Who Is Rodner Figueroa?


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Rodner Figueroa is a former Venezuelan television host on Univision. Figueroa hosted shows such as "El Gordo y La Flaca" and "Sal y Pimienta" until he was fired by Univision for making a controversial remark.

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Who Is Rodner Figueroa?
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Figueroa, whose nickname is "El Fashionista," sometimes comments on fashion on the red carpet of events such as the "LatinGRAMMY Awards," "Premios Juventud" and "Premio Lo Nuestro." Figueroa was a respected talking head in the fashion world, which gave him exclusive access to these high-profile events.

His love of fashion started as a young boy when his mother took him to fashion shows in Venezuela. He is a perennial member of the Best Dressed lists in publications such as "People en Espanol." Figueroa's other interests include home decor and design and world traveling, and he has discussed these topics at length during televised appearances. In 2014 Figueroa launched "I Love Venezuela," a foundation created to help Venezuela and the Venezuelan people.

Figueroa was fired in early 2015 after he likened U.S. first lady Michelle Obama to a character from the movie "Planet of the Apes." After public outcry that the comment was racist, Univision fired Figueroa and replaced him with Carlos Calderon. Figueroa later publicly apologized for the remark.

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