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Gerardo Lopez (adventurer)

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Gerardo Lopez (Mauricio Gerardo Lopez Anaya) is a Mexican-Australian entrepreneur, TV presenter, adventurer and media authority on Mexican cuisine. He was born in Mexico City in 1978 where he lived until the age of 21. He then lived in London and Los Angeles before settling in Melbourne, Australia in 2009..[1]

Lopez is also the host of ‘This is Mexico’, a six-part television series about Mexican cuisine created by Dual Entertainment and filmed in Mexico. The series aired on Channel 10 in Australia in January 2020.[2][3][4]

Lopez is a regular commentator in the media on the topics of Mexican cuisine, culture and travel. He has appeared on other Australian TV shows such as Food Safari, My Market Kitchen, and Ben’s Menu.[5] [6][7][8][9][10][11][12]

In 2018, Lopez received the Outstanding Mexican Abroad Award from the Mexican Federal Government, becoming the first Australian-based Mexican to do so. The award recognises Mexicans living outside of Mexico who have made a valuable contribution to raising the profile and enhancing the image of Mexico in their adopted country[13] [14]

Lopez is also the cofounder of ‘La Tortilleria’, a traditional Mexican tortilla bakery, wholesaler and restaurant in Melbourne, with his business partner Diana Hull. [15][16]

In 2009, Gerardo summited Mount Everest, becoming the 26th Mexican to do so.[17] [18] He is currently planning to climb another 8,000 meter mountain in 2020 [19]


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  17. "Himalayan Database Expedition Archives of Elizabeth Hawley". Retrieved 2019-12-16.
  18. "BOLETÍN DE PRENSA No. 36 - El Gobierno de México reconoce a 31 "Mexicanos Distinguidos" que residen en el exterior". Retrieved 2019-12-16.
  19. "Mt. Everest 2009 News and daily blogs". Retrieved 2019-12-16.

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