Except for an occasional tweet and a photo every now and then (mostly then), it would seem to me that Papi has gone “M.I.A.” That’s correct, missing in action. In spite of the fact that he wasn’t among the nominees, he was not even seen with his peers at the Latin Grammy Awards 2013….and this is the biggest night in Latin music. It makes me wonder, what’s going on here? Perhaps he wasn’t asked to perform (and why not?), but surely he could have been there. As one of the most famous icons in Latin music, wouldn’t you think he’d be able to get a seat (or two)? While I have always thought of these awards as being political, was it politically correct to stay away?
Okay, I’ll give you that he’s busy making a new CD (or at least that’s what we’re being told). Okay, perhaps he’s taking a break for a while (that’s not what we’re being told). Or perhaps he’s just snubbing the event because they’ve overlooked him in past years (that’s not what we would be told). Actually, we’re not being told much.
Whatever the reason, as a fan of his I am stating the obvious….that he was missed, not only by myself, but I am sure by others as well. Should I be concerned that he hasn’t been around for a while? Am I overstating that fact? Further, should I let my dramatic thoughts overtake any sense of reason (and am I the only one that thinks this way)? Maybe not, however, let’s face it, it’s been a long time since Papi has graced us with his presence. Out of sight, out of mind, may work for some, but not for Chayanne’s fans.
It is safe to say, however, that when he does return, he will be met by his adoring throng in overwhelming numbers and he will no longer be “M.I.A”.
This is no trick, but rather a treat — a very good treat….Chayanne is dressed as a cowboy for Halloween! Who wouldn’t mind riding into the sunset with this vaquero?
As stated in People en Español (10 Latinos Who Are Hot At 40):
Chayanne, 45, posted this picture recently with the caption: “Working on my new album for all of you”. This Puerto Rican heartthrob started his career as a member of the boy group Los Chicos, and then went on to star in telenovelas and films, like the watershed Puerto Rican movie Linda Sara (Beautiful Sara) or the perenially-popular Dance With Me, with Vanessa Williams. His famously kind disposition could perhaps be the secret to his serene, confident hotness…
In year’s past some fans played a little game wherein we filled in each letter of his name with a description of him. So while waiting for Papi to reappear on the scene, I’ve decided to renew this for my own entertainment.
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However, his name means so much more. Given to him as a nickname by his mother when he was a child, he has used this for his career. Yet more than the words I’ve used to describe him, he is first and foremost a man that encompasses humility, integrity and the human spirit. His sincerity and humble characteristics have made him an icon on the world stage. Adding to the above he is a big tease, likes flirting and has a smile that melts your heart. From a fan’s perspective, he is the whole packiage wrapped up in one hombre guapo!
True to his own beliefs, he will never turn his back on those who have enabled him to reach the success he has today. While some of his contemporaries have crossed over to the English speaking population, Chayanne has remained steadfast to his ethnicity. In terms of endearment, at each and every concert he thanks “mi gente linda” my (beautiful people) and lets them know “esta noche puedes hacer lo que quieras con nosotros” (“tonight you can do whatever you want to us”). And although he may be teasing, every woman in the audience takes this as a personal message!
So, what’s in a name, when it comes to Chayanne it would seem much more than words can say.
Posted on his Instagram account, Chayanne left the following message:
“Looking at the Sun so I get inspired”, shared the Puerto Rican star in Instagram.
Chayanne is looking for inspiration for his new album and apparently favors solar energy.
The singer shared this photo in his official account on Instagram, a photo in which he is demonstrating one of his greatest attributes: his smile. The image is accompanied by a message. “Who would watch the Sun to inspire me… help me?
On Monday Chayanne will conquer the screen on Mega TV.
The television station reported that they will transmit the program the special ‘Discovering the secret of the series Gabriel’, starring the international star.
It was reported that, in addition to Chayanne the other cast members including Angelica Celaya, Jose Luis Rodriguez ‘Puma’, Laura Ferretti, Sebastian Ligarde, Julian Gil, Mirta Renee, Laura Zerra, Freddy Viquez, Juan David Ferrer, Alvaro Ruiz, Marcos Miranda, Leonardo Krys and Camila Banus, will reveal what happened behind the scenes.
Scheduled for 8:00 p.m. (but check your local listings for the correct time).
Sharing this photo on Instagram, Chayanne lets his fans know that he is currently working on his next CD which should be released at the end of this year. Sending out this little teaser, he lets us know, that yes, he’s still around!
but only on my part. The reason — Gloria Estefan and hubby Emilio are heading to the Great White Way bringing the couple’s life story to Broadway. Set as a musical (of course) Jennifer Lopez and Thalia are currently competitng for the role of Gloria, As for myself, I would love to see Chayanne portraying Gloria’s husband.
Do I think this is a possibility — probably not and for many reasons. The primary one, with a new album due to be released at the end of this year surely he will plead there is no time for him to commit to a starring role on Broadway, a commitment that if the play is successful, could run for quite a while. Secondly, he has stayed true to his fan base and even though he appeared in an English speaking fillm (DWM), he has not crossed over. This may not be a major factor, but one that could be a consideration for him nonetheless.
Of course, Papi may not be in the running, he may not even be considered, but still and all, a fan can dream!!!!! Ilusiones….
Yes, he’s put on a few pounds….but who’s counting? Why the media, that’s who!!!!
While surfing the web these last few days, some of the headlines read:
Chicas, No Queremos decepcionarlas, pero done dejo la figura Chayanne? (Ladies we don’t want to disappoint you, but where is Chayanne’s figure?).
Cantante Chayanne Perdio su escultural figura” (The Singer Chayanne Lost his statuesque figure)
¿Dónde dejó la figura Chayanne?
El cantante Chayanne, ídolo de jovencitas y no tan jovencitas, ha perdido sus espectaculares abdominales. Menos mal que sigue conservando su carismática sonrisa. (Where did Chayanne’s figure go? The singer Chayanne, Idol of the young and not so young, has lost his spectacular abs. Thank goodness he retains his charismatic smile.)
I am quite sure that his fans defend the fact that he has gained some weight, quite sure that they understand that while he is taking a breather between a new CD (which he is working on and will be released at the end of this year) and a new concert tour, he is entitled to do what comes naturally while on hiatus. So yes, they will stand behind him knowing that when they see him next those abs will be there (tucked underneath his shirt kept away from prying eyes). Soon enough there will be photos of him exercising at the gym (taking off those extra pounds), and soon enough he will also explain that the weight just falls off when he is performing, when he is dancing and sweating on stage.
Look at it this way, there is more of him to love at the moment…. this is only temporary, but his charisma is there as always, that smile of his still warms our hearts and we can’t wait to hear from him again!!!! At the age of 45, he looks good to me….he is vintage and getting better!
Like so many of us, when on vacation the weight goes on! So, it’s only natural that like his fans, Papi also gains a few pounds. But fear not, mis amigos, when he steps on the stage again he will be buff and the pounds will be gone! Soon enough he will be back at the gym and his body will be “trim and slim”!!
Although we see him here relaxing with friends and family, he is busy working on new songs for his next CD “Everything For Women” which is scheduled to be released at the end of this year.
Mientras tanto Chayanne, disfrute de sus vacaciones!