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Lili Estefan

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Liliana del Carmen Estefan
Lili Estefan at the 2014 Miami International Film Festival
Born
Liliana Del Carmen Estefan García

(1967-03-20) March 20, 1967 (age 53)
NationalityCuban
OccupationShow Host, Model
Spouse(s)Lorenzo Lauces (1992-2018)
Children2

Liliana Del Carmen "Lili" Estefan García (born March 20, 1967) is a Cuban American model and currently the host of El Gordo y la Flaca on Univision.[1]

Biography

Lili Estefan was born on March 20, 1967 in Santiago de Cuba. Lili's father is José Estefan (b. 1945). Upon losing her mother at the age of ten, Lili emigrated to the United States with her widower father and younger brother Juan Emilio (b. 1967).[2][3][4][5] She is the paternal niece of music producer Emilio Estefan, whose wife is singer Gloria Estefan.[6]

Career

Sábado Gigante

Estefan first came to the spotlight in 1986, when she was hired by Univision to participate as a model on the television show Sábado Gigante. She quickly became a favorite of the audience and the show host, Don Francisco, himself (as he admitted in his 2002 autobiography).[7] Estefan even appeared on Francisco's program "Don Francisco Presenta" on numerous occasions.

El Gordo y la Flaca

Estefan has co-hosted Univision’s El Gordo y la Flaca with Raúl De Molina since 1998. The program can be seen every weekday at 4 P.M. EST. Estefan earned her nickname "La Flaca" ("The Skinny Girl") from the show.

Mira Quien Baila

Estefan is one of the judges on Mira Quien Baila with a panel that includes Horacio Villalobos and Bianca Marroquín.

Awards and honors

In 2015, Lili Estefan received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 33rd Annual Premios TVyNovelas, presented by Televisa. In 2016, Estefan and her co-host of El Gordo y La Flaca, Raúl de Molina, were honored with the award for Outstanding Achievement in Hispanic Television, at the 14th Annual Hispanic Television Summit, presented by Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News, and produced by Schramm Marketing Group.[8] In 2017, Estefan received the Career Award at the Premio Lo Nuestro Awards, presented by Univision.[9] In 2018, she received a Daytime Talent in Spanish Emmy Award from The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.[10]

Personal life

Estefan married Cuban businessman Lorenzo Lauces in 1992 and it was announced in 2018 that they were divorcing.[11] They have two children: Lorenzo Jr. (b. 1999)[12] and Lina Teresa (b. 2002).[13]

See also

References

  1. ^ https://abcnews.go.com/Exclusiva/story?id=4651987&page=1
  2. ^ "Lili Estefan, la más emocionada por la boda de su hermano Juan". HOLA USA (in Spanish). 2018-06-05. Retrieved 2018-10-09.
  3. ^ The National Archives at Atlanta, Georgia; Atlanta, Georgia; ARC Title: Petitions for Naturalization, compiled 1913 - 1991; NAI Number: 578688; Record Group Title: Records of District Courts of the United States
  4. ^ "Lili Estefan: A Fully Realized Woman - Nexos Latinos". Nexos Latinos. 2016-04-11. Retrieved 2018-10-09.
  5. ^ "Lili Estefan pasó una velada junto al hombre más especial de su vida: su papá". hola.com (in Spanish). 2018-07-21. Retrieved 2018-10-09.
  6. ^ http://www.hauteliving.com/2010/01/emilio-estefan-brings-his-rhythm-of-success-to-eden-roc/
  7. ^ https://articles.latimes.com/1991-08-25/entertainment/ca-2007_1_sabado-gigante-is-don-francisco
  8. ^ Taylor, Kage (2016-07-23). "'El Gordo y la Flaca' Scores Big at Hispanic Television Summit | The Source". The Source | The Magazine of Hip Hop Music,Culture and Politics. Retrieved 2019-11-22.
  9. ^ "They are the winners of the Premio Lo Nuestro 2017!". HOLA USA. 2017-02-24. Retrieved 2019-11-21.
  10. ^ "Univision's "Despierta América" and Lili Estefan of "El Gordo y la Flaca" Win Daytime Emmy Awards". Univision. 2018-04-30. Retrieved 2019-11-21.
  11. ^ "Univision's Lili Estefan got served divorce papers. She was not expecting this". Miami.com. 2018-05-03. Retrieved 2018-10-09.
  12. ^ "Univision star Lili Estefan announces she is separating from her husband". Miami.com. 2017-09-15. Retrieved 2018-10-09.
  13. ^ "Lili Estefan". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-10-09.
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