DULLES, VA—(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–May 8, 2003–America Online, the world’s leading interactive services company, today announced that four of this year’s People en Español “25 Most Beautiful” honorees will participate in a special charitable program to benefit the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Susie Castillo (MISS USA), Yancey Arias (“Kingpin” star), Eva Longoria (“Young & The Restless” star) and rising music sensation Jennifer Peña (“El Dolor de Tu Presencia”), will create their own personal photo albums exclusively for AOL Latino by taking digital images during one of the most highly anticipated Hispanic celebrations on May 14. Available at AOL Keyword: Latino, this specialized photo gallery called “Cámara Célebre” will feature candid images from inside the exclusive party celebrating People en Español’s best-selling issue.
In addition to these personalized photo galleries, beginning May 7, AOL Latino is launching a community and programming area dedicated to People en Español’s “25 Most Beautiful” issue – five days before the magazine hits newsstands. Giving AOL members an online exclusive sneak peak inside the highly coveted issue, members can also share their view about this year’s list, take polls and more. Additionally, members will have the opportunity to submit questions to MISS USA’s Susie Castillo about her experiences and the upcoming Miss Universe competition.
“We are thrilled to create a program that benefits such an important charity as the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and further extends the value and excitement of People en Español’s ’25 Most Beautiful’ issue,” David Wellisch, general manager of AOL Latino. “We believe our members will enjoy these candid moments from inside one of the most celebrated parties of the year.”
The “Cámara Célebre” gallery will be available to AOL members starting Friday, May 16th.
About America Online, Inc.
As the number one ISP for online Hispanics, AOL offers special Spanish language programming at AOL Keyword: Latino. Featuring a wide array of content and Hispanic-focused features, AOL members can get the latest in news, entertainment and sports in Spanish. In addition to Spanish language headlines right on the Welcome Screen, AOL offers Spanish-language customer support seven days a week. AOL members can also go to Keyword: Ayuda to learn more about the AOL service and its features in Spanish.
America Online, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: AOL). Based in Dulles, Virginia, America Online is the world’s leader in interactive, Web brands, Internet technologies and e-commerce services.
About the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation’s leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education. Founded in 1975, HSF’s vision is to strengthen the country by advancing college education among Hispanic Americans, the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population. In support of its mission to double the rate of Hispanics earning college degrees, HSF, a 501(c)3 not-for profit organization, provides the Latino community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country. Headquartered in San Francisco, HSF has opened regional offices in Southern and Central California, the Northeast, the Southeast, Midwest and Texas. In addition, HSF launched the Washington, D.C.-based Hispanic Scholarship Fund Institute to generate public partnerships in support of its work. During its 28-year history, HSF has awarded nearly 54,000 scholarships in excess of $89 million to Latinos from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who have attended more than 1,300 colleges and universities.
About People en Español
PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL was launched in 1998 and today is the best-selling Hispanic magazine in the United States. Each month, the publication reaches more than four million readers with an exciting editorial mix of Hispanic and mainstream entertainment coverage, fashion and beauty service and compelling human-interest stories. Distinguishing itself from its English-language counterpart, PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL delivers original editorial content that captures the values, contributions and impact of Hispanics in the United States.
Luis Gonzalez Esteves