Angélica Vale Suffers Discrimination At Los Angeles Airport: 'La Fan' Star Recounts Sad Experience

Angélica Vale 'La Fan' Telenovela
Angélica Vale returns to telenovelas as "La Fan" in the Telemundo series premiere. Telemundo

Angélica Vale, widely-known to Latinos for her comedic talent and starring in "La Fea Más Bella" telenovela, was discriminated at the Los Angeles airport. You would think that this only happened to non-famous people, but it seems like even highly-recognized personalities are being labeled wrongfully. The actress says that she had a pre-boarding pass and had a seat in first-class that her employer paid for. "Then an American elderly couple kept looking at me and told me, 'are you in first class?' and I said, 'yes, excuse me,' but they didn't let me go through," she tells People en Español.

Angélica María's daughter waited until the airline personnel could help her with the situation she was experiencing. "I don't know if it was more embarrassing for me or the lady," she continued. "The lady was very mad that I would board before her. I don't make the rules. I travel more than the lady that is why I was pre-boarding when they hadn't started boarding." Upon the debacle Vale has a strong message to Latinos across the U.S.: "We need to be more united than ever. Strength, union and positive messages."

Angélica Vale recently wrapped up work on the Telemundo telenovela "La Fan" where she played Valentina. Vale is a cheerful, humble and simple woman, and a fan of famous telenovela actor Lucas Duarte (Juan Pablo Espinosa). The lives of Vale and Lucas cross path one day; by what people could call a work of fate, luck, and magic. While she is hidden inside a giant pizza costume, handing out flyers to promote the business where she works, she believes she saves the life of her beloved actor, but everything is just part of a novela scene. That marks the first encounter between Lucas and Vale, but not the only one. Lucas’ manager, Gabriel (Gabriel Porras) comes up with the idea of making a contest for all fans. And with a little “help,” Vale wins the contest. Extremely fascinated, Vale has lunch with Lucas. And this time, she ends up saving his life for real. And so Vale becomes Lucas’ personal assistant, his shadow, and his guardian angel.

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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.