What is a short biography of Odalys Garcia?


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Odalys Garcia is a Cuban-born multi-talented television personality who has crossed genres as television host, recording artist, fashion model and executive producer. She is perhaps best known for her role as Pupu Pirú on the hit Latin American television program "Lente Loco" (Crazy Lens), which she joined in 1993.

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Garcia was born in Havana, Cuba in 1975, where she soon demonstrated an inclination toward performance. By age eight, she was already engaged in dance demonstrations and, by age nine, was a pupil at the illustrious Alicia Alonso school of Ballet. When Odalys was 13, she relocated to Miami, Florida and began pursuing a modeling career. Soon after, she was cast as co-host of the television program, "Noche de Gigantes" (Night of the Giants).

Garcia's biggest break came with her casting in "Lente Loco," a show similar to American television's "Candid Camera," which made her famous among Hispanic audiences. Being a popular television personality, Garcia then went on to become a constant focus of gossip magazines and the model for numerous calendars, the latter eventually selling around 500,000 copies. Garcia has since performed in a Spanish soap opera and acted as spokeswoman for both Columbia House's Club Musica Latina and Bally Total Fitness.

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