8th Annual Hispanic Choice Awards Red Carpet Fun

Last night the Kimmel Center hosted the 8th Annual Hispanic Choice Awards
The Hispanic Choice Awards honors and celebrates Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware’s Latino professionals, organizations and businesses across all sectors. Nominations are made via an online campaign and is open to the public. The HCA program highlights the meaningful collaborations and socially responsible impacts of the Latino community in the entire Delaware Valley Award.
The Hispanic Choice Awards’ efforts and activities seek to engage and connect the diverse Latino Professional community, to cultivate cross-sector collaborations, professional relationships and a robust and influential Hispanic presence in the Delaware Valley.
Tony Dandrades,is a reporter / anchor Primer Impacto newsmagazine that airs every afternoon on Univision. was excited to come to Philly and host HISPANIC CHOICE AWARDS at the Kimmel Center, as well as touring the City.
He checked out the Rocky statue (Twitter)
Grabbed a Philly Cheese-steak (Twitter)

Got some Love (Twitter) and then headed off to the awards, where he tweeted: La pase super en Los Hispanic Choice Awards! Le gustaron mis chistes en Ingles? Jaja Un abrazo Filadelphia! Espero regresar pronto!
Others spotted on the red carpet were Ron Stewart, Brian cover and Alex DeJesus, all from State Farm, a major sponsor of the evening.
smokin in emerald is Yaritzia Vierra with Ray Vega
The cocktail hour was catered by Wolfgang Puck catering. I hear the restaurant is underway, and they have solved the issue of having a kitchen closer to the space. You might recall that I wrote earlier this year that the Wolfgang project was on hold because the powers to be thought it would be a lot of work to bring the food from the lower level to the area that was once a gift shop. Look for the restaurant to install a door from Spruce Street directly into the restaurant too.
Mike and Arlene Avallone, Randall Damm, Public Affairs Officer at NRD Philadelphia and Efrain Rivera Jr
Tony Valdés, Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Crisis Treatment Center, and Liliana Avila
The Eagles Cheerleaders
Amanda Glynn, Miss Hispanic Delaware 2011. Amanda was just crowned Saturday 9/17/2011 at The Grand Opera in Wilmington, De and Leandra Abreu, Miss Hispanic Delaware 2011 – 2nd Runner Up. The girls tell me they met at the competition, but there’s no competition between them and have become fast friends.
Phillies hotest Latino Quartet – The Dali String Quartet
Nearly 500 folks walked the red carpet and enjoyed the awards highlighting meaningful collaborations and socially responsible impacts of the Latino community in the entire Delaware Valley Award.