PEE WEE AND RICKY MARTIN
The Mexican American singer began his career singing with the Kumbia Kings –an all-men musical group–as the Puerto Rican star did with Menudo. This year, the young star made his debut as an actor in Camaleones. How can we forget Ricky’s TV debut in Alcanzar una estrella.
FANNY LU AND FEY
The Colombian singer arrived at the musical scene in 2006 with the hit “No te pido flores” from the album Lágrimas cálidas. Since then, the singer of “Tú no eres para mí” reminds us of the Mexican singer, her blond hair and her bubbly personality. Like Fanny Lu’s hit song, Fey had her own hit, “Azúcar amargo”, during the 90’s.
FLEX AND EL GENERAL
“Te quiero” by the creator of Romantic Style music genre, has gained as much popularity as “Te ves buena”, the song that made Edgardo A. Franco – his real name – better known as El General, the father of urban music in Spanish. Now, it’s his fellow countryman, Flex, who gives international exposure to the music from Panama and keeps topping the popularity lists
BELINDA AND PAULINA
The 19-year-old has followed an artistic trajectory similar to Rubio’s. She got her start as a little girl in telenovelas and later became a singer. Also, these girls share the same passion for fashion and their link to Spain, the country of birth of Belinda and of Nicolás Vallejo Nájera “Colate”, Pau’s husband.
FONSECA AND CARLOS VIVES
Vives introduced vallenato music to the world with “La gota fría”. Today, it’s Fonseca the one who brings vallenato everywhere he goes. “Arroyito”, “Te mando flores”, “Enrédame” and “Hace tiempo”, are a few of Fonseca’s songs.
DAVID BISBAL AND CHAYANNE
His dance skills and energy, romantic lyrics, chivalry and a successful career full of hits mark the Spaniard’s resemblance to the Puerto Rican singer.
NATALIA LAFOURCADE AND JULIETA VENEGAS
The Mexican singers-songwriters are like two drops of water. They are friends and worked together in each other’s albums, they dress alike and they both have remarkable talents. With her new album Hu hu hu, Lafourcade has now captured alternative music fans.
AMANDITITITA AND PAQUITA LA DEL BARRIO
She likes to be called the Queen of Anarcumbia and her compositions carry strong words, humor and sarcasm. “Metrosexual” and “La muy muy” would match the style of “Rata de dos patas”, “Escoria humana”, among other songs of the popular music singer. Amandititita could be considered a smaller version of Paquita la del Barrio.
DULCE MARÍA AND ADELA NORIEGA
In the 80’s Noriega was the favorite star in juvenile telenovelas. Remember Quinceañera and Dulce desafío? Now that place belongs to Dulce María, who began with Locura de amor, Clase 406, Rebelde, and is currently doing Verano de amor.
MAITE PERRONI AND THALÍA
Cuidado con el ángel was the acting debut for Perroni, whose history is very similar to the plots of the Marias trilogy which made Thalía win the viewers’ hearts as the poor girl. Mi pecado, with Eugenio Siller, repeats the story of that poor girl rejected by her mother and living in an orphanage who, after much suffering, turns into a beautiful woman and finds true love.
ALTAIR JARABO AND CYNTHIA KLITBO
Jarabo is the personification of evil on the small screen. Her role as villainess in En nombre del amor and in Mi pecado has turned her into the ultimate bad woman, just like Klitbo in Cadenas de amargura, La dueña, El privilegio de amor and numerous other dramas.
BELINDA AND LUCERO
They both made their television debut at age 10, Lucero in Chiquilladas and Belinda in Amigos x siempre. In their teen years they discovered their ability to sing, and today they alternate singing and acting. The singer of “Bella traición” could very well be the Lucerito of the new generation.
WILLIAM LEVY AND FERNANDO COLUNGA
The Cuban actor has the same effect on women as the Mexican had in the early 90’s. Levy’s sexiness plus his lead characters remind us of Colunga in his early days as Luis Fernando de la Vega in María la del barrio.
ALLISON LOZZ AND VICTORIA RUFFO
Whether it’s their suffering and weeping characters, their jet black hair or their appearance, their resemblance is so remarkable that producer Carlos Moreno did not hesitate to choose Ruffo for the role of Macarena Espinoza de los Monteros, Paloma’s (Lozz) good aunt in the telenovela En nombre del amor. Judging by the way things are going for Lozz, you can predict she will have a career as successful as Ruffo’s.
ZURIA VEGA AND ITATÍ CANTORAL
Besides being good actresses, they both transferred love on the screen to real life. Cantoral fell in love with Eduardo Santamarina in De frente al sol and they later married and had twins. Now it’s Vega who found her other half, Jorge Poza, in Alma de Hierro.
JORGE POZA AND EDUARDO SANTAMARINA
The paths of these lead actors have crossed more than once. Not only did they fall in love once with actresses in their telenovelas, but they did it twice and with the same woman. Santamarina fell for actress Mayrín Villanueva, none other than Poza’s ex wife, in Yo amo a Juan Querendón. Villanueva and Poza had met in the telenovela Preciosa.