Cover Girl Signs Two Latina Models Simultaneously

Cover Girl Signs Two Latina Models Simultaneously

Miss Universe 2003, Dominican Amelia Vega, and Mexican-born Beauty Elsa Benitez Become The First Latina Duo for Cover Girl Cosmetics


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HUNT VALLEY, MD–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–December 9, 2003–Cover Girl Cosmetics recently announced the induction of two Latina models into the Cover Girl family – current Miss Universe, Amelia Vega, and celebrated model, Elsa Benitez. Both models will begin appearing in Cover Girl print and broadcast advertising in March 2004. Amelia and Elsa join Cover Girl’s exclusive roster of models that includes Molly Sims, Queen Latifah, Tasha Tilberg and Kiara.

“This is the first time that Cover Girl has signed two Latina beauties to join the family at the same time. Amelia and Elsa are lovely, inspiring women, and we are lucky to have them with us,” said Anne Martin, Vice President of Global Cosmetics and Marketing for Procter & Gamble.

Amelia Vega, a crowd favorite during the 2003 Miss Universe Competition, is a statuesque 19-year-old native of Santiago, Dominican Republic. Her incredible energy and vivacious nature won over the judges during the live NBC telecast held in Panama City, Panama. Amelia will work as a goodwill ambassador for women around the world by representing the Miss Universe Organization.

Elsa Benitez, a new mother to Mila and wife of former NBA player Rony Seikaly, got her modeling start after winning a model search in Costa Rica in 1995. Elsa has graced the covers top fashion magazines, including Vogue, Elle, Glamour, Mademoiselle, Harper’s Bazaa, and Marie Claire as well as the coveted cover of the 2001 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

Cover Girl Cosmetics is one of the best-selling mass-market cosmetic brands in the U.S. Since its introduction in 1961, Cover Girl has helped launch numerous modeling careers and has been linked with many famous faces such as Cheryl Tiegs, Christie Brinkley, Tyra Banks and Niki Taylor. In fact, Cover Girl was one of the first brands to link models’ names and faces with a product.

Two billion times a day, P&G brands touch the lives of people around the world. P&G’s beauty business had approximately $8 billion in global sales in fiscal year 2002/03, making it one of the world’s largest beauty companies. The beauty business sells more than 50 different brands in over 130 countries worldwide. Its beauty brands include Pantene(R), Olay(R), SK-II(R), Max Factor(R), Cover Girl(R), Joy(R), Hugo Boss(R), Herbal Essences(R), and Clairol Nice ‘n Easy(R). The P&G community consists of nearly 98,000 employees working in almost 80 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.

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Cover Girl Signs Two Latina Models Simultaneously