Astrid Muñoz is a Puerto Rican model turned photographer. When she was 19, she went to visit a friend in Miami when a modeling agent suggested she try a career in fashion in France. Muñoz accepted the idea and left for France without consulting her parents. In Paris, she became one of the first latinas to break through as a model. After working in Europe for several years, Muñoz relocated to New York City, where she appeared on the covers of notable fashion magazines such as Vogue, Marie Claire, L'Officiel, Elle, and Harper's Bazaar, and appeared in fashion campaigns and commercials for Balenciaga, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, GAP, L'Oréal, Mango, Nokia, Saks Fifth Avenue, Valentino, and Yves Saint Laurent "Rive Gauche" and "In Love Again" fragrances. In the June 2006 edition of Hola de España magazine, Muñoz was ranked among the most beautiful women in the world. In 1998, Muñoz took a course in Photojournalism at the ICP institute in New York City. On September 27, 2013, her photographic work was exhibited at the “La Halle Freyssinet”, “Skye Photography & Installation” in Paris. She also does fashion photography and her work has appeared in Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, Tatler, Marie Claire, and Vissionaire.