His name is Jorge Blanco, He is from Zaragoza, he is 40 years old and is becoming the star of Friday night’s Antena 3 program ‘El Desafio’, breaking all records, Last Friday, George split the show’s jury: he had to drive a truck through a row of crystal glass without falling out of it or breaking any, and he succeeded the first time. There were members of the jury who thought it was an easy test and others who, on the contrary, considered it too difficult.
The debate has continued in recent hours on social networks, but has not reached the level achieved in the first program on 13 January, when a former MasterChef contestant, along with Jorge Brezlez, He had to showcase his dancing ability. and he created a number in which, acting as the cook,They went completely naked and covered the most ‘compromising’ areas of their anatomy with pans., Thus, they imitated the show of Les Hommes à Poêles, a French comic pair who dance without clothes and with two frying pans, which are exchanged throughout the performance.
Nothing is known about how long Aragonese will last in the program, although in promotional information Antena 3 assured that he was going to captivate the audience for several weeks.
And where did Jorge Blanco come from? Why attend an event with celebrities such as Jorge Lorenzo, Marilo Monteiro, Laura Escañes, Rosa López or Florentino Fernández.
Jorge Blanco Bello was born in Zaragoza in 1982. He studied at the Marianistas and later studied law at the University of Zaragoza like his father. As a child, at the age of only four, he started judo. From that sport he moved to boxing, during which stage he lived in Mexico and studied at La Salle University. He was a Spanish boxing champion and entered the national teamHowever he was not at the Olympic Games as he left for Erasmus that year.
After living in Mexico, he settled in Toronto, where he arrived in 2009 to learn English and take a job at the Spanish consulate. And fell in love with the city. There he began to focus on mixed martial arts. until a time came when He had to decide between a traditional job, the world of law, and sports, which he loved. was heartbroken, And although there were uncertainties and difficult moments, he managed to make a living from his business. I met (and trained with) an ice hockey legend in Canada, then several other players; He met and befriended Georges St. Pierre, who was a world champion in MMA (mixed martial arts), and from there his fame grew.
Jorge Blanco is 1.95m tall and weighs 97kg, In Canada he created a company, The Spaniard, in which he puts into practice his philosophy of the sport, his training method.
In 2010, a young American actress settled in Toronto to play one of the lead roles in a series that was being filmed ‘Suits’. She brought life to the character of Rachel Zane, who works as a part-time intern for the firm of Pearson Hardman while studying law at Columbia University. time after, A friend of that actress revealed on his social networks that the young woman had trained with Jorge Blanco and that since he was Meghan Markle, the athlete’s professional life changed completely.
of those who have admitted (they never say so) that they have been trained by Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth, with whom she is friends, rapper Drake or Pablo Motos, “I have never said who I train or have coached – he assured in an interview in Heraldo in 2019 – and I have done it for very interesting people from sports, cinema or music. Fame doesn’t suit me and part of my work is conscience (…) I’m a boy from Zaragoza, grew up here, with very strong values, Which are fundamental in my life, because if you forget who you are… And I’ve seen around me how other coaches or actors go crazy.
Jorge Blanco settled in Madrid in February last year and often travels to Aragon (on his social networks he published a photo taken in Zaragoza earlier this year). He especially likes going up to Jaka and running and training there. He exercises for at least one and a half hours every day. He never trains in a group, as his methodology focuses on analyzing the psychology and mindset of each individual., “You get better results when you understand how the person you train thinks – he recently assured – his inner motivation, and that’s where success comes through the head, not through the body. “.
Now in this adventure of ‘El Desafio’ on Antena 3 he believes he can win. “I’m quite stubborn, stubborn, steady and quite disciplined,” he says. With this I can win.”