Chiquis, El Dasa, Larry Hernandez & More Regional Mexican Stars Strike Gold With Reality Shows

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The Riveras attend The 2017 Latin American Music Awards at Dolby Theatre on Oct. 26, 2017 in Hollywood, Calif.

In June, Regulo Caro announced that he and his family will be the stars of a 12-episode reality show called Una Familia Regular. Premiering July 28 on his official YouTube channel, the show will document Caro’s everyday life with his wife Dorys and their daughters Elizabeth and Emilia.

But Caro is not the only Regional Mexican star to showcase his personal life and family adventures on a reality show. Let's take a look at the artists who paved the way.

EL DASA - EL VATO (NBC Universo)

El Dasa starred in his own reality series titled El Vato, which aired on NBC Universo in 2016. In 2017, the show was picked up for a second season. The story focused on El Vato's journey to becoming a singer.


Besides being a singer, the late Jenni Rivera appeared in and produced two reality series. The first one was Jenni Rivera Presents: Chiquis & Raq-C in 2010 followed by I Love Jenni, which debuted on Mun2 in 2011. I Love Jenni, which documented the personal and professional life of La Gran SeƱora, ended after three seasons in August 2013, following Rivera's December 2012 death.


Chiquis is no new face to reality TV, previously starring and/or appearing in Jenni Rivera Presents: Chiquis & Raq-C, Chiquis 'n Control, I Love Jenni and her mini web series Chiquis Confidential. On Oct. 16, 2016, Universo debuted The Riveras, a spin-off of I Love Jenni that follows Chiquis and her siblings as they continue their lives honoring Rivera’s legacy.


Fans have gotten to know Larry Hernandez on a more personal level since fall 2012, when Larrymania premiered on Mun2. The original reality show spotlights the Mexican singer balancing his personal life with his music career. In 2018, Larrymania was renewed by Telemundo for its seventh season.


Mexillennial Luis Coronel also documented his life for his fans. Instead of airing his story on a television network, he opted for short episodes on YouTube. In 2015, Fenomeno Studios presented Luis Coronel Diaries, a 20-episode series that dropped every Tuesday, showcasing Coronel’s never-before-seen side.