Risto Mejide

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Risto Mejide
Born Risto Mejide Roldán[1]
(1974-11-29) November 29, 1974 (age 40)
Occupation Publicist, author, music producer, judge, TV presenter and songwriter

Risto Mejide Roldán[1] (born 29 November 1974 in Barcelona) -formerly named as Ricardo[2]- is a Spanish publicist, author, music producer, judge, TV presenter and songwriter, best known as a judge on the television show Operación Triunfo and Tú sí que vales.

Risto Mejide holds a degree and MBA from the ESADE business school (1997) where he also worked as a lecturer.[3]

Mejide joined the jury of the show on its fifth series and became known for his comments, which often offended the contestants. He has been compared to Simon Cowell.[4] In 2008 Mejide published his first book, El Pensamiento Negativo ("The Negative Thinking"). In 2009 he began to work as a songwriter and music producer, associating himself with Labuat.