Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Feature Article in ELITE magazine, 2011

Thank you so much to Felix Salinas for this wonderful article. Click 5 times on the arrow, then Click "EXPAND"  to read.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Emcee for the " La Prensa Foundation" Scholarship Gala @ The Omni Hotel,2011

Last year, the Duran family Honored me with an "Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment" Award: http://ritaverreos.blogspot.com/search?q=La+Prensa.  As if that weren't Honor enough, this year, they asked me to the be Emcee, alongside the Keynote Speaker, the Beloved & Talented Albert Flores.  They also asked me to be the voice narrating the Videos that highlighted the Honorees that night. An INCREDIBLE Video Production done by Quarter Moon Productions.http://www.facebook.com/pages/Quarter-Moon-Productions/195033853843854?sk=wall

It was a very special night for all close to 4,000 Guests who attending. Made more special for me because I was accompanied by my parents, Jim & Raquel, my best gf, Liezel Patton and my two amazing children, Alain and Casia.  Alain was my videographer (takes him a few seconds to get himself situated:) Above: w/the Dashing and Beloved, Albert Flores, Meterologist on WOAI, abc, San Antonio. The whole La Prensa team worked ARDUOUSLY to put this succesful event together. Special thank to Thomas Ramirez, Patricia Saenz and Ana Cristina-for the beatuiful follow-up, front page article she wrote in La Prensa. Please, Click here to read full article:http://www.laprensasa.com/1644_front-page-news/1344999_la-prensa-foundation-reconocio-a-destacados-lideres-de-san-antonio.html
With the Beloved Tino Duran, Founder and President of the La Prensa Newspaper and Foundation & Albert Flores,  WOAI Meterologist (& SUPER Talented Producer/Post Producer. We've become close friends in this past month working on my new TV Host Demo Reel at his company, that I HIGHLY recommend, DMI Productions)

So Happy & Grateful for the opporutnity they gave me to Host a 4,000 crowd of  Elite Guests at the Omni Hotel. (I'm wearing a NIKOLAKI design from my brother, Nick Verreos' collection.)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Women of WOW"Let's Get Loud," Rally TO STOP bullying

When I was in Middle School..I was bullied (click on video below to hear full story). That's why I jumped at the opportunity to Emcee this event.  THANK YOU soooo much to Women of WOW, Ms. Ellie Rios(above, right) for asking me to do this!!  I had such a GREAT time.  They had a FANTASTIC lineup of guests from  Chief Mc Manus Comedian Big Daddy to motivational speaker, Fabian to the basketball players from the Texas Fuel team and State Representative, Joaquin Castro. As if that wasn't enough, I also get so pleasantly surprised by a fellow Greek!!  Aristoteli, aka, DJ Chad Austin!  A few years ago, my son was bullied. Here's the story:

After a long morning of Emceeing and greeting friends and fans, I was ready for a meal. Well, what do you know, I'm affordable after all! LOL
(above right) As I was getting ready to leave, the ever supportive Mr. JesseCamarillo surpriseme with the "Strike a Pose" for Breast Cancer Calendar that I'm so honored to be featured as Ms. July! I'm so grateful to the sweet fans whom I was able to give this reminder of continuing the fight for Breast Cancer. 
Here are the Women of WOW  marching around Hemisfair Plaza to spread the "Anti Bully" message Loud and clear!
Also present to share their stories of being bullied, my friend, Mrs. Petite Texas 2011 and the current Miss San Antonio America, Michelle Spencer. You're probably surprised to find out that most Beauty Queens were bullied or picked on in some way..I know I was, as I shared in the above video.