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The 2nd Annual Miss Latina Global and Miss Teen Latina Global - Congratulations to Grecia Garcia and Karla Mercado

By Virgelia Productions, Inc.

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The Downey Theatre Performing Arts audience witnessed history in the making as the 2nd Annual Miss Latina Global and Miss Teen Latina Global Cultural Pageants were presented together onstage.

Miss Teen Latina Global 2013 Karla Mercado

Miss Latina Global 2013 Grecia Garcia

A very excited crowd kicked off the evening by enjoying a joyous evening of Latino culture presented by a dedicated and hard-working group of beautiful and talented young Latina women. As the red velvet curtains slowly hoisted, the massive colored moving laser lights flood the stage...behold..in front of their eyes are all the Delegates on stage in their lavish national costumes and amazing smiles!!!

The evening gown Competition

Swimsuit competition

What an exciting opening number. This successful and historic event would not have been possible without months of preparation by each Delegate. Seemingly impossible dreams came true for the Delegates, as they were heartily welcomed on stage by an appreciative standing room only audience.

The National costume competition

The opening dance with dresses by Shail K.

After three categories of intense competition in both pageants, the distinguished panel of judges selected the graceful and stunning, Grecia Garcia from Jalisco, Mexico as Miss Latina Global 2013 and, representing Sinaloa, 17-year old Karla Mercado became Miss Teen Latina Global 2013.

Special awards presentation

National Costumes Presentation

Thank you to the Delegates, their friends and families, our generous sponsors, the judges, the media, our staff, volunteers and committee members and our host multi-talented artist-producer, multiple award winner, the producer of Mariachi USA the beautiful Rodri Rodriguez. For additional information about Miss Latina Global, Miss Teen Latina Global, as well as other pageants visit Virgelia Productions.

A gracious and tearful farewell of Rafaela and Arlene

Miss Latina Global and her Royal Court

 

Miss Latina Global and Royal Courts

Grecia Garcia - Miss Latina Global 2013

Royal Courts

Rebecca Hamilton

Lexy Lopez

Jocelin Aguirre

Melissa Jara

Miss Teen Latina Global and her Royal Court

 

Miss Teen Latina Global and Royal Courts

Karla Mercado - Miss Teen Latina Global 2013

Royal Courts

Gretchen Takahashi

Marimar Pompa

Viviana Vidaurre

Nancy Rodriguez

Michael Copon (judge) and Miss Latina Global and Miss Teen Latina Global

Panel of Judges

 

 

 

 

Published on Aug 17, 2013

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