Remember Iris Chacon? Who can forget? Even her “booty” … regulated by the USA!! Surprised?
Before Jennifer Lopez or Kim Kardashian, there was Iris Chacón…La Bomba de Puerto Rico (the Puerto Rican bombshell). Her legendary derriere ruled the airwaves of Latin America for over a decade, and was insured for five million dollars.
But everything in Puerto Rico, even Iris Chacón’s behind, is subject to the colonial approval of the United States. Here is how it happened:
El Show de Iris Chacón was the hottest weekly variety TV show in Latin America throughout the 1970’s. With rabid audiences in thirteen countries, it was very high-concept: every production number was structured around Chacon’s rear end.
By the mid 1970s, Chacon’s behind was a powerful marketing tool.
It launched a series of albums…
At one point, during a charity event, it even upstaged Muhammad Ali.
THE BUTT IS BORN AGAIN
By 1980, Chacón was looking to crack the U.S. market and syndicate her show on…
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