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The reality show Protagonistas de novela (Novela's Stars), in which Levy participated back in 2003, helped launched the Cuban star to fame throughout in Latin-America's telenovelas. Now with his inclusion on Dancing With The Stars, the path has been set for his journey to Hollywood.
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Though she had already been established as a vocalist of Mexican child group Din Din, it wasn’t until 1984 when she participated in the 3rd annual Juguemos a Cantar (Let's Play Singing) talent competition, that the actress and singer began her rise to prominence. In that same year she played a role in the musical Grease, first as a chorus singer and later as the lead role of Sandy. Following her early successes, in 1986 she became part of the pop group Timbiriche and in 1987 debuted as an actress in the series La pobre señorita Limantour (Poor Miss Limantour). Today, she is one of the most beloved Latino entertainers in the world.
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The actor and host of Extra (Warner Bros) made himself known around the globe in the late eighties to early nineties as high school jock A.C. Slater on Saved by the Bell. Though he continued his pursuit of fame as co-host of the show The Other Half, it was his performance on Dancing with the Stars in 2006 that really helped revive his career.
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The Dominican-born beauty wasn’t content enough with being crowned Miss Universe 2003. First she tried her luck as a television host, in which she displayed talent but was short-lived as she then went on to pursue her dream of becoming a singer.
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The actor known for his dramatic roles in series such as La fuerza del destino (The Force Of Destiny) and Abismo de pasión (Abyss Of Passion) represented his native land of Mexico in the male beauty pageant Manhunt International 2000, an event held in Singapore in which he placed in second overall.
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Although she didn’t come out the winner in the third season of American Idol, Jennifer Hudson has since then been the most successful entertainer ever to come from the stage of the popular singing competition.
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JOSÉ LUIS RESÉNDEZ
The handsome Mexican actor, who can be seen today starring in the soap Corazón valiente (Brave Heart), represented Mexico in the male beauty pageant Mr. World 2003, where he obtained fourth place overall and first for best body.
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In 1984 the Mexican singer won third place on Juguemos a Cantar (Let's Play Singing). Four years later she went on to act on the program Papá Soltero (Single Dad) before finding international fame with the group Timbiriche.
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Since being crowned Miss Universe 1996 a lifetime ago, the Venezuelan beauty has far extended her music across the globe, though not widely successful in some places, and has even excelled as a soap series actress.
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The musical journey of the Spanish singer took flight in 2001 with his appearance on the singing competition Operación Triunfo (Operation: Triumph), in his native Spain. And though he only placed in second, he went on to attain international fame.
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The singer was one of five finalists in the fourth season of the popular Mexican reality show La Academia (The Academy) in 2005. Even after landing in the second place at the final, she ultimately reigned supreme over the winner, Erasmo Catarino, by the adoring public and has become the most successful singer ever to compete on the program.
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The career of the Mexican actor and singer started at the ripe age of 10 when he participated on the show Juguemos a Cantar (Let's Play Singing), where he placed second with a performance of the song “Mi grupo toca rock" (My Band Plays Rock)."
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Kany was chosen to participate in the first edition of Objetivo Fama (Objective: Fame) back in 2004. After the first performance however, the Puerto Rican star suffered a car accident that left her in an intensive care unit, unable to continue in the competition. That didn’t put a stop to her though as she has gone on to touch the hearts of fans everywhere with her talented song-writing and internationally known voice.
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The actor and singer of Mexican origin made a name for himself on La Academia (The Academy) in 2002. Though fortune landed him in fourth place overall, shortly after he received an offer to play a role in a telenovela series for his first shot as an actor.
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The singer claimed the title of the first American Idol ever when the show hit the airwaves in 2002. The following year Clarkson released her first debut album, Thankful, which sold more than 250,000 copies in itsfirst week on the shelves. Since then, the talented Texas native has poured on hit after hit at the top of the charts.
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Though he has proven himself a prominent actor and singer, Vadhir is only known to some as the eldest son of Eugenio Derbez and Victoria Ruffo. However, his stint on the dance competition Mira Quién Baila (Look Who's Dancing) has exercised him from that shadow to international fame.
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Though she owes some of her success as a singer to the stage at the Casino de Mallorca, it was her participation on the program Operación Triunfo (Operation: Triumph) that really jump-started the Spanish singer’s career to the international fame we know today.
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After coming out the victor on the show Big Brother VIP 2 in 2003, Chaparro has become a host and actor in Mexican television.
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Before captivating the audience in the fourth season of American Idol in 2004, the singer was a simple country girl going to a local university. Since winning the competition years ago, Underwood is now among the elite in the country music genre.
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Although she could not get further than sixth place in the first edition of Juguemos a Cantar (Let's Play Singing), back in 1982, the talent competition made her known in all of Mexico. Decades later, the Mexican star reached international recognition thanks to her roles on the theatre stage, and now as the director of the popular competition La Academia (The Academy).
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