Just a few hours into this year’s LatinTRENDS End of Summer Industry Event, Ada Rojas, founder of GypsyintheCity.com, said, “LatinTRENDS throws the best parties!” And while this event was a meticulously planned celebration of the Latino community, it really was a party!
Lulu and Lala, TV and radio personalities, hosted the event, along with singer-songwriter Henry Santos. Yet, this alone didn’t make for an unforgettable night. A lot went into this event. So much so, that we’re still having a tough time getting over how wonderful it all turned out, so we’ve narrowed it down to five reasons:
1. LatinTRENDS’ CEO Juan Guillen said it is inspiring to be at the helm of the brand. He also said that what was happening in the moment, in that room, was the same as what is happening outside of it: “Latinos are now influencing pop culture.” Hence, the reason he refers to LatinTRENDS as “pop culture with a Latin twist.”
2. Five time GRAMMY® winner and salsa superstar Gilberto Santa Rosa co-hosted. He sensed plenty of beautiful energy in the room and mentioned that that is always the case when you fill a room with Latinos.
3. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. commingled with guests and expressed his belief in LatinTRENDS by saying, “Congratulations to my great friend Juan Guillen and LatinTRENDS for everything they’re doing.”
4. Bachata Heightz performed their hit song “Me Puedo Morir” and introduced their new single “Dime Por Qué.”
5. There were tons of influential Latinos in attendance, from writers to bloggers to comedians, and everything else in between. A few of those stars included the only World Champion female siblings in professional boxing today: the Serrano sisters, Orange is the New Black star Jessica Pimentel, The House That Jack Built actors E.J. Bonilla and Leo Minaya, and many more.
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