El Chapo (a.k.a. El Celebrity)

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LOS MOCHIS, SINALOA, MEXICO -Mexican drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's life may be viewed like a telenovela in the making.  Drug lord. Prison escape artist. Powerful billionaire infatuated with Mexico's sweetheart. It's a soap opera!

Back behind bars in a maximum security prison now, he managed to elude authorities for months until his desire to meet Mexican actress, Kate Del Castillo led to an interview with actor Sean Penn for Rolling Stone magazine. Basically, his crush on Kate lured him out of hiding.

Let's call El Chapo and Castillo "The Bold and the Beautiful."  El Chapo's "One Life to Live" has been as head of the Sinaloa drug cartel, one of the most powerful criminal organizations on Earth. And his "Guiding Light" has been his prowess selling heroin, meth, cocaine, and pot. Now we can add men's fashion to the list.

Ever since the photos of the kingpin in a striped button-down was released, shirt sales have skyrocketed according to the Los Angeles based company, Barabas.

The soap opera continues with the United States fighting to have El Chapo extradited. Mexican officials say it could take more than a year. In other words, tune in tomorrow.....

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