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Nerve-Wracking Competition Goes Live On "Nuestra Belleza Latina" With 24 Latin Beauties Vying For Coveted Crown
NERVE-WRACKING COMPETITION GOES LIVE ON “NUESTRA BELLEZA LATINA” WITH 24 LATIN BEAUTIES VYING FOR COVETED CROWN
Univision’s top-rated reality/beauty contest airs first gala of its seventh season on Sunday, March 24
Reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee to perform a television world premiere of his mega hit single, “Limbo”
WHAT: The excitement level is about to go off the charts on Univision’s hit reality/beauty competition “Nuestra Belleza Latina” (Our Latin Beauty) as 24 talented young Latinas are put to the test in a glamorous pageant setting during the first live gala of Season 7.
After two emotion-packed episodes, three international challenges and six contestants already eliminated, the 24 remaining candidates will now showcase their talent and beauty for the first time on stage before the celebrity judges and a live studio audience. And with three experienced beauty queens among the contenders this season – Miss Dominican Republic, Miss Colombia World and Miss Puerto Rico – the competition promises to be more intense than ever before.
Adding to the excitement, the always electric international reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee will perform his hit single, “Limbo,” in a television world premiere.
Six additional contestants will be eliminated during the March 24 broadcast, and the remaining 18 will go on to the next phase of the competition, in which only 12 hopefuls will be left standing. For the first time ever in “Nuestra Belleza Latina” history, the Season 7 candidates have been divided into three separate groups led by the show’s celebrity judges: renowned beauty pageant coach Osmel Sousa, former Miss Universe Lupita Jones, and novela heartthrob Julián Gil. Once the 12 finalists have been determined, each group of four –strictly supervised by its corresponding judge– will be separated from the others and undergo rigorous training sessions reflecting each judge’s vision of what a true beauty queen embodies. At this point, the program’s entertainment factor will be kicked up a notch as Sousa, Jones, and Gil engage in an all-out battle to be the mentor of this year’s winner. Viewers will be able to engage with and support the judges on social by Tweeting with their respective hashtags, #NBLOsmel, #NBLLupita, and #NBLJulian.
WHEN: “Nuestra Belleza Latina” – Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central)
WHERE: Univision Network
Hosted once again by popular Univision personality Giselle Blondet, “Nuestra Belleza Latina” has introduced exciting new elements in Season 7, including the creation of three teams of contestants led by the show’s celebrity judges. The teams traveled to Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico, where they participated in difficult international challenges that led to the elimination of two candidates from each team. Season 7 will also feature more grueling challenges than ever before, plus a slew of superstar guests including Fernando Colunga, Eduardo Yáñez, Blanca Soto, Mane de la Parra, Carmen Salinas, Angélica María, Victoria Ruffo, Arturo Peniche, Jorge Salinas, Pablo Montero, and Gabriel Soto, in addition to Spanish film and television heartthrob Maxi Iglesias, who will get up-close and personal with the contestants throughout the season.
Over 70 Hispanic young women auditioned in cities across the country for the seventh edition of “Nuestra Belleza Latina,” of which 30 candidates originally from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Argentina, and Nicaragua were chosen. During the course of the competition, the initial group will gradually be reduced to 12 finalists, then five, until the final winner is announced. The lucky young woman elected to wear the “Nuestra Belleza Latina” 2013 crown will receive an exclusive contract with Univision, $250,000 in cash and prizes, and a brand new car.
The show’s official site, www.NuestraBellezaLatina.com, is providing contestant spotlights and recaps of past seasons. Throughout the show, the site will feature exclusive video from the contestants’ home, intimate video confessions from contestants, plus show recaps, photos and daily updates on Belleza contestants. Fans can also view Belleza videos on Univision’s UVideos App.
Viewers can comment along with others on Facebook.com/NuestraBellezaLatina, connect with the show via @NuestraBelleza as well as join the conversation via #NBL on Twitter and on NuestraBellezaLatina’s Instagram. Fans can Tweet about their favorite judges and make them the most talked about by using #NBLOsmel for Osmel Sousa, #NBLLupita for Lupita Jones and #NBLJulian for Julian Gil. What’s more, Vanessa De Roide, 2012 winner and current queen, will serve as the viewers’ social media voice. She will keep the pulse of what fans are buzzing about, inform them how to be part of the show and bring their social commentary and questions to the contestants.