Gerardo, of ‘Rico, Suave’ fame, gets VH1 reality show

gerardoRemember Gerardo? He had one hit back in 1990 called “Rico, Suave.” He tried to recapture that success but found that he was a bit more successful behind the scenes as a music executive for Interscope Records. Now he’s trying to find success in the reality TV world. Gerardo hooked up with VH1 to feature his wife, son (a rapper), two daughters (a fashionista and singer), his niece and her son, for a family reality show called Suave Says.

“I can’t wait for VH1’s audience to meet my wild family,” Gerardo said. “We’re like Ricky and Lucy but with a handful of crazy kids trying to run my casa.”

“Gerardo and his crazy, musical family truly break the reality TV mold,” Susan Levison, Executive Vice President, Original Programming & Production, VH1, added. “We knew we had our next buzz-worthy series as soon as he walked through our door. Plus, he still has those abs.”

There will be 10 half hour episodes and the show will premiere later this year. For now, refresh your memory:

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