The renowned and prestigious Forbes magazine has generated controversy in recent hours after publishing a list in which it selected the 50 most powerful women in Peru. As is known, this medium is characterized by highlighting the most successful personalities on the planet and this time it was the turn of the national environment. However, a discussion broke out on social networks when it was learned that said compilation did not include the main figures of local show business.
It turns out that Gisela Valcárcel and Magaly Medina, the most recognized conductors of the medium, are not in the aforementioned registry, which caused some disagreement among their followers. Even the “Urraca” spoke through its social networks and claimed to have sufficient merits to have been considered by the magazine.
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What did Magaly say when she was not included in the list of the 50 most powerful women?
After dozens of followers went to Twitter to make their claim for the non-inclusion of the “Urraca” among the 50 most powerful women in Peru, she spoke using the stories of her Instagram account to make it clear that she does comply with the required criteria, for which reason he raised his voice in protest.
“How come I don’t meet the four criteria of Forbes Peru? I meet all of them and far exceed them!” she stated.
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What celebrity characters were included by Forbes?
Over the years, Forbes magazine has highlighted the work of successful entrepreneurs and businessmen around the world, and the case of Peru was no exception. Within the list of 50 most powerful women in Peruvian territory, women who belong to large corporations stand out. However, there are four personalities who have earned a place thanks to their work in the world of entertainment.
Since the beginning of the 2000s, Gianella Neyra rose to fame thanks to her participation in different national productions. With the passing of the years, she established herself as one of the most relevant actresses in the medium and in recent times she was encouraged to try her luck as a host being part of the cast of ‘Mujeres de la PM’. In this 2023, she was part of the film ‘Single, married, widow, divorced’, not only as an actress, but also as a producer. This was one of the tasks that Forbes highlighted to include her on her list.
“The well-known television and theater actress ventured into feature film production in 2021. This year, she produced and starred in the film ‘Single, Married, Widow, Divorced’, which has reached one million viewers with more than 14 weeks on air. billboard. Thus, it has become the most watched national film in the last five years in Peru and will soon be released on Netflix, ”she explained in her article.
At only 23 years old, Milena Warthon has become one of the most prominent artists in the national media thanks to her energy and peculiar style. The young singer tried her luck from a very young age in various contest programs such as ‘La voz’, but it was in this 2023 that she was able to make an important leap in her career. As it is remembered, Milena managed to get the Silver Seagull at the last festival of Viña del Mar, a folkloric competition, thanks to her song “Wamisitay”. Forbes considered this recognition key to select her within her prestigious payroll.
“Although she was already known on social networks, Warthon rose to international fame after winning the Silver Seagull in the folkloric competition of the Viña del Mar Festival, in Valparaíso, Chile, in February of this year. In the contest, she performed with the song ‘Warmisitay’, a song inspired by her grandmother, which promotes female empowerment and pays homage to Andean women, ”the tabloid indicated.
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And although she was not born in Peru, Isabela Merced has earned great affection from the national public thanks to the fame achieved in Hollywood. The singer has also been able to star in great hits such as ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’, ‘Sicario: Day of a Soldado’, ‘Dora the Explorer’, among others. The young artist once spent a few months in national territory with her maternal family, so from there she began to forge a special affection for her roots.
“The young Peruvian-American actress rose to fame in ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ in 2017 and, since then, has starred in numerous Hollywood films, including Dora and the Lost City. Recently, she confirmed that she will play Hawkgirl in the movie ‘Superman: legacy’, which will be directed by James Gunn. Her upcoming films also include Marvel’s Madame Web and Alien Romulus,” Forbes said.
In 2016, Natalia Barrera decided to found a Facebook fan page called ‘An Afro-Peruvian girl’, with which she sought to raise public awareness about the racism that exists in Peru. During these seven years, she, also a model, has become an activist in this fight, trying to make visible the complications that people with brown skin experience, in addition to venturing into the world of modeling, doing work for prestigious brands.
“The model and activist has become an icon of the fight for the empowerment of Afro-Peruvian women in Peru. She is the creator of the fan page ‘An Afro-Peruvian Girl’, launched in 2016 and which currently has 37,000 followers. On this platform, the model —whom she has posed for H&M and Reebok, among other brands— fights against discrimination and racism against Afro-Peruvians in Peru”, reads the Forbes article.