Leyla Lydia Tuğutlu, the exmiss crowned by Paris Hilton who stars in ‘My daughter’ and ‘Sweet revenge’

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My daughter is reaping a resounding success on Antena 3. Following in the wake of Woman, this Turkish series has landed in Spain and is already showing its power in the prime time. However, among its protagonists there is an actress who is not new to the Spanish public, as she is also part of Sweet Revenge, the Turkish fiction that Divinity currently broadcasts -with much more discreet data- from Monday to Friday since last December.

Leyla Lydia Tugutlu, who plays Pelin Seyhan in the Mediaset series, brings to life Cordially in My daughter. A character with a stormy past who lives a lonely life until he appears Story, the girl around whom the plot revolves. However, the reality of this actress is quite different, since since her youth she has rubbed shoulders with success and fame.

Leyla Lydia Tuğutlu plays Candan in ‘My daughter’.


The daughter of a Turkish father and a German mother, Leyla was born in Berlin and, after finishing her primary studies, the family decided to return to Turkey. There he combined his high school studies with piano and violin classes in the conservatory. At the same time, she began working in a modeling agency.

Her first fruits in modeling came soon, but Tuğutlu continued her training and entered the Istanbul University to study German Language and Literature.

In 2005, the young woman is chosen as Best Promise in the contest Best Model of Turkey. A year later, she would receive the Princess Award at the Miss Tourism Queen International pageant held in China. In addition, in 2007 she won the Most Promising Model award at the Oscars TV Fashion.

Paris Hilton presenting Leyla Lydia Tuğutlu with the Miss Turkey 2008 crown.

Paris Hilton presenting Leyla Lydia Tuğutlu with the Miss Turkey 2008 crown.


But Leyla Lydia Tuğutlu’s greatest success as a mannequin would take place in 2008, when her name leapt into the international press by becoming Miss turkey and, therefore, aspiring to the title of Miss World. As a curiosity, among the jury that named her the most beautiful woman in Turkey was the celebrity international Paris Hilton (39), who was also in charge of delivering the crown.

That milestone on the catwalks opened the doors to television, where he explored his acting skills with various supporting roles in different series until, in 2016, it came to him your first big chance with the starring role in Sweet Revenge. Two years later, she would be cast from the main cast of My daughter, the series that Antena 3 has just premiered in Spain.

Influence solidarity

The actress has collaborated with an association against childhood cancer.

The actress has collaborated with an association against childhood cancer.


The international impact that the actress has obtained with her television work has resulted in followers on Instagram. Tuğutlu has two and a half million followers in this social network, an exhibition that takes advantage of to show its most supportive side.

On October 29, coinciding with her 31st birthday, the actress decided to collaborate with the Vida Sin Cáncer association and encouraged her followers to make donations: “This year, with your support, my birthday will be one of hope to bring children with cancer back to life. What can be more beautiful than the smile of a child? “, He wrote in the publication.

In addition to his philanthropic work, Tuğutlu also shares some of his passions and concerns on his social networks, showing that nothing can resist his boundless curiosity: reading, horse riding or martial arts are some of the activities in which he makes his followers participate. In addition, he has recently taken up a hobby he had abandoned: “After taking a break for years, I sat down and played this piece. I guess it is my favorite. I wanted to share with you even if it is not perfect,” he commented next to a video on the seen performing Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 14.

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