MIAMI, April 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Familia announced the premiere of the third season of its original production EL DESAFÍO DE BUDDY LATINOAMÉRICA, a competition elimination series in which eight pastry chefs from Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Colombia face increasingly difficult challenges that put their baking and decorating skills to the test. Season 3 of EL DESAFÍO DE BUDDY LATINOAMÉRICA begins April 18 and will air every Monday at 9PM E/6PM P.
Mexican actor and comedian Fernando Arau will host this season of the competition, adding his unique brand of humor and charisma to the mix. The Cake Boss himself, Buddy Valastro, will head the judging panel, deciding which contestants will continue in the competition and who will be sent home. Ultimately, only one chef will be declared the winner of the US$50,000 grand prize and the coveted title of "Latin America's Best Baker."
"Participating as co-host of 'El desafío de Buddy Latinoamérica' alongside Buddy himself was very meaningful to me and meeting him was a great honor," said Fernando Arau. "Buddy is a terrific person, focused and professional. I learned a lot by watching him, even how to make a fruit tart! Being part of this series and sharing this journey with the talented chefs who participate in it has been a very gratifying experience for my career!"
This new season will also feature a number of special guests, including Mexican actress and singer Belinda, Colombian singer and composer Fonseca, Mexican actor Mauricio Islas and Colombian actress María Adelaida Puerta, who will order special occasions cakes that will test the chefs' character, skill and creativity.
EL DESAFÍO DE BUDDY LATINOAMÉRICA is a Discovery Familia's original production under the supervision of Michela Giorelli, Javier Chuecos and Irune Ariztoy. It was filmed by Litopos Producciones and produced by Juan Maldonado.
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