Argentine polo player Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras began playing polo as a child and has become one of the most recognizable and talented polo players in the world.
Nacho is currently the captain and co-owner of the Black Watch polo team, which has won the Bridgehampton Mercedes Polo Challenge in 2004 and the Hall of Fame Cup in 2007. In addition, he competes annually in the Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic.
In addition to playing polo, Nacho is a model and has been featured in many endorsements for Ralph Lauren and Ralph Lauren fragrances. Since 2000, Nacho has been featured as a face of Ralph Lauren and its Black Watch clothing and watch collection.
In June 2009, Nacho was voted the second most handsome man in the world by the readers of Vanity Fair and appeared on numerous television shows such as The Oprah Winfrey Show‘s “Meet the Most Famous People in the World” episode and the CW’s Gossip Girl. In 2012, Nacho was featured on 60 Minutes’ The Sport of Kings documentary about his passion for polo and its rising popularity in the US.
In October 2010, Nacho co-hosted the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic with Cameron Silver in Los Angeles, attracting celebrities and socialites alike, and has participated in the Polo Classic in New York City’s Liberty State Park since 2008.
Nacho currently splits his time between Miami and Argentina with his wife Delfina and their four children, Hilario, Aurora, Artemio, and Alba. Jessica Whitman lives and writes in the Hudson Valley.