Saturday, November 28, 2015


Damaris Cegielski from Guatemala is crowned Miss Latina Global 2015/16 and Francia Pena from Colombia is crowned Mrs. Latina Global 2015/16. 

Also Sabrina Castillo from Peru crowned Miss Teen Latina Global 2015/2016.

On Monday, December 28, 2015, Virgelia Productions Inc announced that an anxious crowd filled up the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Theatre on Sunday, November 22, night to see who would be crowned Miss Latina Global 2015/16. Celebrating its 4th anniversary as the premiere pageant for Latina women in the USA. Electricity filled the air as 20 beautiful, intelligent and talented Latina women proudly representing various countries dazzled the audience and judges with their amazing national costumes, their elegance in the evening gown competition and the sensational swimwear competition.
After four categories of intense competition, our distinguished panel of judges selected the 20 years old Damaris Cegielski representing Guatemala to be the 2015/16 title holder of Miss Latina Global. Damaris is currently studying in Pierce College pursuing her nursing degree. When she finally had a chance to catch her breath after the pageant, Damaris said, “Being crowned Miss Latina Global 2015 means so much to me because this incredible pageant represents so much that I believe in about unifying our various cultures. I am greatfully honored and I welcome the responsibility, I truly look forward to fulfilling my reign with all my heart and dedication.”
On the same evening another segment of the competition is Mrs. Latina Global. The beautiful Francia Pena who represented Colombia won the title of Mrs. Latina Global 2015/16 and representing Peru is Sabrina Castillo who won Miss Teen Latina Global 2015/2016.
Virgelia went on to say, “I am very pleased and proud of all of our wonderful delegates and I offer them my sincerest gratitude for their participation and hard work. Our 4th Anniversary was unforgettable, and we couldn’t have done it without them. The same is true for our generous sponsors, Cool Jade 90210Malibu Design Group and Shail K, thank you to our staff and our fantastic hosts, Tony Cabrera and Ruby Muniz.”
In addition to cash and gifts prizes, the Miss Latina Global will receive a FULL scholarship for a BA or a Masters Degree fromInternational American University, a scholarship from Expressions Unlimited Acting School by Bobbie Chance, a 7 inch Swarovski crystal crown, and a sash.

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Ashley Park Crowned 27th Annual Miss Asia USA and Sang Lee Crowned 11th Annual Mrs. Asia USA 2015/16

Ashley Park Crowned The 27th Miss Asia USA, Sang Lee Crowned Mrs. Asia USA and Teresa Tran Crowned Miss Teen Asia USA 2015/16. Du Chen crowned Miss Asia USA - CA 2015/16 and Lidia Ivanova crowned Miss Europe Global 2015/16 Beauty Queens!

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Dec. 15, 2015 - PRLog -- On Saturday, November 21, 2015, an enthusiastic sellout crowd of over 1500 people witnessed two magnificent and unforgettable cultural pageants performed as one, the 27th Annual Miss Asia USA and the 11th Annual Mrs. Asia USA Cultural Pageants were presented together onstage at the beautiful Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center.

The show opened up with the delegates' impressive lavish parade of national costumes, followed by thunderous applause and raucous support for the delegates' dance presentation. The evening’s festivities were hosted by Santa Barbara channel 7 news anchor Tony Cabrera and co-hosts Miss Asia USA 2012 and Princeton University graduate Christine Kan.

Following months of painstaking preparation by each delegate, dreams turned into a wonderful reality on Saturday night with the crowning of six 2015/16 title holders. After three categories of intense competition in both pageants, our distinguished panel of judges selected Ashley Park representing South Korea is crowned Miss Asia USA 2015. A graduate of Arkansas University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Sang Lee, who represented South Korea, is crowned Mrs. Asia USA 2015/16. Teresa Tran, who represented Vietnam, is crowned Miss Teen Asia USA 2015/16. Also Du Chen is crowned Miss Asia USA - CA 2015/16 and Lidia Ivanova is crowned Miss Europe Global 2015/16.

Virgelia Villegas, President of Virgelia Productions Inc., who produced and directed the show, said, "Their dedication and hard work formed the foundation of self-confidence, intelligence and elegance that the Judges look for in a title holder. As our Title Holders, they will continue the proud tradition of these pageants." Mrs. Villegas concluded "Thank you to the delegates and their families, our presenting sponsor Cool Jade 90210 and International American University. Also thank you to all our supporting sponsors, Expressions Unlimited Acting School by Bobbie ChanceMalibu Design Group and Shail K, our staff, volunteers and our hosts."

The show was followed by a VIP After Show Party held at the open patio of the theater sponsored by Samba Brazilian Steak House Restaurant with hosted bar/dancing.

Miss Asia USA will received a FULL scholarship for a BA or a Masters Degree from International American University, a full scholarship from Expressions Unlimited Acting School by Bobbie Chance, a 7 inch Swarovski crystal crown, a sash, evening wear from Shail K, sportswear from Cool Jade 90210, cash, accessories and many other gifts and clothing from our sponsors.
About Virgelia Productions Inc.
Virgelia Productions, Inc.,is a certified minority woman owned corporation and a professional full-service event planner and producer of: Miss Asia USA, Miss Latina Global, Mrs. Asia USA and Miss Teen Asia USA. For more information about our upcoming events, please contact: Toll Free 1-800-831 -9880 Virgelia Productions Inc. ( Facebook: VIRGELIA PROD (

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Hollywood Hit Maker Releases CD To Benefit Special Needs Animals

Hollywood Hit Maker Releases CD To Benefit Special Needs Animals

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Nov. 17, 2015 - PRLog -- Stonedef Records announced that they are releasing a new album ‪this Friday, November 20, 2015 from the Billboard hit recording artist Fawn.

The album entitled, “Remnants” is an 11 song CD of original piano-based compositions written by the award-winning singer/songwriter and composer. Fifty percent of the proceeds ‪through December 31, 2015 will benefit The Pepper Foundation, a non-profit animal rescue organization dedicated to saving the lives of senior and special needs dogs.

Fawn (aka ‘Songirl’) is recognized for her television, film, commercials, pop and dance songs, so this is a departure from her past musical endeavors. According to Fawn, “Even though I’m known more for my pop songs and dance hit, I’ve always written piano pieces, as well as many other styles of music, and I decided to compile some of my piano compositions into an album.” Another immense change is her easily recognized lady Godiva blond braids. This album cover shows Fawn for the first time, braid-less, with what she proclaims to be her “normal hair when it’s not tied up”.

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Hollywood Hit Maker Releases CD To Benefit Special Needs Animals | PRLog

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Virgelia Productions Inc. is set to present back-to-back 2015 Miss Asia USA/Mrs. Asia USA and Miss Latina Global / Mrs. Latina Global Pageants! | PRLog

Virgelia Productions Inc. is set to present back-to-back 2015 Miss Asia USA/Mrs. Asia USA and Miss Latina Global / Mrs. Latina Global Pageants!

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Nov. 13, 2015 - PRLog -- Virgelia Villegas, President of Virgelia Productions, Inc., announces that Virgelia Productions Inc. is set to present back-to-back 2015 Miss Asia USA and Miss Latina Global / Mrs. Latina Global Cultural Beauty Pageants!

Its an event not to be missed, the 27th Annual Miss Asia USA/ Mrs. Asia USA and 4th annual Miss Latina Global/ Mrs. Latina Global Pageants will be held at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278 on Saturday, November 21 - 22, 2015. Red Carpet at 4:00 pm and show begins at 5.30 pm to 9:00 pm.

Tony Cabrera, to host both pageants
- Is the Morning News Anchor for the CBS and FOX affiliates in Santa Barbara. He most recently worked at the ABC station in Los Angeles where he was a correspondent for the nationally syndicated entertainment news show, “On The Red Carpet!” On November 21, he will be co-hosted by 2012 Miss Asia USA, Christine Kan, a Princeton Graduate who will be co-hosting the Miss Asia USA and on November 22, he will be co-hosted by Ruby Muniz, First runner-up of Miss Latina Global 2014.

The pageant will present over 40 contestants. The contestants will mesmerize the audience in the opening number of the glorious parade of national costumes, followed by the contestants' dance presentation wearing the presenting sponsors active wear by Cool Jade 90210, to be followed by the sensational swimsuit competition and the final stage of the evening's competition, is the elegance of the evening gown competition. As the Asian and Latin communities continue to grow phenomenally in the US, these pageants celebrate and display the beautiful traditions, the beautiful women and rich cultures of these communities. For ticket inquiries, text 818-641-7779.

Virgelia Productions Inc. welcomes on board our new presenting sponsor Cool Jade 90210 and want to thank our returning sponsors as well our new sponsors. Please click on their logos to visit their websites and learn about their products, services or brands. Our presenting sponsors are: Cool Jade 90210 andInternational American UniversityMalibu Design Group, and Shail K.

About Virgelia Productions Inc. and Virgelia Villegas:
Virgelia Productions, Inc.
 is a certified minority woman owned corporation. A professional full-service event planner and producer of: Miss Asia USA, Mrs. Asia USA and Miss Teen Asia USA. As well Miss Latina Global, Miss Teen Latina Global and Mrs. Latina Global and the newly acquired name Miss Europe Global. We are committed to delivering creative, high quality and memorable events that will continue to surpass expectations.

Virgelia Villegas, the president of Virgelia Productions started her career in the USA at the Beverly Hills Hotel Catering and Sales Department, she then moved on to the Westin Bonaventure Hotel as the lead Senior Catering Sales Manager for 11 years where she amassed awards as the highest sales person for multiple years, she was then later recruited to work for the historical Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles. Armed a stellar business ethics and a determination to win, she started Virgelia Productions, Inc. in 2003. Balancing a full time business and a demanding hotel career was Virgelia road for 8 years, up until 2010, when she finally decided to give time and focus on Virgelia Productions.

For more information about our upcoming events and to request for media credentials, please, Toll Free 1-800-831-9880, Text us at 818-641-7779 or visit our websites at &

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Virgelia Productions Inc. is set to present back-to-back 2015 Miss Asia USA/Mrs. Asia USA and Miss Latina Global / Mrs. Latina Global Pageants! | PRLog

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Diversity News Magazine Official Media Partner of the 31th Annual AIDS Walk LA 2015

Diversity News Magazine Official Media Partner of the 31th Annual AIDS Walk LA 2015

Hollywood Media Firms Diversity News Magazine is for the 5th year in a row Official Media Partner of the 31th Annual AIDS Walk LA 2015 Ceremony and Walk is Set on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at West Hollywood Park, In West Hollywood, CA.

Diversity News Magazine 5th Year in a Row AIDS Wal
Diversity News Magazine 5th Year in a Row AIDS Wal
HOLLYWOOD - Aug. 28, 2015 - PRLog -- August 19, 2015, Diversity News Publications, founder of Diversity News Team #3960 for AIDS Walk LA 2015, Diversity News Magazine Cares and publisher of Diversity News Magazine announced that Diversity News Magazine is an official media partner for the fith year in a row for the 31th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2015, which is the largest AIDS fundraising event in California to be held on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at West Hollywood Park, In West Hollywood, CA.

The 31th annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles is Sunday, October 11, 2014 to be held at  West Hollywood Park 647 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

"I am honored and happy to be asked for the 5th year in a row by AIDS Walk LA management and staff to be partner again for AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2015. It is our hope that with our contribution in getting the word via our media outlets such as Diversity News Magazine, Diversity News Radio, Diversity News TV and our official social medias such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages. We hope to help with AIDS Walk LA awareness, prevention, fundraising activities, the main ceremony and walk event that we are helping AIDS Walk LA and AIDS Project Los Angeles by giving back to our Diverse communities."  said Steven Escobar, CEO, President of Diversity News Publications, CEO, President and Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine.

Mr. Escobar concluded "Been part with other outstanding media organizations it is a great feeling that we all are interested in giving back to our Diverse community even though we don't know whom they are."

Diversity News Magazine newest brand Diversity News Magazine Cares join them officially this year for AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2015. published by have affiliate partnerships for media content with the following news and entertainment leader companies - MediaMax Online via EPK TV,, The Miss Universe Organization, ABC Television Network, CBS Television, NBC Universal, Inc via NBC Universal Media Village, Fox Broadcasting Company via Fox Flash, Summit Entertainment, Lions Gate Entertainment, Conscience Entertainment, Film District Publicity and many more.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Latina Leaders Demand Apology from ABC for Derogatory Remarks about Rosie Perez

Photo credit to: Joella Marano

Press Release Received Via Email today:

New York, NY, January 20, 2015 – A group of high-powered Latinas from a wide range of professions – politicians, scholars, artists, business owners, activists, professors, authors – released an open letter to the producers of “The View” this morning demanding an apology to iconic actor Rosie Perez and all Latinas for derogatory comments made about Ms. Perez by one or more sources at the show.  New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, former New York Secretary of State Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez, best-selling author Esmeralda Santiago, and award-winning playwright Josefina Lopez are among the signatories.

The group’s outrage stems from recent comments issued to the press saying that Ms. Perez “is not the sharpest tool in the box” and “can’t read a TelePrompTer.”  “Questioning a woman’s intelligence is an old stereotype that is sexist and in this case, also racist,” the letter states.  It goes on to say, “When you disparage the only Latina on “The View” you disparage all Latinas.”

The letter is signed #yosoyrosie, launching a viral campaign to collect comments from others on this “hot topic.”

A full copy of the letter with the full list of signatories follows.

January 20, 2015

Open letter to the Executive Producers of “The View”

We are outraged that in the past few weeks a source from “The View” has been dispensing derogatory information to the press about Rosie Perez, first telling a NY Daily News reporter that Ms. Perez “is not the sharpest tool in the box” and most recently, being quoted in the industry outlet, Variety, saying that Ms. Perez “can’t read a TelePrompTer.”

It doesn’t take a genius to read into the racist and sexist language hurled against Ms. Perez. Questioning a woman’s intelligence is an old stereotype that is sexist and in this case, also racist. The stereotype that Latinas are stupid is outrageous. There is no excuse for this behavior. Network officials should not tolerate this kind of racist conduct.

The fact that the leaks come from one of your staffers is deeply offensive. Implicit in the insider comments is that Ms. Perez is unintelligent and illiterate. Ms. Perez is a beloved community icon, an acclaimed author, director, a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV& AIDS, an Academy Award nominated actor, a Broadway stage actor, and a dedicated activist. Those close to her know her as a compassionate and generous woman—yet this cowardly insider has maliciously smeared her anonymously.

When ABC announced that it had named Ms. Perez to co-host “The View,” the Latino and Latina community was proud and enthusiastic with the choice. Though it took show executives eighteen years to cast permanent Latina representation on the show, as Latinos and Latinas, we were delighted that finally someone of such caliber was chosen. That the network named an award-winning entertainer with an impressive history of activism in education, the arts, and Latino causes, was even more impressive. In naming Ms. Perez as a co-host, ABC chose an intelligent, committed, and esteemed Latina role model. People magazine's critic Tom Gliatto acknowledged Ms. Perez as the “best thing about the new View” and a “keeper.” The fact that in less than four months someone from your staff and network is slandering her is not only outrageous but, unacceptable.

We are furthermore disappointed that industry leader, Variety, chose to go with a story quoting an anonymous insider and failed to give Ms. Perez and her management an opportunity to respond. This is shoddy journalism at its best. Your bland statement in response to Variety’s article that Rosie Perez’ “status with the show has not changed,” added insult to injury.

Ms. Perez, Latinas and the entire Latino community merits respect, not insults. We expect more from the staff of “The View” and ABC network.

When you disparage the only Latina on “The View” you disparage all Latinas. Rosie Perez and by extension, all Latinas, deserve an immediate apology.


Dalia E. Almanza-Smith
Associate Publisher
LATINO Magazine

Carmen Alustiza-Mondesire

Marilyn Alverio
Latinas & Power Inc.

Clara Padilla Andrews
President, Padilla Media 

Rosi Amador
Amador Bilingual

Marcela Bailey
Chief Digital Officer
Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Dolores Batista 
Allstate Insurance Company
Agency Owner, Karma Group LLC

Juana Bordas
Mestiza Leadership International

Sarah R. Bisconte
Independent Publicist

Marisa Calderon
Chief of Staff/Deputy Executive Director
NAHREP – National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals

Elba Cabrera
Arts Activist

Dr. Zulmara Cline
CSU Administrator
CEO Roots and Wings
Founder of Latina Gratitude Month

Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez
Former Secretary of State, New York

Evelyn Collazo

Lisa Trevino Cummins
Urban Strategies

Ingrid Duran
Co-Founder & Principal
D&P Creative Strategies

Gina Linn Espinoza
Founder /CEO, UpLatino,
Get Wise Latinas & Million Latina March

Dolores M. Fernandez
Hunter College, CUNY

Aurora Flores
Aurora Communications, Inc.

Honorable Lucy Flores
Senior Attorney
Maddox, Isaacson & Cisneros, LLP

Marisol Gómez-Mouakad
Producer, Director
Hormiga Cinema, LLC

Jessica González-Rojas
Executive Director
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

Christine Gutierrez
Psychotherapist & Life Coach

Sandra Guzmán
Author, Journalist
Former Editor, Latina, heart & soul magazines

Bel Hernandez
Executive Producer, CBS2 Hola

Rev. Carmen Hernandez
The NYCLGBTQS Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

Amy Hinojosa
President and CEO
MANA, A National Latina Organization

Madeline LaSalle, LCSW
Founder & Executive Director 
Latinas Leading Tomorrow 

Dhalma Llanos Figueroa

Tania M. Lambert
Writer Editor

Josefina López
Founding & Artistic Director
CASA 0101 Theater
Playwright, Real Women Have Curves

Ashley Love
Social Justice Activist, Journalist

Sandra E. Madrid, PhD
University of Washington Administrator 
Past Chair National Hispania Leadership Institute 
Founding Member, Latina/o Bar Association of Washington 

Azucena Maldonado
LGA - Latina Golfers Association

Melissa Mark-Viverito
City Council Member
Speaker, New York City Council

Loyda Martinez
Community Activist
Northern New Mexico

Rosa M. Melendez
Former U.S. Marshal for the Western District of WA
Retired Region 10 Director, USDOJ-CRS

Elisha Miranda
Writer, Director, Professor
Chica Sol Films

Marisol Morales
Director of Civic and Community Engagement
University of La Verne

Dr. Marta Moreno Vega
President & Founder
Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Center

Ivette Mayo
Founder & CEO
Yo Soy Expressions, LLC

Cecilia Mota
Coaching on the Go Network
Executive Director
Manny Mota International Foundation

Nancy Santiago Negron, Esq.
Opportunity Finance Network

Linda Nieves-Powell
Writer, Director

Maria F. Nieto
Writer, Producer

Catherine Pino
Co-Founder & Principal
D&P Creative Strategies

Kathy Quintana
Executive Vice President
HUB International Insurance Services Inc.

Sofia Quintero
Writer, Producer

Carmen Ramos-Watson

Elianne Ramos
Principal, Speak Hispanic Communications
Founder, Border Kids Relief Project

Gladys Rivera
President, Puerto Rican Day Parade
Greater Hartford Region

Gina Rodriguez
Hecho con Cariño

Shirley Rodriguez
Founder & CEO
Create the Remarkable Inc.

Rosanna Rosado
Publisher Emeritus
El Diario La Prensa

Esmeralda Santiago

Teresa Santiago, Chairperson 
Comite Noviembre 

Diana Shakti Contreras
CE Mesa College

Carmen Sierra
Director, Parent University

Dayanara Torres
Miss Universe 1993
Actor, Author

Jeannette Torres-Alvarez 
Mental Health Counselor-Early Childhood Expert 

Lydia Varela

Sandra Velasquez


Ben SherwoodPresident, Disney

David Sloan

Tom Cibrowski
Sr. Vice President ABC News Division

Bill Wolff
Executive producer, ABC's "The View"

Randy Barone, ABC’s The View
Executive Producer

Barbara Fedida
Executive Producer

Brian Balthazar
Senior Executive Producer, ABC’s The View

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