DJ Stephanie 'Chiquibaby' Himondidis is New Judge on YO SOY EL ARTISTA
Telemundo is proud to announce the addition of the renowned radio personality, Stephanie Himonidis, aka "La Chiquibaby," as a judge of the mega-reality music competition, "Yo Soy El Artista" (I Am the Artist). The popular DJ, from 97.9 FM La Raza in Los Angeles, joins the panel of celebrity judges that includes music stars Luis Fonsi, Olga Tañon and Mario Quintero Lara, alongside international star Lucero, the host of the show slated to premiere this September. With castings completed across major cities across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, "Yo Soy el Artista" will feature talented contestants who will have to sing, dance and demonstrate star quality and showmanship, in an intense 13-week competition where the winner will be named the ultimate true "Artist."
"I'm so excited to be part of this great project and to work with a team of such extraordinary personalities from the world of entertainment," stated La Chiquibaby. "Radio is a fundamental element in any artist's career, no matter the genre, and is an important predictor of a star potential."
"Stephanie Himonidis "La Chiquibaby's," will give a unique slant thanks to the perspective she brings to the competition, which differs from that of Olga, Fonsi and Mario," said Maria Lopez-Alvarez, SVP of Reality Programming at Telemundo.
Popular DJ Stephanie Himonidis "La Chiquibaby," of the Los Angeles radio station La Raza, has also appeared on numerous television programs, including on the judging panel of the Reality Show "Viva el Sueño." A two-time Emmy winner, "La Chiquibaby" started out on Mexico's Súper Estéreo to become one of the best-known radio personalities in her country. Her first job in the United States was with a radio station in San Diego but her popularity led to her own show on the Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) in Los Angeles.
Telemundo and Spain's Reset TV partnered to jointly own, develop, produce and distribute internationally, this reality competition series based on an original concept from Reset TV founders, Toni Cruz and Josep Maria Mainat, the creators of popular entertainment formats such as Cronicas Marcianas (Martian Chronicles), Mira Quien Baila (Look Who's Dancing) and Operacion Triunfo (Star Academy), among others.
Social media users can follow "Yo Soy El Artista" on Facebook.com/ElArtistaTV and Twitter: @ElArtistaTV or visit www.YoSoyElArtista.com for further details on the show.