Chiquinquira Delgado better known as “Chiqui” is a renowned and experienced international Venezuelan actress and TV host/presenter. Born in Maracaibo, Venezuela, it was in Caracas where she developed her artistic career. Her beauty, elegance, and intelligence led her to participate in the Miss Venezuela pageant in 1990 where she was first runner up, allowing her to becomes part of her country’s runways and later to become a television personality where her first important job was as a host on “TV Time”. By 1993 she became the face/image of the number one network in her country, Venevisión, and continued to be so for many years, becoming one of the most charismatic personalities in show business.
She started her career in major soap operas in 1999 with the melodrama “Calypso”. By the year 2000 she was designated the image of Sony Entertainment Television. She played leading roles in soap operas “Cosita Rica” and “Mambo y Canela”, to mention a few. She has also been a leading personality in music videos formajor International Latin singers Luis Miguel and Alejandro Fernández.
Important brands in the beauty industry have selected Chiqui to represent their brand image, such as Pantene, L’Oreal, Wen and Nivea. Other brands she has worked with are Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Zulia Lottery, and Occidental Bank.
In her role as an entrepreneur in Venezuela she launched her line of beauty products “Chiqui” which sold nationwide and was very successful. Her experience on television, her connection with women, and her incredible charisma made the “Chiqui” brand a household name.
Grateful for all the goals she achieved in her country, six years ago (2010) she embarked on a new course to the United States in order to continue to grow professionally when the number one Hispanic TV Network Univision hired her to host of the show “Mira Quien Baila” (Dancing with the Stars equivalent). Since then she has also become the main host of the #1 rated show on the network “Nuestra Belleza Latina” (2014, 2015, 2016) and has conducted other top-rated shows on Univision such as Sábado Gigante (Variety Show on Saturday evenings prime time), El Gordo y la Flaca (Entertainment Show) Despierta América (Good Morning America equivalent) which has aired daily in the United States for over 15 years. Also, live from Las Vegas she has been the red carpet host for the past five years for the Latin Grammys.
Chiqui’s career in the US has skyrocketed and in 2012 she was invited to work on one of the top-rated shows on CBS “Entertainment Tonight” where she interviewed top celebrities, Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Sophia Vergara to name a few. Last year she also she worked on an English-language sitcom series called “Hitstreak” which can be viewed online.
Chiqui enters the field of fashion in 2015 when she is asked to collaborate with the David Lerner brand to develop and launch “Chiqui Delgado” by David Lerner, a high-end line that was available at Bloomingdales.
Soon after HSN invited her to create her own line sold exclusively on the multi-billion dollar home sales TV channel and website. Chiqui is currently preparing to launch the fall “Chiqui Delgado” line which is her third collection on the network. Also in the works are plans for expansion of the line to include accessories and shoes.
Chiqui has been on the cover of and featured in numerous magazines in the US, including: Cosmopolitan, People in Español, Buenhogar, Vanidades, Cara Mía and many others.
The editors, aside from following her career, have also featured her as a leading role model for the woman of today, because her influence and knowledge of lifestyle and beauty have a positive impact on readers.
This lead Chiqui to open her own website www.chiquidelgado.com which includes dozens of articles in the areas of lifestyle, health, fitness, parenting and beauty, among others. Chiqui’s site is like a “girlfriend’s guide to life” as she generously shares all of her tips and insights as if she was talking to a best friend.
Chiqui has shared her achievements throughout her career by helping many charities including: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Dress for Success, Telecorazón (Venezuela), Amigos for Kids and Socievent (Organization for Deaf Children). She also hosts major top charity benefits, Telethon USA and Telethon Mexico.
Chiqui’s commitment to her artistic profession in Latin America and the United States has consolidated her as one of the most beloved and promising Hispanic stars in Television and Publicity within the US market.