Gloria Trevi (full name Gloria de los Angeles Trevino Ruiz) was born on February 15, 1970 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon and she is a Mexican rock singer.
Biography and Career :
Her life has been as controversial as her career as a singer has been successful. Gloria Trevi's scandals and controversies have made some people nickname her The Madonna of Mexico.
Gloria Trevi was born in a reportedly violent and impoverished home. Gloria Trevi struggled to survive when she was little, as the lack of food and money in her house being a challenge.
Gloria Trevi wanted to become an entertainer since she was little, and she began to learn poetry when she was five, and then she started taking ballet and piano lessons. Gloria Trevi's parents divorced when she was ten. There have been alleg
ations that her mother mistreated her and tried to discourage her from being a singer. The veracity of those rumors, however, are not clear. The fact her mother has come out on international television, pleading for Gloria Trevi to change her wild ways, makes those rumors look even more like just rumors.
Gloria Trevi left her home city at the age of twelve, arriving at Mexico City, where she met the also controversial manager Sergio Andrade, alleged child molester and slave master. Before meeting Andrade, Gloria Trevi worked singing and dancing on the streets for spare change, as well as teaching aerobics and serving tacos at a taco stand. In 1985, Gloria Trevi was a member of a short-lived girl group named Boquitas Pintadas (Little Colored Mouths).
With Andrade's help, Gloria Trevi released her first album in 1989, Y Que Hago Aqui? (And What Am I Doing Here?). The album scored an instant number one hit for her, Dr. Psiquiatra (Dr. Psychiatrist), and four other songs from that album went up the charts too. She soon became known as a challenger to the machismo ideas of many of Mexico's men, breaking social standards and taking a feminist stand point on many of her songs, while exploring sexuality in a way that not many female Mexican entertainers had done before her.
Gloria Trevi would go out of her way to taunt social conservatives, engaging in antics such as wearing a bandolier of condoms across her bare chest and stripping male members of her audience. Despite the way she carried herself on stage, she was also able to become very popular among Mexican and Latin American children. At that point of her career, it became common for many little girls and teenaged females to dress like Gloria's concert attire.
Trevi, however, also carried herself to the public as a girl who could break down and cry at any minute and for anything she heard about. A lot of times, during her television interviews, the talk show host would mention her childhood and she'd go from acting happy to spilling her tears from one minute to the other.
Mexican rock singer
She followed up her first record, with the 1991 album Angel De La Guardia (Guardian Angel), which became even more successful than the first one, her song Pelo Suelto (Loose Hair) becoming her most widely known hit; it became number one all over Latin America and for the Latino population in the United States.
Gloria Trevi then filmed a movie, also named Pelo Suelto. In it, she participated with fellow wild living former world boxing champion Jorge Paez. The movie became a number one hit, and Gloria Trevi was invited to tour in many countries. In 1992, she began a tour all over the Caribbean and South America, which took her to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Argentina, Venezuela and Chile.
Gloria Trevi also released her first calendar, which was considered by many of her fans and critics to be very suggestive and sexually oriented. Meanwhile, Gloria Trevi kept talking in public about such things as teen sex, abortion, drugs, AIDS, prostitution and anything that came into her mind.
Gloria Trevi's third album, Me Siento Tan Sola (I Feel so Lonely), was released in 1993, and it garnered her another hit, Zapatos Viejos (My Old Shoes). The album was taped in Los Angeles. Gloria Trevi released a new calendar, which was even more suggestive than the first one. Then, her second movie, also named like her song, Zapatos Viejos, was released.
Gloria Trevi became more reclusive after that. For years, all that was heard about her were rumors and speculation. But then, in 1995, Sergio Andrade's former wife published a book about how Andrade allegedly would pick up teenaged girls and lure them into a web of sex and slavery by promising to make them superstars. According to the book, named De La Gloria Al Infierno (From Glory to Hell), Trevi was also a willing participant of Andrade's scams, and she had fallen in love with her manager, supposedly participating in his manager's sexual orgies and slavery acts with the teenaged girls just to please him.
The 1990s saw an abrupt decline in Gloria Trevi's career as she was wanted by the Mexican police and later Interpol for child prostitution, child slavery and child abuse. Gloria Trevi was finally extradited to Mexico on December 21, 2002 after Brazilian authorities declined her petition for political asylum. Gloria Trevi and her infant son were escorted by Mexican authorities who planned to put her on trial for child abuse and molestation charges in early 2003.
- A lot of people thought this dream must be madness, but we are not crazy.
- I don't have a hundred and how-many-thousand appliance stores in all of the Republic. I have my talent and creativity to make songs.
- I don't know much about modern art, but I guess I am modern art.
- I forgot my pills, I couldn't have cared less about condoms, all for feverishly wanting to get some!
- I have my conscience clear. I've been here these last days in Mexico and here I'm going to stay. I'm not hiding.
- I never bought a stick of gum with a single peso from Raul Salinas deGortari.
- I was in love once, and it was terrible.
- My life would be in danger if I return to Mexico.
- Who is more in touch with the problems of this country? One of those guys who goes off to Oxford or to University of Yale, or someone who has lived in buses, in the Metro, in the street?
- Que hago aqui?
- Tu angel de la guarda
- Pelo suelto
- Me siento tan sola
- Mas turbada que nunca
- Si me llevas contigo
- No soy monedita de oro
- Como nace el universo
- La Trayectoria.
- Pelo suelto
- Zapatos viejos
- La papa sin catsup.
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