When it comes to TV, I’m not your typical Latino. I genuinely dislike the George Lopez Show, and I don’t find Ugly Betty even remotely funny–in fact, I think it’s pretty annoying. But who cares what I think? I want to know about other people’s TV preferences. So I asked 20 of my Latino friends about their viewing habits, with questions like, “Which shows do you enjoy most?” and, “Who’s your favorite Latin star on television?” Their answers not only surprised me; some of them made me burst into laughter.
For starters, when I asked respondents to name the hottest Latina TV star, more than half of those surveyed answered Eva Mendes! Really? What show is she on again? The answer is no show, because Eva is a movie star. It says something about how popular this month’s Latina cover girl is that fans chose her over other Latinas who are actually on TV, like America Ferrera and Selena Gomez. Or maybe this particular group I surveyed has a thing for the big screen, because they also voted for Andy Garcia as the hottest Latino!?!
Some people chose America Ferrera (Ugly Betty) and Benjamin Bratt (The Cleaner)–two celebs who actually are on TV–as their favorite TV male and female star, which was a relief. It was a sad survey for George Lopez and Niurka Marcos, who were voted LEAST favorite male and female TV star.
Finally, I asked people which star they’d most like to read about on Vivo por TiVo, and unanimously they chose My Name Is Earl’s Nadine Velasquez.
So as I type this, I’m working on getting Nadine to pay us a visit in the coming weeks. Check back soon to read the interview and find out about MNIE spoilers!
In the meantime, who’s your favorite Latino TV star? Share in the comments section below.