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|Born||Magaly Jesús Medina Vela
31 March 1963
Huacho, Huaura, Lima, Peru
|Spouse(s)||César Lengua (div.), Ney Gerrero (div.)|
|Children||Gianmarco Mendoza Medina|
Magaly Jesús Medina Vela (born March 31, 1963) is a controversial and criticized Peruvian Hostess who claims to be journalist of the TV show "Magaly TeVe" that airs on ATV. She questions and judges the lifestyle of Peruvian celebrities, whose world she calls Chollywood, the union of the words: "cholo" and "Hollywood". Through her TV program she gossips the lives of famous people, airing reports of their day-to-day news.
Her launch into the media came in April 1991 on the journalistic debate show "Fuego Cruzado" (Crossed Fire) in which, along with other journalists and linguist Martha Hildebrandt, member of the Peruvian Academy of Language, harshly questioned and criticized well-known and now deceased television presenter Augusto Ferrando, whom they described as vulgar for his style on his former TV show, "Trampolín a la Fama" (Trampoline to Fame).
Her emergence on Peruvian television was on "El Noticiero" (The News) on ATV. It consisted of a sequence of performances called "Regardless of the Consequences". El Noticiero later became its own TV show. The show was renamed Magaly TeVe, and aired its first episode on November 1, 1997. The show was first broadcast by Frecuencia Latina, a Peruvian network, and then ATV.
This is a controversial word of Quechua origin, used to determine situations in which someone is found doing something hidden against their will. The success of the space of Mrs. Medina is due to the famous "ampays" (recorded with a camera hidden characters from the television and sport in compromising situations), which had won her a program whose line is between first places, seeking thereby generating shameful and outrageous situations.
Magaly Medina claims getting the truth out to the people and catching famous celebrities doing shameful things, which most of them deny doing even with proof (video footage). Her show is called "Magaly TV" because it sounds like "Magaly te ve" ("Magaly sees you") in reference to the constant stalking of famous Peruvian people.
- "Living in Peru: News: Magaly Mendia". 01/02/2009. Retrieved 04/09/2011.