In the program "Ecuador Tiene Talento" broadcasted on the television channel Ecuavisa, Carolina Peña, a 16 years old candidate, is yelled at by the jury because she does not believe in God. Maria Fernanda Rios does not hesitate to buzzer the girl because of her atheism, saying she will not know the miracle of the victory and that her lack of faith does not allow her to get all the qualities for this TV show. Shocked by this statement and the insistent questions of the jury, the Atheist Association of Ecuador made a petition to the TV show. Following this, Maria Fernanda Rios was evicted from the show and the candidate was able to reach the next stage of the program.