Javiera Suárez

Javiera Consuelo Suárez Balbontín (29 December 1982 – 12 June 2019) was a Chilean journalist, known mainly for her participation in the program Así Somos on La Red and for having been a presenter of the program No eres tú, soy yo on Zona Latina.

Javiera Suárez
Javiera Consuelo Suárez Balbontín

(1982-12-29)29 December 1982
Santiago, Chile
Died12 June 2019(2019-06-12) (aged 36)
Santiago, Chile
Cristián Arriagada
(m. 2015)

Television careerEdit

In 2008, Suárez debuted as a journalist on the morning program Juntos on Canal 13 and a few months later she was hired as a panelist for SQP on Chilevisión. In 2010, she came to the morning program Pollo en conserva, together with Daniela Cerda, as a commentator. In 2011, she joined the program Así Somos and was the presenter of La culpa no es del chancho, a Chilean adaptation of The Soup, which was broadcast by UCV Televisión, which was canceled a few days after its premiere. In 2011, together with Juan Andrés Salfate, she presented the program El rincón de Salfate on FM Tiempo. Between October 2012 and June 2014, she was a panelist for the show Secreto a voces on Mega and also conducted a game show on the same channel. In September 2014, she signed as the face of Zona Latina.

Personal lifeEdit

Suárez studied at Santiago College and at Finis Terrae University, where she graduated as a journalist. In 2009, he underwent surgery to remove a cancerous mole.[1][2]

In October 2015, Suárez married plastic surgeon Cristián Arriagada.[3] In May 2016, she was diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma, which subsequently spread to her liver, bones, lung, and right breast[4][5][6] while she was seven weeks pregnant.[7] To facilitate her cancer treatment, the option of abortion was offer to her, to which she refused.[8] Her son Pedro Milagros was born completely healthy, breaking a paradigm of cancer medicine regarding pregnancy in patients diagnosed with melanoma.[9][10] On 10 June 2019, she was admitted to the Clínica Alemana de Santiago, after her health condition worsened.[11] After a long battle with cancer, Suárez died on 12 June, at the age of 36.[12][13][14] She is buried in the Parque del Recuerdo de Américo Vespucio cemetery in Vitacura.


  1. ^ "La huella que le dejó el bisturí a Javiera Suárez". Las Últimas Noticias. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Javiera Suárez: "Yo quería ser actriz de Hollywood"". Revista Cosas. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Los detalles del romántico y delicado matrimonio de Javiera Suárez". Página 7. Archived from the original on 12 November 2015. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  4. ^ ""Está consciente": Juan Carlos Valdivia detalla el estado de Javiera Suárez tras ser internada en la Clínica Alemana". El Dínamo. 12 June 2019. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Javiera Suárez entrega detalles del estado de su cáncer: "Ahora solo nos queda rezar"".
  6. ^ "BIOGRAFIA". Archived from the original on 24 June 2018. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Javiera Suárez y su lucha contra el cáncer: "Me habían dado 3 meses de vida y aquí estoy"".
  8. ^ "BIOGRAFIA". Archived from the original on 24 June 2018. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Javiera Suárez contó detalles inéditos de su dura batalla contra el cáncer".
  10. ^ "Javiera Suárez no se rinde ante el cáncer: "Necesito un milagro para sanarme"".
  11. ^ Radio ADN (11 June 2019). "Javiera Suárez se encuentra internada en la Clínica Alemana". Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Reportan muerte de Javiera Suárez a los 36 años de edad". CNN Chile. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  13. ^ "Fallece Javiera Suárez tras años de lucha contra el cáncer". La Tercera. 12 June 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  14. ^ "A los 36 años falleció Javiera Suárez". Radio ADN. 12 June 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2019.