Belleza en Grande

Telemundo is beginning a special series aimed at plus-sized women to air during their show “Al Rojo Vivo.” The series, “Belleza en Grande” seeks to promote acceptance of all body shapes and sizes while providing helpful fashion advice.

Spanish-language television isn’t exactly known for promoting acceptance of anything but perfect bodies, (and English-language television isn’t much better), so I’m really pleased to see Telemundo taking this step in the right direction.

For more information on the series, including when to tune in, check out the press release:

MIAMI – July 8 2011– Telemundo’s “Al Rojo Vivo” will air “Belleza en Grande,” a series of special reports starting Monday, July 11 at 5pm ET/ 4C. María Celeste Arrarás, will present a sneak preview of this series during her appearance on NBC’s “Today Show” on Saturday, July 9, as part of the ongoing collaboration between the two networks.

Conducted by fashion expert Quique Usales, “Belleza en Grande” celebrates female beauty in all shapes and sizes. Changing the belief that fashion is designed only for skinny women, Maria Celeste, along with Quique, will present daily reports that will transform the way people see the plus-size woman.

Ranging from how to pick the right underwear, how to dress for the office, and how to select the basic pieces for a wardrobe, to how to choose the perfect lingerie for seduction as well as the right hairstyle to accentuate her best features, this series will not only offer beauty and fashion tips to women who are not a size zero, but will also give them the tools -and the inspiration- to have the right attitude to look beautiful, whatever their size.

Viewers will be able to see these and other special reports on

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What do you think?

3 thoughts on “Belleza en Grande

  1. Wow! I can’t believe there are no comments……so let me be the 1st. I think this is a great idea for Telemundo and major kudos to them for hosting this platform! I for one, embrace my curves. I imagine there are lots of women who after watching 10 minutes of Spanish speaking news, novelas, talkshows, etc would immediately want to go on a diet. Honetly its not the “real world”…. It’s so funny because my husband always laughs at the novelas and says, “they are so fake! how many mexicanas did you see in Mexico that looked like Teresa? (from the novela “Teresa”) He has a point.

  2. I haven’t seen the show but I was reading about it and I think they were saqying something about the plus size person being size 14,16 or 18. I may have read it somewhere different and not even about the show, but the only thing I kept saying as I was reading was, I already know I’m “obese” but now I got a show about a plus size model and she is a size 14. I would love to have the problem of being a size 14. I know, this wasn’t really a commen t about the show, sorry. I will watch it and then make a real comment about the show, but not vent………

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