German and I finished Season 1 of Rica Famosa Latina on Hulu and we started Season 2. I told you, we are late to the Spanish Reality TV game so don’t hate on us too much.
Give us credit for binge-watching this train wreck of female friendships explode in front of our eyes. Yes, the show is in Spanish, so I missed a few insults and jabs, but I was able to keep up enough to know when the claws were about to come out!
Because I fell in love with a few of the characters, I’ve reached out to a few on Twitter to see if they’re open to an interview. Hey, it’s worked before.
Who do I want to talk to and why? (to read my breakdown of the ladies and my previous blog about the show and why you should be watching – read here)
Notice I don’t care to speak to all of the cast — just a selected few and I’ll explain why.
Adriana Gallardo. I want to know what the show did for her brand and if it affected her business. I’d like to understand if she was portrayed in any way that she didn’t ultimately approve of. I mean, things got cray on the show!
Estela Mora. I’d need to know more about her relationship with Beto Cuevas and how she keeps her body so amazing! She’s from Argentina and her accents and phrases on the show having me constantly LMAO. I have even picked up the word “boluda” and “boludo” which I take it to mean dumbass. I heart her. She’s such a strong personality on the show and she’s probably the only one who saw through Rosie Rivera’s FALSE story of how Jenni Rivera left her nothing, but she’s okay with that because she wants to “work for her money.” You can’t tell me that your own sister, with so much wealth, not leaving you a dime, doesn’t sting. Estela said it best when she said, “I don’t buy her story!”
Elisa Beristain. I feel so strongly about her (in the positive) that I must have some sort of contact with her. Tweet me Elisa, comment back on Instagram. I need to know what Pepe Garza, your husband, a man who is so respected in the music industry truly feels about you picking fights, physically attacking people, and bullying them around LA. He is so humble and grounded, yet she is over the top dramatic and admits to having and needing therapy on a regular basis.
Do you watch the show? If so, which lady would you like to speak with? What questions do you have for me should I get the chance to speak to them? Leave your questions as comments below!
You know that friend who’s always late with the pop culture references and they make it difficult to have a lively exchange because they’re not up with the latest news, gossip, and current events? Well, that’s me today, at least for this situation. I feel so embarrassed that I had no idea this show even existed. I’m not making excuses but Rica Famosa Latina just wasn’t on my radar. And how could it have been, the show is on a Spanish TV Network and we rarely watch anything in Spanish here. Let’s be honest, we are raising a bilingual child, and Leona understands both English and Spanish, but we never click on the TV and watch telenovelas.
Rica Famosa Latina is just what is sounds like, these are Rich, Famous, Latin women who are followed around in true Reality TV style and we watch the drama unfold. Think The Real Housewives of…mixed in with a little Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
Season One has 5 main characters and here is my breakdown:
Estela Mora – Sane, tells it like it is and she’s powerful, strong and outspoken. She’s the manager of a band called La Ley and she’s married to the lead singer Beto Cuevas. They’re married but live seperate lives, meaning they don’t even live together and it’s not because he’s on the road a lot. They truly have individual lives. So many questions. Estela Mora was also in the process of starting her own make up line.
Elisa Beristain – She’s a gossip news reporter (think if the National Equierer had a show, she’s not even TMZ quality) but her claim to fame is that she’s married to Pepe Garza –music mogal. Elisa Beritain lives in a world of her own making where she is queen and everyone else is beneath her and worthy of her poisonous tongue. If you look at her the wrong way, she will bite your head off. If you say something that contradicts her opinion, she will pick a physical fight with you. She’s my favorite character on the show! (She’s a blast to watch)
Adriana Gallardo – Of all of them, she has an established career and is pretty well known in LA. She’s the owner of Adriana’s Insurance and has created quite an empire for herself. I truly questioned why she was on the show because several of the scenes put her in a bad light especially when arguing with Elisa. I couldn’t help but wonder what this show would do for her brand and her insurance business.
Victoria Del Rosal – She’s a upcoming Mexican actress who wants to cross over to the American market. She also does some part-time gossip reporting and works with Elisa. Victoria likes drama and loves to stir the pot. She clings to people who will serve her purpose and truly doesn’t fend for herself when needed.
Rosie Rivera – comes across as the church-going Christian sister of the late Jenni Rivera but she’s two-faced and can’t keep her sin-free image in order because some of the things she says are pretty vulgar. When she’s not constantly making weird faces as she reacts to things happening around her and speaking in a fake tone (trying to sound innocent) she’s busy running her late sister’s estate and business. Understand that Jenni left NOTHING to her but somehow she’s in charge of Jenni’s worth. When the show opens, Rosie and her husband (is he gay?) live at Jenni’s estate in LA and eventually “decide” to move out into a tiny home of their own. Let’s be real, they were kicked out. But that’s another blog.
These five woman exchange pleasantries for the first two or three episodes when then the drama starts and all hell breaks loose. If you noted that I didn’t link Rosie’s name to anything (Instagram, twitter, or Facebook) it’s because she’s so fake and two-faced keeping the Christian facade up that I can’t bring myself to google her info to post. I even debated if I should write about her because I truly dislike how she behaves.
If you get a chance — and you understand Spanish, this show is a must watch. Again, I was late to the game as this was season 1 and the show already has four seasons under its belt.
Who throws who into the pool at a large gathering? Who pulls Elisa’s extensions out? Which lady gets punched in the eye at a pole dancing class? And who gets thrown out of a hotel in Mexico and charges everything to another lady in the group? To find out — you have to watch or at least tweet me for info!
Even before German and I got married, we tend to keep our lives private but there are some aspects that we don’t mind sharing with our friends and family as husbands in Brooklyn. We think it would be fun to share this video journey with you, especially since we have Leona, the best Shih Tzu puppy ever! These adventures will probably all revolve around her and her friends. Several of her Shih Tzu puppy friends are rescues so it’s great to see how behavioral problems aren’t an issue for these pet owners that shower their pets with love.
I wanted to do this because I wanted to showcase how normal we are as a married gay couple. Yes, we are husbands, but we have the same life anyone else does. We worry about the bills, who’s going to take out the garbage and scream and yell when the toothpaste cap isn’t put back on. So I dare anyone to see this series and claim our “gay lifestyle” is different. It’s just our life. We just happen to be gay husbands in Brooklyn with a Shih Tzu named Leona the Lion.
Below is the 3rd installment of our video series, Leona goes to an all Shih Tzu birthday party to celebrate her friends Honey and Quinn’s birthday. It was action packed with all these New York City puppies running around but so much fun. As always at these events, there is a dog birthday cake that sits on the dog side of the snack table and for humans, there are a few nibbles for us too.
I get at least three new Facebook friend requests daily and it’s usually from someone I’ve never met but we share numerous “friends” in common. I used to accept all of them–after all, that’s what social is all about. My social strategy on Facebook has been consistently the same for many years: Post cute kid pics and updates that I find hilarious of the crazy things that say and do. This social channel is the onlyone that most of my family follows me on and I like it that way, which aligns to the reason why I talk about my twins. I’m not a parent that is super scared of the internet and have chronicled their lives since 2008.
I used to also post my professional accomplishments and brag about my team’s efforts but I rarely do this anymore, as my wall tends to be filled with one person after an another talking about a client or a project they’re working on. I quickly realized that maybe we all don’t really care about the conference we’re speaking at or the project you championed internally that got three likes Facebook and retweeted twice. Mostly, I noticed that my “friends” aren’t really friends but people I’ve collected that truly don’t know me but are busy creating opinions of me.
Because of the above, I’ve become super guarded and not the real me. So much that when people meet me IRL, they expect to meet someone else. At what point did I start curating my life so carefully that I started to give off a different vibe and that these so-called friends, started sharing their opinions with me.
There was that one HR professional that people pay to speak at conferences that called me a “loose woman” for standing by Planned Parenthood. Or that other vile recruiter that attacked me (and many others) for making a Glassdoor list. Or the Branding professional, that decided while outing a “bully” she’d include me in the drama. And recently two executive level recruiting professionals who decided to attack me for standing with the #blacklivesmatter movement.
At what point do I say enough is enough?
For me that is today! I will no longer accept invitations on Facebook if we have never met in IRL. I will no longer tolerate hatred, negativity and socially inept people. While we are connected and you likely have a different opinion than me, use your wall to share your viewpoints, don’t throw me in the mix. Trust that I am scrolling on by yours, shaking my head but with nothing to add, mainly because, I don’t know you and don’t care enough to debate your thoughts. Find a REAL friend, pick up the phone and rant but keep that shit off my wall.
This week Celinda and I dove straight into the Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian scandal. It’s true, Kim lives her live according to likes, comments and views — but there’s something about how she rallies a crowd around her social presence that can’t be denied. And as socially savvy Taylor comes across, the way she handled the clap-back, if you can call it that–was pretty amateur.
Also on the show was the rare case of how Celinda was approached by someone transgender on Tinder. What was her response? You’ll be proud for sure!
The Spark Podcast brings you resident Psychic, Yolanda Shosana who gave us our 1st weekend reading and if you need a summary, the word for the weekend is YES! You want a personal reading from Shoshi? Click here, don’t delay!