|Intro||Mexican teenage beauty queen|
|From||United States of America Mexico|
|Birth||31 July 1989, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA|
Emma Modesta Coronel Aispuro ([ˈema moˈðest̪o koɾoˈnel ajsˈpuɾo]; born July 3, 1989) is an American former teenage beauty queen. She is often cited as the wife of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, once considered Mexico's most-wanted drug lord.
Emma Coronel Aispuro was born nearby San Francisco, California, to Blanca Estela Aispuro Aispuro and Inés Coronel Barreras, a cattle rancher and deputy of Guzmán who was sanctioned by the United States Department of the Treasury under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin designation. She grew up in the remote Durango village of La Angostura.
Coronel entered the 2007 Coffee and Guava Festival beauty pageant in Canelas, Durango. Each contestant was required to host a party in honor of her candidacy; Coronel held hers on Three Kings Day. In this event, Coronel reportedly met Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, who traveled to Canelas to meet her. Both of them reportedly agreed to marry that day.
In the summer of 2011, Coronel traveled to Lancaster, California, to give birth to twin girls at Antelope Valley Hospital. Guzmán's name was left off the children's birth certificates because the U.S. Department of State was offering a bounty of five million dollars for his capture.
In a 2016 Telemundo interview conducted by investigative reporter Anabel Hernández, Coronel argued that the life of her husband was in danger and begged for justice on his behalf.
Coronel was arrested at Dulles International Airport on February 22, 2021 for conspiracy to unlawfully import and distribute illegal drugs. Authorities allege that she aided her husband with his escape from a Mexican prison in 2015 and also with a later second escape attempt in 2016.