Selena: The Series tells the story of Selena Quintanilla, a Tejano singer, but along the way we meet a lot of people who helped her become famous. One of these people is Ricardo “Ricky” Vela, who played the keyboard for Selena y Los Dinos.
Ricky Vela is a regular character in the new Netflix show, but what happened to him after Selena: The Series and his time in Los Dinos ended?
Netflix has Selena, the TV show.
Selena: The Series finally comes out on Netflix on December 4, 2020, after a long wait. The show is about the life and struggles of Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla. Christian Serratos plays the singer in the show.
From her childhood to her rise to fame and tragic death, Selena: The Series looks like it will be a must-see.
What Happened with Ricky Vela?
Ricky Vela became a keyboardist for Selena y Los Dinos in 1985, and he was there for all of the band’s success. Ricky Vela did have feelings for Selena’s older sister Suzette, as mentioned in Selena: The Series. After Suzette got married to Billy Arriaga in September 1993, Ricky wrote the song “No Me Queda Más” about his unrequited love.
Abraham Quintanilla, the father of Selena and Suzette, told Billboard in 1994, “Ricky is a very shy person, an introvert.” And he liked Suzette, my daughter who plays the drums. “And I knew that Ricky liked her because he told me, and I would tease Ricky by asking, “Hey, Ricky, do you like her?” Talk to her!’ but he wouldn’t.”
After Selena died tragically in 1995, Los Dinos broke up, and Ricky Vela’s music career seems to have ended as well, since there’s no record of him joining another band or going solo. Even though, in 2020, Angela Aguilar’s version of Ricky Vela’s song No Me Queda Más gave him credit as a composer.
In November 2017, Ricky Vela was pictured (on the right) as a wax figure of Selena was shown off at Madame Tussauds in Hollywood.
In Selena: the Series, Who Plays Ricky Vela?
In Selena: The Series, Hunter Reese Pea plays Ricky Vela. Hunter Reese Pea is new to acting. Selena: The Series is his first TV show in which he has a recurring role. The Mexican-American actor, who lives in California, made his first movie in 2012, and before Selena, he was in a number of short films.
IMDb says that Hunter Reese Pea will be in the TV movie Separation. This means that we shouldn’t have to wait long to see him again. And finally, Hunter Reese Pea is active on social media, especially Instagram, where he has 8,100 followers at the time this article was written.
After it comes out on December 4, 2020, you can stream Selena: The Series on Netflix right now.