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Karen Schwarz
Karen Susana Schwarz Espinoza

January 21, 1981 (1981-01-21) (age 40)
Nationality Peruvian
Occupation Host of reality TV show Yo Soy
Years active 2011–present
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)

Karen Susana Schwarz Espinoza (born 21 January 1981 in Callao, Peru) is a Peruvian model and ex-TV host. She represented her country in Miss Universe 2009, held in Nassau, Bahamas on August 23, 2009. She was the co-host of Yo Soy.


Schwarz won the Miss Perú Universo 2009 title in a pageant held in Lima, Perú on April 4, 2009. She was crowned by the outgoing titleholder, Karol Castillo, Miss Perú Universo 2008. Schwarz also won the "Miss Fitness" title. Later, she represented her country in Miss Universe 2009, held in Nassau, Bahamas on August 23, 2009.

Schwarz became the third Miss Amazonas to win that title since the Miss Peru pageant first began in 1952. The first was Maria Esther Brambilla, Miss Peru 1968, and the other one was Paola Dellepiani in 1995.

In 2011, she was part of the cast of the TV game show El último pasajero, hosted by Adolfo Aguilar, as one of the three "aire hostess". She also became representative, image and brand partner of Álika.

In 2012, Schwarz represented Peru in Buenos Aires Fashion Week, as an ambassador for Sedal. She then became co-host of the reality show Yo soy, again with Aguilar on Frecuencia Latina. Months later, she began to host the show Espectáculos on the same channel.

Schwarz continued as co-hostess of Yo Soy on Frecuencia Latina in 2013. She was to debut as an actress in the 2014 film Japy Ending.

Personal life

Schwarz is of Jewish German and Peruvian origin. She likes practicing swimming.


Year Title Role Notes
2011 El último pasajero Model "Air hostess"
Lalola Ivana Guest
2012–present Yo Soy Co-hostess
2012—2015 Espectáculos Presenter
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Japy Ending Montserrat

Beauty contests

  • Miss Perú Universo 2009 - Winner
  • Miss Universe 2009 - Peruvian candidate
  • Miss Continente Americano 2009 - Runner-up
  • Miss Intercontinental 2010 - First runner-up
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