Celebrity Guests 2012

CELEBRITY GUESTS

Elsa Chumacero
Miss Illinois Latina 2012

Elsa Chumacero was born in Jalisco, Mexico and she’s 22 years old. Currently she’s Miss Illinois Latina 2012 and official face of Sin Cosmetics. She has lived here in the US for 12 years and she’s a massage therapist. Horseback riding is her passion. Painting arts and classical music fascinates her. Sometimes she practices belly dance and oil painting She is against animal cruelty. She loves fashion and modeling industry as well as acting. She is a very social and down to earth person. One of the things that she does all day long is eat. She loves traveling and her biggest desire is to visit Egypt and Morocco. Her favorite book it’s “Tristan & Isolde” By Richard Wagner. Her favorite football team are the BEARS and from Mexican soccer, Las Chivas.

Paula Cossyleon
Miss Teen Illinois Latina 2012

Paola Cossyleon, Miss Teen Illinois Latina 18, of Mexican Descent is currently working towards a Public Relations and Communications degree. She is also the official image of the Illinois based cosmetic line, Sin Cosmetics by Hernan Rivera. She currently works as a volunteer activist with the bettering of her community for the Do Something Organization with a focus on Teen Bullying. She shows her support for the arts by being active within the Dance and Theater community for 14 years and has performed for various dance shows and expos in Chicago and adjacent cities. As a representative of the Illinois Latino youth she strives by example to promote positivity, education and motivate the young people of her home state to excel.

Daniel Garriga
Fashion/Advertising Photographer – Director

Photographer and director born in Barcelona, Spain, Daniel Garriga grew up with a strong artistic heritage. This initial exposure helped to develop his keen interest in visual arts, photography and fashion. Daniel majored in Advertising and Communications at the University of Barcelona (UAB), and shortly after that moved to New York City, where he attended New York University’s (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts and graduated with a degree of Arts and Film.He has been New York City based for over 15 years but loves traveling and shooting all over the US and worldwide. His international background and language skills have also allowed him to work extensively with an array of clients in Europe, Asia and Latin America.  Daniel’s photography portfolio combines major domestic and international editorial, fashion and advertising clients with directing TV broadcast commercials and viral videos.  He has been featured numerous times as the celebrity photographer on hit fashion TV series America’s Next Top Model and Project Runway. Editorial clients include Vogue, Glamour, Marie Claire, Seventeen, and GQ Magazine just to name a few.

Jomari Goyso
Celebrity Stylist

Jomari Goyso has dedicated his life to the world of the image, almost as soon as he left the bosom of his family, at the age of 13 years. He was born in the capital of wine, in La Rioja, Spain on October 11, 1980. His career began at age 15 when he became a hairdresser, make-up artist, and dancer of the “Fangoria” group led by the famous Spanish singer “Alaska.” In less than a year became one of the most promising young people in the field of fashion and beauty in his country. Naomi Campbell was one of the first top models to recognize his talent. At age 17, he obtained an exclusive contract for “Loreal Fashion Week” in Madrid and Paris. For 7 years, he worked for the renowned company and worked with famous models such as; Giselle Bündchen, and Eva Herzigova, to name only a few.Later, he moved to Los Angeles, California and since then, he has worked with all kinds of personalities. Some include Paz Vega, Penélope Cruz, Salma Hayek, Demi Moore, the Kardashian sisters, among many others. He has participated in the most important events in the world of celebrity (Oscars, Golden Globes, MTV Awards and more), as well as having worked on editorials and covers of major magazines (Vogue, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan and more.)  Jomari has also received awards for his support of the groups “Bienestar Human Services, Inc.”.2012 is the year in which Jomari Goyso has found his voice and an audience that follows him and appreciated his honesty. Jomari believes that many people suffer from self-esteem problems because they believe that aesthetics are located on the outside and try to imitate what they see in the media, without adapting to their own reality.

Terisa Griffin
Entertainer, Song writer, Actress,
Producer, and Philanthropist

Terisa monikered “The Empress of Soul”, is an exciting Entertainer, Song writer, Actress, Producer, and Philanthropist. The Daughter of a Baptist minister and the 2nd of 4 singing girls.  Her passions for family, music and giving back controls her life. Terisa never disappoints or ceases to amaze her audience. Simply unbelievable!!
After tossing a coin on a map, Terisa headed for Chicago and landed national exposure singing back-up for Diana Ross on an “Oprah” telecast.  Ms. Ross pulled her out of the background to sing her anthem “Love Conquers All,” a gesture that moved Terisa to tears …but only after she wore the audience out with her performance.
Through her production company, My Naked Soul Productions Inc., Terisa has successfully written, produced and starred in a series of “One Voice, One Woman” shows   “Fantasy, A Tribute to the Divas of Song and Stage” and more.

Rachell Martell
Model Latina, South Beach Season 5

Rachell, 20, is an aspiring, music-loving Cuban-Italian model-actress who likes to unwind to classic crooners like Frank Sinatra and dance up a sweat to Lady Gaga.

 Carolina Ramirez
Univision – TV Personality

Carolina Ramirez was born in Cali, Colombia. In 2010, she participated in a prestigious beauty contest called “Nuestra Belleza Latina” where she excelled due to her academical background, grace, elegance, and professional challenges. One of the challenges given by Maybelline was stage modeling and make-up. In addition, she was honored to be among the six finalist in the category for the “50 most beautiful” in “People en Español” magazine. After all the hard work and dedication, Carolina Ramirez manages to become the first finalist for “Nuestra Belleza Latina 2010″ beauty pageant, and obtains a contract with the distinguished television broadcasting company “Univision”. Her contract with Univision has recently been extended given her the opportunity to continue working and being part of an excellent hardworking team.Carolina currently works as a unique talent for the same television broadcast, performing various tasks for the local station “Univision 23 Miami”. She works on promotions, commercials, and various campaign reports in the segments “Hola Hollywood” and “Despierta Miami”. Today, Carolina Ramirez continues preparing herself with acting lessons as well as launching into television journalism and radio.

Erick Jimenez Sabater
Mister Universe Model 2012

Heriberto de Jesús Jiménez Sabater, better known as Erick Sabater, is a young talented Dominican, born in the city of Santiago.  Erick is not only a featured model in his country, but he also acts  and presents on television. At 17, he moved to Santo Domingo in search of new opportunities to pursue a career as a model and continue his studies in marketing at University, which were put on hold by work commitments, but he has plans to return.  His career in modeling begin at the renowned Agency of Luis Menier, who supported him and boosted his talent to become the image of advertising campaigns for well-known brands in the Dominican Republic, as well as to participate in the most important runway shows in the country with national and international designers, as is the case of Dominicana Moda and Dominican Republic Fashion Week.He was invited to participate in Mister Universe 2012 by Mr. Robert Flores, who saw in Erick talent and the physical qualities needed to compete for this important title in the world of professional modeling. Among 27 representatives from different countries of the world, Erick was named the winner of Mister Universe 2012, and he also gained the recognition of the best body in the contest.

David Sanchez
Ford Models, Women’s Agent

David’s fashion career spans almost 15 years.  Having modeled worldwide for many years, David brings his fashion expertise to the women’s board at powerhouse agency, Ford Models.  “I love working in the fashion business!” David proclaims.  My favorite thing about working at Ford is no day is alike.  Dealing w/ such great models inspires David to give back to the community and has been involved in Fashion Club for Big Brother & Sister program for 2 years now.

Patrick Seller
Model

Patrick is a fashion model, entrepreneur, and business owner.  Patrick “Fearless” Seller was born in Indianapolis in 1991.  He began his career as an actor at age 11 and booked many commercials and print ads in the city of Chicago.  At 14, his family purchased a Subway restaurant, where he worked for several years before becoming the Co-Owner in 2012.After being discovered by fashion photographer, Nathan Beckner, Patrick decided to change careers. He converted to modeling in 2008.  Since then he has done ads and editorials in Vogue, L’oumo Vogue, Ocean Drive, Michigan Avenue, Avant Gaudy, & The Contributing Editor magazines and has been in commercial ads for Meijer and Kohl’s. Patrick is featured in Parasuco’s S/S 11′ Campaign shot by his great friend and celebrity photographer, Tony Duran.  He’s also been requested several times by Abercrombie for their campaigns.  At 19, he decided that he wanted to pursue other ventures.  He founded Mustang Partners, LLC where he built an E-Commerce website and sold mustang car parts and also restored classic mustangs and american muscle cars.  After a year, he decided to get back into the fashion industry.  On March 1st, 2012, he founded Vox Populi Magazine with his great friend, celebrity photographer & graphic designer, William “Billy” James McIntyre, and artist & fashion expert, Amanda Elizaldi.

Nancy To
Miss Illinois, United States 2012

Nancy To, a first generation born Chicago native to immigrant parents, was instilled the importance of a quality education at an early age. With a belief that any dream can be achieved through education, Nancy attended the University of Illinois at Chicago before continuing to pursue her goal of becoming a teacher with her Masters in Education at Saint Xavier University. When not destroying bridges or throwing egg droppers off the bleachers with her physics students, Nancy is always finding ways to help support her community. As Miss Illinois United States 2012, Nancy strives to be a positive role model for young girls and encourage them to become S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) literate.

Andy Vargas
Lead Singer for Santana

Deemed “Latin Soul’s New Favorite Son,” Andy Vargas is a multifaceted crossover artist with a conviction for Latin music and culture. As the lead vocalist of SANTANA, his passionate voice and stage presence blend his deep roots of old world Latin music with modern day Latin style.
Influenced by his father Javier Vargas, Andy was exposed to music at the early age of three years old.  By the time he was seven, he began to perform with his father’s mariachi band in Watsonville, California. Encouraged by his father’s excitement to teach him, Andy quickly saw the powers of a deeper communication and expression in music.  His interest in R&B soul, led him to follow musicians and bands like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gay, The Temptations, Etta James, War and Carlos Santana.

Recognized by top executives in the entertainment business, Andy caught the eye of music producer Terry Melcher. He signed his first recording contract to R.C.A Records at the age of seventeen, under the guidance of super A&R executive Ron Fair.  Prior to his first album release, Andy was introduced to the legendary Carlos Santana.  Impressed with Andy’s musical talents, he was asked to join the new Santana Band.

His cross-cultural appeal allows Andy to compose and sing melodies, soulful lyrics, and captivating grooves with music that makes you move.  When you come in contact with Andy Vargas, you will understand that he is more than just an artist, musician and DJ, he is an unforgettable experience.

 Muriel Villera
Model Latina, South Beach Season5

International fashion model, host, and winner of nuvoTV’s Model Latina: South Beach. Born in Cartagena, Colombia, Muriel grew up in Miami after her family migrated to the U.S at the age of 4. By the age of eighteen Muriel caught the attention of local photographers and can now be spotted in several national campaigns. This Model Latina has represented various brands ranging from Reebok, L’Oreal, Brookstone and Verizon, to celebrity swimwear brands such as Nicolita and Lila Nikole. Music video features include today’s hottest Latino talent Pit Bull and Daddy Yankee.

Sasha Zacariaso
Miss Latina U.S. 2012

Representing the state of New York, Dominican-born Sasha Zacarias saw her dream of becoming Miss Latina U.S. fulfilled on the evening of June 2nd in Riviera Maya, Mexico. At age 23, this was her second shot at the crown, having achieved a 2nd Runner-Up placement in her previous attempt as Miss Rhode Island Latina 2007 and proving that you can accomplish your goals with hard work, discipline and perseverance.The bright and beautiful new titleholder speaks fluent English and Spanish, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development & Family Studies, and presently works as an Investigator for the Identity Theft Protection Unit of the State Attorney’s Office in Rhode Island. She is an instructor of runway modeling and does her own modeling on the side.Sasha followed her national title win just one week later with a proud sixth place finish at the international finals and also receiving the important continental queen award for North America and the Caribbean that distinguishes her for academic excellence and outstanding life achievements.Indeed, this is one amazing young woman and someone who exemplifies exactly what a Miss Latina U.S. titleholder is all about…more than a model, a ROLE model!

CELEBRITY EMCEES:

 Carlos Anaya
Journalist/Content Producer,
Carlos Anaya LLC Productions
Nina Chantele
Contributor on Windy City Live  ABC7 & WGCI
Ryan Chiaverini 
Co-Host on Windy City Live ABC7
Sylvia Perez
Co-Anchor ABC 7

 

 UB Rodriguez
Radio Personality, WGCI
Nick Verreos
Project Runway Season 2
   

CELEBRITY CATWALK:

Stacie Baca
News Reporter, ABC7
Jovie Calma
VIA Times/CPRTV
Lourdes Durate
Co-Anchor, WGN
Tsi tsi ki Felix
Principal Anchor, Telemundo
Melissa Forman
You & Me This Morning, WCIU
Arturo Gomez
Rockit Ranch Productions
Jomari Goyso
Celebrity Stylist
Daniella Guzman
Morning Anchor, NBC 5
Paiy Hansra
International Bollywood Model
Julian on the Radio
Radio Personality, B96
Natalie Martinez
Reporter, NBC
 David Miranda
Univision Television
 

 

Mike Oquendo
Mikey O Comedy Show
Evan Rodriguez
Chicago Bears, Tight End
UB Rodriguez
Radio Personality, WGCI
Nicole Suarez
Univision Television