Wendy Guevara — Reality star and musician soars to popularity

  • by Laura Moreno
  • Sunday May 19, 2024
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Wendy Guevera (photo: Instagram)
Wendy Guevera (photo: Instagram)

In 2017, something very unusual happened. Wendy Guevara and her friend Paola Suárez went with a group of friends on a typical nature outing to soak up some sun and fresh air when their friends decided to go in search of beverages, leaving Wendy and Paola alone on a remote hillside. The two irresistibly humorous women, all alone with their cell phones, decide to film a short of themselves as if lost in the wilderness.

"¬°Estamos perdidas! ¬°Estamos perdidas!" (We're lost! We're lost!) they hilariously repeat, clearly amused by their own antics. "Come find us!" they laugh.

Not only did the video go viral, but they won an MTV Millennial Award for the video.

Wendy Guevera (photo: Instagram)  

In 2019, Guevara and Suarez made their first TV on the soap opera "Doña Flor y sus dos maridos" ("Lady Flower & Her Two Husbands") as special guests. After they became famous, Guevara and Suárez, along with Kimberly Irene, created the art group Las Perdidas on YouTube to help people heal from trauma.

In 2021, Guevara began a solo music career in electronic dance music. For as long as she can remember, Wendy Guevara has been in love with fashion. Growing up, she worked in her family's shoe manufacturing business, and still appreciates fabulous footwear.

But she did not begin to don female fashions until a friend, local hair salon owner and trans woman, Lucero, helped her do so. A group of trans friends would meet at Lucero's home and have dress up parties. It was Lucero who baptized Guevara "Wendy" after Wendy Nayeli from the telenovela "Amigas y rivales" ("Friends & Rivals").

Her enthusiasm and positive energy make it hard to believe she did not have an easy start in life. First, her father's alcoholism was a constant source of problems for the family. Then, at age 7, she was molested. A year later she was crossing the street when a truck hit and injured her.

The experiences seem to have given her a real sense of what is important in life. A reality winner of "La casa de los Famosos México" ("Celebrity Big Brother") after 71 days of filming made Wendy Guevara the first ever trans woman to win a reality show in Mexico as well as in Latin America.

It's almost breathtaking to imagine that Wendy Guevara made history when she won with 18.2 million votes, truly a moment to remember in Mexican television. That night Mexico City went wild with crowds gathering, car horns honking, and flags being waved as if Mexico has just won the World Cup. Guevara has six million Instagram followers and growing.

Dealing with sudden fame of this magnitude is not easy for most people, but Wendy Guevara seems to have been born to be a star. Her boundless joy, charisma, honesty and poise have made her a household name in Mexico and beyond.

"I can't believe it, my God!" Guevara exclaimed in one of her videos. "So many people told me many beautiful things. Everywhere I go, everyone is supporting me," she babbled with disbelief. When the on-camera interviewer expresses disbelief as well, she replied, "Bien mamona," ("Well-sucked," which sounds much softer, even motherly in Spanish, and they both laugh.

Wendy also joined Madonna onstage in one of her Mexico City concerts' "Vogue" number as a guest judge.  

In the reality show she sat enthroned on a red velvet chair, meeting and greeting the fans like a real queen. She gave her full attention to every fan, but after they the line ended and they all left, she was visibly exhausted. She said she can't wait to go home to León, Guanajuato to see her dog.

She gave special thanks to Mexican trans actress Alejandra Bogue for being a huge inspiration to her. Wendy also joined Madonna onstage in one of her Mexico City concerts' "Vogue" number as a guest judge:

Don't miss her latest reality show, just released. ViX's "Wendy, Perdida Pero Famosa" ("Lost But Famous") offers an exclusive glimpse into the life of Wendy Guevara, a new stage performer, who tells about her beginnings and her relationship with those closest to her, including her family members and the "hell team," who helped her win over audiences across the world.

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