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This is how Joaquín Pardavé inspired the face of the doll of Dr. Simi

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Joaquín Pardavé is the face that inspired the image of Dr. Simi (Photos: Instagram/@estrellas-cineoro/@drsimi_oficial)

The botargas of dr simi are no longer the only viral symbol of the Similar pharmaciesbecause the Mexicans have taken it upon themselves to make their stuffed figure a reminder for the great artists who visit Aztec lands, since the new trend is to throw them on stage during concerts, although the expected result is not always obtained.

Given the great popularity that the funny botarga has had in recent weeks, more than one has begun to question the story of Dr. Simi, discovering that an important and recognized star of the Golden era of mexican cinema was lent in order to create the lively concept that international artists, who have recently set foot on Aztec land, now have about Mexico.

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Actor, director, singer-songwriter, composer, comedian Y screenwriterare part of the talents he had and exercised Joaquin Pardave, the man behind the face of Dr. Simi. Although during 1925 and 1955 his name was widely recognized at the national level thanks to his work in the most emblematic productions that allowed the country to have world recognition -since the United States stopped producing due to the First World War, temporarily moving its sponsorships to Mexico- , currently has a new achievement because his name is popular due to the beloved stuffed animal.

The actor had national fame in the Golden Age of Mexican cinema (Photo: INAH)
The actor had national fame in the Golden Age of Mexican cinema (Photo: INAH)

in the channel of Youtube official of Similar pharmaciesthere is a series called my life is joy -which currently also has a printed version-. In chapter one, titled Dr. Simi. Birth and first stepsanswers the question that thousands of Mexicans have asked on social networks, as they explain whose idea it was to create a character to represent the pharmacy chain, with the characteristics it has and who was inspired to create it.

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Victor Gonzalez Torresthe businessman who owns the brand, and the engineer Oscar de la Sierra AramburoGroup Vice President for a better countryThey explained that González Torres told them about the need to have a character, so he called for someone to do the caricature.

At the same time, Joaquín Pardavé, who had many characters that became endearing, was at his best with Don Susanito Penafiel Y somelleraso the conceptual and artistic needs they were looking for were reflected with the actor from the Golden Age of Mexican cinema, so its creator, Daniel Burgosdid not hesitate to resume them:

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People with disabilities create with love the famous stuffed animal of Dr. Simi Photo: SOLTRA – CINIA
People with disabilities create with love the famous stuffed animal of Dr. Simi Photo: SOLTRA – CINIA

“He is a very ‘bohemian’ and very artistic man, and comments that when the artist told him that he already had a proposal, he expected him to give him, like the past publicist, about 7 or 8 options, however, he only introduced one, which is the current Dr. Simi. I took it to Don Víctor, and the truth was that he had maybe 7 or 8 to choose from, and as soon as he saw that one, he said ‘This one,’” described de la Sierra.

Why do Mexicans throw Dr. Simi stuffed animals onto the celebrity stage?

The concussion can be simple after seeing the cases and testimonials of fans who have performed such a feat: The trend is generated because Dr. Simi’s stuffed animal has established itself as a very peculiar symbol of Mexico, being something distinctive and comical that foreign artists can hardly understandso their reactions of astonishment are the greatest satisfaction for Mexicans.

This is how they received the singer in Monterrey (Photo: Twitter/@EnMexicoMagico)
This is how they received the singer in Monterrey (Photo: Twitter/@EnMexicoMagico)

Although there are antecedents from 2021 and the viral coup Lady Gaga with the teddy increased interest in continuing the nascent tradition, the sight of Rosalia a Mexico has laid the necessary foundations to believe that this “fashion” is here to stay.

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