... and all I got was within spitting distance of el guapísimo Enrique Iglesias. Couldn't you just pinch those cheeks?
Miami-centric blogs were quite under-represented at the awards and other ancillary activities like Telemundo's Social Media Day, even though some Latina bloggers were flown in from elsewhere in the country. But I'm glad I got a last minute invite to the after-party -- last minute as in less than 24 hours to accept the rsvp. This celebrity fest at Kyma Lounge inside the Epic Hotel downtown was sponsored by Universal Music and Ketel One so you know the music was great and delicious cocktails were flowing.
I enjoyed Blanca's company and playing paparazzi of the red carpet kind. I also had the pleasure of bumping into Susset Cabrera of Miami Beats and Sazón. Midtown Chica was there, but not on blogger detail. The party was a smash and gave the three of us a taste of the event's week-long buzzing excitement. Thanks to Universal Music and Ketel One for including us! Lo pasamos de maravilla.
Sorry to get all Silicone Bitch on this post, but here's an observation: yo Billboards and Telemundo, you might want to pay closer attention to Latina bloggers and tweeters in Miami who actually do hyper-local coverage. You could easily convert us into fans if we already aren't and even if we write in English. What better way to do social media outreach than to engage bloggers who can open doors for your brand in communities other than your already established fans?
After all, I was glued to my TV set for months when El Clón aired and I'll admit there have been a host of other telenovelas that have sucked me in. Also, it's great to learn more about musical artists and genres outside my immediate focus. This is Miami, after all! Aqui representamos!