6th Annual Brazilian Summer Beauty Pageant - A Charity Event Produced by RioBela Productions

The 6th Annual Brazilian Summer Beauty Pageant, a charity event produced by RioBela Productions, takes place on Saturday, August 24th, 2013 at BelleVarado Studios– Stage 22 in Los Angeles from 6 pm to 1:30 am. The beauty pageant is the centerpiece of the event, but the evening is filled with live Brazilian music and dance groups, featuring some of the finest Brazilian musicians & dancers in the United States, an authentic Samba Show with beautiful Samba Dancers and Drummers, delicious food by Mesticos Afro Latin Cuisine, celebrity judges, Capoeira demonstration and an after party with DJ. Funds raised by the Pageant will be donated directly to a charitable organization chosen by the Board of Directors each year. Learn more about RioBela Productions.

This year’s event features 10 beautiful ladies, representing many different countries, who have all come together to raise funds for charity and have an opportunity to become the 2013 Brazilian Summer Beauty. The event features Latin musical artist Alonso Diaz, Sambala Samba School, who has performed in the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the Annual Tournament of Roses Parade, Dance group Samba Samba and Capoeira demonstration.

This year’s celebrity judges include: Producer/Director Mr Latino LA/Mr. Hollywood Oskar Rivera, Actor/Director Gareth Williams, Jiu Jitsu Champion Rigan Machado, and others.

Oskar Rivera - Mr. Hollywood

Event founder and Brazilian native, Valeria Ruggieri, created the event to raise awareness to the world of difficulties faced by a large percentage of women and children in Brazil and to raise funds for specific charities that directly help the children in Brazil. As a native of Brazil, she has personally experienced some of the hardships faced by thousands of women and children in Brazil on a daily basis, including not being able to afford a proper education. Twenty five years later, she is an American Citizen and successful business women, who has been given many opportunities in life to achieve the "American Dream", and realized it was time to "Give Back" so that others may have the same chance.

In years past the Pageant has worked with international humanitarian groups World Vision and Heifer International, as well as locally based organizations in Brazil and the United States. This year, the board of directors has partnered with charity group, Brazil Without Barriers, whose mission is to build dreams, transform lives, and increase social and economic equality in Brazil. Brazil Without Barriers is a volunteer base, U.S. non-profit organization that has partnered with ABCR, a local association that operated a neighborhood outreach program in a "favela" community in Salvador (Bahia) Brazil. They provide international support and resources to ensure the program grows and continues making positive changes in their community. Additional information on Brazil Without Barriers beautiful work. In addition a portion of the proceeds will also be donated to Brazilian Day LA.

The event takes place on Saturday, August 24th, 2013 at BelleVarado Studios – Stage 22 in Los Angeles, California from 6 pm until 1:30 am. Advance tickets are $30 which includes 6 pm VIP red carpet walk, cocktail and hors d’ouvres, free cocktail, VIP table seating, sit down dinner by Mestico Afro Latin Cuisine and after party entrance. Advance general admission tickets are $15 and will provide entry for pageant at 8 pm and after party. General Admission tickets will be $20 at the door. For more info call 562-221-8861 or email Valeria. For ticket information on the 6th Annual Brazilian Summer Beauty Pagent.

Brazilian Summer Beauty Sponsors & Board of Directors

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