Saturday, July 20, 2013
Pitbull and J Lo performing at Univision's "Premios Juventud 2013", BankUnited Center Coral Gables Florida

Thursday night were the Premios Juventud 2013, which occurred at the Bank United Center in the outskirts of Miami Florida (Coral Gables to be exact). Premios Juventud (translates into "The Young/Youth Awards") are roughly like the "Teen Choice Awards" but a bit more cool and yes, with a HECK of A LOT more Salsa, Chimichurri and all that spicy stuff! The highlights included Pitbull (looking dapper as always--very "Resort Pitbull") and Miss J Lo performing, as well as her ex--44 year-old Marc Anthony--showing up on the red carpet with his 22 year-old girlfriend Chloe Green (Oh Dear, can you say "Mid Life Crisis"!).

The awards show aired on Univision to AMAZING ratings. Just in case you didn't know, according to Deadline Hollywood, the show made the Univision Network No. 2 behind CBS in total viewers for the night and the three-hour broadcast No. 1 in the adults 18-49 demo. In the demo it beat originals from ABC’s Motive, Wipeout and Rookie Blue, CBS’ Big Brother, NBC’s The Winner Is… and Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen. The awards show was top rated in primetime in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Houston, Dallas, Phoenix, and Sacramento. Among U.S. Hispanic viewers, it beat the combined totals for the most recent American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and Golden Globes. So, in other words, DON'T MESS with the Latinos and especially with the Premios Juventud! Soon, you'll be seeing gringos like Taylor Swift and Lord Knows Who trying to get themselves on this show (I hope not!).

"Chica Orbit" Rosario Abarca(in Nick Verreos-designed dress) and Nick Verreos--Premios Juventud 2010

But moving on...I have had the pleasure of attending several "Premios Juventud" in the past when I was the "Orbit Gum"/Chica Orbit Fashion Spokesperson and created and designed several looks for the "Chica Orbit" since Wrigley's and Orbit Gum was a sponsor. Now, speaking of looks, it's time to discuss the "Premios Juventud 2013" red carpet ...Estan Listos? (Are you ready?) Let's begin with the "Bueno" and I'll do a "Ayyy Mija!" and "Ayyy Mijo!"  posting afterward of course!

The Bueno/OK...

Jennifer Lopez: During her "Premios Juventud 2013" performance to a medley of her hits "On The Floor", "Dance Again" and "Don’t Stop the Party" performance, she wore this hand-applied sequin applique black-and-nude jumpsuit from Zuhair Murad Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2013/2014--This couture catsuit probably would cost about $40,000+ (if one would be wealthy enough to order it)--Miss J Lo got it made to her size at probably no fee darlings.

Zuhair Queen: J Lo also wore this creme and gold sequin mini dress from Zuhair Murad Spring 2013 to get her "Icono Mundial" (World Icon Award) and "Actriz Que se Roba la Pantalla" (Actress Who Steals the Screen award) at last night's "Premios Juventud 2013".

The Good Minis:
Alejandra Espinoza: The first "Nuestra Belleza" beauty queen winner (back in 2007) (and Olivia Culpo "Miss Universe 2012" doppelganger) wore a bubblegum pink-colored taffeta MICRO-mini dress. Her body looked SLAMMIN' and I liked the color. I thought the dress was waaaay too short but yes, she looked muy caliente--in a good way. Her nude tacky platforms are a throw-back to her old pageant days FOR SURE!

Antonietta "Tony" Collins: Pageant-posin' Antonietta--who is an anchor with Univision Deportes (Univision Sports) broadcaster/anchor--looks very pretty in this blue-and-silver sequined mini dress. I like the dress and its backless detail. It's not too Hoochie but still packs a nice "Premios Juventud"-red carpet punch. And PS: the Pageant Pose IS SLAYING ME!

Jessica Sanchez: 11th Season "American Idol" runner-up Jessica Sanchez was invited to Univision's "Premios Juventud". Jessica is half Mexican-Amercian (her father) and half Filipino (her mother). I was a fan of her coral colored skin-tight dress. It was "Herve Leger"-Lite. Great color, good nude heels and perfect accessories.

Maite Perroni: Mexican singer and telenovela actress Maite looked very cute in this gold sequined top and orange/coral colored draped mini look. The simple clean hair looks great and her gold clutch and cuff are perfect accessories. If there was any misstep are the UBER stacked platform heels. The nude color is good, they're just too Drag Queen high.

Lucero: Mexican singer, actress SUPERSTAR Lucero attended "Premios Juventud 2013" in this ivory applique dress with a key-hole detail and slight hi-lo hem. I thought it was an original dress, it really highlighted her statuesque figure. It wasn't too mini but still showed off those great legs of hers. And PS: LOVED the multicolored heels; very on trend!

Thalia: Blonder-than-Ever Latina Superstar Thalia, wore a sari-styled mini white dress to last night's "Premios Juventud 2013". It was fine with me. It just seemed so "there"; I just wish her stylist would reach out to all the top brands, especially Gucci, McQueen , Dior, etc. and see if they would lend her something more "High Fashion". Or at least, have her stylist call me, I'll lend her a FAB sexy COUTURE dress from my high-end NIKOLAKI line.

The Good Flared Girls:
Satcha Pretto: Honduran journalist and co-anchor of Univision's "Despierta America" looked FLAWLESS at Thursday night's "Premios Juventud 2013" red carpet. One of the BEST dressed! Love this flared ivory silk dress with organza insets. Her simple yet elegant side swept hair was perfect and so were her minimal nude-colored accessories.

Mini Flared: TV and Radio Personality Argelia Atilano (left) and former Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera (right) both wore short flared mini dresses. Argelia was right ON TREND with her neon "highlighter yellow" dress with metallic skinny belt. Former "Miss Universe" Zuleyka, on the other hand, wore a TOO-SHORT printed flared style. If I had to choose a winner, it would be Argelia. Zuleyka's is MUY MUY short.

Los Hombres Good:
Cristian de la Fuente (with daughter Laura) and Casper Smart: Chilean-American and "Dancing With The Stars Season 6" star, de la Fuente looked elegant in his navy blue jacket, lilac dress shirt and flat-front slacks look. His daughter Laura looked very cute in her pink dress and gold fashion high-tops. Jennifer Lopez' main squeeze Casper looked fine in his green suit and dark navy dress shirt. He gets "Atta-Boy" points for looking sharp.

Jason Canela: Exotically handsome telenovela Cuban-American actor Jason Canelas looked as if he was on an Italian Riviera Holiday with his white shirt, blue-grey jacket and pink/coral jeans look; I loved this outfit on him, Jason looked young, cool and Euro Sport dressed-up.

Sebastian Rulli: Mexican-Argentine actor Sebastian Rulli (right) also looked very "Italian Riviera Holiday" at "Premios Juventud 2013" in his white dress shirt, white slacks and navy blue jacket outfit. I thought it was very elegant. I just don't know about his "plastic-looking hair" look.

Maxi Iglesias: Spanish actor/model Maxi looked so cute in his light orange shorts and baby blue jacket look at "Premios Juventud 2013". Si, it was MUY casual, but I kinda liked it: I do think that this would be a perfect outfit for a special pool party in the Hamptons, but for the "Premios Juventud" red carpet, he might have wanted to be a bit more dressed up.

 Marc Anthony and his girlfriend Chloe Green: Marc Anthony looks good--elegant, sleek (maybe button one more button Marc--It's a bit plunging!) but...because of her, they belong in my next post...the "Ayyy Mija!" and "Ayyy Mijo!" (What is with those Stripper HEELS!!!???)...

***NEXT UP: My Premios Juventud 2013 "Ayyy Mija!" and "Ayyy Mijo!" Red Carpet WHO WORE WHAT? Posting! Stay tuned muchachas y muchachos...


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