Hanging With the Soap Stars!

By Mercedes Sanchez Perhaps like you, I have many cousins and friends who love novelas! There's something addicting about those Latin American soap operas that have you glued to the small screen night after night once you've started.

Thanks to Telemundo, I was able speak with the stars of today's most popular novelas including Eugenio Siller and Litzy who are the faces of the upcoming Una Maid en Manhattan. Sound familiar? The new Telemundo series is an adaptation of the Jennifer Lopez film Maid in Manhattan. It will be co-produced by Sony Pictures!

eugenio siller and litzy telemundo Mercedes with Eugenio Siller (left) and Litzy (right) in the South Street Seaport at Telemundo's Club de Noveleras NY Tour

Eugeno Siller, Litzy, Jorge Luis Pila and Karla Monroig

Here I am with the novela stars!

My college roommate and I watched Jorge Luis Pila (pictured above)  in Secreto de Amor during our freshmen year-- about 10 years ago!

The highlight of the day was Jencarlos Canela's live performance! The crowd went absolutely wild once he hit the stage and with good reason. Not only is he talented, but the novela star turned singer is one nice looking man. Thanks to my blogger VIP pass from Telemundo, I was front and center with the Miami-born Cuban who sung in both Spanish and English.

jeancarlos canela

jeancarlos canelaHere I am with Jencarlos!

And 'Club de Noveleras' it was! The audience knew everything about the stars including the lyrics to Jencarlos' songs.

And the day wouldn't be complete without some cool gift bags, prizes and a beauty station. Take a look at some of the fun booths made available to all the fans and noveleras:

You know the beauty station had the longest line ever! Who wouldn't want to get a complimentary touch up by a L'Oreal makeup artist. The experts under the tents were glamming up the fans with makeovers and hair styling.

Here I am chatting with Diana who gave me a chic smokey eye! Take a look:

Diana applied L'Oreal True Match Concealer and The One Sweep Sculpting Blush Duo. To create the smokey eye, she used Extra Intense Black Liner and L'Oreal Studio Secrets Lavender Smoke Eye Shadow.

I want to know: Do you watch novelas (or soap operas)? Which one is your all time favorite? (Tell me below)

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Many thanks to Telemundo for inviting me to their Club de Noveleras New York Tour!