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Five-time Grammy Award winner Christina Aguilera was named “Ambassador Against Hunger” of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
“A child dies every 6 seconds of hunger, which is a huge statistic for me,” Aguilera told Oprah Winfrey. “After having my own child, I just had to be a part of it and do something about it and help change that situation.” Photo: WFP/Rein Skullerud
Aguilera, one of the most successful recording artists of the decade, has a track record of interest and commitment to hunger issues. In January, she performed in MTV’s ‘Hope for Haiti’ telethon that raised more than $60 million for disaster relief in Haiti, including for WFP relief work. In May of this year, she traveled with WFP to Haiti to see first-hand how food assistance projects are helping to rebuild devastated communities.
NEW VOICE FOR THE HUNGRY CHRISTINA AGUILERA NAMED WFP AMBASSADOR AGAINST HUNGER
Aguilera described her work with WFP as a life-changing experience and said she plans to go back to Haiti soon: “I want to check on the situation there and help to deliver food. I want to visit orphanages and schools there and try to do my part in helping.” “Christina Aguilera’s passion and dedication to hungry children runs deep, and it will make her a wonderful champion in the fight against hunger,” said Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of WFP, welcoming Aguilera to the WFP team. Aguilera is asking her fans to join her in the fight against hunger by going to www.wfp.org/christina or by texting WFP to 90999 (US only) to make a $5 donation - enough to feed a child in school for an entire month.
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Photo: WFP/Rein Skullerud
Still our Hero The sexy crooner is back with a new album, Euphoria, and is burning up the charts with “Cuando Me Enamoro.” He took some time out of his extremely hectic schedule to talk exclusively with LatinTrends about...
His New Single
“Right now we are working with two singles simultaneously. The first, Cuando Me Enamoro, has had an incredible response in the States. It features vocals by my friend, Juan Luis Guerra, and it’s already #1 on the Billboard Latin charts. The second single, I Like It, is a collaboration with Pitbull, whom I have always admired. This single is already ascending the charts, and it’s playing in the clubs, especially in Europe.”
His Collaboration with Pitbull
“It was easy and fun. He is a really down to earth guy, and at the same time very professional. It’s been really exciting for me to experiment new territories with the help of Pitbull.”
Breaking His Own Record
“I feel very fortunate with the response the fans have given to these new tracks and with the welcoming they have given me. It’s always an honor to break any record, and to break your own is even more flattering and fulfilling. I’m very pleased and really looking forward to what’s coming once the album is released in July.”
His Other Upcoming Projects
“There are still many surprises to come with Euphoria. Duets with Akon or Usher, for sure. This is definitely the most eclectic and diverse album of my career.”
“Ser Latino, oh yes! Un orgullo, cantar en Ingles y que te acepten en UK o Sudáfrica is an amazing feeling. Latinos are hard working talented people; there are simply no frontiers for us. I’m really proud of being Latino and the fact that I can represent this community by spreading my music all over the world is a great pleasure.” LATINTRENDS.COM
Fashion Via Uno of Brazil took the African route, got to Marrakesh, and put together a campaign filled with energy, femininity, and exotism. The Summer 2010 collection is sheer ethnic luxury, inspired by the magic scenery of Morocco and its rugs, spices, and huge terra cotta walls. Via Unoâ€™s summer line is versatile and makes the most of the contemporary womanâ€™s casual side. The great bet this season is the mix of styles and models, with luxurious sandals that are always comfortable and beautiful. Catch a ride with fashion and enjoy your trip.
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Every summer, it seems like sunglass styles are getting wilder.These Jaesyn Burke sunglasses are so bright, standing across from someone wearing a pair of them may blind you. For the full story, visit www. latintrends.com
Chic Latina Biker The Christina Aguilera Latina Magazine spread brings out the hardcore rocker side of this talented singer. Wearing a black leather jacket, sky-high pumps and showing off her punk rock hairdo, Christina emphasizes her new, edgy personality in these high contrast shots. For the full story, visit www.latintrends.com.
TRENDSPOTTING! Hot…new…controversial trends from around the world
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Trend: Bad Parenting Parenting -- no matter how well behaved your children are -- is a full-time, difficult job... but someone’s gotta do it. Given what these hidden cameras have caught, however, it’s time to start asking ourselves WTF they’re teaching in Parenting Class these days... wait, what’s that you say? No Parenting Class? Hmmm. For the full story, visit www. latintrends.com.
The 2020 Harley-Davidson 1 is nothing like any other Harley you’ve seen before. Designer Jonathan Russell’s take on what the Harley of the future will look like is something straight out of a sci-fi flick. For the full story, visit www.latintrends.com.
WTF? Bottoms up, Daddy! 2 year old smoking 2 packs a day Spelling FAIL.
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Sinister Anti-Smoking Campaign These artistic anti-smoking posters are part of a series called ‘Smoking Kill’ by Khalil Damak. Each image shows the dangerous relationship between cigarette smoke and a smoker’s health by depicting the smoke as a sinister skull. For the full story, visit www.latintrends.com.
Miika Heikkinen has designed TEN11 Sports Car for Bentley together with a virtual air tunnel testing company named EXA. The proposed car is built with lightweight and ecological materials and the design of this eco sports car is inspired by kite boards. For the full article, visit www.latintrends.com.
Models Sam Brack, Ryan Jagger, Jamie Hanson, Kieron Wraith, and James Storr are badass individuals for ‘Leaders of Men’ in Posi+tive Magazine. Whether they’re gunwielding assassins rocking undies and tattoos or walking the streets clad in a Zara suit and full face mask, both the fashions and lifestyles featured are wild. Which character is your favorite? Tell us at www.latintrends. com.
Camangi Webstation is world’s first handheld device that runs Google Android and fulfills your internet needs. The Camangi WebStation is very light and fits perfectly in your hand. For the full story, visit www.latintrends.com.
e Couture Healing Canin Pet owners know that when their animal companions grow old or are healing from an injury, soothing warmth or comforting cool can be a big help. Therapy Pet Jackets allow pet owners to insert hot and cold compress packs as needed to help their animal friends. For the full story, visit www.latintrends.com.
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andals Sentimental S These Georgina Goodman ‘Love’ shoes express how every woman we know feels about shoes. The cleverly designed sandals spell out the word ‘love’ across the side of the shoe. For the full story, visit www. latintrends.com.
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1. Carlos Mencia, left, Daisy Fuentes, and Daddy Yankee personify the evolution of Tr3s: MTV, Musica y Mas at the network’s Upfront Wednesday, May 19, 2010 in New York. (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for Tr3s: MTV, Musica y Mas) 2. iCUNY TV Nueva York reception, celebrating their 2nd Emmy Award. Photo: Sietu Oronde 3. Beyonce performs at the White House. 4. Zoe Saldana parties with her mom – maybe a little TOO much! – at a party thrown by
Russell Simmons. 5. New York’s Maria Sansone, host of the weekly rescue segment, “Maria’s Pet Project” and Jane Hoffman, president of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, at Adoptapalooza in Washington Square Park on Saturday, May 22.
7. Shirley Rodriguez Remeneski, president of 100 Hispanic Women, with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. at a gala event. Photo: Seitu Oronde 8. Victoria Beckham and Eva Longoria cohosted an LG event in Los Angeles, CA. 9. Bronx Week 2010. Photo: Seitu Oronde
6. Katy Perry performs a surpise performance in Times Square to celebrate the 2011 Volkswagen. Photo by: B. Giacomazzo.
10. Madonna proves she can still bring the sexy in her latest commercial for her new line of sunglasses.
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BEAUTYQUEENS Gladys Zender Meier
Claim to Fame: As Miss Peru in 1957, Gladys became the first Latin American to win the Miss Universe title.
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The Story: Zender married Antonio Meier in 1965, and secluded herself into a family life; they had four children together. Their son, Christian Meier, is a well-known actor and singer in Peru and has achieved some fame in other Latin American countries. In 2003, Zender allowed a photographer to photograph her (and Meier’s) home showcasing various artifacts, including a collection of Incan art that the couple have acquired through their years together.
Claim to Fame: As a representative of Venezuela, Susana was the first South American woman to win the title of Miss World. The Story: Carmen Susana Duijm Zubillaga is a former model, actress and television presenter who won the 1955 Miss World contest, representing Venezuela. She became the first South American woman to win the title. The pageant was held in London, United Kingdom. Duijm also was a semi-finalist at Miss Universe 1955. Her success as a beauty contestant led to a career as an actress and a presenter on Venezuelan television. She now lives in Margarita Island, Venezuela. Her daughter, Carolina Cerruti, was the official representative of Venezuela in the Miss World 1983 pageant, held in London on November 17, 1983.
Mariasela Alvarez Claim to Fame: Mariasela is the first Dominican woman to win an international beauty title.
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The Story: Mariasela Margarita Alvarez Lebrón was crowned the 32nd Miss World on November 18, 1982, at the Royal Albert Hall in London. She became one of the most popular figures in her native country due to her long career on TV, which included a successful eight-year run with her awardwinning show Esta Noche Mariasela. At the end of her term as Miss World 1982, she returned to the Dominican Republic and finished her architectural studies at the Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo. Alvarez has designed many buildings in her home country, including one of Santo Domingo’s landmarks, Torre Cristal, where the telephone company Codetel has one of their commercial branches. She currently lives in Spain and works as a television producer.
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Published on Jul 1, 2010