The presence of bilingual artists in US media is more commonplace than ever. María Chiquinquirá Delgado is one Venezuelan beauty who wishes to grow her audience past the loyal Latin viewers who watch her every morning on Spanish TV and conquer English speaking Latinos as well as Anglos.
Chiquinquirá is an actress, television personality and Venezuelan model. Her TV debut took place in 1999 on the program TV Time and that same year she started performing in soap operas with the Venezuelan production Calypso. After that she acted in melodramas like Maria Rosa, Cosita Rica and Mambo y Canela. In her native country, she hosted the game show Mega Match.
She was also a special correspondent of the program Entertainment Tonight on CBS. In 2004 she joined Univision’s Despierta América anchor team, which opened the doors for her to access the American Hispanic market. She was, in addition, cohost of the competition Mira Quién Baila.
But Chiquinquirá Delgado wants more, and she wants it in English. She plans to enter into the English speaking market with her debut in the online HitStreak series for mobile phones , and she will put her English into practice giving life to the character of Isabel in the new youthful comedy series that can be viewed by downloading the ShowMobile application.
“At the outset it was a great challenge for me because it was in English and, obviously, my mother tongue is Spanish. But I loved the idea because it is innovative, it is a series that you can see on your cell phone and we all know this technology is the present and the future,” said the artist to La Opinión. “The character I play is a woman who, although living in the States, has a strong Latino accent. Then, she tries to take that Latin culture to everything she does and says. She has a daughter and teaches her to cultivate her roots and, of course, Isabel always speaks Spanglish, like all Latinos do.”
She’s convinced the market in Anglo market is not only more accepting the Latin community, but longs for its presence in the entertainment world.
“It’s not a secret that we are the greatest minority of this country, so our Latino influence cannot be denied in television, cinema and art in general,” she commented.
What’s up with Jorge Ramos?
Now 41-years-old, Chiquinquirá always speaks guardedly when it comes to her relationship with Jorge Ramos, the 55-year-old Univision news anchor.
They have not announced any wedding date on the books, which would be third for both.
“We are very happy,” Chiquinquirá told People En Español in a recent interview. “A commitment has much more to do with the feelings than with the courts.”
Even so, Delgado received a great commitment ring during a trip she took to Greece with the handsome journalist. The news came to light this last August.
Delgado was previously married to singer Guillermo Davila and entertainer Daniel Sarcos. She is the mother of two girls, Maria Elene and Carlota Valentina.
For 2014, Chiquinquirá Delgado has a busy agenda that will keep her occupied. She will work on her clothing line, continue acting in HitStreak and has new projects in line with Univisión. Good luck with everything in the new year! We can’t wait to see how far she’ll go with her mainstream American debut!
Originally published on VOXXI as Chiquinquirá Delgado now wants it in English