Translation by: Gema Sola
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Yon flaunts his long hair and beard, the look with which he portrays Victor, the policeman on the successful TV show Bajo Sospecha on Antena3. He is currently filming the second season; as soon as he’s done for the day, he turns up on his motorbike, ready for our interview at Gran Vía in Madrid, where this project takes place.
Charming Yon Gonzalez Luna (Vergara, Guipuzcoa, May 20th 1986) says hello to everyone on the team, especially to his partner at this special and improvised evening party, Almudena Lapique. Student from Madrid and niece of Cary Lapique, this young lady has been in several headlines these days for being the only Spanish person to be a part of this year's the Le Bal -- the most important social party in the world which is celebrated every year since 1957 at the Crillon Hotel in Paris.
Yon reached fame through his role as Ivan Noiret on [the series] El Internado. The show's seven seasons turned his face into one of the most popular ones. However, the TV show that catapulted him to fame was Gran Hotel, in which he co-starred and shared a very intense and platonic love story with Amaia Salamanca. It is shocking how his look went from that neat and impeccable one (wavy, well coiffed hair, and a clean shaven face) to this sex symbol look he has adopted now, and which he shares with his actor brother, Aitor Luna, who enjoys a similar success. Yon declares himself happy: “Professionally I’m working, which is a lot considering the situation of the country. Very happy, filming the second season of Bajo Sospecha, and very glad to be back in the production company, Bambu. So, I am happy to be active.” In fact, he tells us he is going to spend the holidays “working and enjoying some family time”. For 2016 he asks for “work, good roles so I can keep growing as an actor; good health; for my loved ones to be okay… Simple things, that's what truly brings you happiness and stability.”
Almudena Lapique was a bit restless that day. Not because of this project (“It’s been exciting and fun. At first I was a bit nervous, it was my first photo shoot, but I had a great time. It was very easy with Yon, he helped me a lot and was very sweet, and working with Mario Sierra was a pleasure”, she explained after), but because her big debut was only a few days away, to celebrate her full age in Le Bal.
The event, that took place on Saturday November 28th at the Palais of Chaillot, made the young girl very nervous. “I’m very happy, very excited”. For this charity event (the collected funds will go to the Seleni Institute and the ONG Enfants D’Asie), she would wear: “A wonderful dress by Jorge Vazquez, jewelry by Payal Mehta and shoes by Louboutin. I debut with Charles de Gaulle’s great-grandson and it is an honor for me to do my first dance with my father.” Almudena plans her holidays “with family and friends. It’s the time to see the people I love and can’t see during the year because I live abroad.”