A pageant matriarch Concepción (played by Ilse Salas) must train, compose, and prepare contestants of a beauty pageant with perfection. In the dramatic Pantaya series Señorita 89, this world of beauty pageants is much darker with secrets behind the curtain.
The Spanish-language streaming series is from visionary creator Lucia Puenzo (La Jauria) which is set in the 1980s period of Mexico.
Senorita 89 follows Concepción (Ilse Salas), the matriarch of the most important beauty pageant in the country, who, together with a team of expert makeup artists, trainers, and even surgeons, welcomes the 32 finalists to her estate, La Encantada. There, the contestants will experience a 3-month hard training until they reach the Miss Mexico pageant.
The truth is underneath the appearances, the clothes, and the makeup, there is a dark world and, in the end, the contestants will empower each other and unite forces to leave the contest alive.
The series is produced by Academy Award winners Pablo and Juan de Dio Larrain.
Additional cast members include Ximena Romo (This Is Not Berlin, Como Si Fuera La Primera), Bárbara López (Desenfrendas, Amar A Muerte), Natasha Gutierrez (Chicuarotes, Las Elegidas), Coty Camacho (Desenfrenadas), along with Edwarda Gurrola (Luciernagas, Soy Tu Fan), Marcelo Alonso (Neruda), Juan Manuel Bernal (Monarca, Obediencia Perfecta), Luis Ernesto Franco (Falsa Identidad, La Boda De La Abuela), Ianis Guerrero (Nosotros Los Nobles, Tigers Are Not Afraid), with the special participation of Ari Brickman (El Chema, El Senor De Los Cielos).
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LRM Online’s Gig Patta chatted with the lead star Ilse Salas, who plays the matriarch Concepción in the series.
Pantaya releases the first two episodes on its Spanish streaming service tomorrow, February 27, followed by a weekly episode every Sunday. The full season of eight episodes will be available for a binge on April 10.
Watch the exclusive interview with Ilse Salas below. Let us know what you think of the interview.
Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Pantaya