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Created bySebastian Ortega
Written by
  • Nuri Abramowicz
  • Santiago Calori
  • Susana Cardozo
  • Daniel Datola
  • Esther Feldman
  • Carolina Gonzalez
  • Pablo Lago
  • Marisel Lloberas
  • Alejandro Maci
  • Sebastián Ortega
  • Alejandro Quesada
Directed by
  • Gustavo Luppi
  • Diego Suárez
  • Marcelo Suárez
  • Mariano Ardanaz
  • Nicolás Mazzi
Theme music composerAlejando Sergi
Opening theme"Enamorada"
by Miranda!
Ending theme"Hola"
by Miranda!
Country of originArgentina
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes150
Executive producerMónica Faccennini
  • Celina Amadeo
  • Pablo Cullel
Running time45 minutes
Production companies
  • América TV
  • Dori Media Contenidos
  • Underground Contenidos
Original release
NetworkAmérica 2
ReleaseAugust 28, 2007 (2007-08-28) –
April 29, 2008 (2008-04-29)

Lalola is an Argentine television comedy show that aired from 28 August 2007 to 29 April 2008. It was broadcast by TV channel América 2. It starred Carla Peterson and Luciano Castro as protagonists.[1] The show won nine Martín Fierro Awards for 2007, and also the Gold Prize.[2][3]

A pilot for an American version, entitled "Eva Adams", was filmed for Dori Media Int'l, Sony Pictures Television, and Fox Broadcasting Company starring Rhea Seehorn and James Van Der Beek in 2009. It was envisioned as a dramedy, in the vein of how Yo soy Betty la fea was adapted for American audiences as Ugly Betty, but wasn't picked up for a regular series.[4][5]


Ramiro "Lalo" Padilla (played by Juan Gil Navarro) is the director of the media company "High Five", editor of the famous magazine Don, and has many women around him. Romina (played by Marcela Kloosterboer), who is in love with Lalo, decides to punish his lack of commitment to her. She hires a witch to cast a spell on him, which turns him into a very beautiful woman, as Romina wanted him to know what it is like for a woman who is being harassed.

Lalo (now played by Carla Peterson) awakes as a woman, in a state of utter confusion. However, Lalo's friend Graciela ("Grace") Neira (played by Muriel Santa Ana) believes what happened as she heard Romina's phone call to Lalo's home saying what she did. As it seems unlikely anyone else will believe that Ramiro has been magically transformed, so Ramiro assumes a new identity: Dolores "Lola" Padilla, cousin of Lalo. Lalo "had to make an urgent trip to Germany because his father became ill", and has appointed Lola to take his place. While trying to find a way to change back, there are a whole new set of challenges to face that Lalo didn't have to experience before, both within and outside the workplace.

Cast and characters[edit]

Theme Songs[edit]

This telenovela has two theme songs, "Hola" and "Enamorada", both are sung by Miranda!.

International remakes[edit]

The show has been officially remade in 12 other countries: Chile, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Belgium, Philippines, Russia, India, Vietnam, Portugal, Indonesia, and Peru. All of these remakes start with mostly the same initial premise but many of them head in very different narrative directions and ultimate conclusions than the original show. In addition, there is the previously mentioned un-aired American English pilot "Eva Adams" in 2009. And, in May 2023, Vix (streaming service) has announced production in Mexico City of a new series, titled "Lalola" with the same general plot description as the Argentine original.

Region/Country Network/Channel Native title of remake Original airing Info Ref.
 Chile Canal 13 Lola September 26, 2007 The Chilean version was 276 episodes. In this version, after a long time as a woman, Lalo comes to learn the value of the opposite sex. He finally returns to his original sex and falls in love with Grace. About to marry Grace, wedding plans are spoiled when he once again becomes a woman. In the end, he becomes a man once and for all and marries Grace. [6][7]
 Spain Antena 3 Lalola July 6, 2008 This 160 episode Spanish remake stars Marina Gatell. [8][9]
 Turkey Kanal 1 Ece August 4, 2008 In the Turkish remake, a man named "Ege" enjoys the company of a woman, then never gives her a call back. She gets him cursed, and he wakes up in the body of a woman with no idea how to undo the change. As a woman, he uses the name "Ece", which is also the name of the series. There were 26 episodes made, and the show was canceled mid-season due to poor ratings. For the few episodes made, the series seemed fairly similar to the original Argentine plot-line.
ANT1 Λόλα
(English: "Lola")
September 22, 2008 in Greece; and September 29, 2008 in Cyprus Λόλα ("Lola"), a 202 episode Greek version of the series, aired from September 2008 to July 2009 in Greece and Cyprus. The series starred Anta Livitsanou and Thanasis Efthimiadis. In this version Leonidas Lalos becomes Lola. [10][11]
 Belgium VTM LouisLouise September 24, 2008 This 199 episode series was produced by Studio-A, and starred Hilde De Baerdemaeker, Axel Daeseleire and Roel Vanderstukken. As one might guess from the title, Louis becomes Louise.
 Philippines GMA Network LaLola
(Stylized lal♂l♀)
October 13, 2008 This 85 episode series starred Rhian Ramos and JC de Vera. [12]
(English: "Margosha")
February 7, 2009
September 7, 2009
This remake was produced by CTC Media and their subsidiary KostaFilm in Moscow. The 240 episodes began airing in Ukraine 7 months prior to airing in Russia. In this version Gosha (male) become Margot (female). Unlike the other versions, "Margosha" was divided into season 1 (60 episodes), season 2 (90 episodes), and season 3 (90 episodes).
 India Sony Entertainment Television (India) Bhaskar Bharti May 25, 2009 This remake in Hindi was 120 episodes, produced by DJ's creative unit, and starring Ragini Khanna, Aamir Ali and Eijaz Khan. The story is about a man named Bhaskar Bharti, who is turned into a woman. As a woman, "she" goes by the name Bharti Bhaskar.
 Vietnam VTV3 Cô nàng bất đắc dĩ
(English: "Unavoidable Girl")
July 6, 2009 A Vietnamese version called Cô nàng bất đắc dĩ ("Unavoidable Girl") premiered on July 6, 2009. It aired every Monday to Wednesday at 9 PM. The series was set to have 150 episodes. Production was ultimately concluded at 100 episodes but still did have a proper series finale. In this version Trần Anh Lân (male) becomes Trần Lan Anh (female). [13][14]
Ele é Ela
(English: “He is She”)
October 31, 2009 This remake was produced by NBP/Casa da Criação in Lisbon, and aired in both Portugal and Angola. The protagonist becomes a woman through a chemical potion rather than by witchcraft. There were 28 episodes, and the show had the audience use telephone voting to decide if the show would end with the main character remaining as Julieta or returning to being Julio. [15][16][17]
 Indonesia Indosiar Pejantan Cantik
(English: "Beautiful Stud")
December 6, 2010 This short series was 15 episodes, and aired in late 2010. It starred the popular Indonesian on-screen comedian couple Agnes Monica and Okan Kornelius who also appeared together in the drama Kawin Muda ("Early Marriage") in 2008. In a departure from the usual Lalola version, Okan Kornelius generally portrayed the main character as both male (Ardi) and female (going by Asmara), with Mawar Rizkina appearing occasionally as Asmara just to show the audience how the other characters are seeing her. Also, the main character was cursed due to a misunderstanding, and was not the cad the other versions made him.
 Peru Frecuencia Latina Network Lalola
(Stylized lal♂l♀)
January 20, 2011 The Peruvian version of Lalola was 145 episodes and starred Gianella Neyra, Bernie Paz, Cristian Rivero, and Anneliese Fiedler. The debut episode reached 20.2 points. [18][19]
 Mexico Vix Lalola February 2, 2024 The Mexican version of Lalola is produced by Dori Media International for Vix and stars Bárbara de Regil and Alejandro de la Madrid. [20][21]

International broadcast[edit]

The original Argentine version of the series was also dubbed in 17 languages - Egyptian Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Georgian, Malay, Filipino Tagalog, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Serbian, Croatian, Turkish, English, Armenian, Hindi, and Vietnamese to be broadcast worldwide.

Region/Country Network/Channel Native title of the show Original airing Info
 Arab League MBC4 مسلسل لولا” (“Lalola”) September 18, 2010 The series was premiered on September 18, 2010 on MBC4 broadcast via NileSat and ArabSat. It airs every night at 17:00 UTC and 21:00 UTC. It's dubbed in Egyptian Arabic with its original name "Lalola".
 Brazil SBT Lalola January 21, 2008 Ramiro, Facundo and Aguirre were respectively renamed Camilo, Fernando and Andrei in the dubbing. The first three episodes aired without breaks. It's dubbed in Brazilian Portuguese.
 Czech Republic TV Barrandov Lalola January 21, 2009 Premiered on TV Barrandov. It's dubbed in Czech.
 Georgia Rustavi 2 Lalola October, 2008. It's dubbed in Georgian
 Malaysia TV3 Lalola April 23, 2009 The series premiered on April 23, 2009, replacing Telemundo’s Marina. It airs every Monday to Thursday at 3:00 PM. Starting October 2009, it airs in Malay dubbing.
 Philippines GMA Network Lalola 2009 Two weeks after the Philippine remake had ended, the telenovela dubbed in Tagalog from Monday to Friday mornings and was broadcast on GMA.
 Poland TV4 Lalola 2008 Polish version kept its original title, “Lalola” and was broadcast in 2008. It's dubbed in Polish.
 Romania National TV, National 24 Plus Lalola 2018 The last channels to broadcast Latin American series. It's dubbed in Romanian.
 Russia Domashny Лалола (“Lalola”) October 4, 2010. It's dubbed in Russian.
 Slovenia TV3 Slovenia Lalola It's dubbed in Slovenian
 Serbia TV Kosava Lalola May 12, 2008 - January 2009. It's dubbed in Serbian.
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Televizija OBN Lalola It's dubbed in Croatian
 Turkey Comedy Smart Lalola It's dubbed in Turkish
 Zambia MOBI TV Zambia Lalola June 2007 - February 2008 OBI TV Zambia aired 145 episodes of the original version in English. It aired on Mondays, Wednesday and Friday. It's dubbed in English
 Armenia Shant TV Lalola It's dubbed in Armenian
 India FIRANGI -World ki best Kahaniyan Lalola February 25, 2008 The show was dubbed and aired in India as a flagship show for the channel firangi at prime timing and dual slots of 5pm and 9pm. The show had a very successful run and was remade in India by SET.
 Vietnam HTV9 Cô nàng bất đắc dĩ ("Lalola") April 10, 2010 The series was premiered on April 10, 2010. It airs at 6:30am on . It's voice-over in Vietnamese


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