GISELLE BLONDET COMES TO TELEMUNDO TO HOST THE MUCH ANTICIPATED REALITY SHOW “GRAN HERMANO” (BIG BROTHER) PREMIERING SUNDAY, JANUARY 10TH AT 8PM/7C
The Famous TV Personality will Present the Competition where 14 Hispanics Commit to Live in a House without Privacy, Friends, Family or Contact with The Outside World Until One of the Housemates Wins the $250,000 Grand Prize
The Reality Show that has Become a Worldwide Sensation, will Feature an Extended Weekday Programming Schedule on TELEMUNDO and 24-Hour Live Stream Access via Telemundo.com
MIAMI – December 14, 2015 – TV personality Giselle Blondet comes to TELEMUNDO as host of the much anticipated reality show “Gran Hermano” (Big Brother), airing for the first time in Spanish-language television starting Sunday, January 10th at 8pm/7c. After concluding the auditions of over 5,000 Hispanics from across the country, a group of 14 strangers, seven men and seven women, commit to living together in a house sealed off from the outside world, equipped with dozens of cameras and microphones recording their every move 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This new home will become a sociological experiment, where emotions are magnified, creating stories of love, hate, friendship, as well as tension and arguments during a three-month period. Every week, housemates will nominate each other and the audience will decide with their vote who will leave the house until the last house guest remains, winning a grand prize of $250,000.
“I’m so thrilled to host Gran Hermano and bring to our audience this unique format for U.S. Hispanic television,” said Blondet. “In addition, it gives me the opportunity to return to Telemundo, the place where I started my career,” stated Giselle.
During “Gran Hermano,” viewers can enjoy an extended live programming schedule on TELEMUNDO’s screen dedicated exclusively to the development of the reality show, nominations and elimination of the housemates. In addition to the Sunday galas highlighting the best of each week and the last moments before participants are eliminated, the network will air “Gran Hermano: La Novela,” a daily recap airing at 12am/11pm CT. Every Wednesday at 7pm/6c, there will be a special show featuring the intimate life of each housemate before they are nominated for elimination. On Telemundo.com/GranHermano, users can live and witness the real time action inside the house of “Gran Hermano” 24-hour a day, seven days a week.
Giselle Blondet is one of the most renowned Hispanic TV personalities recognized for hosting reality shows, TV specials and also as an actress in leading roles in telenovelas produced in Telemundo Puerto Rico. In 1997, the beautiful Puerto Rican became one of the first hosts of the hit morning show “Despierta América” (Univision). Her charismatic personality helped her become the host of the popular beauty pageant “Nuestra Belleza Latina” for seven consecutive years until 2013, when she decided to pursue new projects. Among these are the launch of her own jewelry line, her bed collection “Gi by Giselle Blondet,” and her second book entitled "Tengo 50...Y qué?!." Giselle is the founder of “Fundación Arte por la Paz” and was one of the celebrities who took part of“Heart Truth Red Dress Collection” during New York Fashion Week.
“Gran Hermano,” produced by Endemol Shine Latino, the Hispanic division of Endemol Shine North America, and licensed exclusively to TELEMUNDO, is the first U.S. Spanish-language reality show based on the worldwide hit format Big Brother, the reality that became a big international success and has been watched by over billions of fans around the world, in over 110 countries. This Big Brother format launched worldwide in Holland in 1999.