Flashing Lights, Cheers, and Warm Wishes from New York's fashionable elite, industry tastemakers, celebrities, and avid supporters filled the room as they came out to celebrate the birthday of Model / Host / Philanthropist Christina Mendez at one of New York's hottest new venues Glass Lounge (NYC) on March 10th . All eyes where on the guest of honor as she celebrated the night away with not one but 2 of the hottest emerging DJ's to hit the New York scene as well as announcing various surprises with family, friends, and industry colleagues throughout the night's festivities.
"I wanted to make the official announcement of the launch of the Team Mendez Incentive, for the upcoming Walk Now for Autism event happening on June 14th, 2009 at the South Street Seaport, at my party because it seemed like a great fit. This room tonight is filled with people who know how important this cause is for me, I already received donations from guest attendees as well as from the media outlet "I Am My Hustle", says Christina Mendez.
Verizon will match up to 5000 dollars of all donations made on my Team Mendez website: http://www.walknowforautism.org/nyc/teammendez
In addition to the announcement of the Team Mendez Incentive, guests were one of the first to see the new PZI Jeans campaign featuring Christina's luscious curves. "PZI Jeans celebrates the curves of every female and I am so honored that this campaign was debuted at my birthday party, it's been one of the hot topics of the night", says Christina.
Sponsors who celebrated in Christina's amazing event included: Glass Lounge, PZI Jeans, Walk Now for Autism, JLV Nightlife, Wine Cellar Sorbet, Pin-Up Cosmetics, Miss Jessie's, Latina Magazine, Koch Records, MNS Media Group, Qristyl Frazier Designs and Better Body Cosmetics.
Notables in attendance celebrating Christina's birthday included Actress Bobbi Jo Kitchen, Face of Sean John Miguel Perdomo, Boxer and The Contender 4 finalist Hino Ehikhamenor, Jena Greco of Autism Speaks, Singer Damien Richards, Designer Qristyl Fraizer, Actor Juan Bago, Author Catherine Schuller, Cedric "Big Ced" Thorton of The Industry Co-Sign, Latin Pop & B Music Sensations Tha Heights, Host / Actor Emmi Grullon, Nina B, Designer Gwen Beloti, Celebrity Stylist Keino Benjamin and Keisha Spivey of Better Body Cosmetics just to name a few.
About Christina Mendez
Christina Mendez has graced the pages of Glamour, All You, Latina Magazine and Urban Latino Magazine, rocked the runway for BET's Rip the Runway, Art of Curves, and Lane Bryant's In-Store Fashion Show in NYC. She has also become one of the first plus-size, Hispanic Urban models to work as the featured model for Baby Phat, Apple Bottoms, Rocawear, Dereon and more. Besides appearing in various magazines and runway shows, Christina has been featured in national television segments including The Rachel Ray Show, Fox News, The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, BET News, Lifetime's "Matched in Manhattan" with Matt Titus, New York local favorites Good Day New York , CW 11 and others. Besides blessing the world with her grace and beauty, Christina has dedicated her time to various charities including: Autism Speaks, Hispanic Support Organizations and Women Barack! The Vote, being the only Hispanic woman in the ads, Ms. Mendez delivered the important message of voting in both English and Spanish.
For more information about Christina Mendez, please visit www.ChristinaMendez.com.
About Walk For Autism
Walk Now for Autism, the nation's largest grassroots autism walk program, is Autism Speaks' signature fundraising and awareness event, taking place in communities across the United States, as well as in Canada and the United Kingdom. Powered by volunteers and families with loved ones on the autism spectrum, this successful grassroots fundraising effort not only generates vital funds for autism research but also raises awareness about the increasing prevalence of autism and the need for increased research funding to combat this complex disorder
To see a current list of walk sites please visit: http://www.walknowforautism.org