Risto Mejilde – Biography of Risto Mejilde

On November 29, 1974, Ricardo Mejide Roldán, popularly known as Risto Mejilde, was born in Barcelona, ​​Spain.

In 1995, he became a member of the musical band OM, leading it shortly after. Despite having formed the group, it was dissolved without having signed any record contract.

In 1997 he graduated in Business Management from the University of Barcelona.

In 1998 he decided to change his name from Ricardo translating it into Finnish, Risto, since he liked the way it sounded better.

Before long, the advertising company Bassat hires you as Creative Director.

In 2006, the program “The invention of the century”, He hires him as a jury of the same, although said program would be canceled in a few weeks.

Subsequently, the producer Gestmusic Endemol hires Risto as a jury for the 5th edition of “Operación Triunfo”, a program in which he begins to become popular.

In 2007, Risto founded the advertising company Aftershare.tv, together with Marc Ros.

Soon Luis del Olmo notices him and decides to hire him for his radio program “Protagonists”, Although a few months later he changed stations to collaborate on Julia Otero’s program on Onda Cero.

Mejilde founds the magazine hayquejoderse.com.

In 2008 he became the producer of the musical project Labuat. In addition, he is hired to intervene again in the jury of “Triumph operation”.

In this same year 2008, he launched his first book, which he gave the title of “Negative thinking”.

In the following year’s edition of “Triumph operation”, Risto is not hired due to a confrontation that had taken place between him and the presenter of the program, Jesús Vázquez.

In 2009, Risto launched his second book, this one under the name of “The negative feeling”.

In 2011 he participated as a jury in the program “You are worth it”. This same year he launches his third book, “May death be with you”.

At this time, the television station “Four“Hires him to present the program”Traveling with Chester”.

Mejilde has been a partner for a time with the television presenter Ruth Jiménez, and as a result of this relationship, which was broken in 2014, she has a son.