TELEMUNDO AND MUN2 STARS ON BRAVO'S HIT 'TOP CHEF 3 MIAMI'
Maria Antonieta Collins, Jose D�az-Balart, Mar�a Celeste Arrar�s, Natalia Streignard, G�nesis Rodr�guez, Kristina Lilley and Renato L�pez are the guests in an all-new "Top Chef 3 Miami" episode airing on Wed, July 18 at 10:00 PM ET/PT -- Only On Bravo
MIAMI - July 12, 2007-- In Bravo's fifth installment of the hit culinary series "Top Chef 3 Miami," some of the most renowned Hispanic TV personalities from Telemundo and mun2 will be the prime guests at a "Latin Lunch" episode (Wednesday, July 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT).
In the elimination challenge filmed at the mansion of Telemundo's novela "Dame Chocolate" (7pm/6 CT), the remaining "Top Chef 3 Miami" chef'testants' must create an authentic Latin meal to cater and delight the exquisite and refined taste of Telemundo's stars Maria Antonieta Collins and Jos� D�az-Balart ("Cada D�a"), Mar�a Celeste Arrar�s ("Al Rojo Vivo"), novela stars Natallia Streignard ("La Tormenta"), G�nesis Rodriguez ("Dame Chocolate") and Kristina Lilley ("Dame Chocolate"), and mun2's Renato L�pez ("Vivo," Have you Cine?"). Head Judge/Chef Tom Colicchio adds to the pressure with a surprise twist. Maria Frumkin (Chef and owner of Miami's Duo and French Bakery Caf�) serves as this week's special guest judge.
For those Spanish-language viewers who want to learn more recipes in their own language, Telemundo has created a "Top Chef" weekly cooking segment on the network's morning show "Cada D�a." This segment is hosted by "Top Chef" season two contestant, Carlos Fern�ndez, a bilingual Miami-based chef of Cuban descent, who will prepare the prior week's "Top Chef 3 Miami" winning recipe and comment on the episode. Fernandez is also featured in a weekly cooking section on www.YahooTelemundo.com entitled "Sabrosaz�n," a Spanish-language version of the "Miami Spice: Hot Recipes with Latin Flavor" series, where he will prepare Latin dishes from various regions.
To download pictures of Telemundo/mun2's personalities during the taping of the "Latin Lunch" episode, please visit www.telemundomv.com.
Telemundo, a U.S. Spanish-language television network, is the essential entertainment, news and sports source for Hispanics. Broadcasting unique national and local programming for the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, Telemundo reaches 93% of U.S. Hispanic households in 142 markets through its 16 owned-and-operated stations, 36 broadcast affiliates and nearly 684 cable affiliates. Telemundo is wholly owned by NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.
Launched in 2001 as the first-ever national bilingual cable network for Latino youth, mun2 is a pioneer in the bicultural space. The bilingual multiplatform youth entertainment network offers authentic content that reflects the lifestyle of this fast-growing segment of the population with original, relevant and cutting-edge programs in proven genres including music, movies, lifestyle, reality and documentaries. The network is part of Telemundo Cable Networks, a division of NBC Universal Cable Networks and a division of Telemundo, which is wholly-owned and operated by NBC Universal.