Maribel Guardia, the well-know Costa-Rican sex symbol in Mexico, famous for being in Telenovelas like Tú y yo and for adding her sex appeal as the host of Estudio 2, has long captivated men (and women) with her toned body and gorgeous abs. In 2014, she will be fulfilling wishes for millions who have longed awaited for this day to arrive.
In 1978, she was Miss Costa Rica and has been a model, actress, singer, songwriter since then. Now she finally adds the title of Playmate to her list of credentials. Yes, you read that right. She is going to be appearing in Playboy this year. The deal has been sealed according to the the director of Playboy Mexico, Alfredo Cedillo.
The last time she bared it all was in the 1984 film, Pedro Navaja, when she was only 23 years old. Now at age 54 she is proving that being over-50 only means she is sexier than ever before. If her current appearances are any indicator, she does not have to prove anything to us but we are all thankful regardless.
The question that is still unclear is whether she will be appearing nude within the pages or not. It could lead to partial disappointment for some, if she does not. The other question is of course why? Why now? Is her career hurting? We don't think so. Is it a mid-life crisis? If it is, better than buying a Ferrari. Did they make a very lucrative offer?
Probably but it seems she approached them and they were happy to have her. All this indicates that, like Helen Mirren in Calendar Girls, perhaps Maribel Guardia simply wants to prove a point. In the 21st century, being in the over-50 club no longer prevents a woman from being sexy and beautiful in the nude; her upcoming appearance in Playboy is a testament to that. We look forward to later this year; 2014 is shaping up nicely.