DC's Top 10 Female Entertainers of 2012
No. 5: Florencia Lozano, One Life to Live and General Hospital
Florencia Lozano wasn’t on our TV screens as much as we would have liked in 2012, but the One Life to Live star and General Hospital special guest made the most of her time as Tea Delgado on both soaps. While OLTL ended with Tea pregnant and mourning the loss of a very-much-alive Victor Lord Jr. (Trevor St. John), the story didn't end in Llanview.
Tea arrived in Port Charles, New York to defend beloved, former stepdaughter Starr Manning (Kristen Alderson) on charges of attempting to murder mobster Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard). Once in Port Charles, Tea came face-to-face with Starr's dad, Todd Manning (Roger Howarth) — the man Tea held responsible for Victor's "death" back in Llanview.
Todd wanted desperately to make things right with "Delgado", and found the tragic opportunity to do so when Tea's baby was stillborn one stormy night. At the urging of a deranged Heather Webber (Robin Mattson), Todd agreed to switch Tea's dead infant with Sam McCall Morgan's (Kelly Monaco) son. This set off a chain of events that resulted in Tea ultimately having the son she raised for months being kidnapped by Heather, only to later be ripped away from her for good by Sam and Jason (Steve Burton).
Lozano's performance at the climax of the baby switch storyline cut a swath of volatile emotions into the General Hospital tapestry. We don't know if she'll ever be able to return to GH, or if she'll reprise Tea on the web version of One Life to Live, but we definitely hope to see more of Lozano in 2013.