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These Reality TV Shows Were So Successful In The US That They’re Being Remade For The Latin American Audience

La Voz: Mexico / Telemundo

After a long day or week, sometimes all you want to do is chill and watch some trashy TV — no matter what region you’re in. Typically, that translates to reality TV because, well, it’s not the best representation of humanity. Here are some primetime reality shows that became so popular in the U.S. and Europe, that the shows got adapted for Latin American audiences.

“Acapulco Shore”

Take out Snookie and add in some real tans received by the Acapulco sun. Adapted from its U.S. version of “Jersey Shore,” “Acapulco Shore” premiered on MTV Latin America in the summer of 2014.

The show is still going strong with its fifth season at the Acapulco summer house. It just proves that every part of the world has their very own Jersey shore filled with interesting characters.

“The Bachelor: Em Busca do Grande Amor”

Brazil’s edition of “The Bachelo” only found love on TV for one season. The man giving the roses was much older than his American counterparts who are usually in their late 20s or early 30s. On the contrary, Bachelor Gianluca Perino was 44 years old at the time of filming. Although he was engaged to 28-year-old winner Aane Doux by the end of the show, the relationship only lasted four months. Doux came forward and said it was all a lie. She said Perino had a girlfriend the entire time. This sounds like much more drama than the U.S. version of the show.

“Big Brother: Mexico”

Big Brother is always watching — even in Mexico. Launched in 2002 by Mexican television giant Televisa, the format of the show followed the many successful international versions of “Big Brother.” One of the contestants during the seasons was even a congressman. Jorge Kahwagi of Mexico’s Green Party lived in the “Big Brother” house, with some even accusing him of abdicating his duties.

“MasterChef Latino”

Taking its cue from the British competitive cooking show, “MasterChef Latino” was presented by Telemundo and broadcasted to households in the U.S. The host is Aracely Arambula and the two celebrity chefs judges are Mexican chef Benito Molina and winner of “MasterChef” Season 6, Claudia Sandoval. Venezuelan chef and actress Sindy Lazo is the season’s most recent winner, a chef who had her own show in Venezuela.

“Shark Tank Mexico”

Now in its third season, the cast of “Shark Tank Mexico” had to be wowed by 90 proposals by Mexican entrepreneurs and inventors ready to take a bite out of some investors’ pockets. Some of the sharks include director and founder of Financiera Sustenable Patricia Armendáriz, the sole woman in the group, along with Rodrigo Herrera who is the CEO and founder of Genomma Lab and Carlos Bremer who is the president and director of VALUE Grupo Financiero.

“Factor X”

The first episode of the Spanish version of Simon Cowell’s reality show aired in 2007 and again in 2008 on Spain’s Cuatro network. After an almost decade-long hiatus, Spanish channel Telecinco announced it would be reviving the series and started airing the series in April of this year, with singer Laura Pausini serving as one of the mentors.

“La Voz Mexico”

Although “La Voz” already airing in Spain as the Spanish version of the singing competition of “The Voice of Holland” the show is now coming to U.S. Latino audiences through Telemundo. Luis Fonsi of “Despacito” fame has been tapped as the series’ first vocal coach. We wonder which voice he will turn his chair around for when it starts airing next year. There is also a version airing in Mexico as well as a “La Voz: Colombia” in which Carlos Vives was a coach for the first season.


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Here's Your Weekly Horoscope On All Things Love And Work So You Know What To Expect

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Here’s Your Weekly Horoscope On All Things Love And Work So You Know What To Expect

Exes are back in the picture for many. Read below to see how Venus retrograde will affect you this week.

Aries

Beware of your finances this week, Aries. You and I both know you’re a fire sign who loves immediate satisfaction and shopping splurges to help ease a fiery mood, but right now isn’t the time. In fact, you might find yourself trying to fix a financial disaster and having to rely on a friend or significant other for help. We know you’re stubborn and prefer your independence, but adapt to accepting the help from others in this time to avert further financial troubles. This month isn’t the time for throwing your money away!

Taurus

Hello, my stable and unwavering little bull! This week will be a bit of trial one for you and you need to have people accept your stubborn ways. Even though you’re loyal through and through, Venus’ retrograde until November 16th could bring an ex into the picture that your current significant other isn’t comfortable with. You know where your loyalty stands, but it can be hard for your partner to see it that way. If you want this to succeed, it’s time to cut ties with the past relationship that apparently has a hard time leaving you.

Gemini

We’re in the thick of Venus retrograde, my sweet, dual Gemini. We know that retrogrades aren’t always a bad thing — mostly they’re about the past revisiting us and even bringing us joys and connections from previous times. For you, however, a past lover reappearing is to be avoided. Be aware of your health this week, and take any sickness as an opportunity to slow down and focus on yourself. People will have your back and understand your need for recovery.

Cancer

We’re sure as hell in the middle of an intense retrograde for you, beautiful Cancer. As I write this you’re probably already in the midst of a past relationship popping back up into your life. Not that you’ve necessarily reconciled already or are about to go down that path, just that it is definitely staring you in the face right now. While you’ve been in communication, you’re in no need to make a choice on the matter too quickly. Let the potential outcome sit with you before acting too fast. You’ll be thankful you did.

Leo

Progress begins slowly this week, Leo, and if you don’t start doing it now and allowing it to build, it likely will never happen. That’s not meant to be negative, but you need to take the time to sit and assess the situation so that you are better able to financially prepare for the future. You might be aiming towards changing your living situation, and while this isn’t the best time to make big moves, it is wisest to start planning so that you can ensure your dream can happen.

Virgo

Venus retrograde isn’t being fair to you, kind Virgo, and of all people, you deserve it the least. You’re so down-to-earth and loyal, yet a backstabbing from a friend or lover is weighing heavily on your mind and heart right now. Rightfully so, you’re finding that fixating on it is inescapable. Whatever is troubling your soul from a past wrongdoing is best to move past as much as possible. Today is different and you have the chance to make a different choice this time around.

Libra

You generally keep quiet in order to maintain the peace, but this week won’t be the one for that, Libra, and you might find yourself feeling underappreciated and not willing to hold your tongue any longer about being mistreated or taken for granted. Arguments are likely when you realize that you have much more to offer to the person than they are choosing to spend time with you for. You’re worth more than this situation, so stand up for yourself, even if it means the whole situation implodes. In the long run, it’s what’s best for you.

Scorpio

Watch your words this week, my sassy Scorpio. Yes, you’re passionate and intelligent, but a flare-up this week could find you saying things you won’t be able to take back. You’re extra combative this week, and everything you say might pack a bigger punch than intended. By Friday, you might explode so much that it’s a step back in any progress you thought you were making. Be careful with that poisonous sting, scorpion!

Sagittarius

If you’re in a relationship, there’s probably a dynamic you’re no longer happy about and it’s impossible to bring it up without creating a blowup and/or breakup. You’re at a crossroads. You can keep the peace and stability but know deep down you are unhappy, or you could stand up for yourself and see things crumble. It depends on what is more worth it to you, Sagittarius, but given the power of Venus retrograde, this blowup could end up doing you a solid.

Capricorn

This week it seems like the friends who are always there for you in your times of need don’t just don’t have the patience or interest to be there for you, Capricorn. Since you’re typically more aloof and prefer your friendships to be a tight few who you trust fully, this can sting. However, you’re also used to doing things on your own because, for your personal drive, it’s just easier. At the same time, trust the silence of your friends. If those who are always loyal to you don’t seem to be lending an ear, maybe it’s because they’ve heard it too much and it’s time for you to focus on moving past the thing you continuously find yourself complaining about.

Aquarius

Venus retrograde is dealing you such a blow this week, Aquarius, it’s totally understandable if don’t even want to think about it all. Maybe ignore those Bumble messages for this week, because if you’re finding it hard to meet up with a potential new mate, take it as a sign it’s not meant to be. Already have a boo? You might feel this person isn’t supporting you and your goals right now. Things won’t be smooth, that’s for sure, so take the time to breathe and just focus on yourself. Don’t take anything that happens negatively too seriously and remember to love yourself instead this week.

Pisces

Happy Venus retrograde, my sensitive little fishy. You might feel that you and a partner aren’t seeing eye-to-eye on a moral dilemma that matters a lot to you, leaving you confused about who this person really is. You’re still emotionally invested in them but you may realize you haven’t even been on the same page. Whatever you do, don’t rush it. This is a time of passionate feelings and brash actions, so take your time with your decision, for your own sake.


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