Photo: Chiquis Marin
In “Chiquis ‘n Control,” a reality show on the mund2 network, Janney “Chiquis” Marin, daughter of regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera, leaves home to carve out her own niche in the world of business.
The young woman first became known in “I Love Jenni,” the successful TV show in which cameras captured every detail of her life with her famous mom and the rest of the family.
But now Rivera’s first-born breaks away and viewers will see on a Spanish-language program every Saturday how she faces the challenges, triumphs and defeats of a young Latino woman in Los Angeles.
“Now I’ve left my home. I always lived a protected life in the bosom of my family. But now I’m a big girl and it was time to take responsibility,” the 27-year-old said in a telephone interview with Efe.
Which means that viewers will not only see Chiquis living alone in her own apartment but also starting her own beauty salon from the ground up while fighting to control what she calls her “weak sides,” such as the habit of going on frivolous shopping sprees.
The change has not been easy, and Chiquis is the first to admit that on more than one occasion she was ready to “throw in the towel” and run home to mama.
“The first month was the hardest. I really thought, what have I got myself into? But just when I was feeling at my worst, I stopped and said to myself: I can’t go back. I have to be a good example for the children.”
Strengthened with that attitude, Chiquis decided to keep going forward.