Cristina Saralegui To Appear On Univision’s ‘Despierta America’ Show, Talks Alcoholism, Plugs Book

Cristina Saralegui will return to Spanish language television this month, according to Latin Post. Cristina Saralegui, often referred to as the Latina/Hispanic Oprah, will make her debut on Despierta America on Monday, October 13. The Cuban native will talk it out with Paola Gutierrez in Miami, where she will discuss many personal topics, including her so-called arrogance, which may have led to the cancellation of her successful talk show Cristina on Univision.

The Cristina Saralegui interview will provide intimate details regarding her marriage, career, and battle with alcohol addiction, a problem that she denied years ago. The former Univision and Telemundo talk show host will reveal that it was her husband who confronted her about her addiction to alcohol, and added that she knew that it was time for her to stop drinking. Saralegui says it was the love for her husband, herself, and her children that finally made her kick the bottle to the curb.

The first Latina inducted into the Broadcast and Cable Hall of Fame, Cristina Saralegui came on the scene in 1989 with the debut of her Spanish language talk show Cristina, which aired for the first time on Univision. By 1989, Cristina had inspired the Latino community so much that her viewing audience was bigger than Oprah’s. About the comparison to Oprah’s net worth, “The difference between Oprah Winfrey and me is about $200 million,” Cristina stated in an interview with People’s Magazine. Oprah also acknowledged Cristina’s success by referring to herself as the “black Cristina.”

When the show Christina was finally cancelled after more than 20 years on the air, many in the Latino community felt they had lost their most active voice. Others, who were envious of the Latina’s success, were not so forgiving. Over the years, she has endured countless accusations that The Christina Show was padded with fake guests and fake stories, accusations that Christina says were totally untrue.

Once named as one of the 25 most influential Hispanics in America, the former talk show host, known simply as Christina, began her career in journalism after attending college. By the 1980s, she was working as an editor with the Spanish edition of the prestigious Cosmopolitan magazine.

Cristina’s Saralegui’s return to television is also expected to be a plug for Cristina Saralegui’s book ¡Pa’rriba y Pa’lante! The semi-biography is considered to be guide for women on how to maintain their family, how to ask for a pay raise, how to love themselves, and how to choose a good life partner. Last month, Inquisitr discussed Jackie Guerrido, another well-known Despierta America figure.