Recently, I watched the show “Made in Mexico” and I wanted to share my thoughts on some of the cast members who I believe are the true villains and wannabes. As a Mexican living in Miami, I have asked many people for their opinions, and this is the conclusion I have put together.
Let’s start with Kitzia Mitre, a girl who believes she is entitled to high society when she herself isn’t part of it. None of the Mexican billionaires and high society circles even know her or her family name. She attacks other women out of insecurity, while at the same time trying to prove herself as high society on television by showing a book about her grandmother’s place in society. However, being in such an average book is not unique or special, as many people’s grandparents have also been mentions in similar books. That doesn’t make you high society or entitled. Furthermore, she claims to be some Mexican princess related to Moctezuma. Another fake line to try to validate herself.
After doing some research, I found that Moctezuma lived 500 years ago and had many wives, so there are likely around 100,000 descendants of him today. Therefore, anyone can claim to be related to him. The National Institute of Transparency, Access to Information, and Protection of Personal Data (INAI) has confirmed that she is not a direct descendant. Kitzia tries so hard to portray and validate herself as an upper-class Mexican princess that she attacks other characters who actually are high society. On her social media, she promotes herself as a mother who supports women empowerment, which is far from the truth.
She can’t stand other successful women who are actually making something of themselves. Instead of supporting them, she criticizes them. She constantly talks about her clothing brand, but it hasn’t even made it into any store. She also didn’t graduate from school until her mid-30s from an unknown university. Despite the fact that she has no merits to even deserve an Honorary degree, OMLID “organizacion mundial de mujeres” are a fake school who DM people on Instagram by the name of Janet Archu and sell doctorate degrees. It’s a joke and insult to those who truly deserve degrees. She shows off her so called ranch, but it is located in the middle of nowhere in rural Mexico and doesn’t hold much value. The property appears run-down and poor, and the horses depicted are of less expensive breeds. She wants to make it seem like she has a luxury hacienda, but it is nowhere near the opulent lifestyle of Mexico City’s elite.
The home Kitzia lives in is a rental and not in a wealthy neighborhood like Virreyes, Lomas, or Polanco in Mexico City. She married a Lebanese man named Pedro Checa, who no one even knew before the show. His sur name is not influential in anyway. The only thing they have to brag about is some tacos named after them. Funny how they intentionally shot at the restaurant just to be able to brag about it. Peter acts like a businessman, but everyone knows he is just a biller who helps others launder money. When his mother came out I thought she was the maid, and his brother Roberto ‘Roby’ Checa is an alcoholic and gambler who shirks his responsibilities as a father. It is baffling how Kitzia pretends to be a rich girl from a good family when clearly she is not.
Kitzia is the perfect example of an overweight wannabe and social climber from Mexico, who has done nothing in life but wants to pretend she runs and is part of high society. Her photos are clearly Facetuned to make herself look skinnier, because that is not what she looks like in real life.
She acts like an entitled bully even though she doesn’t hold that position in Mexican society. Even with the show, she has never been featured in prestigious magazines like Hello, Bloomberg, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Forbes, or any elite publication. By looking at her social media and family, it is clear that her life is middle class and average. You never see her skiing in the Swiss Alps or summering in Europe, and her friends are not public figures, royalty, or super-rich individuals. Her friendships are what one would call trash, such as Columba.
A truly classy, wealthy, and confident woman would not feel the need to criticize or put others down. Speaking ill of others only reflects poorly on oneself and shows insecurity. Kitzia’s obsession with others’ accomplishments and her constant need to criticize is a clear reflection of her own self-image. Meanwhile, the other cast members didn’t even give her the time of day.
Secondly, let’s talk about Roby Checa, who portrays himself as a wannabe party boy and is everything but a high society gentleman. His habit of belittling women (after feeling threatened by them) and attempting to make story lines and blame onto others is truly pathetic. Mocking women and boasting about winning at chess just to boost his ego shows how desperate he is for five minutes of fame. Despite his claims of being a successful businessman, the reality speaks otherwise. According to the Ministry of Finance, he owns no business or property in Mexico.
Columba Diaz, despite presenting herself as an open-minded bisexual hippie who tries so hard to act cool and not giving a crap about anything attitude, just comes across as desperate and fake. Also, since when do high society women pose voluntarily naked and dress in rags all the time? Her photographs look like a cheap version of playboy. Her fake charity event scene appeared to be more of a publicity stunt to look good than a genuine act of philanthropy. There is no evidence of her involvement in more charitable activities outside of this event in real life.
Moreover, it’s perplexing and confusing why Columba carries a sense of entitlement? Criticizing and laughing at others when she has an unsuccessful modeling career and rents a horrible apartment in a poor area of Mexico City. She doesn’t belong to high society or even the middle class, and she is not even a native of Mexico City. These factors to high society watchers make her entitlement seem misplaced, weird, and laughable.
I found that among the cast members of “Made in Mexico,” only a select few were truly captivating and embodied the essence of high society. These individuals are the ones I would have liked to see more of on the show. Regrettably, Kitzia Mitre, Columba Díaz, and the Checa family did not measure up to these standards and were uninteresting. It is clear that Kevin Bartel, Brandon Panaligan, and Love Productions missed an opportunity to make Mexicans look good and create a compelling show, which might explain its eventual cancellation.