Rumors have been swirling and getting stronger that there is a "spy" within the mists of Univision's Nuestra Belleza Latina first round of candidates. Maribel de Santiago's passage into the TV Show's second round has got many viewers in an uproar. Maribel is the young lady that wittingly won her way to the show's premiere and a ticket to Miami.
Many have speculated that she is the "spy" for Univision's show this year. In the past, the TV show had entrenched an undercover candidate within the mists of these beauty candidates to help rule out candidates that year. However, the network has not made an announcement that a spy for them was placed this year. As a matter of fact, last year there was none. The only year they had one, it was publicly announced prior to the elimination round.
The controversy seems to arise out of the judges decision not to eliminate the young lady that charmingly won her way to NBL. Many have claimed that she is not pretty enough, does not have model appeal and made her way to the show because she pleaded her way through. While there are many other beautiful girls in the Spanish language TV show, NBL is not based solely on looks. We also need to understand that the show is just beginning and many of the girls will learn their way through. After all, beauty is not just an exterior appeal but an interior as well.
Maribel is smart, tenacious and a tour de force to be reckoned with. She may not be the prettiest girl there but she has won the hearts of many of the television show's fans. Some of her fans have began to support her, amid the criticisms that he is not pretty by chanting: La Fea Mas Bella, the novela that was the model for ABC's hit TV sitcom, Ugly Betty.