‘Karlifornia’ Puts A New Lens On L.A.

‘Karlifornia’ Puts A New Lens On L.A.

New MTV Tr3s original reality production introduces Karli Henriquez ‘Karlifornia’ looks at L.A. through the eyes of smart, vivacious Latina Premieres on November 13th at 4 PM


New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–November 12, 2007–“Karlifornia,” the newest offering from MTV Tr3s, is a weekly one-hour show that invites viewers to live the L.A. lifestyle as the cameras follow Karli Henriquez, the quintessential Angelina, as she opens up about growing up in L.A., her personal life, family, dating and more while hanging out with her favorite artists and actors and everyone who is making a mark in the City of Angels. “Karlifornia” premieres on MTV Tr3s on November 13th at 4 PM.

“Growing up in L.A. is the most awesome experience ever and I can’t wait to introduce MTV Tr3s viewers to my world and mi familia” says Karli. “Having my own TV show is a dream come true and I promise viewers they’re going to love getting to know L.A. ‘Karlifornia,’ style!”

In the first episode Karli gets pointers from her gal pal Audrina Patridge from MTV’s “The Hills,” checks in with a psychic about the future of her new show and introduces viewers to the artist LaLa whose song “la la la” is the theme song for “Karlifornia.” Videos by Karli’s favorites artists are included in every episode.

“Karlifornia” is a channel-defining program for MTV Tr3s because it draws directly on the experiences of Karli, a young Latina who grew up in a bilingual, bicultural world and is using her unique sense of style and perspective to succeed in life.

“Karli really represents the best of Latino youth. She is proud, smart and totally open to new experiences. Her love of life is infectious and she really has her finger on the pulse of the hottest music, fashion and cultural trends,” says Lily Neumeyer, Vice President of Programming and Production for MTV Tr3s. “Our audience is going to really enjoy getting to know Karli and discovering all that “Karlfornia” has to offer.”

Karli got her start in radio, first as an intern, then as a member of the station’s street team and ultimately as on-air talent for the JoJo on the Radio program on KIIS-FM. She sees herself as an inspiration to young Latinas who are chasing their dreams just as she is doing.

Karli gets her own inspiration from role models such as Jennifer Lopez and Oprah Winfrey for their entertainment success, hard work, leadership and influence on other people and most of all, from her abuelita, who is her heroine.

Raised in a Mexican and Salvadoran family, Karli grew up listening to Vicente Fernandez, Celia Cruz and New Kids on the Block. Today she fills her iPod with tunes by artists such as Belanova, Calle 13 and Kanye West.

Away from work Karli likes shopping, dancing, reading, having some occasional outdoor adventures and spending time with her family. Finding new restaurants, clubs and places to visit are also among her favorite pastimes.

Karli was raised in Hollywood, California until moving to the San Fernando Valley where she graduated from Reseda High School. She plans to pursue a college degree in Business.

Following the premiere of “Karlifornia,” a companion Karli blog will be launched on mtvtr3s.com where viewers will be able to give Karli feedback about the show and comment on everything from her choice of guys, clothes and more.

MTV Tr3s is in 6.2 million Hispanic TV households and 31.9 million total TV households, making it the most-widely distributed TV network dedicated to superserving today’s bicultural Latino youth. MTV Tr3s’ programming is rooted in the fusion of American and Latino music, cultures, lifestyles and languages. Music programming is at the core of MTV Tr3s and the channel features hitmakers, emerging artists and new sounds that resonate with young U.S. Latinos. In addition to music programming, MTV Tr3s programming slate also features lifestyle series, news, documentaries and other long-form programs that celebrate US Latino hybrid identity and culture.

‘Karlifornia’ Puts A New Lens On L.A.