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Ana Carolina Ardohain

Ana Carolina Pampita ArdohainAna Carolina Ardohain Dos Santos, born on January 17th, 1978 in General Acha, La Pampa, Argentina is an Argentinian model, dancer, television personality and actress.

She hosted the television programs 'El Rayo', 'EL Stio' and the Spanish television program 'El Show de Flo'. She is widely known by the nickname Pampita, The nickname by which she is known derives both from being a native of La Pampa and from a cartoon character created by Horacio Altuna in the late 1970s.

She was one of very few people baptised at the monastery of Nuestra Senora del Pilar in Recoleta, Buenos Aires. Pampita gave birth to her first child at the age of 28, daughter Blanca Vicuna Ardohain on May 15th of 2006 in Santiago, Chile.

Her daughter Blanca is named after the grandmother of her partner, Benjamin Vicuna. Sadly her daughter Blanca Vicuna died at 6 years of age due to a virus in Santiago, Chile on the 8th of September, 2012.

It was in mid-2012 when Pampita traveled with her family to the Riviera Maya on holiday. Upon returning to Santiago, Chile, her daughter Blanca was admitted to the Las Condes Clinic on August 30th for a supposed cold.

Her condition, however, worsened rapidly and her daughter had to be taken into an induced coma and connected to life support.

Although the family tried to remain silent about Blanca's clinical condition, they requested blood donors. A family friend said the picture was due to two bacteria and within a few days, Blanca suffered a stroke and passed away on September 8th, 2012 due to "hemorrhagic pneumonia that could not be controlled."

Ana Carolina Pampita ArdohainThe death of Blanca caused a great commotion in the media in Argentina and Chile. Various actors, politicians and celebrities from both countries accompanied the family and expressed their condolences for the situation. The funeral for Blanca was held the next day in the cemetery Park of Remembrance in Santiago de Chile.

She had given birth to her second child at the age of 30, a son that she named Bautista Vicuna Ardohain on February 29th of 2008 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Four years later she gave birth to her third child at the age of 34, a son named Beltran Vicuna Ardohain on June 8th of 2012, in Santiago, Chile. Her mother is Brazilian and her father is Argentinian. She is represented by Maroe Management.

Carolina was born in the city of General Acha, province of La Pampa, although she lived all her childhood in the town of Doblas.

Subsequently, she moved to the city of Santa Rosa where she lived until she was 16 years old. In this city she practiced classical ballet for 9 years which she says taught her to express her creativity through her body.

In 1994 she was elected Provincial Queen of Wheat and National Queen of the Students in the province of Jujuy.

In the city of Buenos Aires she began working in a bowling alley , alternating this work with that of an event promoter.

Some time later she worked as a saleswoman in different clothing stores, until she was selected to work as a model in a casting for the John Cook brand of clothing for which she worked as a saleswoman in a shopping mall in the city of Buenos Aires.

Carolina is currently considered a top international model , with more than 190 magazine covers. She became the face of brands like Citroen and Bata and shot campaigns for Avon, Falabella, Getien Underwear, Kosiuko, Nivada Watches, Roberto Giordano, Stupenda Beachwear, Victoria's Secret, Wonderbra among others.

Ana Carolina Pampita ArdohainShe has walked the runway in the Spring/Summer 2003 show for Roberto Giordano and in the Spring/Summer 2003 show for Veronica de la Canal.

Currently, one of the most prestigious models to have worked in the country with a short, but important career as a model. She succeeded in being a top model throughout Latin America and Europe.

She has appeared on the following magazine covers in Argentina: 'Cosmopolitan'; 'Maxim' - November 2002; 'Maxim' - May 2005; 'Para Ti' - January 2007; 'H Hombre' - July 2007; 'Para Ti Mama' - October 2007; 'Luz' - April 25 2008; 'Cosmopolitan' - June 2008; 'Ohlala' - December 2008; 'Luz' - February 07 2009; 'Luz' - August 24 2009; 'Luz' - December 07 2009; 'Luz' - December 12 2010; 'Cosmopolitan Style & Beauty' - May 2011; 'Tendencia Mujer' - December 2011 - 'DT' - November 2002; 'Sie7e' - #1 April 06, 2005; 'FHM' - July 2005; 'Sie7e' - May 03, 2006.

Her appearances in Argentinian and other major international magazines number over 190 magazine covers.

She hosted the television programs 'El Rayo', 'EL Stio' and the Spanish tv-program 'El Show de Flo'. She debuted on television in 2000 , as noted in the program conducted by Maria Vazquez , " El Rayo ".

In the 2002 FIFA World Cup South Korea-Japan 2002 , Carolina was elected "godmother" of the National Soccer Team of Argentina . During the years 2002 and 2003 she participated in the Spanish Television program "The Show de Flo".

She first became an actress in the Argentine soap opera Cris Morena Rebelde Way in (2002) and was also chosen at that time for campaigns of brands such as Honda and Coca Cola.

In February of 2004, she was a jury and Queen of the International Song Festival of Vina del Mar, in Chile.

Ana Carolina Pampita ArdohainIn 2005, Pampita acted in the Double Life series and co-led the Dominican entertainment program , along with Nicolas Repetto on the screen of El Trece .

In August of 2007, she participated in the stellar of TVN Chile, El Baile on TVN , where she showed her talent against the standard and Latin dances, which the ballroom made known.

In this competition Carolina, obtained second place in the competition from voting of the viewing public, nevertheless she obtained first place when the voting of the jury with 119 points of a total of 120 points, against 116 of his adversary, made her number one.

In 2008, she participated in the contest Dancing for a 2008 Dream , a month and a half after giving birth to her second son. In December of the same year she was consecrated as the winner of this contest with her dance partner Nicolas Armengol. The public chose her face to face with Laura Fidalgo.

In 2010, she made a television duo as a conductor with Jordi Castell in the morning First Foreground non stop in Chile.

At the beginning of 2011, Carolina made an appearance in the jury of the Argentine television program, Dreaming for Dancing, during the first week, as a replacement for Laura Fidalgo and was the host of the Tendencia fashion program, on Channel 9 .

She participated in the Dancing for a 2011 Dream replacing Rocio Guirao Diaz in the Cano Dance - taking the place of it due to a decline due to his health problems following rhythm Adagio Latino.

In 2013 Pampita was juror 6 of the Argentine reality show Celebrity Splash of Telefe , a program conducted by Marley , along with the consecrated dancer Maximiliano Guerra and the actor Miguel Angel Rodriguez.

Ana Carolina Pampita ArdohainIn 2014 she was sworn in the Latin American Fashionista Challenge cycle, broadcast by the Discovery Home & Health chain.

During 2015 she was the host of the C-Mag interview feature - interviewing figures from all over Latin America . And at the end of the year in 2015 she was summoned to be on the jury of the Dancing for a Dream replacing Moria Casan.

That same year (2017) from June she led the magazine Pampita Online , in the new cable signal called KZO Entertainment . Pampita Online is broadcast live Monday through Friday on Telefe in 2018 and on Net TV in 2019 and 2020.

On October 30, 2002, Pampita married the polista Martin Barrantes (cousin of Sarah Ferguson ), from whom she separated, due to strong controversies, in mid-2004.

From July 2005 to December 2015 she had maintained a relationship with the Chilean actor Benjamin Vicuna . The couple had 4 children: Blanca (born May 15, 2006 in Santiago, Chile), Bautista (born February 29, 2008 in Buenos Aires ), Beltran (born June 8, 2012 in Santiago, Chile ) and Benicio (born October 12, 2014 in Las Condes , Province of Santiago).

At the end of 2015, Pampita experienced a scandalous separation since she had found Vicuna with the actress Maria Eugenia "China" Suarez , in the motorhome they shared during the filming of The Red Thread , the film that both starred:

"I saw the worst thing that a woman can see,"said Pampita. For his part, Benjamin went out of his way to refute Pampita's sayings and maintained that they had been separated for months.

Ana Carolina Pampita ArdohainOn what happened, in an interview published at the end of April 2016, Pampita acknowledged that she was overwhelmed by pain when she saw "China" and Benjamin together and declared:

"It was the worst thing I could see as a woman and as a mother. I drove as I could. I am very passionate and outgoing and that is part of me, I do not regret it. At that time I was wrong."

After ending their relationship, Pampita and Benjamin decided to maintain good personal relationships for the sake of their children and thus reached an agreement for their shared custody.

Born under the sign of Capricorn, she lived in Santa Rosa, the La Pampa capital until age 17.

There she attended elementary at School No. 1 and secondary College Republica Argentina. Pampita dedicated nine years of her life to classical ballet, which taught her to express her creativity through her body.

She worked as a saleswoman at various clothing stores, until a casting call selected her for the clothing campaign where at the time she coincidentally worked.

She then began an ascending career as a model, hired for major fashion brands throughout Latin America, magazine campaigns and became the most prestigious covergirl.

Currently, she is one of the most prestigious models to have worked in the country with a short, but important career as a model. She succeeded in being a top model throughout Latin America and Europe.

Ana Carolina Pampita ArdohainPampita Ardohain has appeared in the film Super in 2009 in the role of Chamila Hudson.

In 2005 she was a cast member of the televison series Doble vida playing the role of Ema. And from 2002 to 2003 played Lulu in the televison series Rebel's Way.

She has appeared as herself in numerous other television projects such as Caiga quien caiga - CQC, La Pelu, Sabado Bus, Un Mundo Perfecto, AM - Antes del Mediodia, Teleton XXIII, Caiga Quien Caiga, Primer Plano - all in 2010.

Premios Fotogramas de Plata 2009 television movie in 2009. Mananas Informales, Animal Nocturno, Argentinos Por Su Nombre - television documentary and Bailando Por Un Sueno all in 2008.

El Baile en TVN, Susana Gimenez and S.Q.P. all in 2007. Almorzando con Mirtha Legrand in 2006. Cronicas Marcianas, Top Models and Noche de Juegos during 2005.

The XLV Festival Internacional de la Cancion de Vina del Mar in 2004 and El Show de Flo during 2002 to 2003. Who Is Alejandro Chomski? in 2000 and El Rayo as an interviewer in 2000.

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