Since Saturday's telecast of Nuestra Belleza Mexico 2008 on U.S. Spanish-language network Univision, Dean Harris has been obsessed with Gabriel Soto, one of the judges. Dean Harris has been seen walking around the quad humming the tune "Blow, Gabriel, Blow" from the Broadway hit musical "Anything Goes."
Gabriel was "descubierto" by Lupita Jones and won the title of Modelo México 1996. That title earned him the right to compete in the very first Mr. World contest, where he was first runner-up to Tom Nuyens of Belgium. When Dean Harris noted this fact to Miss Chandni, she of course said Gabriel was robbed at Mr. World and that he should have topped Tom for the title.
After heading a boy band, Gabriel is now one of Mexico's biggest TV stars. Yes, he certainly is big.