Stefanie Küster is a German dancer and model. In the 2000s, Küster achieved popularity for her relationship with Dieter Bohlen, who is 25 years her senior. She then went on to appear in magazines like Playboy and also featured in several music videos.
Paraguayan politician Blanca Ovelar became the first woman in the history of Paraguayan politics to run for President. She was nominated by the Colorado Party for president in the April 2008 presidential election. Ovelar however lost to Fernando Lugo of the Patriotic Alliance for Change thus marking end of the Colorado Party’s 61 years of continuous hold on the presidency.
Paraguayan teacher Carmen Casco de Lara Castro later established herself as a human rights activist, establishing one of Latin America’s first human rights organizations. She is also remembered for her efforts to include basic rights in the Paraguayan constitution. She was also honored by the UN for her work on human rights.
Paraguayan politician Margarita Mbywangi, a member and leader of the Aché indigenous group of eastern Paraguay, in 2008 became the first indigenous person to serve as Minister of Indigenous Affairs in Paraguay. Mbywangi focused on obtaining indigenous land rights, protecting forested lands of the country, and on improving access of indigenous peoples to food, clothing, potable water and health care.