Who is Chiquinquirá Delgado?

María Chiquinquirá Delgado Díaz was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela, on 17 August 1972 – her zodiac sign is Leo, and she holds Venezuelan nationality. She’s a model, actress and TV host, who’s perhaps known best for having hosted the Univision morning show “¡Despierta América!”, as well as for having co-hosted the American Spanish-language reality show “Mira Quién Baila!”

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Early life and education

Chiquinquirá was named after the Marian title of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Virgen de Chiquinquirá, and was raised by her devout Roman Catholic parents in Maracaibo, but not a lot about them is known, because Chiquinquirá respects their privacy; it’s believed that her father was a taxi driver, and that her mother was a high school teacher.

Because she hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, most of Chiquinquirá’s fans believe her to be an only child.

She grew up being interested in modelling, and was physically highly active while attending a local high school, believing that playing sports would help shape her figure; Chiquinquirá ran track and played both volleyball and soccer.

She matriculated in 1990, and the same year saw her enter the Miss Venezuela beauty pageant, finishing second; Chiquinquirá hasn’t spoken of her further education, and it’s believed that she hasn’t attended college.

Career as a TV host

Upon matriculating, Chiquinquirá spent an entire decade focused on her career as a model, then ventured into TV hosting in 2003, becoming a co-host of the game-show “Mega Match”.

It was also hosted by Samir Bazzi, and follows students who are trying to win money prizes with the help of TV stars.

Chiquinquirá hosted the 2005 news show “Portada’s”, and the same year saw her serve as a judge on the reality show “Miss Venezuela”.

Between 2002 and 2009, she both hosted and competed in the action adventure family show “Guerra de los Sexos”, which starred Viviana Gibelli, Daniel Sarcos and Ricardo Pena. It follows two teams comprising three men and three women, all of whom are famous actors and singers, as they’re compete in various fields to determine which gender is better.

Between 2004 and 2013, she co-hosted the talk-show “¡Despierta América!”, which is today hosted by Addis Tunon and Oscar A. Diaz; it won a 2019 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Morning Show in Spanish, while it has been nominated for five other awards.

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Meantime, Chiquinquirá also hosted the 2010 game-show “Mira Quien Baila”, and served as the presenter on the 2011 TV special “The 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards”.

Chiquinquirá’s most recent works have been hosting the show “Balón de Oro de la Liga MX 2017”, the musical TV special “Premio Lo Nuestro 2018”, and the family TV special “Feliz 2020 (Univision)”.

Acting credits

Chiquinquirá launched her acting career with her portrayal of the main character, Margarita Luisa Volcan in the 1999 romantic series “Calypso”, created by Cesar Miguel Rondon, and which also starred Luis Fernandez and Felix Loreto. It follows the life of Maria Margarita who has been crowned ‘The Queen’ of her island Calypso, and who has fallen in love with a man whom she has just saved from drowning.

The following year saw Chiquinquirá star as Eva Amador in the romantic comedy series “María Rosa, Búscame Una Esposa”, created by Dago Garcia and Luis Felipe Salamanca, and which also starred Gianella Neyra and Marcelo Cezan. The series follows a businessman who doesn’t have time to date, but has now asked his secretary Maria Rosa to find him a suitable wife, without knowing that Maria’s in love with him.

A couple of Chiquinquirá’s following roles were in three episodes of the 2002 series “Mambo y Canela”, a lead role in all the 271 episodes of the romantic series “Cosita Rica” in 2003 and 2004, and the 2011 action crime thriller movie “Pimp Bullies”. She made a guest appearance in the 2012 episode “Kidnapped by Danger” of the hit comedy series “30 Rock”, and the same year saw her star as Sofia in the drama movie “Cuento Sin Hadas”.

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In 2019, Chiquinquirá played Cristina in the drama series “Por Amar Sin Ley”, which starred David Zepeda, Jose Maria Torre and Julian Gil, and follows both the professional and private lives of successful Mexican lawyers; the series was nominated for 12 awards.

Two of Chiquinquirá’s most recent roles have been in three episodes of the 2019 mystery crime series “High Seas”, and the pilot episode of the 2021 reality show “Mira Quien Baila Univision All Stars”.

Presence on social media networks

Chiquinquirá’s an Instagram star with more than five million followers, while she’s uploaded over 4,000 pictures, most of which have been taken during her everyday life.

She launched her Twitter account in July 2010, and it’s today followed by more than two million people, while she’s tweeted nearly 10,000 times, mostly her opinions on various matters.

She’s also a Facebook star, as her page is today followed by more than two million fans, while Chiquinquirá uploads similar content onto Facebook as onto her Instagram account.

Chiquinquirá is today followed by close to 100,000 people on TikTok, and has amassed close to 300,000 likes of all her videos combined.

Love life and husband

Chiquinquirá has been married twice. She exchanged vows with her first husband Guillermo Davila in 1991, when she was 19 years old; Guillermo is a popular Venezuelan actor and singer, who has appeared in numerous telenovelas. On 3 May 1992, Chiquinquirá gave birth to their daughter Marielena Davila, who’s today a popular singer and actress; Chiquinquirá and Guillermo divorced in 1999, without publicly revealing the reasons..

She married her second husband, Daniel Sarcos in 2004, in a private ceremony attended by only the closest of their friends and family members. Daniel is a Venezuelan actor and stand-up comedian, and he and Chiquinquirá have a daughter together, but divorced in 2010, again without giving reasons..

Since 2011, Chiquinquirá has been in a relationship with the Mexican-American journalist and author Jorge Gilberto Ramos Avalos.

As of April 2022, Chiquinquirá’s in a long-term relationship with Jorge Ramos, has a daughter with her first husband Guillermo Davila, and another daughter with her second husband Daniel Sarcos.

Hobbies and other interests

Chiquinquirá is still physically highly active, and has four to five training sessions at the gym every week, thus her slim figure.

She also participates in a variety of sports, including skiing, snowboarding and volleyball.

Chiquinquirá’s main hobby is perhaps travelling, and her career has taken her all around the world, while her dream travel destination seems to be Los Angeles, California USA.

She’s a fashionista, tries to keep up with all of the latest fashion trends, and so is a shopaholic, as she goes shopping for clothes at least once a week.

She’s a lover of animals, with cats being her favorites.

Chiquinquirá likes to watch Hollywood movies in her spare time, and her favorite actor and actress are Leonardo DiCaprio and Julia Roberts, while a couple of her favorite movies include “The Runaway Bride”, “Notting Hill” and “Titanic”.

Age, height and net worth

Chiquinquirá’s age is 49. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) and she weighs around 120lbs (60kgs).

As of April 2022, her net worth has been estimated at more than $1 million.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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