Gabriel Soto

Gabriel Soto

Gabriel Soto at Telethon USA in Chicago, December 2015
Born Gabriel Soto Borja Díaz
(1975-04-17) April 17, 1975
Mexico City, Mexico
Nationality Mexican
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996-present
Parent(s) Elisa Díaz Lombardo (Mother)
Francisco Soto-Borja Anda (Father)

Gabriel Soto Borja Diaz (born April 17, 1975 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal) is a Mexican actor, model. He is known for winning the national male pageant El Modelo Mexico, placing first runner-up in Mister World 1996, being a member of the former Mexican boy band Kairo, and for acting in telenovelas.


Gabriel Soto attended Edron Academy.[1]


He began modeling at age 18 after participating in the Mr. World contest in 1996 in the city of Istanbul in Turkey, becoming the first runner-up among participants from around the world. In 1997, Gabriel joined the band Kairo replacing Eduardo Verástegui. The discs he has participated on are: Libres and Pasiones.

He has participated in several soap operas in which he managed to convince the public and the critics with his performance.

Gabriel Soto

The soap opera Mi querida Isabel was the first soap opera in which Gabriel participated, hence followed Alma Rebelde, Mi destino eres tú, Carita de ángel among others thus leading his most important project, playing Ulises "ugly" in the soap opera Amigas y rivales produced by Emilio Larrosa.

In 2002, Soto participated in the soap opera Las vías del amor with Aracely Arambula and Jorge Salinas which was produced by Emilio Larrosa.

In 2004, he was part of the soap opera Mujer de Madera, produced by Emilio Larrosa where Gabriel starred in one of the main roles alongside Edith Gonzalez, who would later be replaced by Ana Patricia Rojo. In this telenovela he also worked with Jaime Camil and Maria Sorte.

In 2005, following his return from Los Angeles where he was taking courses in acting for film, boxing classes, and surf, Soto competed in the Mexican version of Dancing with the Stars.

Then, in 2006, he starred in the telenovela La Verdad Oculta produced by Emilio Larrosa, next to Galilea Montijo Alejandra Barros and Eduardo Yanez, who after being away for many years from telenovelas returned to join the cast.

In 2007, Gabriel starred in the soap opera Bajo las riendas del amor, which is an adaptation of Cuando llega el amor.

In 2008, he joined Querida Enemiga which he protagonized with Ana Layevska Jorge Aravena and María Rubio and was produced by Lucero Suárez.

In 2009, he participated in Sortilegio, a project under the production of Carla Estrada, in which he played Fernando Alanis. Then, he was in the play Sortilegio, el show which toured around the United States.

In 2011, he participated in La Fuerza del Destino, production of Rosy Ocampo, where he gave life to Camilo Galvan, one of the protagonists. The telenovela was also led by David Zepeda, Sandra Echeverria, Laisha Wilkins Juan Ferrara among others.

In 2012, he starred Un Refugio para el Amor with Zuria Vega, in which he played Rodrigo Torreslanda.

In 2013, he starred as the protagonist (alongside Gloria Trevi) in Emilio Larrosa's telenovela: Libre para amarte.[2]

His last starring role was as Maximiliano Bustamante in the universally acclaimed telenovela Yo no creo en los hombres where he also garnered critical appraisal.



Year Title Character Notes
2007 Ladrón que roba a ladrón Anival Cano Film debut


Year Title Character Notes
1997 Mi querida Isabel Juan
1999 Alma rebelde Vladimir
2000 Carita de ángel Rogelio Alvarado Gamboa
2000 Mi destino eres tú Nicolás
2001 Amigas y rivales Ulises Barrientos 'El Feo'
2002 Las vías del amor Adolfo Lascuráin / Nicolás Quesada Barragán
2004 Mujer de madera Carlos Gómez
2006 La verdad oculta David Genovés Ordóñez
2007 Bajo las riendas del amor Juan José Álvarez
2008 Querida enemiga Alonso Ugarte Solano
2009 Sortilegio Fernando Alanís
2011 La fuerza del destino Camilo Galván 96 episodes
2012 Un refugio para el amor Rodrigo Torreslanda
2013 Libre para amarte Enrique del Pino
2014 Qué pobres tan ricos Himself
2014-15 Yo no creo en los hombres Maximiliano Bustamente
2015 Yo no creo en los hombres,el origenMaximilianoTelevision film
2015 Antes muerta que Lichita Santiago de la Vega Special Appearance
2016 Vino el amor David Robles Lead Role

Awards and nominations

Year Project Category Result Ref
2015 Un refugio para el amor[3][4] TVyNovelas for Best Lead Actor Nominated
Favoritos Publico for Best couple with Zuria Vega Won
Favoritos Publico for Best Kiss with Zuria Vega
2015 Yo no creo en los hombres[5][6] TVyNovelas for Best Lead Actor Nominated
Favoritos Públicos for Best Couple with Adriana Louvier Won
Favoritos Públicos for Best Kiss with Adriana Louvier


  1. "Gabriel Soto". Mexican Celebrities. 2009. Retrieved 7 April 2011.
  2. Gabriel Soto está "emocionado" de actuar junto a Gloria Trevi en Libre para amarte
  3. "Univision announces 2013 nominees for Premios TVyNovelas". Corporate Univision. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  4. ""Premios TVyNovelas" Spanish-Language Television Awards". We Love Soaps. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  5. "Univision announces 2013 nominees for Premios TVyNovelas". Corporate Univision. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  6. ""Premios TVyNovelas" Spanish-Language Television Awards". We Love Soaps. Retrieved September 24, 2015.

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