ABC’s “The View” may be getting a Latino touch.
The higher ups at ABC are reportedly eyeing a couple of sexy conservative Latinas to replace TV host Joy Behar on the popular daytime talk show, according to The Daily Mail UK.
Miami music icon Gloria Estefan and fellow Cuban singer Jaci Velasquez, who is known for her strict Christian faith, are reportedly in the running.
The website said executives at ABC want to spice things up and think a feisty conservative Latina with views similar to host Elisabeth Hasselbeck would be an appropriate candidate to star alongside longtime journalist Barbara Walters.
Frontrunner Rachel Campos-Duffy, an ardent Republican and reality star, is married to Sean Duffy, a Republican Congressman in Wisconsin whom she met while filming the MTV hit reality series, “The Real World: San Francisco.”
Campos-Duffy, 41, twice tried out for “The View” when the network was looking to replace Lisa Ling. She is now a stay-at-home and a devoted Catholic.
Another passionate Catholic in the running is Cuban-American singer Jaci Velasquez, who topped the charts in the 90s with songs such as “Como se cura una herida,” and “Llegar a it.” She released an album last year that was inspired by her religious faith.
Another Latina in the running is GOP activist Raquel Welsh, who is Bolivian.
Behar, 70, officially announced she was leaving “The View” this August. Walters, who called Behar’s departure “bittersweet,” has said she thinks actress Brooke Shields would be perfect for the position.
ABC stayed mum on the matter.
According to the U.S. Census, there are about 52 million Latinos in the country. By 2050, Hispanics are expected to be the largest minority group in the nation.