Giselle Blondet

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Giselle Blondet
Born Alba Giselle Blondet Gomez
(1964-01-09) January 9, 1964 (age 50)[1]
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Occupation Actress, TV Hostess
Spouse(s) Luis Iglesias (m. 1982; div. 1984)
Luis Abreu (m. 1986; div. 1987)
Harold Trucco (m. 1989; div. 1997)
Children 3

Alba Giselle Blondet Gomez (born January 9, 1964) is a Puerto Rican actress and TV host. She also founded the non-profit organization "Fundación Arte por La Paz".[1]

Early History[edit]

Giselle Blondet was born Alba Giselle Blondet, to Victor Manuel Blondet and Alba Gomez, in New York, New York, but was raised and studied in Puerto Rico.

In 1982 she married her first husband, jeweler Luis Iglesias, with whom she had a daughter, Andrea. They divorced two years later in 1984.

In 1986 she married again, this second time with actor Luis Abreu. Marriage didn't last long and they divorced shortly after. Blondet spent the rest of the late 1980s participating in different television shows, soap operas, and mini-series, as well as in some theater plays.

In 1989, she married for a third time, now with Argentine producer Harold Trucco. They had daughter, Gabriella, and a son, Harold Emmanuel. The relationship encountered problems and ended in 1997. In June 1997, her career took off internationally as she became co-host for Univision's international morning show, ¡Despierta América! , alongside Rafael José, Fernando Arau, Ana Maria Canseco, and Neida Sandoval. Since divorcing Trucco, she has remained single and says she wants to dedicate her free time to her children.

Later career[edit]

In 2004, Blondet published her autobiography Con los Pies en la Tierra. The following year, she left Despierta América to host a new television show about real-life tragedies, entitled Historias Para Contar, but it resulted in a series of small special episodes. In 2006, she starred in a Spanish-language Christmas movie alongside José Feliciano and Raúl De Molina entitled Feliz Navidad. Blondet's movie was due to be released later that year, but was released to DVD. In 2007, she was given the opportunity to become the host of a reality show in Univision, called Nuestra Belleza Latina (Our Latin Beauty). The show has hints of American Idol, America's Next Top Model, and Miss Universe, and was an early hit.

In 2010, after 14 years away from acting, she starred in an episode of Mujeres Asesinas as Luz Maria, alongside Cynthia Klitbo in the episode "Luz, Arrolladora".

In February 2012, she was one of a group of celebrities that walked down a catwalk in red dresses for the 'Heart Truth Red Dress Collection' show, part of New York Fashion Week. She wore an Oscar de la Renta dress.[2]

In December 2013, after hosting Univision's Nuestra Belleza Latina for 7 years, she announced that she was leaving the hit show to pursue other opportunities and hopes to produce her own TV show in the future.[3] Her role as host is being taken over by Chiquinquirá Delgado.[4]

In June 2015, she launched her jewelry and bedding collections for Gi by Giselle Blondet through Walmart in Puerto Rico. The business has already became a raging success throughout the island and has been projected to reach the United States before Fall 2014. She has also decided to release a second book titled, "Tengo 50...Y que?!" (I'm 50...so what?!), which is a collection of anecdotes aiming to help women transition into the age of 50. The expected release of the book is also Fall 2014.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rodriguez, Marissa (January–February 2014). "A New Beginning". Vista Magazine. 34-36. 
  2. ^ Nuñez, Alanna (10 February 2012). "Rebecca Romijn - NY Fashion Week 2012 Kicks Off with the Red Dress Fashion Show". Shape Magazine. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Giselle Blondet se retira de Nuestra Belleza Latina". Univision (in Spanish). 20 December 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Tinoco, Armando (17 December 2013). "‘Nuestra Belleza Latina’ 2014 News: Chiquinquira Delgado To Replace Giselle Blondet As Host Of Univision’s Beauty Pageant Reality Show". Latin Times. Retrieved 1 February 2014.