Penélope Menchaca (born September 6, 1968) is a Los Angeles based Mexican television host, singer, and actress. Menchaca was born in Ciudad de México, Mexico. She is the daughter of Dolores Menchaca, director of The National Mexican Ballet Folklorica. Menchaca attended University La Salle in At the age of 15, she joined the National Ballet of Mexico and traveled the world as a feature ballerina. She joined the singing group "Las Nenas" at the age of 19, and was their lead vocalist for nearly 15 years.
When she was 19 years old, Menchaca married her now ex-husband, and
were together for 11 years until divorcing, they have two daughters
together.n 1999, Las Nenas were traveling the United States where she
got the attention of KRCA Channel 62 (Los Angeles TV) who was launching
an afternoon show and
In 2004, Promofilm, a content supplier to
Telemundo recruited Menchaca to host the show 12 Corazones a dating
game Menchaca has also hosted other weekend specials, including Noche de
Poker, 100 Mexicanos Dijeron, Miss Universe 2006, and Billboard Latin
Music Awards, El Grito, to name a few.
In August 2011 Televisa selected Penelope to be the host of there
version of Minute To Win it to air on Sundays April of 2012. 12
Corazones is slated to start its 8th season in March 2012 Menchaca who
is divorced, was married for 11 years, and has two daughters, Yania and
Natalia. Her older daughter Yania worked on 12 Corazones in the casting
department for a year before entering college.
Menchaca stays in
shape by working out 7 days a weekMenchaca has admitted to having had a
breast lift. Despite her sexy and flirtatious on screen persona on 12
Corazones, Menchaca claims to be rather conservative when it comes to
relationships, and has only been with 5 men her entire life.
admitted to filming home sex tapes with her partner on occasion, but
promptly destroys the tapes after viewing them