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Paulina Gomez Torres, known professionally as Paulina Goto, (born July 29, 1991 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico) is a Mexican actress, singer, and television hostess, best known for her debut role as 'Andrea Paz' in the Mexican youth telenovela, Niña de mi Corazón.

Early life

Paulina Gomez Torres was born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. As a child, Paulina actively particiapated in dance classes including ballet and rhythmic gymnastics. She completed for her state, nationally, and internationally in rhythmic gymnastics competitions. Torres spent her childhood and adolescence in Tampico, Tamaulipas before making the permanent move to Mexico City with her family when she was cast as the protagonist in the telenovela, Niña de mi Corazón in January 2010.[1] Paulina's stage name "Goto" is derived from the first two letters of her surnames. Torres is fluent in Spanish and English. Goto lives in Mexico City with her parents and younger brother, Eduardo.

Acting career

Paulina's earliest television role was a hosting job on the youth TV news show, Roomies, which was produced for Televisa del Golfo. Goto spent a year on the show before leaving in 2009. At age 17, she began attending acting, voice, and dance classes at Televias's famed acting school, Centro de Educación Artística in Mexico City. A year after being accepted to the school, Paulina was spotted by director Pedro Damian (best known for his work with Latin-pop group, RBD) and cast as the lead in an updated version of his 1997 telenovela, Mi Pequeña Traviesa.[2] For her role as Andrea Paz, Goto was also required to cut her hair in order to play Paz's imaginary twin brother, Andres Paz. Filming for Niña de mi Corazón began in January 2010 in Mexico City and ended in July 2010. The telenovela premiered on March 8, 2010 in Mexico and ended on July 9, 2010. It premiered on Univision in the U.S. on February 23, 2011.

In the spring of 2011, Goto made her theatre debut as the lead female protagonist in the play El Knack directed by Odiseo Bichir, and starring Mexican actors, José Ángel Bichir and Alfonso Dosal. [3] In June 2011, Paulina attended a casting in Mexico City for Televisa's newest television production, Miss XV. Mexican actress, Danna Paola, was originally cast as the lead, but dropped out before casting was finalized. The following month, Goto was confirmed as the protagonist. [4] Miss XV is a television series inspired by the famous 1987 telenovela, Quinceañera, starring Thalía and Adela Noriega. [5][6] Filming for the television series began in October 2011. The show premiered on Nickelodeon Latin America on April 16, 2012. On Canal 5, the show began airing episodes on May 14, 2012 for Latin America.[7][8]

Musical career

Following the success of Niña de mi Corazón, Goto signed a contract with Sony Music Mexico in the spring of 2010 to record and release her own album as a solo artist. Before the album's release, two songs, Mio and A Peasar del Tiempo, were used on her show to promote the upcoming release of the CD. On June 7, 2010, her first single, Mio, was released digitally and physically to both iTunes and MixUp stores throughout Mexico. The music video was filmed in May 2010 and released in conjunction with the final episodes of Niña de mi Corazón. Goto released her self-titled debut album on June 22, 2010.

During its first week of release, the album charted at number 7 on Mexico's Top Album charts for iTunes.[9] Goto's debut album debuted at number 66 on during its first week of release. It peaked at number 43 on AMPROFON for one week, and spent a total of four weeks in the Top 100. [10]To promote her CD, Goto performed at various radio shows and festivals in Mexico and Central America throughout the remainder of the year. At the end of 2010, Goto lent her vocals to the song La Vida es un cuento de hadas real for the film Barbie, Barbie Moda Mágica en Paris. The album's second single, Vete al Diablo, was scheduled to be released sometime in 2011, however, no official date was ever given. As part of promotion for her debut album, Goto was invited to Brazil to perform as an opening act for Dulce María's ExtranjeraOnTour in late May 2011; she was the opening act for all five Brazilian dates.

Eme 15

In the summer of 2011, Goto attended castings for Miss XV in Mexico City. She received the lead role and also became a band member of Eme 15, the fictional band featured on Miss XV. She is the lead singer; the other five members, Elezar Gómez, Natasha Dupeyrón, Macarena Achaga, Yago Muñoz, and Jack Duarte, also appear on the show as actors.[11] The band released their first music video, Wonderland, on April 4, 2012. The video was filmed in October 2011 at Las Pozas, a garden in Xilitla, San Luis Potosí.[12] Wonderland was officially released for digital download on iTunes in Mexico on April 24, 2012.

Filmography

Year Project Role Notes
2008-2009 Roomies Herself Television Hostess
2010 Niña de mi Corazón Andrea Paz (protagonist) Telenovela debut
2011 El Knack protagonist Theatre Debut
2012 Miss XV Valentina (protagonist) Television series

Discography

Solo Studio Albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions

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MEX US SPA
2010 Paulina Goto
  • Released: June 22, 2010 (Mexico & USA)
  • Label: Sony Music Entertainment México
43[13]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or not released to that country

As a member of Eme 15

Year Album details Peak chart positions

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MEX US SPA
2012 Eme 15[14]
  • Released: June 26, 2012
  • Label: Warner Music México
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or not released to that country

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
MEX US SPA
2010 Mio Paulina Goto
2012 Wonderland (performed as a member of Eme 15) Eme 15
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Videograghpy

Year Music Video Album
2010 Mio Paulina Goto
2012 Wonderland Eme 15 (performed as a member of Eme 15)

Awards

  • 2011 TV & Novelas (Mejor Actriz Juenvil)

References

External links


Paulina Goto
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Singles
  • Mio (2010)
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  • Wonderland (2012)
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