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Maripily Rivera, winner of Telemundo’s La Casa de los Famosos, joins an all-starhonoree line-up at the 67th Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade

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New York City – (June 4, 2024): In its final preparations for the 2024 National Puerto Rican Day Parade, the Board of Directors announced that Maripily Rivera, winner of the fourth season of Telemundo’s hit show, ”La Casa de los Famosos,” will join the Parade honoree line-up with the title, “Huracán Boricua” (Puerto Rican Hurricane).

María del Pilar 'Maripily' Rivera, known as the 'Huracán Boricua’ (Puerto Rican Hurricane), arrives in NY following her victory on Telemundo’s reality show “La Casa de los Famosos” where she won over the audience’s affection and vote. Rivera is one of the most recognized and talked about celebrities in the world of Spanish-language entertainment. Characterized by her vibrant and extroverted personality, the Puerto Rican-born personality has conquered millions of fans with over 1.7 million Instagram followers.

Over more than 25 years in the industry, she has participated in several reality shows and TV productions. Mother of 22-year-old Joe Joe, Rivera has worked on hit TV shows such as Eso Vale and No te Duermas in Puerto Rico, as well as Telemundo network reality competition Si Se Puede, Telemundo Internacional's JAM, in addition to the reality show Famosa VIP, the late-night show Noche de Perros, among others. The owner of boutiques and the famous "Mahones" (Jeans) with her personal brand has been featured in numerous music videos, magazine covers and calendars.

The National Puerto Rican Day Parade will march up New York’s Fifth Avenue, in one of United States largest cultural celebrations with an estimated attendance of one million people. The Parade will be broadcast on the WABC Channel 7 in New York at 12 noon EDT and streamed on the station’s website,, and on the station’s free news and connected TV apps on Amazon FireTV, Android TV, Apple TV, and Roku. For more information about the Parade and a more details about the calendar of events, visit

About the National Puerto Rican Day Parade

Renown for being America’s largest celebration of Puerto Rican pride and achievement, the Parade is an iconic platform for cultural preservation and collective legacy-building that was born from the New York City Puerto Rican community’s struggle for equity, inclusion, and validation in the 1950s. Under its slogan, Un Pueblo, Muchas Voces (One People, Many Voices), the NPRDP promotes Culture, Arts and Education, with special tributes to historical figures and key themes to raise awareness of critical issues and causes to our community.

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