Trailer Released for Telemundo’s “El Secreto de Selena,” Starring Maya Zapata

The secret’s out for Maya Zapata

Telemundo has released the first trailer for the new series El Secreto de Selena, starring the 37-year-old Mexican actress as the slain Mexican American singer Selena Quintanilla, aka La Reina de la Musica Tejana.


The story is an adaptation of the book also titled El Secreto de Selenawritten by Telemundo journalist Maria Celeste Arrarás and published in 1997.

The one-minute clip shows a ring falling to the ground and revisits the moment Arrarás goes on-air to announce the death of Selena. Then, the trailer shows fragments of scenes from the trial of Yolanda Saldivar(Selena’s convicted murderer) and showcases Saldivar’s behavior during different key moments, ranging from Selena’s wedding to Chris Perezto heavy discussions with the late singer.

In addition to Zapata, the series also stars Damayanti QuintanarSofía LamaJorge ZárateBaltimore Beltrán and Bárbara González.

Arrarás participated co-executive-produced the series with Fernando BarbosaLuis BalaguerLeonardo Aranguibel and Francisco Cordero

The series was produced by Buena Vista Original ProductionsMoconocoLatinWE and BTF Media.

El Secreto de Selena is set to premiere on Sunday, August 25, on Telemundo.

Gonzalez Named Martini Brand’s New Spokesperson

Does Barbara Gonzalez like her martinis shaken or stirred? We’ll soon find out!

The 27-year-old Spanish athlete and gymnast has become the first Spaniard to represent the Martini image worldwide, following in the footsteps of actresses Charlize Theron and Monica Bellucci.

Barbara Gonzalez

“I’m really happy, it’s like a dream,” said Gonzalez in a statement. “I’m going to work very hard so as not to disappoint all those putting their trust in me.”

Gonzalez, who formed part of Spain’s rhythmic gymnastics team at the Athens Games and Beijing Olympics, says she always looks “on the bright side” of things and learns from any mistakes to help her improve. And she always tries to get the most fun out of everything she does.

“My slogan is: when you do things wholeheartedly and you really love and believe in what you’re doing, it makes the difficult easy,” she said.

Gonzalez, who was chosen by a jury to embody the brand’s values – “Luck is an Attitude” – will be the Martini image at all the Italian brand’s events and campaigns in 2013, a year that marks the company’s 150th anniversary.

Current Martini man, Yuri Buzzi, has said that ever since he laid eyes on  Gonzalez he knew she would be the winner .

But it wasn’t an easy task, since more than 3,500 women from 23 countries were vying to be the brand’s spokesperson.