PRLog - Aug. 10, 2011 - LAUREL, Md. -- Laurel, MD - On Saturday, August 6, pageant newcomer Alba Yuliza Encarnacion wowed the audience and judges to become Ms. Belleza Latina 2012. The wife and mother of a 7-year old son was crowned in Chicago at the North Shore Theatre for the Performing Arts. She entered the pageant with hopes of realizing a childhood dream and was ultimately rewarded the Fashion Wear, Photogenic and Evening Gown awards within her division. Ms. Encarnacion has lived in the Dominican Republic for the majority of her life, moving to the Washington Metropolitan area two year ago. She is honored to represent Latinas worldwide over the next year. Her first public appearance will be at the Washington Premier Fashion Showcase, which is being held during Maryland Fashion Week, on Sunday, August 14.
No stranger to hard work and giving back to the community, she has spent the last year traveling between the United States and the Dominican Republic to work with Los Ninos de Maria as a spokesperson. Los Niños de Maria is a non-profit institution dedicated to providing health and education assistance to children in need in rural areas within the Dominican Republic. Through her work and advocacy, the organization has raised school supplies for more than 8,000 children. She has also contributed to their fundraising goals. Yuliza has personally collected book bags, school supplies, can food clothing and money for the organization. During her reign as Ms. Belleza Latina, Yuliza will continue working with the organization to raise awareness as well encourage other Latino artists, activists and pageant titleholders to contribute to the organization's mission financially and by collecting items.
Ms. Belleza Latina International 2012 is represented by the Washington, DC/Atlanta based Madison Donovan Group, LLC. To request Yuliza for an appearance, speaking engagement, modeling opportunity or to assist at your community event, please contact Deanna McCray-James at 443-472-3602 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Media or press inquiries should be directed to email@example.com.
About Ms. Belleza Latina 2012
A mass-media communications major attending the University of the District of Columbia, she currently works as Customer Service Representative and Client Support Agent for a Financial Services company. Throughout her career as a model she has placed first-runner up in the Models of the World competition, as well as working with contemporary stores such Arden B, Bebe and American Eagle. She is currently scheduled to model at the Latino Fashion Week in Washington, DC this Fall. In addition to her full-time professional responsibilities and spending time with family and friends, Yuliza practices belly dancing and conducts special reports for a local television show “DC Contigo” which is transmitted in Univision Washington on Saturday mornings.
About Belleza Latina Inc. Pageants
The Ms. Belleza Latina®, Inc. Pageant System was founded in 2000 by President & CEO, Maria Torres and is based in Troy, Michigan. Ms. Belleza Latina® was founded to create Hispanic role models on a local and national level. One goal of the pageant is to promote role models in the Hispanic community, inspire a desire for personal achievements and growth, encourage education and enforce family values and strength. The Teen, Miss and Ms. Divisions of the Belleza Latina pageant are a great venue for all Latinas to express their beauty, cultural pride, personal accomplishments, and be judged as equals by their peers. For more information about the Ms. Belleza Latina® pageant, please visit www.msbellezalatina.com
About the Madison Donovan Group
The Madison Donovan Group, LLC is a boutique management and consulting firm headquartered in the Baltimore-Washington and Greater Atlanta areas. The firm possesses a unique knowledge of the pageant industry, its niche market. Owned and operated by a former national and state pageant titleholder, they have represented such clients as Miss International 2011, Ms. Galaxy International 2011, All-American Classic Mrs. 2010, Ms. Belleza Latina 2009, Maryland & Virginia International Pageants, Maryland-Delaware-
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The Madison Donovan Group is a boutique firm that specializes in lifestyle management, marketing, public relations and event planning for pageant systems, executives, non-profits, small businesses.