Cecilia Carolina Bolocco Fonck
May 19, 1965
|Occupation||Television host, fashion designer|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Title||Miss Chile 1987|
Miss Universe 1987
|Spouse(s)||Michael Young (1990–2001)|
Carlos Menem (2001–2011) (divorced)
|Children||Máximo Menem (b. 2003)|
|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Miss Chile 1987|
Miss Universe 1987
Bolocco was born in Santiago, Chile to Enzo Bolocco Cintolesi, an Arbëreshë businessman  and Rose Marie Fonck Assler. She attended primary and secondary school at Santiago College. She then studied a year of civil engineering at the University of Santiago, Chile, before dropping out to pursue costume design at the INCA-CEA Institute.
Bolocco was selected Miss Chile for Miss Universe on April 20, 1987. On May 26, 1987 she beat 67 contestants to become the first Chilean to win the Miss Universe beauty pageant that was held in Singapore that year. During her year-long reign, she settled in Los Angeles, California.
After the crownEdit
Bolocco began a television career in Chile with the show Porque hoy es sábado ("Because it's Saturday") on Televisión Nacional de Chile. She then co-hosted Martes 13 ("Tuesday the 13th") on Channel 13. The program name is a play on the English idiomatic expression about Friday the 13th, where in Chile the unlucky day is Tuesday the 13th.
Bolocco moved to Atlanta, Georgia to work as an anchorwoman for the Spanish section at CNN produced for Telemundo Network, on June, 1990. Then, she became a full-fledged member of the Telemundo family where she hosted the afternoon lifestyles program La Buena Vida ("The Good Life"), The show was merged with another newsmagazine titled Ocurrió así ("It Happened This Way") and Esta noche con Cecilia Bolocco ("Tonight With Cecilia Bolocco") followed for which she won two Emmy awards.
She then took a starring role as the evil Karina Lafontaine de Montero in the Mexican Televisa's hit soap opera Morelia, which was aired to more than 70 countries throughout the Americas, including Chile, and Europe.
Around the mid-1990s Bolocco ended her relationship with husband Michael Young. The marriage was annulled, because no divorce law existed in Chile at the time.
In October 1996, already separated, Bolocco took the job as co-host in one of the shows with the highest ratings in Chilean television history, Viva el lunes ("Long Live Monday"), alongside Kike Morandé and comedian Álvaro Salas. At the same time, she had a radio show and appeared in her own television show, La noche de Cecilia ("The Night of Cecilia").
In February, 2000, Bolocco became an established hostess for the Viña del Mar Song Festival, with partner and longtime host Antonio Vodanovic.
In August 2001 Bolocco's marriage to Young was annulled. On 26 May 2001, Bolocco married former Argentine president Carlos Menem in La Rioja, Argentina, whom she met while interviewing him at the Casa Rosada presidential house in Argentina. On November 19, 2003, their first son, Máximo Saúl Menem Bolocco, was born in Santiago, Chile. They separated in April 2007 and officially divorced in May 2011.
- Marshall, Claire (May 26, 2001). "Menem marries his beauty queen". BBC News. United Kingdom. BBC. Retrieved 2010-09-16.
- "Bolocco family in Chile". Archived from the original on 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
- "Miss Universe 1987 crowned" Toronto Star, 27 May 1987. p. A.28. (subscription required)
- "Cecilia Bolocco, El casamiento del año" Archived 2006-05-16 at the Wayback Machine, La Cuarta
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