EIGHT HISPANIC CELEBRITIES SET TO COMPETE IN “TOP CHEF ESTRELLAS” THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16 AT 8PM/7C ON TELEMUNDO
Exclusives and Previews will be Featured on “Suelta La Sopa Extra” at 10pm/9c, the After Show with a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Each Episode of the Competition where Celebrities put their Cooking Skills to the Test for a Good Cause
Miami – February 12, 2014 – Starting this Sunday, February 16 at 8pm/7c, audiences will see eight Hispanic celebrities as they’ve never seen them before on the premiere of “Top Chef Estrellas” on Telemundo. The cooking competition features Dr. Nancy Álvarez, Fernando Arau, Christian Chávez, David Chocarro, Christian de la Campa, Erika De La Rosa, Lorena Herrera and Cynthia Olavarría, who will demonstrate their culinary skills to benefit a charitable cause of their choosing. Following each episode, viewers can stay tuned for “Suelta La Sopa Extra” for exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and previews of the following week’s challenge.
Hosted by telenovela star Aylin Mujica, “Top Chef Estrellas” also features Lorena García, the famous Hispanic chef, television host and author, who participated in the fourth season of Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters.” García will judge the competition along with James Beard Award-nominated chefs and television hosts Jaime Martin Del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu, owners of the acclaimed Los Angeles restaurant “La Casita Mexicana.” Viewers will have the opportunity to get to know the celebrity participants on a more personal level as they compete for the Top Chef crown and $100,000 for the charity of their choice. As part of its adaptation for a Hispanic audience, contestants eliminated from “Top Chef Estrellas” become Sous Chefs instead of being sent home.
Following each episode, the after show “Suelta La Sopa Extra” will review the evening’s developments on “Top Chef Estrellas” with cast members, offering never-before-seen exclusives and a look at the action to come. A blend of cooking and entertainment, “Suelta La Sopa Extra” also brings in two special guests for a face-off in the kitchen, with an unexpected surprise for the losing guest.
Produced by Emmy award-winning production house Magical Elves and shot in New Orleans on the same kitchen and with the same crew as the Bravo version, “Top Chef Estrellas” blends the best of Bravo’s franchise with a few twists for the Hispanic market.
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Telemundo Media, a division of NBCUniversal, is a world-class media company, leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content across its multiplatform portfolio to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. Telemundo’s multiple platforms include the Telemundo Network, a Spanish-language television network featuring original productions, theatrical motion pictures, news and first-class sports events, reaching U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets through its 16 owned stations, broadcast and MVPD affiliates; mun2, the preeminent voice for young Hispanics in the U.S. reaching TV households nationwide on digital and analog cable, and satellite; Telemundo Digital Media, which distributes Telemundo’s original content across digital and emerging platforms including mobile devices, www.telemundo.com and www.mun2.tv; an owned and operated full power station in Puerto Rico that reaches 99% of all TV households in that DMA; and Telemundo Internacional, the international distribution arm which has positioned Telemundo as the second largest provider of Spanish-language content worldwide by syndicating content to more than 100 countries in over 35 languages.