Quepasa.com and Latinas Illustrated Launch International Swimsuit Model Search

Quepasa.com and Latinas Illustrated Launch International Swimsuit Model Search

Models to be featured in '09 Latinas Illustrated Swimsuit Calendar


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 2 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Quepasa.com, one of the world’s largest bilingual, Latino online communities, and Latinas Illustrated today announced an exclusive partnership to launch an international search for the top 12 most beautiful Latinas in the U.S. and Latin America. The partnership includes a fully interactive online community and international model search contest with the winners to be featured in the Latinas Illustrated 2009 swimsuit calendar edition.

“We are excited about providing Latinas from all over the U.S. and Latin America this great opportunity to showcase their talent and realize their modeling dreams,” Quepasa CEO John C. Abbott stated. “Through the online community we are providing a unique outlet for aspiring Latina models to gain international recognition.”

The Latinas Illustrated community and contest will launch on Quepasa.com on May 5th and will feature a vibrant, multimedia, interactive viral community, including exclusive videos, model profiles, pictures, user-generated content, and behind-the-scenes clips from past calendar shoots from all over Latin America.

“This is one of the many projects we are launching to drive traffic to Quepasa to enhance our social networking community for Latinos here and in Latin America,” commented Jeff Valdez, Quepasa’s recently installed co-chairman. “We are happy to be working with Latinas Illustrated to offer our members a richer online experience.”

The community will center around the model search contest to find 12 gorgeous Latina models to feature in the 2009 Latinas Illustrated Swimsuit Calendar, which will be available for sale on Quepasa.com and other outlets. Entrants can sign up at quepasa.com/community/latinasillustrated.html and upload five photos from which the Quepasa.com community will vote on and determine who the finalists will be.

“The calendar has proven to be a great success for over six years,” said Latina Illustrated Founder Jorge Cano Jr. “We are excited to be working with Quepasa to give Latinas a platform to advance their modeling careers.”

Top contestants will be invited to participate in casting calls at the hottest venues in Los Angeles, Miami, and Mexico City and will culminate with a bikini contest and fashion show in Los Angeles where a panel of judges will decide which 12 women will be a part of the 2009 edition of the Latinas Illustrated Swimsuit Calendar.

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.

Quepasa.com and Latinas Illustrated Launch International Swimsuit Model Search