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.
In 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 audience.in
south Florida,” said Elaine Miceli Vasquez, founder of the annual event.
For additional information please visit www.mslatinainternational.com