Florencia De La V

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Florencia Trinidad
Florencia de la V (2012).jpg
Trinidad in her play ¡Que gauchita mi mucama!, January 2012
Born Roberto Carlos Trinidad
(1975-03-02) March 2, 1975 (age 39)
Monte Grande, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Spouse(s) Pablo Goycochea (m. 2011)
Children
  • Paul Goycochea
  • Isabella Goycochea

Florencia Trinidad (born Roberto Carlos Trinidad; March 2, 1975), better known by her stage name Flor de la V, is an Argentine actress, supervedette, comedienne, television hostess, and trans woman. In 2010, after a court decision, Trinidad was legally recognized as a woman, and changed her name.[1]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Florencia was born as Roberto Carlos Trinidad in the city of Monte Grande, Buenos Aires Province. The family home was located in Villa Los Lirios. At age 2 she lost her mother to cancer, and eventually moved to Lomas de Zamora (Province of Buenos Aires) with her father and brother.

At age 17 Florencia dressed-up as a young lady to attend the sweet 17th birthday party of her best friend. From then on she became known as Karen until one day she was renamed by a boyfriend as “Florencia de la Vega”; eventually for legal reasons her name was adapted to Florencia de la V.

Education[edit]

She completed her primary and high-school in the suburbs of Lomas de Zamora, located in the southwest part of greater Buenos Aires. A fashion enthusiast since she made her first dress, she decided to follow a career in fashion design at the UNNE, the National University of the Northeast, Argentina. As Karen, she began her career producing out-fits and theatrical garments for Burlesque and Musical productions, until one day she met the main character of a show, a trans woman named Cris Miró (née Gerardo Elías Virguez). At that moment Florencia de la V became a media trans woman taking the main step into a mega-career in show-business.

Since then on, she was godfathered by one of the main Argentinean lords of show-business, Gerardo Sofovich, who guided Florencia to national stardom.

Career Summary[edit]

  • Florencia de La V began cross-dressing at the age of 17. She enrolled in a university in fashion design, and later took jobs as a designer and promoter.
  • She also worked at the popular Buenos Aires club "Tabaris", replacing Cris Miró, a well known transvestite, in the show. It was while working there that she became a vedette, catching the eyes of television and theater producer Gerardo Sofovich.
  • She made her acting debut in the TV show Polémica en el Bar ("Controversy at the Bar").
  • De La V subsequently played small roles in many telenovelas and variety shows for Argentina's Telefe, but the show that made her an internationally known star has arguably been Los Roldán (2004), a sitcom that became a hit across South America and among digital television viewers in the United States. In Los Roldán, she played as "Raul Roldán", a transvestite who goes under the name "Laiza Roldán" when dressed as a woman. She is currently the hostess of the semi-acted comedy and gossip show called "La Pelu", with Gladys Florimonte.[2]

Florencia de La V expressed that she felt a little uncomfortable at first with being given a job as a transvestite in the soap opera. Later on, however, she accepted the fact that her character shares some life characteristics with her, which made her more comfortable about playing "Laiza Roldán".[citation needed] She has said, however, that for her next roles, she would prefer to play a woman. After Los Roldán ended, Florencia De La V worked in Mar Del Plata.

In 1998 she met her current partner, dentist Pablo Goycochea, whom she married on November 1 in [Buenos Aires]. She has two children, twins, a boy and girl.[3]

Gender controversy[edit]

During August, 2014, well known Argentine reporter Jorge Lanata declared that De La V was not a woman but a transvestite; actor Dario Grandinetti made a public comment on a Buenos Aires radio station supporting De La V and Lanata threatened Grandinetti with a perjury lawsuit.[4] (in Spanish)

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Preceded by
Carmen Barbieri
Bailando Por un Sueño (Argentina) Winner
Season 2 (August - September 2006)
Succeeded by
Carla Conte