NEW YORK, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Dennis deLeon, president of the Latino Commission on AIDS, announced Wilmer Valderrama and Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza as co-hosts for Cielo Latino on May 12, 2009 at Cipriani Wall Street.
"The Latino Commission on AIDS is honored and joyful to have the talent and support of Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza and actor Wilmer Valderrama, who both hail from Venezuela, in our annual fundraising effort and our global fight against HIV/AIDS," said deLeon.
Following his role as "Fez" in "That 70's Show," Wilmer created, produced, and hosted the hit MTV show, "Yo Momma," all the way through its third season. Currently he is working on a new TV show, "The Emancipation of Ernesto," which he will also co-executive produce, and two new films, "Days of Wrath" opposite Laurence Fishburne and "Columbus Day" with Val Kilmer.
"I am inspired by the leadership of the Latino Commission, its mission, and its tireless efforts to help the Latino community battle this disease," said Valderrama. "It's critical to amplify our voices regarding the issues and increase our support of the organization now more than ever."
Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza follows in a long line of support from the Miss Universe Organization over the years. Although having a very successful modeling career, Mendoza hopes to fulfill her lifelong ambition to become either an interior designer or work in the field of advertising.
"It is an honor to be a part of Cielo Latino," said Miss Universe, Dayana Mendoza. "As a madrina of the Latino Commission on AIDS, I have traveled the globe hoping to educate and raise awareness about this epidemic. The support of those who participate in Cielo Latino will strengthen the message that Unidos Podemos!"
In addition to the celebrity co-hosts, many others, such as actors Rosie
Perez and Lupe Ontiveros, honorary co-chairs of the Cielo Lat
|SOURCE Latino Commission on AIDS|
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