Was Galilea Montijo discovered at a stripper club? Photo by John Parra/Getty Images For Univision

Galilea Montijo, one of the most charismatic, successful and loved TV personalities in Mexico, has been battling rumors about her former job for years. Back in her “Vida TV” days, a daytime variety show that used to air on Televisa, Montijo had the opportunity to showcase some of her dance moves, which led to chismes about her profession before she became an entertainer.

Even though the 42-year-old Mexican beauty has denied the allegations for quite some time now, recent reports suggest the story is making a comeback and Galilea decided to finally put an end to it.

“I have nothing against anyone, I know what I’ve done good and what I’ve done bad,” Montijo told the cameras of Telemundo’s “Suelta La Sopa.”Everything that I’ve done throughout my career, I’ve done standing tall, and if I had chosen to be a stripper, like some people are saying, I would’ve said it and I would’ve loved it.”

She continued, “I’m not ashamed of absolutely anything. I used to work with 6 boys and 5 girls at a club in Guadalajara.”

The club’s owner, Horacio Montes de Oca, confirmed that Galilea had worked for him prior to becoming famous at one of his businesses called “Cucurrucucú,” named after the song made famous by Spanish music legend Rocío Durcal.

“I have never been involved in prostitution, I’ve never had a strip club, and she was never an exotic dancer,” Montes de Oca said. “She was part of a dance group, and she worked with us for five or six months.”

Gali, as her co-workers and fans call her, doesn’t even have time to be worrying about silly gossip. She is currently travelling from Mexico to the U.S. and getting ready to kick off Univision’s “Va Por Tí” season two.

“I’m very happy to be returning for the second season of “Va Por Tí,” and to start the season,” Montijo told Latin Times. “As happy as can be, because I think this is a great project and a great opportunity for all those talents out here in the U.S., and I’m very excited to see the powerhouses that will be coming in, know their stories, and find out who will be our next winner.”

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