LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Univision’s Nuestra Belleza Latina 2011 en vivo telecast tonight will feature Ana Patricia González crowing her successor. Will the Nuestra Belleza Latina 2011 ganadora revealed en vivo tonight be Gredmarie Colón, Nicole Suarez, Nastassja Bolivar, or Jenny Arzola? Univision fans will learn as Alejandra Espinoza, Melissa Marty and Greidys Gil return to the hit program. For U.S. viewers, Nuestra Belleza Latina has produced record ratings. But tonight, fans will learn if the show will break two records – first on ratings, and second in crowning a new country its winner.
A season was marked by escandalos including the alleged photos of Nastassja Bolivar that hit online. Eventually producers told news “the production team made a serious investigation and determined that she is not [the person the pictures].” Then Audris Rijo quit the show. And there was the expulsion of Juliete Cabrera, after “compromising pictures” were revealed.
Last year, the finale was a battle of countries. Since the spectacular started in 2007, no country before 2010 had won twice – Puerto Rico won in 2008, Mexico in 2007, and Cuba in 2009. But in a prediction accurately given by LALATE at the time, Ana Patricia González made history last year, helping Mexico become the only country to win the competition twice.
She eventually received $250,000 in cash, the title of Nuestra Belleza Latina for one year, and a contract to appear on Univision programs. Previous winners have pocketed $200,00 in winnings and got appearances on Sabado Gigante, Despierta America and El Gordo y La Flaca.
Tonight, history could be made again. First, Colombia (Suarez) and Nicaragua (Bolivar) has never won the competition. Suarez was in the Miss Colombia 2010 competition. Second, no contestant has ever replaced another contestant and gone on to win the competition. Jenny Arzola on April 17 replaced Juliete Cabrera. Tonight she has a chance to win the entire competition.
Finally, tonight’s show could make history for TV ratings. Last season, Nuestra Belleza Latina 2010’s results finale telecast surpassed multiple U.S. English language network channels. Tonight’s telecast is expected to go beyond those numbers.
UPDATE: The winner is Nastassja Bolivar. Nastassja Bolívar, de NICARAGUA, es la nueva Reina de Nuestra Belleza!