Sin Senos no hay Paraiso
Sin Senos no hay Paraiso (Without Breasts There Is No Paradise) is a RTI Colombia-Telemundo remake and loose adaptation of the original Colombian series Sin Tetas No Hay Paraiso . The series is based on investigative journalist Gustavo Bolivar's debut novel and features an attractive young prostitute who desires to have massive breast implants in order to attract a rich cocaine smuggler. It is also based on a true story. The show's debut drew 749,000 adults aged 18 to 49, making it one of the network's most-watched premieres ever.
Sin Senos No Hay Paraiso premiered on June 16, 2008.
TV Kosava started to air this telenovela on November 10, 2008 in Serbia.
Sitel TV channel started to air this telenovela on April 13, 2009 in Macedonia.
Telelatino started to air the telenovela with english subtitles on May 11, 2009 in Canada.
Acasa TV started to air the telenovela on June 22, 2009 in Romania.
Channel Cool TV Cool TV started to air this telenovela on December, 2008 in Hungary.
Catalina (Carmen Villalobos), a young woman in Pereira, Colombia, is willing to risk everything in order to escape the poverty she lives in and fulfill her dreams - even if this means putting her life and her integrity in jeopardy. Her mother Hilda (Catherine Siachoque), a lovely hard working woman with no resources to provide her children with luxuries, expends boundless energy in her efforts to push both her children, Catalina and Byron (Juan Diego Sanchez), to prosper. In spite of their mother's efforts, Byron and Catalina's situation is filled with poverty and need.
Catalina is a beautiful young woman, but not as voluptuous as her friends who render sexual services as "call girls" to powerful men in the drug trafficking world. Yesica "La diabla" (Maria Fernanda Yepez), Catalina's best friend, entered the world of "call girls" with her own business: recruiting, selecting, and leading groups of women for whom the drug traffickers pay in advance to receive sexual services. Yesica introduces Catalina to this culture, convincing her that this is the only way she has to get away from her poverty. Once inside, Catalina falls into the manipulative hands of Lorena (Aylin Mujica), Yesica's equivalent in Mexico, who together with Martinez, an important member of the Juarez Cartel, convinces inexperienced young women from Colombia to undergo breast surgery as a means of obtaining a better life in another country. What they don't know is that in reality he uses them as "mules", sending them to Mexico while smuggling cocaine in their implants.
Catalina, dazzled by a world of riches and a life full of luxuries, decides not to continue her relationship with her boyfriend Albeiro, a young man from her town who has very few ambitions, but loves her with all his heart. She decides to search for someone who can pay for or finance her surgery of silicon breast implants since, according to her belief, this will provide her the fame and wealth she longs for.
In the end, Catalina begins to remember how hard her life has been since she became a pre-paid girl, having an illegal abortion of the baby product of being raped by three men, the struggles she faced in order to get her breast augmented and the loss of her breast implants due to medical complications, the death of her brother Bayron, finding out that her mother and Albeiro, her boyfriend, were having a sentimental relationship behind her back which resulted in her mother becoming pregnant, and finally getting kicked out of her own house by Marcial, her drug-dealer husband after Yesica betrayed her and told Marcial that Catalina had lied to him and that in reality she felt disgust towards him as well that she had a boyfriend back home who had cheated on her with her own mother. Overall she is left feeling lost, forgotten, betrayed, and alone. All these events cause Catalina to lose the will to live, and she tries to commit suicide but does not find the courage to pull through, so she decides to seek revenge and kill Yesica for betraying her by citing Yesica to a cafe shop and calling the hired killers, giving them the directions that Yesica is dressed a certain way and sitting at a table by herself reading a book. The killers do their job and kill the girl by shooting her three times on the back, later to be shown that the girl killed is Catalina, who had a change of mind; that instead of killing Yesica, she decided to plot her own assassination instead by disguising herself as Yesica. Before getting killed, Catalina wrote in the book she was holding the line which gave the series its title, "It's a lie, without breasts there is NO paradise."
Gustavo Bolivar's heroine is a prepago, or "pre-paid girl," which means she sells her services around-the-clock for a set period, hoping to make extra money.The screenwriter says Paraiso highlights an unflattering part of his country: teenagers in the Colombian narco-culture getting the breast implants. According to Bolivar, he didn't imagine it would come to touch on a universal theme: "the beauty based in vanity and its connection with money" and noted that no other book
had denounced in such bad terms the drug dealers, the ignorant mothers who confuse the love for their daughters with pimping, and the unscrupulous plastic surgeons.
Bolivar says the story is based on real-life conditions facing child prostitutes in the province (departamento) of Putumayo, Colombia. There he met two girls who were desperate for silicone breast implants. One told him that she got her operation in exchange for sex. Unfortunately, the doctor used a pair of used implants that led to allergic reactions and infection.
Telemundo began shooting the series at Telemundo's production centers in Bogota and Girardot, Colombia, as well as its studio in Sinaloa, Mexico, on April 15, 2008. As with most of its soap operas, the network broadcast English subtitles as closed captions on CC3 until late October, when the network briefly canceled the translations. Captions were restored the following April. A version with on-screen English subtitles debuted on Mun2 in 2009.
Main Cast in Order of Appearance
Secondary Cast in Order of Appearance
Nestor Alfonso Rojas .... Caballo - ''One of the three who raped Catalina, Martinez's Partner,is Dead
Rafael Uribe Ochoa .... Orlando - One of the three who raped Catalina, Martinez's partner,is Dead
Victor Rodriguez .... Jorge - One of the three who raped Catalina, Martinez's partner
Jorge Sanchez .... Lambon - Workman of Moron and Cardona
Emerson Yanez .... Balin - Works with Bayron as a hitman; in love with Paola,Dead
Martha Isabel Bolanos .... Margot - "Model" scout who traffics young girls
Rodrigo Obregon .... Robert - ''Martinez's partner in Los Angeles
Andres Martinez .... Alberto Bermejo - Cardona's plastic surgeon partner
Astrid Junguito .... Dona Mariela - Mother of Albeiro
Edmundo Troya .... Don Antonio - Chief of the bikini fabric,is Dead
Neru .... Black Man in the bar
Sigifredo Vega .... Director - Director of the high school, father of Natalia; in prison
Gustavo Yanez .... Sadhanii - "Under cover DEA detective, and Chief of Cardona in California"
Maria Margarita Giraldo .... wife of director of the college, Natalia's mother
Jhon Mario Rivera .... Don Jairo - Bordel owner
Luis Fernando Bohorquez
Manuel Busquet .... Director of the underwear fabric "Vanessa"
Moises Cadavid .... Benjamin - Yesica's friend in Bogota
Paula Barreto .... friend of Yesica, actress
German Arias .... Police at the airport
Jairo Sanabria .... Police at the airport
Cristian Tappan .... Octavio - Yessica's friend, congresist in Bogota, in love with Catalina
Manuel Pachon .... Priest
Monica Pardo .... Cristina - Raped by director of high school; pregnant
Jose Omar Murillo .... Pelambre - Henchman of Marcial; in love with Catalina
Francisco Bolivar .... Jota
Maria Leon Arias .... Griselda - Antonio's wife
Sharmel Altamirano .... Plane Stewardess
Miguel Angel Ramirez
Mario Alberto Parra
Alvaro Garcia .... Bonifacio - Miss Chica Linda's corrupted manager
Monica Uribe .... Marcela - Titi's girlfriend
Karen Licet Manjarrez .... herself - colombian singer
Julio del Mar .... Beauty peagant's jury
Luis Carlos Galeano
Julian Alvarez .... man in the bar
Herber King .... Cristina's father
Margarita Duran .... Cristina's mother
Alejandro Rodriguez .... Salgado
Sebastian Boscan .... Catalina's doctor
Natalia Giraldo .... Moda Colombia's Organizer
Martha Liliana Calderon
Ivette Zamora .... Titi's mother
Alejandro Tamayo .... man who involved Titi in drugdealering
Andrea Villareal .... journalist against Hilda
Luis Fernando Salas .... Urquia - DEA agent
Alfredo Aneher .... DEA agent
Ana Beatriz Osorio .... Roxana Pinilla - DEA agent
Jackeline Aristizabal .... Gonzalez - Police Agent''
Juan Sebastian Caicedo
Juan Carlos Serrano
Linda Lucia Callejas
NBC Universal commissioned Universal Media Studios to produce an English language version of the serial that was produced separate using a different cast and script. It is expected to air sometime during the 2009-2010 season.
The episode debuted in June 2008 with nearly 750,000 viewers adults 18 to 49, per Nielsen Media Research. By August, the series had reached 949,000 adults, constituting a 31% share of the Spanish language television networks of the week. The series averaged nearly 1.9 million 18-to-49 viewers in November. However, due to its prolonged run, the series has lost a big part of its audience dropping to 1.1 million 18-to-49 viewers in April 2009 and prefessional reviews from magazines like TV y Novelas dropped from scores of mostly tens and nines during the success peak of the series to an all-time low score of five out of ten. The series ended with a rating of eight.
External linksOfficial "Sin Senos No Hay Paraiso" Website
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