On September 4, 1990, it marked an important event on Peruvian and international television, when it was broadcast for the first time. cloudlight, starting a magical world aimed at a children’s audience in which adults were the guests, but not the protagonists. Under this concept, the dalinas were brought to life, roles that they fulfilled Monica Santa Maria Y Gomelsky Almondwho were a kind of Mary Poppins for the little ones in the house who enjoyed each broadcast from start to finish.
Nobody imagined the impact that this production would have, which was projected to work in Chile, but it was finally agreed that Peru would be the setting for this program that broke ratings records since its first appearances on the small screen. With the idea grounded and a language created specifically for boys and girls to understand, a casting began before the big premiere.
The first to attract the attention of the producers and casting directors was Santa María, who would later be called the ‘little dalina’. Before coming of age, she had a long history of working as an advertising model, in addition to having an important contract in her name with one of the most important beauty product brands on the market.
His charisma, talent for singing and dancing, and his goal to start a career on television were some of the characteristics that led her to become one of the most famous children’s entertainers of recent decades.
One of the missions that Monica and Almendra had was to make the little ones happy for more than an hour, making them forget everything bad that they were going through in order to be happy aboard a cloud. The Miraflores, born on December 6, 1972, had studied her role very well, so in each program she took short breaks to be able to address her audience, giving them motivational messages, as well as advice so that they do not stop being happy.
“You don’t have to be sad, you should always be happy, because you live, because you are here, in a beautiful world. You have friends, family, people who care about you (…) You have to always be happy”.
Although he never stopped sketching a smile on his face, he lived a totally different reality when the Cloudlight cameras were turned off. According to the testimonies of people close to her life, it was known that she adored her sisters, but she did not have a good relationship with her parents, it is even believed that she was looking forward to coming of age to get away from them.
The absence of support from her father to have a career as an artist was only the beginning of a bad relationship between them, a state that would have affected her emotionally, feeling alone on a path that she saw as far away to fulfill her dreams.
So that no one suspects what was happening in his private life, he left his soul in each program, where he forgot that there were cameras to talk face to face with the children who dreamed of seeing the magic of dalinas in 19 Latin American countries. . No one imagined that at his young age he would have tried to end his life more than 5 times., and although his mental health was at stake, he decided to shut up and try to calm those negative thoughts alone. Although she was always surrounded by people, she felt a loneliness that cornered her and did not let her live freely.
In an interview he gave to the Gisela Valcárcel program, the host asked him if he had a partner. Given that curiosity, Santa Maria He clarified that he was a very infatuated person who was not afraid to get excited. One of her most controversial unions was with Diego Ferrand Palacios, with whom it did not end well. Submerged in depression due to this disappointment in love, Monica decided to put an end to her sorrow by taking a bottle of pills. She was found in time to be transferred to a local clinic where they managed to save her.
Luis Carrizales Stoll, general producer of Nubeluz, made this revelation for the Secret Lives program. “I was not surprised that he tried it several times. People like that are born with a gun under their arm.”. After this incident, short-term relationships on which he would have been dependent were known. Among these were her brief romances with actor Diego Bertie and Arturo Bayly. She with the latter she was involved in a sexual blackmail of the so-called “Clan Caligula”a criminal gang that recorded celebrities in their privacy in order to extort large sums of money from them and their families.
When he was trying to forget this unfortunate event in his life, in 1992 a 24-year-old man named Constantino ‘Tino’ Heredia appeared, heir to a millionaire family that had an important presence in national and international companies. Although when they were together they were like a family, including his son, his happiness was short-lived when the stress consumed her from the stalking of the press, the endless tours and the presentations that she had to fulfill.
Although he tried to follow a treatment to control his condition, he saw no progress. This was decisive so that in 1993 he asked for a production license, leaving for a few days and taking refuge in the United States with his partner. It didn’t take more than a year for her to be hospitalized again after taking 37 pills. The medical reports that were exposed in the media indicated that she had bipolarity, but she was not treated properly.
When he posed with Almendra Gomelsky in front of cameras, Santa Maria She did not hide her admiration for her best friend, especially for what she had achieved in their marriage. Perhaps, he saw her as a role model and maintain the desire to have a healthy romance to start a family.
On Saturday, March 12, Mónica and ‘Tino’ attended the wedding of a friend of the businessman. During this event, she had to deal with fans of hers, big and small, who approached her asking for a souvenir photo of her. What seemed to be a perfect night, she ended up dimming when in a conversation, dalina confessed that she wanted to get married, but was interrupted by her boyfriend, who pointed out that he was not yet ready to take that step.
Her annoyance was notorious and she left the premises to take a taxi that would take her to an exclusive neighborhood of La Molina. From there, she contacted her partner to indicate that she planned to use a Sig Sauer 9-millimeter pistol. His first reaction was to contact the cheerleader’s parents to warn them of what had happened.
When they both arrived at their home, the Nubeluz star calmed them down by telling them that it was a trick by ‘Tino’ and that they didn’t have to worry. That was the last time they saw her alive.
Being alone again, she called her crush, leaving this message on his recorder: “All you wanted is your gun, right? Don’t worry, when I finish what I have to do, you can ask César Coello for it. And he stops calling my parents and saying that I have it, because they are not going to believe you, they think you are crazy ”.
Following the traces of the testimonies shared before the authorities, between 1:00 and 1:30 in the morning, the person in charge of the building heard a shot, but did not give it importance. At 3:00 am another detonation was registered, for this occasion, the dalina had placed the weapon in her mouth to proceed to shoot it.
On Monday, March 14, his parents They found his bed covered in blood and on top of it, his lifeless body and 60 Rohypnol pills, a drug used to help you fall asleep. The concern of the producers arose because this news was going to come out nationwide, and they were not sure how to explain what had happened to the children who were waiting to see Mónica in Nubeluz.
On national television it was confirmed that he had committed suicide and the most complicated task fell on the shoulders of Gomelsky, who had to control his pain to expose himself in front of the cameras to announce that his partner had left and that he would not smile for them again.
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The suicide of Mónica Santa María, the dalina from Nubeluz who fought against depression, pills and sexual blackmail