Dulce María Confirms Alleged Televisa Catalog To 'Sell' Actresses

Dulce María
The actress and singer has broken her silence after a magazine published an article that confirms she's pregnant. GettyImages

Dulce María has been working as an actress and singer from a very young age and has seen a lot of things in her lifetime. Following Kate del Castillo's revelation that Televisa had a catalog of actresses that they shared with their publicists to serve them as escorts, Dulce María revealed that it's in fact true. 

"I started since the age of 5, but my mom was always with me all the time until I turned 18," she told People. "Those things happen unfortunately, in this industry and many other places. It has to do with what you allow to happen as well, but it happens all over the world and it's sad that these things happen, but it depends on you, that you accept it or not and because I never allow it and I take the long road, but on a road with integrity."

The person that allegedly came up with the book was telenovela producer Carla Estrada and was recently asked about it on "Ventaneando." "Even talking about it is shameful," she said. "One thing is that they make a catalog of the actors where you have their phone numbers or their representatives' phones, and it's another thing to mix things up."

She also added: "Nobody makes anyone do anything. That catalog of talents exists in any television network. To do a casting you get the catalog from a company. The catalog didn't exist at Televisa and I started it, but at any company you need one, a list or planner with pictures and phone numbers of the people because if you don't, how are you going to contract them?"

Carmen Salinas recently blasted Kate del Castillo for even bringing it up and suggested she closed her mouth. "Your dad is working there my dear, you can't talk about the place your father works as he is a great actor and a great man," she told reporters on "Suelta La Sopa". "It's not possible that you badmouth the company that gave us and has given us to eat and work."

Carmen Salinas added her take on what those publicists meetings were like. "The sponsors went with their children and they would take pictures with us," she said. "The producers of the shows would go with the publicists. It was a meeting where we all went, who knows what network she worked at, I don't know, but she shouldn't even be talking. Even though I don't have a contract with Televisa anymore, it's the place that gave me food for more than 60 years. I am not an ungrateful person and I will not badmouth the Azcárragas because all the actresses that sold their telenovelas, received a lot of money, like Thalía, Verónica Castro, they wanted all of them to be well, to the kid actors, Colunga, William Levy, they gave them all houses because they sold well."

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Armando Tinoco is an Orange County-based writer with a degree in Marketing from Cal. State Fullerton and a degree in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. In addition to reporting for Latin Times and when he is not watching Brazilian and Mexican telenovelas or quoting lines from "Clueless" and "Friends" he is brushing up his skills in CSS and responsive website design. Some of his celebrity idols include Eiza Gonzalez, Paulina Rubio and Amanda Bynes.

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