifer Lopez; and for rapper and music producer, Sean Combs, also known as P.Diddy at the time. Her brown skin, black long hair, sexy body, attractive face and amazing dancing talent dropped jaws wherever she went and caused her to be the centre of attraction. She always received praise from fans whenever she was featured in any dance videos because she was incredible. The Dominican-born actress had the body of a goddess and so graced the covers of many magazines as the duvet queen. Her beauty was one of a kind and that made her famous as she climbed the success ladder in the entertainment industry.

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Perez was one of the young ladies dominating her space in her field of entertainment. Just like the popular saying ‘life happens’; life happened to this rising star who was getting to the peak of her career. Mental health illness, drug addiction, and breast cancer negatively affected her life and career, thereby causing everything to go downhill. Today, she is a shell of her former self.

Suzy Perez career

Suzy Perez’s career was centred around her body and her face and she used them to perfection. She knew how to move and those moves were magical whenever she came on the big stage or screen.

In search of a better life, she moved from her country Dominican Republic, a country in the Caribbean, to the United States. When she got to the US, she started as a model and dancer and she was very good at her job. Perez was doing well for herself as she had a lovely home and was featured in many magazines like BlackmenSSX. Because she was featured in many music videos with popular singers like Jennifer Lopez, and P.Diddy she became a popular face in the entertainment industry.

According to online sources, it was stated that Suzy Perez’s career went downhill when she signed a huge contract with a modelling agency allegedly owned by an Italian mafia. Stories in the media stated that she was drugged, raped, molested, and tortured while under a contract with the Italian agency. The abuse lasted every day until her contract finished. After her contract finished, the young model disappeared and was never heard from again before she was found.

Suzy Perez’s net worth

During the 1990s and 2000, when Suzy Perez was doing well and earning big, her net worth was said to be in millions of dollars, even though there is no official statement ascertaining the exact figure.

But recently, her net worth is not even in hundreds of dollars because of the kind of life she is living. The former model is reportedly living on the street and feeding from hand to mouth.

Suzy Perez family

There is little information about Suzy Perez’s family and siblings but during an interview with Univision, after she was found on the streets in 2019, she revealed that her mother is late and she has a son. But because of her addiction to drugs and her life on the street, she lost contact with her son and her partner had to care for him.

Her mental health illness and drug addiction made her lose custody of her child and following her divorce. she lost contact with her son. After she was found, she was able to reunite with her son and family. She promised to fight to get her life back on track. Perez’s family tried to help the model as she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Despite her reluctance, her family made sure she was admitted to a medical centre and treated well. Her son, Senna Celestino, who is reported to be transgender and is staying with his father, dropped his two cents on the matter. He stated that people videoing and talking about his mother are not helping her. He stated that she is going through addiction and as a woman of colour on the street, it is not a good thing.

Suzy Perez hugging somebody

Suzy Perez age

Suzy Perez is in her 40s but it is unclear what her actual age is. She became famous as a model and dancer in the 90s at a young age. Because of her beauty and youth, she was the favourite of many.

Suzy Perez now

What happened to Suzy Perez

Suzy Perez had a good career and life going for her before she signed a modelling contract that reportedly brought an end to her fame and success. She signed a contract with an Italian modelling company and was reported raped, molested, and tortured daily.

When her contract ended she disappeared, only to be discovered years later by Univision’s Genela Solano back in the fall of 2019. Solano found her on the street battling drug addiction. While discussing with the Univision television producer, Perez revealed that her life was destabilised after the death of her mother. The former model further revealed that she had a child while she was doing well in life and even though she disappeared for a while, her child is the best thing that happened to her. She said in a post by DISTRACTIFY:

“I love you and want you to know you’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”

She later reunited with her son, thanks to Univision, and it was a touching moment. Following the reunion, Perez took steps toward becoming a better person and even opened an Instagram account to show her fans and loved ones that she was progressing. Unfortunately in 2020, Perez’s son, Senna Celestino, took to Twitter and claimed that his mother is using the money people are giving her to buy drugs on the street.

Senna wrote:

I appreciate the support y’all giving my mom. But she is using the money y’all give her on the street to buy drugs. She has denied housing and staying at the psych to continue to do drugs. Plus stop posting pics of my mom at her lowest.

In recent times, Perez’s IG account, @therealsuzyperez, which she opened to show her progress, seems to be inactive and made private by her loved ones.

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Suzy Perez in the street

Suzy Perez now

Suzy Perez now is not in a good state because after she was found in 2019, her family tried their best to get her back on her feet by putting her in rehab, but, sadly, she signed herself out of rehab. Her family even opened a GoFundMe account for her and provided housing for her but Perez.

Today, she roams the streets trying to survive. Many witnesses have revealed that she now dances on the street to get money to buy drugs and survive. Physically, she does not look good because her prolonged addiction to drugs has taken a toll on her once sexy and perfect body, making her look like a caricature of her former self. Her life as a model is now a thing of the past.

Overcoming drug addiction is not an easy task. While some are lucky enough to overcome it others get stuck there and never make it out. Suzy Perez is one of them.

So what do you think of the once popular model?

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