Weekend edition, so to speak

Back on Tuesday, I put up a photo of María Celeste Arrarás, current host of Telemundo’s Al Rojo Vivo. It did not occur to me at the time that Al Rojo Vivo, like many news-ish programs, had once had a weekend version, which was titled Al Rojo Vivo: Fin de Semana con Candela Ferro.

“Fin de semana,” of course, means “end of the week.” And who is Candela Ferro? This is Candela Ferro:

Candela Ferro

Ferro, thirty-seven, is between gigs, as they say — I didn’t see any references to current work on her Web site — but I’m willing to bet she’s a long way from being washed up.



  1. Jeffro »

    7 May 2011 · 10:31 pm

    but I’m willing to bet she’s a long way from being washed up.

    It does seem unlikely.

  2. Mike Pechar »

    8 May 2011 · 5:17 am

    Gulp-worthy in any language.

  3. Tatyana »

    8 May 2011 · 8:57 am

    something wrong with her scull.
    or she has a huge bump at the back of her head.

    her pose seems rather strained. must be the sofa: too narrow for her to sit normally

  4. CGHill »

    8 May 2011 · 9:49 am

    All such poses are rather strained, I suspect.

  5. canadienne »

    8 May 2011 · 10:11 am

    Tatyana is right (or perhaps she went way overboard on the volumizing hair product), also there seems to be something wrong with her arms (I’m sure none of you dudes noticed arms). The left one seems too short, the right one too long. Send it to Photoshop Disasters.

    I suspect Photoshop manipulation to make sure no naughty bits are showing.

  6. CGHill »

    8 May 2011 · 10:48 am

    I usually assume Photoshop manipulation on all such portraits; further, I assume that the subjects, or their handlers, insist upon it as a condition of sitting for the picture in the first place. The one run previous to this, I suspect of having had a waist adjustment via brush. Beyond that, there’s the undeniable fact that being able to purchase a pricey graphics program does not ipso facto confer actual talent upon the purchaser. (I consider my own mad skillz with such to be “slightly above marginal.”)

    Other shots of Ms Ferro I have checked for comparison suggest that the hair in this shot is indeed artificially inflated, though whether by a hair stylist or by some guy working the Clone Brush is difficult to determine, at least at my level of expertise. I am willing to assert, though, that her arms are probably the same length in real life.

  7. Tatyana »

    8 May 2011 · 1:16 pm

    By “strained” I mean it is quite an achievement to display serene facial expression with no forehead lines signifying the efforts necessary to keep this zig-zagy pose: head at a different angles with shoulders and torso at different angles with bottom and left thigh turned to extreme right at different angle with left thigh turned to extreme left. Implies viper-like flexibility of the spine.
    I, too, presume advance use of graphic enhancement programs, but even beyond that: the previous candy was not notorious, as you mentioned, by brushwork around waste (that, I think, could be natural – just a perspective point of camera) – it’s in the total absence of age effects on 50yo face. There must be some surgical work in evidence, not just mouse-work.

  8. CGHill »

    8 May 2011 · 1:36 pm

    There are, I suspect, very few celebrities who refuse to go under the knife under any circumstances. (And there’s always Botox, for those who fear wrinkles much more than they fear food poisoning.)

  9. canadienne »

    8 May 2011 · 11:23 pm

    I doubt there’s a pic in a magazine anywhere that hasn’t been to the ‘shop (or are news photos supposed to be untouched?) However this one has gotta be a facepalm for the retoucher, when he or she sat back and really looked at the pic (or maybe not… or maybe her arms really are different lengths.)

    As for Botox, I’d be very leery of injecting neurotoxins into my face, though I have no reservations about erasing the wrinkles – oops, laugh lines – with Photoshop.

  10. CGHill »

    9 May 2011 · 6:59 am

    There are, alas, plenty of instances of news photos being retouched, going back many decades.

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