Thalia, Mexico’s Queen of Pop, was in the news this week, both thrilling and bewildering her fans. First the good news: the legendary singer, who has sold some 40 million records worldwide and rates as one of the best-selling Latin America pop artists ever, will appear next week in an HBO Latino special belting out her greatest hits. The special premiers on 5 September and highlights her homecoming show, recorded last spring in the National Auditorium in Mexico City.
And now the weird news: the 42 year-old star, whose real name is Ariada Thalia Sodi Miranda, showed her somewhat macabre sense of humour last week by posting an Instagram video of herself gazing at a sundrenched jar with a pickled set of ribs floating inside, presumably her own. Yuck. The video quickly reignited rumours that the singer has had two ribs removed to make her waistline thinner. She later claimed later the whole thing was a prank and that the bones were pork ribs. The Queen’s had the last laugh. Or Halloween-inspired cackle.
Here The Queen is singing at the White House and bustin’ a move with President Obama (spoiler – their “dance” lasts 10 seconds):
Here she is with her “ribs”:
Hasta la próxima!