05 Jun 2013
Tags: Blogger, Blow Out, california, Culture, Dry Bar, Estrada Photography, Ethnicity, latina, Latina Blogger, Mexico Lindo, Miss California Latina, Miss San Jose Latina, Pageants, Photo Shoot, San Jose
I am so happy to announce my photos have officially arrived! Yesterday morning, I received a text message from my photographer, Sergio Estrada, letting me know he would send me a link to view all of my photos by the mid evening. All day, as you could imagine, I was wanting the day to go by faster hoping to view my photos. After about 1 million phone checks with no new email notification, I finally got an email alert. I quickly opened up the link and I was so happy to see how amazing all of the photos came out! Though I had been a bit nervous over the week over how the pictures would come out, I must say I am very pleased with the results. Now that pictures are taken care of and out of the way, I will have to select the final photo to submit. The head shot will be put into the national pageant book and also be posted on Miss California Latina’s website. I’ve posted a few of the shots under the “Photos” page so feel free to go check them out!
Thank you to Estrada Photography for arranging a reasonable price, thank you to Mexico Lindo Restaurant for paying for the photo shoot and finally, a big thank you to Dry Bar-Santana Row for sponsoring my hair!
22 May 2013
Tags: Bay Area, Beauty, Cultura, Culture, Food, Fundraiser, latin, latina, Mexican Food, Mexico Lindo, Miss San Jose Latina, Networking, pageant, Pageants, PR, Publicity, Restaurant, San Jose, Sponsors
!Viva Mexico!…Mexico Lindo restaurant, that is! A few months ago, I had the opportunity to meet the owner, Lino, through a mutual friend. We exchanged contact information as he suggested we could possibly collaborate and both benefit from one another during this pageant experience of mine. After much discussion (and even a job offer) Lino generously agreed to cover the entire cost of my professional photographs and offered to have multiple fundraisers/meet-and-greets at the restaurant, in San Jose. Luckily for me, Lino is quite familiar with pageants as he has sponsored other women who have competed for multiple competitions.
I’ve been extremely fortunate to have all of these sponsors support me through this journey and I’m very excited to start promoting these businesses as much as possible! As of now, I thankfully have all financials covered by my sponsors but that doesn’t mean I won’t be on the lookout for sponsors in other categories, like beauty!