Iris Chacón, the original curvy-in-all-the-right-places, Puerto Rican bombshell, was recently honored with a Nuestro Orgullo award by The Institute for the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Elderly at its 35th annual gala in NYC, the NY Daily News reports.
Chacón, 59, rose to fame in the ’80s as the star of the burlesque-style T.V. show, La Vedette de América (“America’s Showgirl”). Fans will never forget her classic TV ads for car coolant, showcasing her well-endowed derriere in a revealing leotard.
“The truth is she still looks despampanente [stunning],” managing partner of MirRam Group Luis Miranda told the NY Daily News. “Apoteósica [Tremendous].”
The aging celebrity still highlights her assets when getting dressed. She wore a cleavage-revealing black gown to the event, and let her long red locks flow wildly. She took the stage to speak, and later sang for 350 guests, including NYC Mayor Bloomberg.
Chacón said she was honored by the recognition from the nonprofit serving Latino seniors, particularly because she was brought up by her grandmother, said the institute’s Angel Santini.
She ended the evening with a performance of her hit “Si Tu Boquita Fuera,” which starts, “If your little mouth was made of chocolate, I would spend all my time whipping it and whipping it ...” Don't hurt 'em, Iris!