The actress will add a new milestone in her career, by becoming the first woman descended from the original peoples of Mexico to assume that role.
Yalitza Aparicio, the star of the award-winning film Roma, puts acting aside for a while to assume the role of presenter of the Latin Grammy gala, which will be delivered this Thursday, November 19 in Miami, with several Argentine artists among the aspiring to stay with any of the categories at stake.
For this reason, in the preview of the annual celebration of the Latin Recording Academy, the press conference that the Mexican actress gave had music as the central axis, relegating her usual occupation to the background.
“I am of all kinds of music, depending on the party. To be alone I am a reggaeton, because it makes me happy and I can enjoy my activities without it costing me”, revealed Aparicio, who was very excited about what will be the first time as presenter press conference.
At the Latin music party, Aparicio will share the screen with artists who are on everyone’s lips such as Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Ricky Martin or Anitta, musicians that you admire and with whom you would be delighted to take a photo. But not without a bit of shame, he confessed that he has a favorite.
“I have many favorites. I told my team that as a fan I I would take pictures with everyone, but one of the people I am most excited to hear is Karol G. I’m a fan of his songs, “she explained.
For the Mexican, this is an opportunity to train and learn in a field that she had never explored before but for which she is taking the advice of those who will be her companions at the awards ceremony: Carlos Rivera Y Ana Brenda Contreras.
“I’ve been watching videos of different events Where they do this type of thing, I try to ask people who have already done it and my colleagues and to solve my doubts in general. Knowing all those things will help me relax, “he said.
In addition, facing her first time as a presenter at an event of the magnitude of the Latin GrammyIt does not seem to scare her, but rather, she said, she finds it exhilarating and she faces it aware of what she has accomplished so far.
“For me, as an actress, it is incredible to have another opportunity to experience more and learn about other capacities that I may have. Before, I did not even speak before the cameras; it also implies opening my eyes to the rest of the world and that they see that there are these opportunities. give everything I have, “he said.
In 2019, the Mexican of indigenous descent was nominated for her role in the film Alfonso Cuaron, Roma (2018), whose character, Cleo, a nanny who cared for the children of a middle class family, went around the world and encouraged the film industry and the public to open the doors a little more to diversity.
After the success of the film, Aparicio embarked on multiple projects and became the first woman of indigenous descent to appear on the first page of Vogue, among other magazines, in addition to participating in conferences on equality and signing as a columnist for the New York Times.
In all these experiences, she seeks to draw the path so that other young people who come after do not have to suffer what she and many before suffered and know that they can achieve their goals.
“I feel very happy with my appointments and projects. The important thing is to always walk, keep your head up, giving your best effort. I don’t want the person who is going to get to this point going through the things I went through, like discrimination, bad comments or distrust“, he detailed.
However, despite the hundreds of experiences that she has been able to live since 2018 and those to come, the Mexican assured that she will never stop being a teacher, profession to which she dedicated before Cuarón selected her for his film. “
“I’m never going to leave it, because a teacher is someone who shares knowledge with others and is excited for someone to stand out. It will be what will always characterize me, “he finished.
The 21st edition of the Latin Grammy will be held next Thursday the 19th, starting at 10, in virtual format due to the coronavirus pandemic, in a gala that will feature performances by Pitbull, Sebastian Yatra, Ricardo Montaner, Calibre 50, Bad Bunny, Pedro Capó, Alejandro Fernández, Karol G, Los Tigres del Norte, Christian Nodal and Marc Anthony, among others, including Argentines Fito Páez and Nathy Peluso.