Ms. International World/Ms. Latina International Pageant – More Than Just Beauty!

Angela Posillico, an accomplished singer and dancer who learned her skills as a graduate from the Juliard Academy of Music in New York City has made her mark in the fashion and pageant world.   After winning beauty titles herself and experience in the industry, in 2003 she founded  the Ms, Latina International and the Ms. International World Pageant in 2014.   
Ms. International World and Ms. Latina International are more than just pageants, more than just beauty; they are a “way of life ” for young women.  “We empower them through education, the modeling industry, community service and entertainment through a crown” said Angela, CEO.    The event is one of the three largest beauty pageants in terms of numbers of international level competitions and women’s empowerment.
The 2020-2021 International Pageant will take place on February 20-22, 2021 on board the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, Grand Celebration, with a 3 day/two night cruise to the Grand Bahamas Islands.  “We are so proud and honored once again to partner with the cruise line for our international pageants, “ said Posillico.   In addition to the excitement of the pageant, guests enjoy the tropical atmosphere only a cruise can offer.       
2019 Ms. Intl. World Pageant - Winners on stageIn addition to the forty beautiful women from around the world competing for the title of Ms. International World and Ms. Latina International, the organization has announced the live performance of “Tito Puente, Jr. and his Latin Jazz Ensemble”, with special guest, Melina Almadovar, at this year’s pageant event. Returning back by popular demand is veteran actor Lamont Easter as host.  In addition to their performances, a special 20 year tribute to the great Tito Puente, The Mambo King, the event  will highlight the documentary film on the life and achievements of Tito Puente,  currently being produced by veteran actor James Olmos.   

Community service is also  part of the program.  This year a portion of the sales of the program book will support the Bethesda Hospital Foundation in support of the “Heroes Act” that helps fund the frontline workers and healthcare heroes that have put their life on line battling COVID-10.  There will also be a special tribute to Ms. International World Haiti 2018, Herine Baron, a front-line worker who contacted COVID-19 at the beginning of the pandemic.

Over the past 6 years, the Ms Latina honorees have played a major part in the fashion show at the annual Hispanic Women of Distinction charity luncheon and donating their time and talents for the charities benefiting.  “Angela and her team have played a major role in featuring Latinas in the beauty industry to our south Florida,” said Elaine Miceli Vasquez, founder of the annual event.

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Elaine Vasquez
Elaine Vasquez
Elaine M. Vasquez is the owner of Broward’s first bilingual newspaper, El Heraldo de Broward, publishing since 1974.. She is a seasoned public relations and marketing executive who pioneered the cable television industry in Broward County from 1970 to 1985 having co-owned a company that eventually became Comcast Communciations. She previously owned a multicultural communications company, Latin Power, Inc. and presently owns a special events company, We Do Events, Inc. which produces the annual Hispanic Women of Distinction charity luncheon, Fiesta! Fort Lauderdale, Viva Broward! Fort Lauderdale, Viva Broward!  Calendar of Events for Hispanic Heritage Month and over 200 galas, outdoor fairs and festivals, private fundraisers and political activities.   Elaine’s pioneering ventures inspired her to develop a unique set of skills that formed the backbone of her story and still makes an impact on her business and social life today. Website

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