Emma Coronel, wife of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was not always used to the life full of excesses and luxuries who provided him with the money from the well-known drug trafficker.
His childhood was hard, since he came from a low-income family in the city of Angostura, Sinaloa.
However, according to statements by the former beauty queen, her childhood was normal and happy despite the difficulties.
“It was a very common and happy childhood with my family. I grew up as a normal and common girl, ”Emma Coronel declared during her last televised interview.
Emma Colonel was born on July 2, 1989 in San Francisco, California, after his mother was visiting the United States.
According to the former beauty queen, her birth on American soil was not planned, but was an accident.
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“My mom went to visit her family and it was not planned. It was his turn and I was born,” he acknowledged.
Being the daughter of Mexican parents, the wife of the former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel has dual nationality.
According to Emma Coronel, when she was only one month old her mother decided to return with her to Angostura, city where he spent all his childhood.
The former beauty queen grew up alongside her two older brothers: Ines Omar Coronel Aispuro and Edgar Coronel Aispuro.
The youngest of them, Edgar Coronel Aispuro, He is currently in prison for being an accomplice in the escape of “El Chapo” Guzmán of the Almoloya Prison on July 11, 2015.
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The wife of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman He did all his studies at the village school. and during her stay in Angostura she was described as an obedient and quiet girl.
“She was a very humble girl under the orders of the popes. He was very obedient and followed everything his mother told him. She swept, ran errands and took care of the chickens”, confessed a neighbor of the Coronel family.
Despite the fact that her family has been linked to drug trafficking for several years, Emma Coronel He denies having spent part of his childhood surrounded by marijuana and poppy plants.
“I did not grow up among poppy and marijuana plants. No. That was not my case,” confessed the wife of the Mexican drug trafficker.
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At 17, Emma Coronel competed in the beauty pageant of the Fair of Coffee and Guava, where she conquered the crown and was proclaimed queen.
That day she met Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, who was allegedly responsible for the young woman’s victory in the beauty contest held in Durango.
Currently, Emma Coronel is serving a three-year prison sentence in the United States after pleading guilty to the crimes of drug trafficking and money laundering before a Washington court.