List of Famous people born in Honduras
Xiomara Castro de Zelaya
Iris Xiomara Castro de Zelaya or simply Xiomara Castro is a Honduran politician. She was a candidate for the 2013 presidential election representing the left-wing Libre Party. The wife of deposed former President Manuel Zelaya, Castro was a leader of the movement resisting the 2009 Honduran coup d'état that ousted her husband from power prematurely.
José Manuel Zelaya Rosales is a Honduran politician who was President of Honduras from 27 January 2006 until 28 June 2009. He is the eldest son of a wealthy businessman, and inherited his father's nickname "Mel". Before entering politics he was involved in his family's logging and timber businesses.
Maribel Guardia is a Costa Rican-Mexican actress, model, singer and TV hostess. She was winner of Miss Costa Rica 1978 and contestant in Miss Universe 1978.
Nasry Juan Asfura Zablah, also known as Tito Asfura, is a Honduran politician. He served as a deputy of the National Congress of Honduras representing the National Party of Honduras for Francisco Morazán and is the mayor of his nation's capital of Tegucigalpa.
Juan Orlando Hernández
Juan Orlando Hernández Alvarado is the President of Honduras, who assumed office on 27 January 2014, after winning the 2013 Honduran general election. He began his second presidential term on 27 January 2018.
Salvador Alejandro César Nasralla Salum is a Honduran sports journalist, television presenter, master of ceremonies, businessman, and politician. He is the presenter of the TV programs 5 Deportivo and X-0 da Dinero, and has been called "El señor de la televisión". He was the founder of the Anti-Corruption Party in 2011 when he stood for president in the 2013 Honduran general election. He stood again in the 2017 Honduran general election for the political alliance Alianza de Oposición contra la Dictadura, made up of Liberty and Refoundation and the Innovation and Unity Party. He lost the election, but the Organization of American States called for a new vote amidst widespread irregularities.
Anthony Rubén Lozano Colón, also known as Choco Lozano, is a Honduran professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Cádiz CF and the Honduras national team as a forward.
Juan Ramón Matta-Ballesteros is a former major narcotics trafficker who has been credited with being one of the first to connect Mexican drug traffickers with the Colombian cocaine cartels. This connection paved the way for a major increase in the amount of cocaine smuggled into the United States during the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s. Matta was indicted for operating several major cocaine smuggling rings in United States in the early 1980s. He was also one of the narcotics traffickers accused of the kidnap and murder of American DEA agent Enrique Camarena in 1985.
Ned Arnel Mencia, known professionally as Carlos Mencia is a Honduran-born American comedian, writer, and actor. His style of comedy is often political and involves issues of race, culture, criminal justice, and social class. He is best known as the host of the Comedy Central show Mind of Mencia which produced four seasons before being cancelled in 2008. Around this time, Mencia received several accusations of plagiarism and joke-stealing in his stand-up routines.
Raquel Roxanne "Rocsi" Diaz, also known as just Rocsi, is an American television and radio personality and model. She is best known as the co-host on the BET program 106 & Park from 2006–2012. She was a correspondent on Entertainment Tonight during 2012–2014, where she was billed as "Rocsi Diaz".
Ricardo Jorge Jaar is a Honduran academic and businessman, known for his contributions in higher education and corporate social responsibility.
Juan Antonio Hernández
Juan Antonio Hernández Alvarado, known as Tony Hernández, is a Honduran convicted drug trafficker lawyer, politician, member of the National Party of Honduras and former deputy in the National Congress of Honduras (2014–2018) representing Lempira. He is the brother of Juan Orlando Hernández, the current President of Honduras. On November 23, 2018, Juan Antonio Hernández was arrested in Miami on drug trafficking charges. On November 26, 2018, he was formally charged in a federal court with importing tons of cocaine into the United States between 2004 and 2016, as well as on weapons charges.
Alberth Josué Elis Martínez, nicknamed La Panterita, is a Honduran professional footballer who currently plays as a winger for Portuguese Primeira Liga side Boavista and the Honduras national team. He also played for Honduras in the 2016 Summer Olympics and helped them finished 4th.
Luis Fernando Garrido is a Honduran professional footballer who currently plays for Marathón.
Miss Honduras is a national beauty pageant in Honduras.
Óscar David Suazo Velázquez is a Honduran retired professional footballer turned coach who played as a striker. Suazo played more than 300 league games and scored over 100 league goals in Italy during a span of 13 years.
Sir Salvador Moncada, FRS, FRCP, FMedSci is a Honduran-British pharmacologist and professor. He is currently Research Domain Director for Cancer at the University of Manchester.
Carlos Alberto Pavón Plummer is a Honduran former professional footballer who played as a striker.
Yani Benjamin Rosenthal Hidalgo is a businessman, politician and convicted felon.
Ana García Carías
Ana Rosalinda García Carías is a Honduran lawyer and current First Lady of the nation.