The anticipation begins as the San Pedro International Costa Maya Festival approaches. That’s right, only two more months left! Organizing committee members of the festival are meeting more regularly and now have more great announcements.
Mexican comedian Adrian Uribe has been confirmed for the closing night of the festival, Sunday, August 9, 2009. Last year comedian La Chupitos closed the festival with a bang and this year’s comedian promises to be just as good.
Adrian Garcia Uribe, born on September 89, 1972 in Mexico City, Adrian studied in El Instituto de Arte Escénico and has participated in different plays and popular Mexican programs. He has worked in programs such as “El Balcon de Veronica”, “Mas Deportes”, “Los Comediantes”, “La Hora Pico”, “Picardia Mexicana’, “La Parodia”, “Big Borhter VIP: Mexico” and “Big Brother VIP 2” and most recently in el Canal de las Estrellas famous novela (Soap Opera), “Alma de Hierro”. As a comedian he plays five different characters known as “Solitaria Vengadora”, “Vitor”, “Serapio”, “Carmelo” and “Poncho Aurelio”. You can catch his show on local channel 31.
The festival committee says that all eight countries have confirmed participation at the Reina de la Costa Maya Pageant and preparations are underway for another spectacular pageant. As previously announced, international superstar Christian Castro will headline the festival on Saturday, August 8, 2009. Already some sponsors have come on board for this year’s festival and more are urged to support the festival of the year! More updates coming soon.
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Probably one of the most awaited events year round is the Reina de la Costa Maya Pageant. This year is no exception and already the Costa Maya Committee is getting confirmation on the beauties that will vie for the international title. This week, The San Pedro Sun presents to you Miss El Salvador, twenty-year-old Raquel Guadalupe Fuentes Bonilla. The Communication Major student loves to sing, dance, act and model. Excited to visit, Raquel states that Belize would be the perfect place to live. “I would love to live in Belize, the only region in the Mundo Maya that has a mixture of cultures and race, impressive natural beauty, San Pedro – La Isla Bonita, and I could get to know the marine life that abounds in the second largest barrier reef.”
Glamorous and poised, Raquel states that her dad has always been her hero because he has always fought for what he wants, is a public figure, singer, photographer, engineer and dedicated to his family. Having garnered third place at Nuestra Belleza Mundo, Raquel comes eager and willing to fight for the title. The best lesson she has learned so far is the in and outs of the mysterious modeling world; a world that has opened up her mind to other cultures and customs found elsewhere in the world.
Miss El Salvador Raquel Guadalupe Fuentes Bonilla will be joined by representatives from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Costa Rica and Belize. La Reina de la Costa Maya pageant will be held on August 6th, 2009.
As well, the Costa Maya Committee has confirmed that Supa G will be performing on Friday night, Noche Cutural. Supa G put on an excellent show last year, and is expected to be even better this year!
Reina de la Costa Maya Internacional - Contestant II - Miss Nicaragua! Quien es esa niña, who’s that girl?Señorita mas fina, who’s that girl? She is no other than 21-year-old Nicaraguan beauty – Maritza Rivas. Contending this year’s Reina de la Costa Maya International, Maritza has a Master’s Degree in Tourism Management and Development which according to her, is crucial for her home country of Nicaragua. “Tourism is the future of my country, all it takes is envisioning it,” she explains. The effervescent Maritza is well known for her energy and sense of humor. She describes herself as spontaneous, charismatic, very happy, loves to laugh, enjoys sharing and making people feel good about themselves.
The Costa Maya Festival introduces the second entry for the Reina de la Costa Maya Pageant, Miss Nicaragua Maritza Rivas Cruz. This 21-year-old has a degree in Management and Tourism Development and her hobbies include dancing, non-competitive sports and music.
She is described as having lots of charisma and being very spontaneous. Despite being only 5’ 4” tall, Maritza is very athletic; she has brown eyes and dark brown hair.
Maritza Cruz is the second of eight contestants who will compete for the Reina de la Costa Maya crown at the International Costa Maya Festival that will take place from August 6 to August 9. This year marks the third year that Nicaragua participates in the 13 year-old pageant and Maritza has her eyes on the crown to take the title back to her country for the first time; she placed third at the Miss Nicaragua 2009 pageant.
All the other countries, which include Belize, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama have confirmed their participation in this year’s beauty pageant and the profiles of their contestants will be featured in upcoming issues of Ambergris Today Newspaper as they become available.
* Belizean singer Supa G has been confirmed for Friday, August 7
* International Mexican singer Cristian Castro has been confirmed for Saturday, August 8
* Mexican Comedian Adrian Uribe has been confirmed for Sunday, August 9