Oklahoma to Hold Its First State Preliminary to Miss Latina US

The first Miss Oklahoma Latina™ and Miss Teen Oklahoma Latina™ Pageants will be held this year to select the official state delegates to the national Miss Latina US™ and Miss Teen US Latina™ Pageants. Oklahoma is the latest state to become part of the largest Latina Pageant network in the world and growing in the United States.

Miami, FL, January 10, 2008 --(PR.com)-- The Miss Latin America Organization continues to expand its network of pageant affiliates nationwide and has just added Oklahoma to the growing list of states holding preliminaries to select their delegates to the Miss Latina US and Miss Teen US Latina national pageants. Leslie Ann Cintron has picked up the state license and will produce the first ever Miss & Teen Oklahoma Latina Pageants in history.

A former pageant contestant herself of Puerto Rican descent, Ms. Cintron is a corporate operations and human resources professional with a background also as a dance director and choreographer. She rounds out her capabilities to successfully direct the state preliminaries with events organization experience.

“We are very pleased to have someone of Ms. Cintron’s calibre and experience join our organization,” said President and Founder Acirema Alayeto. “She, herself, exemplifies the new generation of Hispanic women evolving in the United States; one that is intent on obtaining recognition of the personal and cultural attributes of young Hispanic women beyond their physical beauty. Their desires for achievement, recognition and the betterment of themselves and their families are shaping the future economy and culture of this country.” Alayeto concluded.

The competitions are open to unmarried young women of Latina or Hispanic heritage between the ages of 14 and 27. The winner of the Miss Latina US Pageant advances, in representation of the USA, to the world competition to select Miss Latin America held annually in different Latin American countries.

To find out more about the Oklahoma state pageant or to contact Leslie Ann Cintron, visit their website at www.missoklahomalatina.com.

Organizacion Miss America Latina, Inc., based in Miami, FL, is the oldest and largest producer of Latina pageants worldwide. Beginning in 1981, founding President Acirema Alayeto created an international pageant system where Latin American women from around the world annually compete for the title of Miss Latin America®, best known worldwide as “Miss America Latina.” The company also produces the annual Miss Latina US™ and Miss Teen US Latina™ national pageants.

Additional information on Organizacion Miss America Latina, Inc. can be found at their website, www.missamericalatina.com.

Organizacion Miss America Latina, Inc.
Chere Alayeto
Leslie Ann Cintron