The thought that crossed Belen Rodriguez's mind when burglars broke into her home years ago shows how much life is worth
Belen Rodriguez is today one of the most beloved figures in Italy, but the road has not been paved for him.
In an interview for "7", Belen talked about her difficult childhood during the economic crisis in Argentina and the reasons that led her to emigrate to change her life.
It all started in 1989...
"With Menem (president) coming to power, our country fell into a deep economic crisis. People no longer had any opportunity to pay their house and car loans. There was no more food. We too, from one day to the next, lost the house without being able to take anything: neither sofas, nor beds, not even dishes and towels.
Under these conditions, thieves entered markets and houses. They stole. They killed", said Belen.
A sad story also happened to her and it was this episode that convinced her to follow the dream of a new life, in Italy.
"One day they (thieves) came to us. Eight of them were armed and drugged. I was in the yard at that time. They grabbed me by the hair, pulled me inside. They put guns to our heads. They stole everything from us: from coffee cups to forks. From the TV, to the sheets. Clothes, shoes, underwear, even my photo album, as models. Then they called me to the bathroom. Only me. I thought: If they don't kill me, everything else will be ok. I will be able to forget the others. They only wanted to know my father's bank account number. Nothing else. After eight hours, they left with all our things, but they let us live," Belen said.
It was after this moment that she decided to move, to move. He arrived in Riccione with a modeling contract.
However, difficulties followed. It wasn't easy.
8 girls had come from abroad. Without a residence permit. Without knowing what they would say if they were arrested. And above all, when they arrived in Italy, they discovered that they would not be models, but ballerinas in nightclubs.
"Those of us who had envisioned catwalks found ourselves in clubs to tap dance," says Belen.
It took a long time to break into TV and be what it is today.