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pop culture with a latin twist

Juan Guillen Founder & Publisher Bernadette Giacomazzo Associate Editor Lapacazo M. Sandoval Entertainment Editor Luisa Grajales Graphic Designer Hope Lawrence Administrative Assistant Eddie Moquette Sales & Marketing


16 entertainment Music Fashion Reel to Real


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South Padre Island: Spring Break Fever!



Javier Castano Translator WRITERS Alan Bin-Naim, Lulaine Compere, Ray M. Figueroa, Jesse Schmidt-Gomez, Autumn Kelly, Andrea Krepelka, Ken Hunt, LeAura Luciano, Maria Luna, Edward Munoz, Bruno Navarro, Eddie Olmo, Jessica Ordenana, Lamont Jack Pearley, Maria Morales Prieto, Giselle Rodriguez, Lapacazo Sandoval, Gina Santi, Chia Schonberg PHOTOGRAPHERS Patsy Castillo, Scott Church, Alan Davis, Catherine Fonseca, Travis Levius, Smart Alix, Cathrine Westergaard Interns: Astharte De los Santos, Jessica Richardson, Christina Trinidad Joel Rodriguez, Ayala Solomon

iconomy Television Trendspotting Gadgets & Gizmos Movies Books Theatre & Broadway On the move

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Cover story ADAM RODRIGUEZ “Magic� Man


Personal Responsibility: The Key to Success Of Many, One IdeaMe

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health & beauty Latinos & Global Warming How Take CareFocused of Tipsto for Staying Your Largest Organ on Your Weight Loss Salud con los Drs. Pimentel Project CREED Recipes

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Love & Relationships When You Think Your Children Need More, Think Again Start Strong Bronx Ask Judy

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On the Cover: Adam Rodriguez


Publisher’s Column ........................................................................................ Keep Moving!

English In keeping up with our mission, which is to inform, entertain and inspire the forward thinking in our communities, Iʼd like to provide some added intelligent entertainment by way of inspirational quotes… that will serve as food for thought and inspire you keep moving.

In order to progress, we have to keep moving. In that spirit, we here at LatinTRENDS have put together a one-of-a-kind event: the 5th Annual iConomy Expo. Known as the premier event in NYC to educate, inform, & inspire the forward thinking, it is a platform in which career-minded, business owners, entrepreneurs and college students can collectively network & keep moving. Consider it like a playground: the ball is “preparation,” & the stadium “opportunity.” iConomy Expo features moderated panel discussions and seminars on such topics as: money & finance, entrepreneurship, social media, technology, secondary business opportunities, effective networking, career options, career development, the Hispanic market, media and community. Thanks to our event sponsors, iConomy is free to attend. CUNY, Time Warner Cable and Inca Kola. iConomy takes place on April 5th at the CUNY Graduate Center, from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. Registration is required to attend specific panels. See panels/speakers and register at Of course, in this spirit, we also bring you a series of articles in this month’s issue about various aspects of business, finance, and more. For example, our senior writer Ray Monell’s piece on Juan Pablo Capello’s speaks about a platform that helps talented Hispanic creators to accomplish their ideas through crowd-funding. Crowd-funding is quickly becoming the wave of the future when it comes to financing creative projects, & Capello’s story is on page 40. Next, check out our unique fashion spread featuring KD Dance. KD Dance is a fun, funky, comfortable line that has been worn by Kanye West & Jennifer Lopez. We gave it a “Latin Twist” featuring three gorgeous, up-and-coming Latina models: Italian/Portuguese/Dominican model/actress Sally Ferreira, Dominican model/vixen Jameela, & Puerto Rican newcomer Jenn Bel. Our shoot begins on page 10. On a different note, our cover feature on CSI: Miami star Adam Rodriguez is sure to inspire you in a very different way. This New York-born & bred actor, whose new film “Magic Mike” has him co-starring alongside Channing Tatum, talks extensively about the actual business of movie-making, whether auteurs actually exist in the process, and all the different aspects of the entertainment business he has learned along the way. Our exclusive interview with him begins on page 28.

Change: “In a world of change, the learners shall inherit the earth, while the learned shall find themselves perfectly suited for a world that no longer exists.” ― Eric Hoffer Risk: “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” -Jim Rohn Innovation: “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” -Steve Jobs Motivation: “People often say that motivation doesnʼt last. Well, neither does bathing – thatʼs why we recommend it daily.” -Zig Ziglar Belief: We have one life; it soon will be past; what we do for God is

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all that will last. -Muhammad Ali Opportunity: “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” -Thomas Edison Fear: “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” -Les Brown Faith: “I’m so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark. -Muhammad Ali And in closing… Have faith. Itʼs never too late. Donʼt listen to that little voice! You have a choice, to be here or there -- the question is: will you dare? Get up, live, work and play. A year from now you may wish you had started today. - LatinTRENDS. Lean forward!


Siga moviéndose


Para progresar, debemos seguir en movimiento. Con este espíritu, en LatinTRENDS hemos montado un evento de primera clase: la Quinta Expo Anual iConomy. Conocida como el evento primordial en NYC para educar, informar e inspirar la mente crítica con una plataforma en donde los profesionales, dueños de negocios, empresarios y estudiantes universitarios pueden de manera colectiva hace alianzas y seguir avanzando. Considere esto como un jardín de juego: la pelota es “preparación” y el estadio “oportunidad”. iConomy Expo tiene paneles de discusión moderados con temas como dinero, finanzas, empresarios, social media, tecnología, oportunidades secundarias de negocios, redes efectivas de interacción, opciones profesionales, desarrollo de carreras y el mercado hispano medios y comunidad. Gracias a nuestros patrocinadores, iConomy es gratis para los que quieran atender. CUNY, Time Warner Cable e Inca Kola. iConomy se realiza el 5 de abril en el Centro de Graduados de CUNY, del medio día a las 6 de la tarde. Se requiere registración para asistir a paneles específicos. Visite los paneles y conferencistas y regístrese en

los aspectos del negocio del entretenimiento que ha aprendido. Nuestra entrevista exclusiva con él comienza en la página 28.

Por supuesto que dentro de este espíritu les traemos una serie de artículos este mes relacionados a negocios, finanzas y más. Por ejemplo, nuestro escritor Ray Monell escribe sobre de Juan Pablo Capello., una plataforma digital para ayudarle a los creadores latinos a cumplir sus ideas por intermedio de crowd-funding o fondo de grupo. Esta modalidad se está convirtiendo con rapidez en la ola del futuro para financiar proyectos creativos y la historia de Capello está en la página 40.

Innovación: “La innovación distingue entre el líder y el que sigue”. –Steve Jobs

Luego observe nuestro despliegue único de fashion KD Dance, una línea confortable, divertida y funky que ha vestido a Kanye West & Jennifer López. Le damos el toque latino destacando tres hermosas latinas modelos: Sally Ferreira de origen italiano/portugués/dominicano., la dominicana Jameela & la puertorriqueña Jenn Bel. Nuestras fotos comienzan en la página 10. En una nota diferente, nuestra portada destaca a Adam Rodríguez de CSI: Miami y estamos seguros que te inspirará de una forma diferente. Este nuevo actor de Nueva York, cuya más reciente película “Magic Mike” ha generado comentarios de su co-estrella Channing Tatum, nos habla del negocio de hacer películas, si los auteurs realmente existen en el proceso y todos

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Y manteniendo nuestra misión, que es informar, entretener e inspirar para estimular el pensamiento en nuestra comunidad, yo deseo contribuir con entretenimiento inteligente por intermedio de citas que inspiran… espero que sean alimento a su mente y lo inspiren a seguir adelante. Cambio: “En un mundo de cambios, los que aprenden deben de heredar la tierra, mientras aquellos que se instruyen debe de hallarse a sí mismos para entregarse a un mundo que ya no existe”. –Eric Hoffer Riesgo: “Si no estás dispuesto a arriesgar lo usual, entonces debes conformarte con lo ordinario”. –Jim Rohn

Motivación: “La gente dice con frecuencia que la motivación no dura. Así tampoco bañarse y por eso lo debemos hacer todos los días”. –Zig Ziglar Temor: “La mayoría de nosotros no vivimos los sueños porque vivimos nuestros temores”. –Les Brown Fe: “Soy tan rápido que anoche apagué las luces de mi cuarto de hotel y estaba en la cama antes de que el cuarto estuviera oscuro”. Muhammad Ali



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UJAJA TAUQEER, CUNY’S 2011 RHODES SCHOLAR, is exceptional but not the exception. CUNY students are winning more highly competitive awards and scholarships than at any time in our history. The City University of

New York is attracting an ever-growing number of outstanding students. Our Macaulay Honors College is home to many of this year’s winners. Assisted by a world-class faculty, they achieved their success studying at the nation’s leading

ABOVE, LEFT TO RIGHT: Zujaja Tauqeer, Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College, Rhodes 2011; David L.V. Bauer, Macaulay Honors College at CCNY, Rhodes 2009, Truman 2008, Goldwater 2007; Eugene Shenderov, Brooklyn College, Rhodes 2005; Lev Sviridov, CCNY, Rhodes 2005, Goldwater 2004; Ayodele Oti, Macaulay Honors College at CCNY, Truman 2011; Gareth Rhodes, CUNY Baccalaureate at CCNY, Truman 2011; Anthony Pang, CCNY, NSF Fellow 2011; Jamar Whaley, Queens College, Goldwater 2009; Christine Curella, Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College, Truman 2007; Celine Joiris, Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College, Goldwater 2011; Claudio Simpkins, Macaulay Honors College at CCNY, Truman 2005; Ryan Merola, Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College, Truman 2006; Don Gomez, CCNY, Truman 2009; Lina Mercedes Gonzalez, Hunter College, NSF Fellow 2011.

Tenga fe. Nunca es tarde. No escuche esa pequeña voz. Tienes la libertad de estar aquí o allá y la pregunta es: ¿te arriesgarás? Levántate, vive, trabaje y diviértase. Dentro de un año anhelarás

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urban public university. They are exceptional but not the exception.

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By: Jessica Ordenana

After I heard the fun, flirty, young voice at the other end of the phone, I knew instantly this would be fun & interesting conversation. It’s moments like this when you meet a person -- even over the phone -- that you feel a connection. It’s more than the obvious, & more than the fact that we are both women and Latin. Snow has a drive, a passion, that you feel the second you speak to her. And do not underestimate this 23 year old with Mexican roots currently residing in Dallas, Texas! Our conversation started with how surprisingly cold it was outside that afternoon -- she had just step outside from recording. Listening as she discovered her loving, yet very playful pit bull had destroyed her backyard. After hearing her settle we began. I want to start with your parents, what part of Mexico are they from? “Zacatecas, located in the North Central part of Mexico.” Snow was born in California, before moving to Texas about four years ago. Why the move from California to Texas? “Being on the West coast was a little out the way for all the traveling that I do. It just made sense to be in the middle.” “Especially with my Manager’s office located in Houston, Texas. Where I handle most of my business transactions, meetings, calls, etc.” So let’s talk about ‘Unorthodox’ your recent project. Why that name? “The reason I choose ‘Unorthodox’ for the title is to be able to do what I want, put out any type of song, no limitations. I am a versatile artist, just want my fans to always keep that in mind.” I adore your drive. How and where this this passion come from? How long have you be in the game? “I think I was born with this characteristic, I stick to what I love. I believe I am extremely passionate about my work and talents because I always promised myself and my family, that one day I would be someone. I have been writing, singing for about six years now, the first year was to test my waters, the last five I would say was when I went full force.” What have you learned so far? “I have learned a lot about the business and people in general. All business is the same, it’s a lot of hard work. Especially being a female, a Latina. I worked hard to start my own name, my brand, my product. Many don’t realize it’s harder to get work, respect & acknowledgment for us minority woman. I’ve matured, learned to stop caring so much about what people say or think. I’ve learned to separate my surroundings and just be myself. Once you are focused on life and on what really matters, it get’s much easier. What is your main goal? “My main goal is to make it clear to everyone who I am and what I have to offer.” What is next for Snow The Product? “I’m recording a mixtape, collaborating with a all different producers, I’m still deciding on the title.” Snow is all about setting a great example for all Latinas, raising the bar, and most importantly her main mission to make sure that not just herself, but all Latina’s are represented well. Wishing you the best with your current & future success. Can’t wait to hear what’s next!

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KD started creating artisan knits in California in 1980 because there was nothing else like them available. The collection immediately became its own genre, and still is. In 1983, they opened their own factory in New York, the center of the U.S. fashion industry. Like the scarves and handbags made by Hermés Paris, KD designs can’t be achieved by mass production or outsourcing. The yarns they use are unique. They’re also challenging to work with. The pieces demand a level of craftsmanship and experience in knitting techniques and fabrications that can only be found in New York. LatinTRENDS has given this unique, quality line a Latin Twist with models from across the spectrum...all lovely ladies, all Latina, all woman. Run. Dance. Scream. Jump. Meditate. Stretch. Sleep. Swim. Strut. Lounge. Breathe. And always...FEEL BEAUTIFUL.

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CREDITS Creative Director/Editor: Bernadette Giacomazzo (@bgiacomazzo). Concept: Lapacazo Sandoval. Hair: T. Cooper for (@tcoopermua). Makeup: Stephen Royster for Sephora (@mrsaditty). Stylist: Jessica Richardson. Location: Jennifer Love Studios.

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MODELS Jenn Bel of Nikki Rich Models (@jenn_bel & @NikkiRichModels). Jameela of Roseay Models/50’s Most Wanted (@JameelasWorld & @Roseay & @50sMostWanted). Sally Ferreira of Roseay Models/50’s Most Wanted (@sallyferreira & @Roseay & @50sMostWanted). Aundreus (@aundreus)

McDonald’s presents

LR1: Latinos are One

Television ..............................................................................

Innovative Web-Based TV Program Promotes Hispanic Unity by: Jesse Schmidt-Gomez

Reel to Real

1. Jennifer Lopez greets her adoring fans during Carnavale in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

2. Zoe Saldana, her sister, & Bradley Cooper’s mom Gloria take a leisurely walk in Los Angeles. 3. Evette Ríos, Latina food and entertaining expert and “Chew Crew” Correspondent on ABC Daytime’s “The Chew,” goes behind the scenes at this year’s Governor’s Ball in Los Angeles and joins renowned chef Wolfgang Puck as he readies the menu for the postOscar® awards gala event.

4. Eva Longoria, Mario Lopez (fresh from receiving ashes for Ash Wednesday), & Mario’s baby-mama Courtney Mazza attend the pre-Oscars flamenco party at Beso in Hollywood. 5. Jay Hershenson( Senior, Vice Chancellor CUNY ) and Jorge Ramos (News Anchor Telemundo 47) @ LatinTRENDS Copa event 6. On the other end of the spectrum, Penelope Cruz looked absolutely stunning in her purple Oscar gown!


up at the Ball So Hard party during All-Star Weekend in Orlando, FLA. 8. Ralph Vargas (LT Photographer), Fernandito Villalona (Artist) and Juan Guillen (LT Founder) @ Univision Radio Event @ 809 Restaurant 9. Evelyn Lozada of “Basketball Wives” shows off her wedding dress in a photo shoot! 10. Felix Perez (Univision Radio GM), Mayor Bloomberg, Senator Espaillat, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer at Dominican Independance Celebration @ 809 restaurant

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Tommy Thompson is a busy guy. As the 35 year old head of the Dallas-based advertising agency iNSPIRE!, the Nicaraguan-born Thompson is always thinking about connecting with an increasingly vocal and very young Latino consumer. I recently got a chance to speak with Thompson via cell phone as he made his way from Chicago to Phoenix to Dallas; Thompson was excited as ever about his connection with one of the most recognizable foodretailers in the world, McDonald’s for the second season of the web program Latinos Are One (LR1). Jesse Gomez: How did you ever come to be involved with this aspect of Latino culture; Latin teens? Tommy Thompson: “One of our target markets from the get-go has been this traditionally-underserved-bythe-Hispanic-marketing-industry market. They are bicultural, bi-lingual youth. We’ve been working for them for 9 years and from the very first time we spoke they told us, ‘I consume media in English; that doesn’t serve me; my parents watch television in Spanish but that doesn’t speak to me either.’” What was your approach to this demographic? “We wanted to engage them in the digital space. The cultural Hispanic is such a fusion of different sounds; this melding of cultures; so we wanted to speak to them in their own language.” So is that where the idea for LR1 came from? “Yes. For season one we went into the studio over 3 days. This concept was at first reality based; there was no script. We wanted GRAMMY-winning producer Andres Levin and three distinct voices to come together to make one song. We worked with hip-hop MC Velcro, Jean Shepherd from the rock band Navegante, and singer-songwriter Debi Nova. The result from season one of their combined talents was “Maña y Corazón” – a new single that really

showcased the creativity of independent Latin music.” Why music? “Music is king. We struggled with how to provide a new platform that will engage the segment continuously. If you listen to a Latino teen’s iPod they have very varied music choices. There might be Jay-Z, Kanye, music of their parents or grandparents; and just a different blend of music that they’re exposed to. From music was where the concept of fusion came to be born.” How was the song received? “The song is truly energetic number. It makes Hispanics very proud and definitely gets you going.” So what’s this second season about? “Well season 2 is the process of 10 individual artists and their reaction to this song. They are all different and come from all different places. There’s a visual designer, jewelry maker, makeup artist, choreographer, and painters all working in different mediums; all with the same inspiration.” What were some of the biggest surprises for you during this process? “The biggest surprise to me was what the artists would do. You go in thinking that they’re going to do one thing but then they go in totally different direction. Really just seeing how one song inspires them to something different. We show that creative process taking place.” What would you call some of the Hispanic community’s biggest challenges? “The Hispanic education problem is significant. We’ve worked with kids from the beginning. You go to a high

school and you hear the kids saying the same thing; ‘why do I need to finish high school?’ We try to show with LR1 that you can be artistic; but just because you’re artistic doesn’t mean you don’t need an education. The artists we work with are all well-rounded, hard-working folks.” How deep is your involvement with McDonald’s? “My involvement with McDonald’s goes back 13 years. We’re working with them in 42 markets across the country. McDonald’s was a leader in connecting with Hispanics all the way back to the 70’s. They were one of the companies which realized early the importance of this market and they came through with a devotion to Hispanics. McDonald’s is also a leader in giving opportunities to Hispanics.” You’re kind of young to be in charge of such a dynamic marketing agency. What kind of a message can you give to Latino youths out there who really see no prospects? “I got where I am through hard work & passion; do what you’re passionate about, follow your passions. A lot of times we’ve been trained to follow certain things; but in this day-and-age there are many non-traditional areas where people can go, find work, find their passion, and be successful. There’s a lot of hard work that goes along with that. It’s not 9-5.” What’s next for iNSPIRE!? “We just finished project working with young Latinas. There has been an interesting dynamic recession brought on; now more and more Latina women are the ones bringing home the bacon. There’s a program we’re about to launch about how to navigate the future…” Anything else? “World domination.”

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Vintage fashion of the working class and the aristocracy find a perfect medium in the latest editorial by Italian photographer Sebastian Troncosco for Avenue Magazine. Starring Jonathan Peichl, the monochromatic shoot features retro favorites with modern tailored twists, with the help of stylist Angela Merlino.

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The story behind actor Adam Rodriguez, fashion shows, and trends of the month. Get your Latin Trends issue today.


The story behind actor Adam Rodriguez, fashion shows, and trends of the month. Get your Latin Trends issue today.