My Life Is a Telenovela: The story of WE tv’s crazy new real-life drama

The stars in My Life is a Telenovela, including Maria Raquenel Portillo, center right, and Sissi Fleitas, center left
My Life is a Telenovela’s stars, including Raquenel, center right, and Sissi Fleitas, center left

Tonight is the premiere episode of My Life Is a Telenovela — WE tv’s crazy new real-life drama.

But what’s all the hoo-ha about?

Basically the storyline follows the dramatic goings on around the Telemundo telenovela Eva La Trailera, and the cast and their friends surrounding it.

It stars Maria ‘Raquenel’ Portillo — also known as Mary Boquitas — who gets the prized role of Rebeca, and Sissi Fleitas, who just missed out.

But Sissi then does all she can to try and put into place Raquenel’s downfall by exposing her mysterious past.

Raquenel spent half a decade in prison in South America along with pop star Gloria Trevi over a massive sex scandal which included murder, kidnap, cults and corruption of minors, and which she has always denied.

Sissi’s friend, fellow actor Enrique Sapene, then helps her try to get Raquenel’s story out by doing a deal with a gossip magazine.

But Raquenel will do everything she can to stop her background being dug up and derailing her career.

Basically My Life Is a Telenovela’s real-life story is even more lurid than the ones in the tales these stars often depict on screen — and promises to be a must-watch for reality lovers.

In the premiere we are introduced to the story through the casting process at Telemundo as the various characters audition for roles in Eva La Trailera.

My Life is a Telenovela airs Fridays at 10/9c on WE tv.

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