New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom was crackling with excitement last Monday night as guests attending Telemundo’s Upfront presentation started filling in the retro, flat screen-covered venue. Some of the biggest names in Hispanic entertainment were among the VIPs, including television personalities María Celeste, Don Francisco and Ana María Palo; telenovela superstars Kate del Castillo and Adamari Lopez, and rising music groups like Los Bambis, who gave a stellar performance later in the evening. Also spotted in the crowd, Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza, also known as a contestant on the 2012 edition of Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice. She was charming and gracious, but when asked what it was like to work with the man who would improbably become the 45th President of the United States she had little to say.
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