Sin senos no hay paraíso translates to "Without Breasts There Is No Paradise"
Catalina Santana (Carmen Villalobos), a young woman in Pereira, Colombia, is willing to risk everything in order to escape the poverty she lives in and fulfill her dreams - even if this means putting her life and her integrity in jeopardy. Her mother, Hilda (Catherine Siachoque), a lovely hard working woman with no resources to provide her children with luxuries, expends boundless energy in her efforts to push both her children, Catalina and Byron (Juan Diego Sánchez) to prosper. In spite of their mother's efforts, Byron and Catalina's situation is filled with poverty and need.
Being sold on dreams of riches and a life of luxuries by the madame of the neighbourhood and childhood friend, Yésica Beltrán, a.k.a "La Diabla", Catalina decides to enter the world of prostitution in hopes of acquiring enough money to pay for breast implants, wholeheartedly believing that by having them, she'll be able to get out of poverty along with her family. At the beginning, she's dazzled by the parties and the power of the drug lords that request them but, later on, she'll slowly realise that her ambition and naiveté led her to a path filled with pain and betrayal.
In the end, she loses everything she once held dear and loved, prompting her to make one last desperate choice.
A sequel, Sin senos sí hay paraíso ("Without Breasts There Is Paradise") began airing on July 2016.
This series provides examples of:
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Played With; In this case is more that the bad boys are powerful drug lords and the girls do everything in their power to attract them in order to get luxuries and financial support. It helps that some of them are easy on the eyes but others...
- Childhood Friends: Most of the main cast were born and raised in the same neighbourhood, with Catalina, Vanessa, Paola, Yesica and Ximena being the best example.
- Crapsack World: The story doesn't shy away from showing the several injustices suffered by the lower classes and the desperation that leads them to enter the dangerous world of crime and prostitution in order to survive. Sadly, this is Truth in Television seeing as the author himself has stated he draws inspiration from several experiences he lived and witnessed when younger.
- Damn, It Feels Good to Be a Gangster!: The drug lords thrive on this and milk it for all it's worth but as the story progresses most of them are killed or imprisoned.
- Hooker with a Heart of Gold: This trope is subverted, played with, averted or played straight, which gives the story depth. Most of the girls that became prostitutes do so either because they want to help support their families, buy pretty things for themselves or because they have no other choice. Sometimes they will support each other wholeheartedly and others they will backstab each other trying to prosper.