Pequeños Gigantes USA (Little Giants USA) is a talent search for young artists (children 6 to 11 years old) who compete in the hope of being recognized as the most talented Latin American artist.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Pequeños Gigantes USA - Paulina Goto - Netflix
Paulina Gómez Torres (born 29 July 1991) known professionally as Paulina Goto is a Mexican actress, singer, and television hostess, who first gained popularity for her debut role in the Mexican telenovela Niña de mi Corazón in 2010. She was a member of the popular Mexican-Argentine pop group, Eme 15, formed by Televisa producer Pedro Damián, from 2011 to 2014.
Pequeños Gigantes USA - Breakout success with "Miss XV" and other roles (2011-2015) - Netflix
In June 2011, Goto attended a casting call in Mexico City for Televisa's teen-oriented musical television series, Miss XV. Actress Danna Paola was originally selected for one of two lead roles but later dropped out before casting was finalized. The following month, Goto was confirmed as the lead for the series. Miss XV is a television series inspired by the famous 1987 telenovela, Quinceañera, starring Thalía and Adela Noriega. Filming for the television series began in October 2011 in Mexico City and concluded in June 2012. The show premiered on Nickelodeon Latin America on 16 April 2012. On Canal 5, the show began airing episodes on 14 May 2012 in Latin America. In the United States, the show premiered on Galavisión on 2 March 2013. A second season for the show was planned, but the project was cancelled before production started, in spite of the show's success. The series finale aired on 28 September 2012. On 24 April 2013, Goto was announced as the co-lead in producer Pedro Damián's rumored telenovela, Las Mejores Amigas Best Friends Forever. Her former Miss XV co-star and ex-Eme 15 bandmate, Natasha Dupeyrón, was also tied to the project. Goto was expected to play one of lead characters who meets her best friend (played by Dupeyrón) while working as a counselor at a summer camp. The project was later cancelled for unknown reasons. In July 2013, Goto auditioned for Vaselina, the Spanish-language remake of Grease, in Mexico City. She attended three callbacks before finally being cast by producers. Goto reportedly won the part over actresses Belinda and Eiza González, both of whom were rumored to be in the running for the lead role. In August, Goto was confirmed as “Sandy” in the 13th Mexican stage production of Vaselina. Benny Ibarra served as director. Rehearsals were held from August to October in Mexico City. Goto starred alongside her former Eme 15 bandmates, Eleazar Gomez, who played “Danny Seco”, and Jack Duarte, during the play's first season. The play began on 17 October 2013 at Teatro Nextel in Mexico City. It ran for 10 weeks and closed its first season on 22 December 2013. In September 2013, Goto and the ensemble cast recorded an album, featuring songs from the play. On 17 December 2013, Vaselina was picked up for a second season which began on 16 January 2014 and concluded on 13 April 2014. Performances were held in Mexico City at the Centro Cultural Telmex. On 26 July 2014, the third season of Vaselina ended in Toluca, Mexico. Two days later, the entire cast was replaced by new actors for the upcoming season; Irán Castillo, who played “Sandy” in the 1994 Mexican production, replaced Goto. In total, Goto appeared in over 100 performances during the play's three seasons. On 13 February 2014, Goto auditioned for producer Juan Osorio's telenovela, Mi Corazón Es Tuyo at Televisa San Ángel in Mexico City. The telenovela is an adaptation based on the 2002 Spanish television show, Ana y los 7. She auditioned for the role of “Fanny Lascurain”. On 16 February 2014, producer Juan Osorio officially confirmed her participation in the telenovela via Twitter. Filming for the telenovela began on 21 April 2014. The telenovela filmed in Mexico City at Televisa San Ángel and at various locations throughout the State of Mexico. The telenovela began airing weekdays at 8:25 p.m. in Mexico on 30 June 2014 on Canal de las Estrellas, replacing Qué pobres tan ricos. Actors Carmen Salinas, Rafael Inclán, and Adrián Uribe also starred in the telenovela. In the United States, the telenovela premiered on 21 July 2014 at 8 p.m. E.T. on Univision. The telenovela's final episode aired in Mexico on 1 March 2015. The finale aired in the US on 27 March 2015. On 6 February 2015, producers of Mi Corazón Es Tuyo announced that a stage version of the telenovela had been commissioned due to its popularity in Mexico. The family friendly version of the play featured the Lascurain family and Goto reprised her role as “Fanny”. Filming for Mi Corazón Es Tuyo wrapped in mid-February. A special concert, which served as the telenovela's finale and featured performances by Goto, the cast, and other special guests, was filmed on 21 February 2015 at La Bombonera in Toluca, Mexico. The stage version of Mi Corazón Es Tuyo debuted in Pubela, Mexico on 6 March 2015. Additional performances were given in various cities throughout Mexico, including Guadalajara, Monterrey, León during March. Performances in Mexico City were held in April 2015. The play finished in mid-May 2015 in Cancún. In early July 2015, Goto travelled to New York City to participate in a five-week summer “Physical Theatre” course at Stella Adler Studio of Acting, in order to refresh her skills as an actress. She returned to Mexico City in early August 2015. On 5 November 2015, it was confirmed that Goto would star in “Un camino hacia el destino”, producer Nathalie Lartilleux's telenovela based on the 2003 Mexican telenovela, La Hija del Jardinero. She auditioned against four other actresses for the lead role and received news of her casting in early November 2015. Her role in the telenovela also required her to take violin lessons before production began. Filming began outside Mexico City on 23 November 2015. The telenovela premiered on 25 January 2016 in Mexico. It premiered in the U.S. on 26 February 2016 and aired weeknights on Canal de las Estrellas and Univision. The program's finale aired in the summer of 2016. Goto sings the telenovela's theme song, Mi camino eres tú.
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