Monday, July 5, 2010

Raising Funds for "Stars of Hope" foundation, July 2010

Thanks to Wesley Ratcliffe for recommending me to Rebecca Villareal, GM at Northwoods Cinema and to Rebecca for asking me to an autograph signing to help her raise funds for the "Stars of Hope" foundation. Thank you so much to those who donated! Every time you go to a Regal Cinema, don't forget to buy your "Star!" so others can keep having hope:)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Model/Emcee Double Duty during Aaron Ross' football camp weekend, June 2010

Very last minute, my agency here in San Antonio, Rome Talent, booked me to model and Emcee in a fashion show being held at the ATT Center courtyard as part of a series of events for the Aaron Ross Football Camp being held here in San Antonio in June, 2010. A couple of nights before, however, there was a fun basketball game at the Alamo Convocation Stadium featuring current & former NFL players. Since my son's a huge sports fan, I took them to the game. Thanks to Mr. Larry Williams (BLT entertainment) for the tickets to come watch the game with my kids and a couple of their friends. Here I am w/some of the basketball players in the background and with former NFL 49er,Green Bay Packer and New Orlean's Saint(among other teams)TJ Slaughter. Thanks to my son who breathes, eats, drinks and plays ALL sports, he recognized Sanya Richards, "The Fastest Woman in the World" of the 400m run. World Champion and 2X Olympic Gold Medalist. (below left)A couple of nights later at the ATT Center courtyard, I was pullin' double duty as Model/Emcee for the 4340 Agnes & Co. Fashion show:) Special thanks to Latoya Chenelle, the talented designer of 4340 Agnes & Co. for asking me to Emcee her show and for the special dress she designed especially for me to model that night! Also, a special shout out to my friend, Keely Klein for videotaping this for me! You can check out more footage of the fashion show at the 4340 Agnes & Company page on Facebook(

Emceeing the Barbie Fashion show at Cabo Tropical Grille Lounge, 2010

Ms. Coco Warren, a talented Fashion Show Producer student of IADT, San Antonio, asked me to Emcee this event. Ms. Coco's productions are alwasy so professionally done. Sign me up ANYTIME she's producing anything. I've had the pleasusre of Emeceeing another event for her. A fashion show during the Water Symposium (Search:Emcee) on here and you can see that event:). This one was simply lighthearted and fun! Several IADT students and graduates presented their "Barbie" inspired designs at Cabo Tropical Grille. I couldn't help but think of my brother's Project Runway winning "Barbie Doll" design challenge:) ( Here I am caught on the Red carpet on the way in to Emcee the show, by the beautiful Valerie Garza of 201tv:

"Success Starts Here," Meeting Edward James Olmos

Last month, I got a VERY last minute phone call from my favorite producer at UNIVISION, San Antonio, Roland Davila, asking me to do him a HUGE favor. It was 8am and he needed me in studio, camera ready, ASAP, because they had one of their biggest clients in the lobby ready to film promotional vignettes/segments for an upcoming event with Edward James Olmos. They suddently realized they didn't have a Host to conduct the vignettes. I'm all about helpign out my friends and Roland Davila, is my friend so off I went. I had a BLAST doing these segments which ran on UNIVISION for a couple of weeks leading to the event (I will post one as soon as I get a moment to upload it!). Often, I get people who sit there looking at me with that "you look familiar, but I can't figure out from where" look. When they build up the courage they always say...wait for it.... "you look familiar to me, bit I can't figure out from where?" LOL I don't know why, but I always feel awkward when people say that to me. I answer "well, you may have seen me from some work I do on tv. "What do you do?" When I get to SURVIVOR and World Car..before I can finish, I hear "that's where I know you!" One of the ladies that I was interviewing on the segment, Maria Cordoneda, turned out, was a really big Survivor fan! Thanks to that, she extended an invitation to me to attend the event with Edward James Olmos. See why I always say that Survivor, for me, is the gift that keeps on giving? When I arrived, I couldn't believe it, the Farmer's Insurance peple where so amazing to me, they treated me as if I were Mr. Olmos. I'm very grateful they were happy with my work. Here I am with Mr. Olmos who I also got to interview that night for a new tv show that I'm co-hosting, The After Party. The segment will be airing in a couple of weekends on Saturday at noon on Fox 11. Here's a part of Edward's presentation. Thank you God for making it easy for me to get ready soo quickly that morning so that I could run down to UNIVISION to do those segments! Look at the VIP seat I got! Thank you so much to the Farmer's Insurance people, in particular Maria Cordoneda for making me feel like a VIP. I even won an American Express gift card in the raffle! When the truth is they had no choice but to accept me as the Host of their vignettes because it was so last minute!!