Airing every Sunday night at 10 p.m. ET, Rodner Figueroa hosts “Sal y Pimienta” (Salt and Pepper). Comprised of a roundtable of the “who’s who” in today’s Spanish-‐language entertainment industry, the program dissects the week’s biggest entertainment headlines and the latest celebrity gossip.
Known as “The Fashionista,” Figueroa is also the star of Univision’s red carpet events, such as the Latin GRAMMY® Awards, “Premio Lo Nuestro®” Latin Music Awards and the “Premios Juventud” (Youth Awards), among others. This beloved fashion guru, with his fashion-‐savvy critiques, is often regarded as the most anticipated part of the red carpet. His interviews with top-‐notch stars and fashion designers have made him a huge hit in both the United States and Latin America. Figueroa’s credibility, along with his unique sense of humor and charm has captivated a loyal audience following his every move and eagerly awaiting his next fashion “do’s” and “don’ts.”
Figueroa’s love for fashion started at an early age in his hometown of Caracas, Venezuela, where his mother would bring him to countless fashion shows. In college, he majored in journalism and minored in modern art and design, thus creating the perfect balance between communications and fashion.
His expertise in the fashion world was further fine-‐tuned with his endless travels around the world and his close friendships with Latin and European designers. His style is trendy, yet always classic, earning him a coveted position among the best dressed men in magazines like People en Español.
Figueroa appears on various Univision programs such as “Primer Impacto” (First Impact) and “El Gordo y la Flaca” (The Scoop and The Skinny). His featured segment “Moda” (Fashion) offers fashion advice to today’s top Latin superstars, as well as the everyday citizens of Hispanic America. The longest running variety show in the world, “Sabado Gigante” (Giant
Saturday), regularly calls upon Figueroa for makeovers and fashion expertise.
His marketability is boundless based on his undisputable credibility with the audience and his own lifestyle. Many brands have relied on Figueroa to promote their labels, like Lacoste, Johnny Walker Black Label, Neutrogena, Procter and Gamble, Wrigley and Kohl’s, among others.
A true believer in empowering the Hispanic community, Figueroa donates his time for causes like Aid for Aids, BeLive, “Fundación Amigos del Niño con Cancer” (Friends of Children with Cancer Foundation) and Saint Jude Hospital to raise money to help sick and underprivileged children throughout Latin America. He is also vice-‐chair of the Young International Circle of the Museo del Barrio in New York.