It seems that lately I've been getting invited to all kinds of "events"- apparently bloggers are the new press. Who knew?
Iwas invited by a fellow Latina blogger, Ana Flores from Spanglish Baby (Thanks again, Ana!) to come to the launch of the new Victoria's Secret perfume called Bombshell. It turns out that one of Ana's close friends, the lovely Susan Stipcianos from the Dream Team Agency was spearheading this event.
I took Amy to L.A. with me, of course. The event was held at the enormous Victoria's Secret store at The Grove and there
were all these gorgeous skinny semi-famous VS supermodels that we were supposed to interview. (I'm the new press, after all...)
But I got a little distracted because of all the fun we were having (but that's not important right now).
We got the Royal V.I.P. treatment. We had makeovers done by professional makeup artists
...and they had us do a glamour photo shoot...
...and they gave us swag bags with beautiful umm....things....
...and, of course, the new
In the middle of the craziness, I notice a handsome young man having his photo taken with the supermodels (whom we have yet to interview.....because....Hey! Is it my turn for the photo?)
So Amy says,
"Mami, that's Pitbull." He's getting his photo taken with the
supermodels and then he leaves.
In slow-motion, I went Wait! (or more like W-A-A-I-I-T-T!) I'm the CUBAN BLOGGER here!
So I grabbed Amy and we head towards where Pitbull was last seen and he is now exiting the building - *sigh* We missed him. (Sad faces.)
Right at that moment, the very-on-top-of-it PR gal, Susan (that I told you about earlier, who was in charge"OMG! Come on!" And she
proceeded to run down the internal alley of the mall, in her
stilettos, yelling, "Wait! Pit!"
And here come Amy and Marta chasing Susan who is chasing Pitbull through the bowels of the Grove. (Talk about a surreal moment.)
When she finally caught him, she said to him,
"This is the Most Important Person At This Event!" (If you look at the
photo, you can tell we were far away from people and totally in the bowels of
the mall.) And Pitbull was treating me like I was, well... The Most Important Person At This Event.
Of course, I spoke to him in Spanish, and I may or may not have called him a muñecon.
think because of that awesome introduction he was very charming. (Amy
was upset that he barely looked at her and paid me so much attention.
I quickly reminded her of my Most Important Person Status. =D)
We chatted briefly, took our photos and he was delightful and charming and funny and when he turned to leave, he left behind a small puddle of what was formerly The Most Important Person There and Her First Born.
We regrouped beautifully and made the executive decision to skip the supermodel interviews. After all, we just had makeovers and got to meet Pitbull. (Which proves the existence of God.) Our evening was pretty complete with the added plus of the Pitbull meeting. I had my story. I
came strutting back into the store and showed the photos on my camera
to the swooning, skinny girls. They were staring at me with a total "WHO
ARE YOU?" vibe. I loved it.
I decided it would be wisest to skip the supermodel interviews and focus my story on meeting Pitbull. Yeah, I'm shallow that way. =D
I do have a comment giveaway today, but you'll have to travel.
I want you to go over the TikiTikiBlog and follow this link to the Pitbull story post.
To be entered in the drawing for the new VS Bombshell perfume, (I promise you...you want this!) go over to the Tiki Tiki and leave a comment on that post. Instructions and deadlines are over there.
Also, be sure to watch the video I put together. Then come back and tell me your opinion of how I'm handling my mid-life crisis. Or how jealous you're feeling right now. Bring it. =D