PATRICIA Manterola Carrion is a Mexican singer, model and actress who found fame with the group Garibaldi.
She was married to another Garibaldi member Xavier Ortiz for five years.
Who is Paty Manterola?
Patricia, known as Paty, was born in Mexico City on April 23, 1972.
She was the second of three children to Jorge Manterola and Maria Dolores Carrion.
Manterola graduated from Colegio Miguel Angel in Mexico City and along with her academic work also studied dance, singing, and music.
She was the main voice in the chorus of the Miguel Angel Institute.
How did Paty and Xavier meet?
Manterola started modelling, which introduced her to the Mexican producer Luis de Llano, who was also behind the band Timibriche and a number of telenovelas.
De Llano initially asked her to join Timibriche but later thought she should join his new band project that became Garibaldi in 1988 – which Xavier Ortiz was also a founding member.
Materola and Ortiz were together for ten years before marrying on April 17, 1999.
They were married for a little over five years.
Ortiz died on September 7, 2020.
She married Forrest Kolb on December 12, 2010, in Xcaret, Mexico, in a private wedding with 200 guests.
Where is she now?
Manterola started her acting career in a 1993 comedy which featured Garibaldi.
She also launched her solo music career in 1994 with her single Hambre de Amor.
Paty found roles in various telenovelas such as Acapulco, Cuerpo y Alma (1995) and Gente Bien (1997).
In a few short years she became a household name in Mexico due to her roles and even had a cameo appearance in the US show Ugly Betty.
While she is most famous in Mexico she has also found some success in the US and appeared in a number of shows and films, most notably The Dukes Of Hazzard: Hazzard In Hollywood in 2000.
Manterola is also a passionate defender of animal rights and has posed naked for a Peta campaign in 2001.
She has also worked for children’s charities and in 2007, Patricia joined the Baja Una Estrella Foundation to help with education, health, and social development for poor communities in Mexico.
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