Press and Red Carpet Appearances

LipglossRita's Rita Verreos Press album on Photobucket

Monday, September 27, 2010

Emcee of 1st Annual Longhorn Live/Academy Women's Football Clinic, 2010


I was doing double duty as Producer and Emcee of this Fashion show. As if following Rachel Zanardi, Co-Host of Longhorn Live wasn't gonna be hard enough! Thanks to ALL the models who were a part of the fashion show, Ms. Barbara Clack & her adorable grand daughter, Teresa, Rachel Zanardi, Esq. Rosie Alvarado, my friend, Monica Stepanenko, my niece, Miranda Gomez, Tashanda & Tamiko. Also, special thanks to the General Manager of Academy, Mr. Cory Johnson, and last but not least, whom I refer to as one of my Guardian Angels, the Host of "Longhorn Live" Sportstalk on KLUP, 930am, "Longhorn Gene," for asking me to be a part of this event! and here's a bit of the show!

Being a waiter at the Kids Exchange Dinner


This was my 3rd year being a "Celebrity" Waiter at the Kids Exchange Celebrity Waiter Dinner. I'm always so happy and honored to do it. I get to help an important cause because, unfortunately, so many kids get caught in the middle of their parent's divorces. Kids Exchange provides a safe haven/meeting point where children can be dropped off by one parent and then picked up by the other parent thereby avoiding any negative encounter between the parents. We have a blast serving all the attendees whose tips to us we then donate to the "Kids Exchange" foundation. It's always a special treat for me to get to see such beautiful women, inside and out, like Claudia Zapata and Erin Berry (both are wives to a couple beloved SPURS Champions, Sean Elliott and Brent Berry). In fact, the event is organized by Erin and her husband. Recently, thanks to Erin, we became fellow models in the 1st Annual Strike a Pose for Breast Cancer Calendar (www.strikeaposesa.com). Here I am with SPURS Champion, Sean Elliott.

Judging the LOL Comedy Club Contest


One of my good friends is local comedian, Cleto Rodriguez. He hosts a Comedy show at the LOL Comedy Club every Thursday. I LOVE comedy. Laughing is ESSENTIAL in my life so I was soo excited when I got asked to be one of the Judges for a Comedy Competion..as you can see from the photos, I was LMBO at the LOL Club..I made that 1st one up..Laughing My Butt Off...not bad, right? If my son read this he'd say, "actually, mom, that's really bad...and not bad as in good mom!" Pardon the redundance, but...LOL.

at UNIVISION recording Voice Overs


Here I am at the UNIVISION studios in San Antonio recording a series of Voice Overs for "Vision Source" (you can see/hear the final product putting "Vision Source" in the search bar here) and the US Census tv commercials.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Emcee for SouthTexas Blood & Tissue Center..


My dear friend and Host of Longhorn Live, better known as "Longhorn Gene," asked me to Emcee an event commemorating the Aggie/Longhorn Bonfire Tragedy that happened 10 yrs. ago. A friendly Aggie/Longhorn Blood drive competition took place at this event that Longhorn Gene asked me to Emcee. It was fun to see current DA, Susan Reed's competitive spirit and I thank her for the very sweet words she said when introducing me. I wish I had the video, but something happened with my camcorder that froze the dvd:((. Here I am with the Honorable (& competitive!) Susan Reed.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Co Host/Emcee for the SAAHJ Silent Auction, 2010

A month after doing the TRENDS swimsuit cover,(see below) I get a call from one of my favorite people, the SA Express News Fashion editor, Mr. Michael Quintanilla asking me if I'd Co-Host the Silent Auction for the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists honoring Rosie Castro (our current Mayor's mother) and Marta Tijerina, a Pioneer for Women in the Broadcasting industry, as well as the recipients of the SAAHJ Scholarships. I had a BLAST doing this unique as I called it "Not so Silent Auction" because Michael and I were talking people through it...leave to us Latins because Lord knows we're talkers...hence why I'm a TV Host/Spokesperson! lol.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Meeting Little Joe, Jhordana (Project Runway), Jesse Borrego & Longhorn Gene


At a presentation regarding Arizona's Proposition 1070, I met a legend of the music industry, Mr. Little Joe. It was an honor! From there, I went to LA to Coach my Miss California candidates where I met one of my brother's fellow Project Runway Alums's and finalist, Jhordana. Here I am (below)at the 1st Annual Hispanic Heritage Organization Gala with Jesse Borrego (best known for his role in the original FAME and starring roles on ER) and with the Host of "Longhorn Live"Radio show, Longhorn Gene at the 1st Annual Red McCombs Golf Tournament with proceeds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.