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Mario Vaquerizo
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Background information
Birth name Mario Vaquerizo Caro
Born 5 July 1974 (1974-07-05) (age 47)
Madrid, Spain
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer-songwriter, journalist, writer and manager
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar

Mario Vaquerizo Caro (Madrid, 5 July 1974) is a Spanish singer-songwriter, journalist, writer, manager and occasional radio and television personality. He became famous with the Spanish reality show Alaska y Mario on MTV Spain. The reality show depicted his life with his wife, the singer Alaska, whom he married in Las Vegas. He is also known for his appearances on different Spanish radio and TV shows such as El Hormiguero, El programa de Ana Rosa, and yu: No te pierdas nada. Vaquerizo was also the voice of Frankenstein in the animated film Hotel Transylvania.

Professional career

Vaquerizo has worked as a media contributor to Spanish newspapers El País and La Razón, magazines such as Vanidad, Primera Línea, Rolling Stone, In Touch, and Canal+, a French premium cable channel. In 1999, he began collaborating with the advertising department at the record company Subterfuge.

He also worked as press agent for Spanish musical groups Fangoria, Dover, singers Merche and Silvia Superstar, and actresses Elsa Pataki and Leonor Watling. In addition, under the stage name Nancy Anoréxica, he is the lead singer of the Spanish pop group Las Nancys Rubias, which specializes in band covers. Other members of the group are his sister Marta Vaquerizo, Juan Pedro del Moral, Susie Pop, and Miguel. They have released five albums with Warner Music Group, their most famous songs being "Peluquitas", "Me da igual", "Sálvame", "Corazón de hielo" and "Di que sí". In 2014, Vaquerizo published a book titled Fabiografía; written in the first person, it is the biography of Fabio McNamara, an important artist and figure in La Movida Madrileña counterculture scene.

Filmography

Television

Year Programs Role Notes
2005 Goya Awards|XIX Goya Awards Himself
Música uno Musical performance
Corazón
2006 Carta blanca Musical performance
Aquí hay tomate
2007 Cómo conseguir un papel en Hollywood Documental
Arucitys Musical performance
Noche Hache
El intermedio
El orfanato llega a Hollywood Documental
2008 Europasión
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