Could ABC’s long-running daytime talk show The View finally be ready to hire a Latina to sit at the co-host table?
ABC executives are looking to replace Joy Behar, who recently announced she’s leaving the show at the end of the season, with a Latina, according to The Daily Mail UK.
Gloria Estefan, who is currently working on a Broadway show about her life, is allegedly one of the top contenders. The 55-year-old Cuban-born Latin music icon has appeared as a guest co-host in the past.
But she’s not the only Latina singer apparently under consideration…
Cuban Christian singer Jaci Velasquez, a devout Christian, is said to be in the running.
The website reports that ABC executives want to spice things up and think a feisty conservative Latina with views similar to host Elisabeth Hasselbeck would be an appropriate candidate to star alongside the show’s creator Barbara Walters.
Meantime, staunch Republican Rachel Campos-Duffy, who is married to Sean Duffy, a Republican Congressman in Wisconsin whom she met while filming the MTV hit reality series The Real World: San Francisco, could finally get a spot on the show.
She’s previously tried out twice for The View. She’s currently a stay-at-home and a devoted Catholic.