As Season II of I Love New York continues, we cannot help but wonder what happended to Chamo (New York's assistant)? Many of our readers asked us to investigate, and that's exactly what we did. We contacted Chamo (Mauricio Sanchez) to see what he's been up to. Sanchez has been busy making films and working on his entertainment career.
Moreno: Tell me about life before I love New York. What were you doing?
Sanchez: Like everyone in Hollywood, I was taking acting classes, doing my YouTube videos, auditioning and looking forward to the next opportunity.
Moreno: Tell me about some of your film experience?
Sanchez: Well, there are a few. I’ll tell you about my first: I was in New York looking at the backstage newspaper audition news and saw that they were looking for salsa dancers for a film! So, I went to the audition and met the one partner that was perfect for me in the waiting room. When we went into the audition room we had already worked out a combination that they could not do without. Long story short, I met the best dance partner and booked the movie! That’s Center Stage and that’s how I got into film.
Moreno: What projects are you currently working on that your fans can expect to see at a later date?
Sanchez: Many! Let’s see; you can see me next at the premier of 20th Century Fox’s “Bachelor Party 2” A re-make of the 80’s Tom Hanks “Bachelor Party” and a killer 3 minute a day web-episode called “I Love Stevie” which is a contemporary “I Love Lucy” staring Stevie Ryan that will feature me as “Ricky” but as a closeted gay performer.
Moreno: Viewers got the chance to know you as Chamo on I Love New York, is Chamo like Mauricio?
Sanchez: While there are similarities, Chamo is all about perfection in his demeanor, which I am not. He seeks and wants things to be exactly a certain way and works hard to deliver perfection. I think there is a little Chamo in everyone.
Moreno: How did you end up as New York’s assistant on the show?
Sanchez: I was at the right time and place. They originally wanted an Asian male assistant but when they met me, well, they uncovered what they really wanted – Chamo!
Moreno: This will be interesting, what was your take on the guys in the house, since you were not a contestant but more of an observer?
Sanchez: They were all crazy! I tried to understand them, but they demonstrated without any help from me that they were just nuts! Right?
Moreno: How did it feel from one day going to auditions to being on one VH1’s highest rated TV shows?
Sanchez: It’s like going from being a junior in high school to being a senior. You are now suddenly popular, people recognize you and get all excited that you really do exist. It’s very flattering but equally intimidating.
Moreno: What made you laugh while you were on the show?
Sanchez: New York does not hold back anything – when she gets going she will say the most outrageously funny things.
Moreno: Tell us about an experience you had with Ms. New York that did not make it on TV.
Sanchez: Well, we liked to spy on the guys and then gossip about them from New York’s master bedroom.
Moreno: Now the question that everyone wants to know: Why are you not on season II? Your fans miss you!
Sanchez: First of all: I miss you too! As you can tell, New York is one busy lady and has lots for me to do. For this season, she didn’t want me to have to deal with her men hitting on me for info and favors like last season. She felt bad as did her mom. So, we decided I would focus on other matters like my own career which I am totally enjoying at the moment! So stay tuned!