Not that ABC is asking or anything, but you know how I like to meter mi cuchara in everything. Well, since William Levy was such a huge hit on Dancing With The Stars this season – bringing in a whole new audience and engaging so many millions of viewers all the way up to the grand finale – you know the major English network is probably going to be looking for another Spanish-language star who can rake in similar or even better numbers next season. Por eso I’ve put together the following list of Latino stars who I think we could all enjoy watching shimmy across the dance floor.
Aaron Diaz: He’s already following in William Levy’s footsteps. You know, participating in tons of photo shoots that… uhm, leave very little to the imagination, shall we say… as well as releasing his own calendar of self portraits for every month of the year. And even though he’s no longer an item with Kate Del Castillo, he’s still managed to grow legions of fans from his telenovelas.
Adamari Lopez: She’s already got one dancing competition championship under her belt. On Univision’s Mira Quién Baila - pretty much the Spanish-language network’s version of #DWTS – Adamari was a fan favorite from the beginning. The little bombshell is also really quite the great dancer. En serio, she’s like a natural or something!
Ana Barbara: Just because I think she would be entertaining to watch. Hardly a stranger to controversy, Ana always has something dramatic going on in her life, and she hardly ever minces words when letting people know how she really feels. Think of her as one of the Kardashians, only in Spanish and with an actual talent besides just being famous. She’s a pretty descent singer and she’s from San Luis Potosi, Mexico like me!!
La Chule: I’ll just be honest. I’ve got kind of a huge crush on Aracely Arambula, ever since I saw her on Corazón Salvaje, and I would probably tune in regularly just to watch her on the dance floor! How good of a dancer she might be, who knows? What I do know is that she’s got a ton of male fans just like me who’d be more than happy to see her cha cha and samba on he show.
Blanca Soto: Well, she’s got about the same amount of acting chops as William Levy, which if you’ve ever watched him on Univision, is not really saying much… but she is beautiful. You can’t deny that. For that reason alone, she’d probably captivate quite the sizable fan base. If I recall correctly, her English is a lot “better good looking” than William’s too. I’m sorry, but there were times I couldn’t make out a single word the Cuban runner up was saying!
Carmen Salinas: Come on! You know you want to see this ñora busting a move too! If Nancy Grace can do it, so can Carmelita Salinas, jajaja! Besides, she’s done everything else already in her decades long career!
Eugenio Derbez: His son was pretty popular on Mira Quién Baila. Eugenio is becoming quite the regular in Hollywood también. With hits like Under The Same Moon and Girl in Progress, this show could solidify the Mexican comedian as a household name in millions of new homes across the country.
Ivan Sanchez: What else is he up to these days anyway? Alright, so he’s probably pretty busy after La Reina Del Sur, but he’s definitely not as hot as he once was when the telenovela La Reina was at its international peak. Out of all the guys on this list, however, he’s probably the one who has the highest potential for bringing in a captive and very dedicated audience. For a while it seemed like every women I knew was in love with him!
Jenni Rivera: Another long shot and probably one to come in as the underdog to root for, Ms. Jenni Rivera would bring in a ginormous audience. She’s like the tía, the mother, the sister, the daughter, the comadre, in every Mexican family… and well, it seems we just can’t get enough of Jenni Rivera! ¿Se la imaginan, echandose un tango? jajaja That would be worth watching.
Sebastian Rulli: Personally, I don’t know much about the guy… other than that he was pretty good on Teresa and that he has legions of female fans lusting after him as well. If none of the others will do it, Sebastian seems like a pretty safe bet.
So there you have it, ABC! You can thank me after you send me my check.
Who else would you recommend for Dancing With The Stars?
Would you take anyone off this list?