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Elian Gonzalez: Next Top Telenovela Hunk?

Now that little Elian Gonzalez is all grown up could he be the next hunky telenovela superstar?

Now that little Elian Gonzalez is all grown up could he be the next hunky telenovela superstar?

Thursday, April 8, 2010 16:09 GMT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Little Elian Gonzalez is all grown up now and could make a real splash as a telenovela actor.

Earlier this week, the Cuban government released new photos of 16-year-old Gonzalez looking rather hunky.

Arguably, he’s now tall, dark, and handsome enough to land a role in a juicy Latin telenovela.

Ben Spade who runs telenovela-world.com says Elian’s good looks and name recognition alone could be enough for him to find success as a telenovela star.

Spade says the Cuban teen’s life “certainly has aspects of a telenovela” with the twists and tragedies he’s faced since being found floating off the coast of Florida 10 years ago.

As a result of hard living, Spade agrees that Elian may be able to easily tap into his emotions for a powerful performance onscreen.

Meanwhile, Antonis Triantos of telenovelas.gr says Elian’s tale could be the plot for a classic Latin soap, the only thing missing is steamy romance.

Triantos notes that back in 1999 – before Elian’s immigration ordeal – Mexico’s Televisa ran a soap called El Nino Que Vino Del MarThe Boy Who Came From The Sea – about a 10-year-old boy who travels by boat with his mother until she goes missing.

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