Winifer María Fernández Pérez (born 6 January 1995) is a Dominican female volleyball player. With her club Mirador she competed at the 2015 FIVB Club World Championship. She became well known after a video and later some photos of her playing and training, and personal photos of her–some of them fake–went viral in July 2016.
In 2010 she won the NORCECA U18 continental championship Best Libero, Digger and Receiver awards, repeating this awards in the 2012 NORCECA U20 Championship, this time with the gold medal and the Most Valuable Player award. She also won the 2012 U23 Pan-American Cup gold medal just before debuting with the senior national team in the 2012 FIVB World Grand Prix. Fernández won the World Grand Prix Group 2, 2016 Pan-American Cup and the 2017 Bolivarian Games gold medals with her senior team. She won the 2008 Dominican Republic League bronze medal and played with the Azerbaijani clubs Telekom Baku and Rabita Baku before playing, with Mirador, in the 2015 Club World Championship.
Fernández is 169 cm (5 ft 7 in) tall, 62 kilograms (137 lb), was born on 6 January 1995 and hails from Cienfuegos in Santiago, Dominican Republic. She started playing volleyball at the age of ten, under the guidance of coach Miguel Durán, and relocated in 2009 to Santo Domingo to join the junior national team. As of 2013 she was planning to pursue a degree in Business Administration. She has been described as slick, fast and smart.
She was named Volleyball Player of the Year 2014 by the Santiago Province Guild of Sports Writers, helping her earn a transfer back home to Mirador in the Distrito Nacional Superior league.
Fake Instagram accounts & nude photo scandal
In July 2016, a video of Fernandez playing for her country went viral after being posted on YouTube, prompting social media accounts sharing images and clips of her to spread like wildfire.
Despite the fact that she was on top of her game, having been part of the Dominican Republic side that topped Group 2 at the World Grand Prix and clinched gold at the Pan-American Cup, the viral video and subsequent fan accounts obsessed over her beauty rather than her prowess as one world volleyball’s most talented liberos.
Among the flood of multimedia were fake Winifer Fernandez nude & naked images proliferated by multiple fake Winifer Fernandez Instagram accounts. The images were of such a scandalous nature that the Dominican team released a statement condemning them and urging people to work towards the removal of false accounts set up in her name.
“We want to denounce this false account on Instagram of our player, Winifer Fernandez,” the statement said. “Please help us to report it. Winifer does not use social networks.”
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