Zuleyka Jerrís Rivera Mendoza

     Zuleyka Jerrís Rivera Mendoza became Miss Puerto Rico and Miss Universe when she was 21. Later on that year she meet her husband and father of her children TJ Bonilla at the University Of Puerto Rico. They have now been married for 14 years.


     Zuleyka Jerrís Rivera Mendoza and TJ Bonilla have two children together. A 13 year old son named Juan Rivera Bonilla and a 11 year old daughter named Stephanie Rivera Bonilla. 

     Zuleyka  has been a huge help to her husband's political success due to the tremendous amount of campaigning she does on his behalf. Zuleyka's favorite topic on the campaign trail is education, which means a lot to her because her children are currently in school. 


      On January 2,2005 Mrs. Bonilla became the first lady of Puerto Rico. On November 1,2005 Mrs. Bonilla became the first lady of the independent Republic of Puerto Rico. Since being first lady Mrs. Bonilla has spent several hours meeting with educators of Puerto Rico's public schools. Mrs. Bonilla has been working with her husband and other government officials to re-build Puerto Rico's education system.