J Balvin is a Colombian singer whose genres include reggaeton, hip hop, and Latin pop. Known as the Prince of Reggaeton, Balvin is one of the highest-selling Latin music artists in the world. He was presented with the Global Icon Award for spreading Latin music worldwide. In 2020, he was named in Time magazine's list of 100 Most Influential People.
Maluma is a Colombian singer, actor, and songwriter. After developing an interest in music early in his life, Maluma started recording songs at age 16. He then went on to collaborate with many successful artists and is currently among the best-selling Latin music artists, with sales of more than 26 million records worldwide.
Colombian-born actor Zulay Henao made headlines for her relationship with Entourage actor Kevin Connolly, after an Instagram post in 2021 declared they were expecting a child. She had plunged into acting after serving in the U.S. Army for 3 years and later gained fame with series such as The Oath.
René Higuita is a Colombian retired football player best known for exhibiting a scorpion kick while saving a goal in a friendly against England on 6 September 1995. His high-risk playing style and distinctive hairstyle made him immensely popular around the world. René Higuita is widely regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers in South American history.
Andrés Escobar was a Colombian football player who played for the Colombia national team from 1988 to 1994. Dubbed The Gentleman, Escobar is best remembered for his calmness on the pitch and clean style of play. On July 2, 1994, Andrés Escobar was killed in the aftermath of the FIFA World Cup in 1994.
Juan Fernando Quintero is a Colombian football player who has been representing the national football team since 2012. An attacking midfielder, Quintero is renowned for his creativity, agility, and speed. He is currently signed with the Argentine football club River Plate, where his style of play has drawn comparisons to that of Lionel Messi.
Danna García is a Colombian model and actress best known for her portrayal of leading roles in popular telenovelas in Mexico, Colombia, and the US. García achieved popularty in the early 2000s when she starred in a Colombian telenovela titled Pasión de Gavilanes, which was released internationally as Hidden Passion.
Sabina Mazo is a Colombian MMA fighter who competes in the flyweight division. A former Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) champion, Mazo has also competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Over the course of her career, Sabina Mazo has secured victories over popular fighters like Justine Kish, JJ Aldrich, and Shana Dobson.
Fernando Vallejo is a Colombian-born Mexican essayist, novelist, and filmmaker. He is best known for his semi-autobiographical novel La virgen de los sicarios, which was adapted into a film of the same name. Fernando Vallejo's life and career inspired a feature-length documentary titled La desazón suprema: retrato incesante de Fernando Vallejo.
Mauricio Molina is a Colombian former football player who played for the Colombia national football team from 2001 to 2003. He also played for clubs like FC Seoul, helping the team win the K League and the Korean FA Cup in 2012 and 2015 respectively.
León de Greiff was a Colombian poet best remembered for co-founding a literary and artistic group called Los Panidas. Renowned for his stylistic innovations, De Greiff was responsible for introducing various literary techniques and devices to Colombian readers and fellow writers.
Colombian football midfielder Daniela Montoya currently plays for the Columbia women's national team and Atlético Junior. She was part of the national squad during FIFA Women's World Cup in 2011 and 2015, and the 2012 Summer Olympics. Her goal in a 1–1 draw with Mexico at the 2015 World Cup was counted among the best goals of the tournament.
Johnny Torres is a Colombian-American football player and coach. He is the current head coach for the soccer team of the Creighton University. He also played for the United States national futsal team from 1999 to 2006.