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It took 15 minutes for the birth of a television legend, someone who became a revered figure in the Latin world and also captured imaginations in America. Elin Ortiz, a television producer, needed to fill 15 minutes of airtime after a talent decided not to show up and Walter Mercado was there at the studio, he was trotted out onto the set with the producer making him wear the most ridiculous robe and made him do astrology, and so began the career of Walter Mercado.
The astrologer, who also went by the name Shanti Ananda, was 38 years old in 1970 when he got his own segment on the show El Show de las 12 and while he was only limited to astrology at first, he started to branch out into tarot readings and other disciplines. Walter was an immediate success, and his charisma shone through on-screen for all to see.
Walter Mercado was an astrologer who died in 2019 due to renal failure.
Source: Instagram @waltermercadotv
Take it the television hosting or his apps, the man was finding success every which way possible, and it wasn’t just his skills when it comes to astrology that allowed the people to keep watching. It was also his appearance which drew people in, the combed up hair, always bouncing and flowing, the high arched eyebrows which gave the look of a savant, his inviting and always welcoming smile combined with his full lips and those puffy cheeks. Everything about the man was designed to keep people watching, and there was definitely some plastic surgery work done to make him look like a 40-year-old when he was almost double the age.
Walter Mercado Plastic Surgery
There is no certainty Walter Mercado Plastic Surgery is real but he does appear to someone with little work done to his face.
There are no confirmed reports the astrologer ever went under the knife, no doctor came forward to confirm Walter Mercado Plastic Surgery, and he never came forward to address how he looked the way he did. But there is definitely a little work done on his face to capture the same luster of his youth.
His Lips Looked Way Different
Walter Mercado Plastic Surgery seems to be real and the biggest suspect is his lips.
Let’s go with the most obvious suspect, those full lips. There is a certain level of certainty to suggest he got lip fillers to bring out his lips a little more and maintain the same level of consistency as his youth. The thing is his lips were always full, but from his younger days to time before he died, there was a considerable amount of puffiness and glow to his lips. The universal truth is a person ages with time, and their body parts also show signs of aging, but his lips were doing “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”
Forehead Was Suspect of Plastic Surgery too
The clean stretched forehead looks like something done by a doctor instead of God.
One of the most striking visual appearances of Walter was his eyebrows; the overarched, stretched eyebrows gave a memorable appearance. The younger Walter was wrinkled free, and his eyebrows were perfect, but as a person grows old there is a sign of wrinkles on everyone’s face, but Walter’s face was completely wrinkle-free, and especially his forehead which looked like the doctors stretched his skin, and the forehead definitely appears smoother than his younger days.
His Cheeks are a Maybe
Walter Mercado Plastic Surgery was probably because he was on TV all the time.
Source: The Wrap
The thing is, when he went under the knife, the doctors probably also stretched his cheek skins because they also appear to be smoother than his younger days. There is also a certain amount of lift to his cheeks but we cannot be certain he got work done on his cheeks.
The chin is also as it was before, and there does not appear to be any plastic surgery work done on his chin. His face was on TV all the time, so he probably thought he needed to get plastic surgery to maintain his persona on TV, which is understandable.
Walter Mercado was an astrologer, a writer, an entrepreneur, a dance, and a television presenter before his demise on 2 November 2019.
Source: Miami Herald
No matter what, the world lost one true performer when he died on 2 November 2019 due to renal failure. The astrologer once said in 2012 after going into cardiac arrest that he “had gone and seen death and came back to life again.” He was not able to do it again in 2019 and died in his hospital bed in his home country of Puerto Rico at the age of 87.