Looking to find contestants for its upcoming edition of "Our Latin Beauty," Univision will initiate a six-city tour for auditions, starting next month.
The Spanish-language broadcaster is seeking contestants for the fifth installment of its reality competition series Nuestra Belleza Latina, beginning on Jan. 5 and running through Feb. 19. The reigning beauty, Ana Patricia González, and show host Giselle Blondet will visit various cities, starting with Chicago on Jan. 5, inviting young women to audition for a chance to win the title.
About to enter its fifth campaign, the seriies combines the excitement of reality television with the glamour and splendor of a beauty contest. Once auditions are complete in the States and Puerto Rico, the select group of women will vie for the title of "Nuestra Belleza Latina 2011. For the first time, viewers will help decide the twelve finalists to move into the Miami mansion and compete for the opportunity of a lifetime: a contract as Univision's newest on-air personality and a quarter of a million dollars in cash and prizes.
The show has helped launch the careers of four talented women who are now household names in Hispanic America. Alejandra Espinosa is a popular model for Sábado Gigante (Giant Saturday), while Melissa Marty is a Galavisión talent and has appeared in several specials and network campaigns. For her part, Greidys Gill is moving forward with her career as an actress starring in Univision's hit novela Eva Luna.
Throughout her reigning year, González has appeared or guest hosted on Univision's most popular programs including El Gordo y La Flaca (The Scoop and the Skinny), Despierta América (Wake Up America),and Primer Impacto (First Impact), among many others. She also toured the country making personal appearances, was a judge for the Miss Venezuela Beauty Pageant and reported for the Latin Grammy Awards.
Univision will hold auditions in the following locations (dates subject to change) from 7 a.m. to noon (local time):
Jan. 5, 2011 - Chicago, IL
V Live Chicago-2047 (N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647)
Jan. 15, 2011 - San Antonio, TX
Convention, Sports and Entertainment Facilities (200 E. Market, San Antonio, TX 78205)
Jan. 20, 2011 - Cabazón, CA
Morongo Casino (49500 Seminole Drive, Cabazón, CA 92230)
Jan. 29, 2011 - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Sheraton Convention Center Hotel (200 Convention Blvd, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00907)
Feb. 5, 2011 - New York, NY
The New Yorker Hotel (481 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10001)
Feb. 19, 2011 - Miami, FL
Greenwich Studios (12100 N.E. 16th Avenue, North Miami, FL 33161)
Participants must be females between 18-27 years old by Jan. 1, 2011, fluent in Spanish and, if chosen as a finalist, must be available to reside in Miami during the length of their participation in the program. For a complete list of documents required at the time of the audition, please visit http://www.nuestrabellezalatina.com.
All audition locations and dates will be available online and mobile at www.NuestraBellezaLatina.com. Plus, users can send in their own audition videos starting January 5 until February 19, and the top two finalists will get the chance to participate in the call back rounds in Miami.