’90s One-Hit Wonder to Star in New VH1Docu Series (EXCLUSIVE)

“Rico Suave” is making a return to pop culture, this time in the form of a new VH1 docu series.

Gerardo Mejía, the Latin singer and rapper whose 1990s hit single “Rico Suave” rose to the top of the charts, switched gears to become a music exec and settled down to have a family with his beauty queen wife, Kathy — all of which serves as fodder for his new reality series, tentatively titled “Suave Says.”

The series will follow Mejía as he passes the music torch to his children and manages a home life with his wife, son Jaden, niece Lexi and daughters Bianca and Nadia. The episodes will highlight the struggles of raising children who hope to follow in Mejía’s musical footsteps.

“Gerardo and his crazy, musical family truly break the reality TV mold,” said Susan Levison, VH1’s exec VP of original programming and production. “We knew we had our next buzz-worthy series as soon as he walked through our door. Plus, he still has those abs.”

“I can’t wait for VH1’s audience to meet my wild family,” Mejía added. “We’re like Ricky and Lucy but with a handful of crazy kids trying to run my casa.”

VH1 has given the green light to 10 half-hour episodes of “Suave Says,” set to premiere later this year. The show is exec produced by Edward Paige and Liane Su for Blank Paige Prods.

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