Virginia Vallejo Garcia is a Colombian author, journalist, media personality and socialite and, from 1972 to 1994, she was the #1 television and radio star in her native country.
On July 18th 2006, the Department of Justice took her out of Colombia to save her life and testify in high-profile criminal cases. In 2007, Random House published her memoir, “Amando a Pablo, odiando a Escobar” that became the #1 bestselling book in Spanish in Latin America and the United States.
Virginia Vallejo is known for her testimonials in court, and her accusations against the Colombian army and the presidents Alfonso Lopez-Michelsen, Ernesto Samper, Álvaro Uribe and Juan Manuel Santos.
Penelope Cruz – the Spanish star – will play the role of the Colombian author in the movie “Escobar” (2017) based on “Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar”. Vallejo’s memoir is being translated into English and other 15 languages, and will be released in the summer of 2017.