WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, May 19 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Quepasa.com (http://www.Quepasa.com), one of the world’s largest bilingual, Latino social networking sites, announced today that it will take its model search on the road to find 12 gorgeous models for the 2009 “Latinas Illustrated” (http://www.quepasa.com/latinas) calendar. Casting calls will be held in top Hispanic markets including, Los Angeles, Miami, San Antonio, and San Diego in order to find untapped homegrown talent.
“We are very excited about this next step in the Latinas Illustrated model search campaign,” said Quepasa CEO John C. Abbott. “We have received some amazing entries from Latinas internationally. We want to continue that momentum in the U.S. by bringing the model search directly to the Latino community.”
“There is an abundance of undiscovered Latina models in the U.S. and we want to find them,” said Jeff Valdez, Quepasa’s co-chairman. “Through these targeted live casting events in top Latin markets we are ensuring that talented Latinas get access to this amazing opportunity.”
Casting Calls will be held at the following locations:
Date: Thurs. May 22, 2008
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: The Thompson
9360 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Contact: Maria Castellanos (323) 574-2863
Date: Fri. May 23 & Sat. May 24, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: ONAC Productions Studios
664-C Marsat Ct.
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Contact: Claudia Hernandez (619) 424-6499
Date: Wed. May 28, 2008
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Brickle Bay View Center
80 West 8th St., Suite #2809
Miami, FL 33130
Contact: Martin Ruiz (561) 315-2125
Date: Sat. May 31, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
329 Old Guilbeau St.
San Antonio, Texas 78204
Contact: Patricio Espinoza (210) 737-4734
** Casting call participants should bring valid photo identification, a headshot, and a CD with at least five different pictures.
Interested candidates who cannot make it to these “Latinas Illustrated” (http://www.quepasa.com/latinas) casting calls can register on-line at: http://www.quepasa.com/en_US/licontest/latinasregister.php. Over the next few months, the Quepasa.com community will vote for their favorite models and determine who the finalists will be. Contestants with the highest votes will be invited to participate in live events at the hottest venues in Los Angeles, Miami, and Mexico City. A panel of judges will select the top models from each of these events to be considered for a coveted spot in the 2009 edition of the “Latinas Illustrated” Swimsuit Calendar.
Photos, bios and more are available at: http://www.Quepasacorp.com
About Quepasa Corporation
Quepasa Corporation (Nasdaq: QPSA), headquartered in West Palm Beach, FL (with offices in Los Angeles, Scottsdale, Miami and Hermosillo, MX), owns Quepasa.com, one of the world’s largest, bicultural, Latino online communities committed to providing fun, competitive, interactive, and easy to use social tools, and rich multimedia content to embrace Latinos, and empower them to connect on-line, and share their interests, ideas, and activities.
About Latinas Illustrated:
For six consecutive seasons Latinas Illustrated has combined the beauty of Latin women, Latin beaches, and its people to create a unique product: The Latinas Illustrated Calendar.
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