A Colombian woman has revealed herself to be the aunt of Mexican actress Salma Hayek, in an interview with Univision TV show El Gordo y La Flaca.
The news, which is likely to dominate international media outlets for the forseeable future, broke when Alicia Hayek de Borj announced, “I saw her and said, ‘This is a niece of mine, how do I go to Mexico to see her?'”
The announcement initially took Univision producers by surprise because, given the striking physical resemblance, they thought it was actually the actress being interviewed.
However de Borj wasted no time setting the record straight, divulging that her father had emigrated to Colombia in the 1920s and spawned 20 children by different women. Of those children, one son emigrated to Mexico and went on to be Salma Hayek’s grandfather.
“It is a family which grew up with one poor line and one of silver,” said the impoverished de Borj.
The show purportedly corroborated the blood line by ‘comparing names on official documents,’ amid de Borj’s insistence that she does not want money – just a holiday to Mexico perhaps.
In a similar turn of events, a tiny baby in Argentina has been revealed as Barack Obama’s grandfather.