MIAMI, FL — March 23, 2016 — (HISPANICIZE WIRE) — Hispanicize and DiMe Media announced today the finalists of the 2nd Annual Tecla Awards, the most prestigious national honor highlighting the achievements of top Latino and multicultural content creators. From Beauty and Food Creators to Comedians and Live Video Broadcasters the 2016 Tecla Awards feature more than 100 finalists in 28 categories that represent an explosion of talent from across the U.S. Hispanic community. The finalists are being announced via the Hispanicize social media channels including Periscope, Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook at 2 PM ET today.

Presented in partnership with TELEMUNDO, the star-studded Tecla Awards gala will take place on Thursday, April 7th during Hispanicize Week at Icon in South Beach and for the first time will be internationally live streamed.

Honoring excellence in U.S. Latino online video, blogging, media, marketing and those who create it, the 2nd Annual Tecla Awards reflect the growing state of original Latino programming native to YouTube, Facebook, Vine, Instagram, YouNow, Periscope, Pinterest, Twitter, blogging and virtually all types of social media platforms.

“The Teclas are a powerful statement of the growth and maturity of our digital creators community and the brands and media companies that are now part of this growing universe,” said Cristy Clavijo-Kish, Hispanicize Media Group partner and 2016 Tecla Awards Chair. “Coupled with our exciting co-hosts Jorge Bernal and Julissa Bermudez, a top musical talent performance and a slew of celebrity presenters, the Teclas will be a major highlight of Hispanicize 2016.”

This year the Teclas received more than 1,000 nominations, nearly three times more than for the inaugural 2015 competition, and represents a fantastic line-up of talented Latino and multicultural content creators.

Finalists were determined by a public nominations process and a Tecla Awards Nominations Academy. Winners of the 2016 Tecla Awards will be determined by a Tecla Judges Academy comprised of a blue ribbon panel of leaders shaping the future of U.S. Hispanic social media, entertainment and marketing. The judges include creators, senior brand executives, influencer network leaders, publicists and other experts in the online content development industry.

In addition to TELEMUNDO, to date 2016 Tecla Award sponsors include Toyota, Prudential Financial, Raydr and Burson Latino, who will be livestreaming the awards show.

 Full List of Finalists

The full list of 2016 Tecla finalists are listed below:

 Best Live Broadcaster

Kimra Luna (@KimraLuna on Periscope)
 Mimi Davila (@MimiLuisaDavila on Periscope)
 Lizza Monet Morales (@xoxoLizza on Periscope)
 La Shoppinista — Stephanie Li Rivera (Facebook Live)
 Amanda Oleander (@amandaoleander on Periscope)

Beauty Creator

Rocio Mora from RisasRizos
 Rosy McMichael
 Karol Zambrano from Makeup City Pop
 Alejandra Rodriguez from Styled by Ale
 Ada Rojas from Gypsy in the City
 Laura Sanchez from Laura Makeup
 Dani from Coffee Break with Dani


David Lopez
 Joanna Hausmann
 Eddie G from OMG it’s Eddie G
 Los Pichy Boys
 Eh Bee
 Lele Pons

Fashion Creator

Charlene Gonzalez from Lovely Chicas Blog
 Claudia Felix-Garay from The Penny Closet
 Paulina Mo from Lil Bits of Chic
 Soraya Peña from Chic Flavours
 Annie Vazquez from The Fashion Poet

 Food Creator

Vanessa Mota Rosado from Smart Little Cookie
 Adriana Martin from Adriana’s Best Recipes
 Alejandra Ramos from Always Order Dessert First
 Maria Sierra from La Cooquette
 Maura Hernandez from The Other Side of The Tortilla

Health & Wellness

Cristina Ramirez from Triathlon Mami
 Michelle Zambrana from Healthy Fat Chick Blog
 Perla Sofia Cubelo from AgroChic
 Carolyn Scott-Hamilton from The Healthy Voyager
 Yisney Terrero from Mi Belleza Interna

Kids and Family

Mayra Rodriguez from Estilo Familiar
 Reina Rivera from Soy Mamá en Casa
 José Sánchez from PiccoloMondoPR
 Lisa Quinones- Fontanez from Atypical Familia
 Diana Limongi from Lady Dee LG

Latino News and Culture
 Entertainment Affair
 Media Moves
 Camara Flash
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Sylvia Akamine from Latina con Estilo
 Ana Cruz from Rollos de Mujeres
 Yolanda Mason from Savvy Mujer
 Carmen Alicia Civita from Life a la Latina
 Ana Cristina Enriquez from Mami Glammy


El Pulso via Mashable
 El Mundo Tech
 Tu Tecnologia
 Latina Geeks
 La Chica Gamer
 Gadget Girl

Best Agency doing Hispanic Social Media

 Real People PR
 Adarga Entertainment Group
 Boden PR
 Moore Communications Group
 Fleishman Hillard

 Best Broadcast or Cable Network doing Social TV

CNN en Espanol
 ESPN One Nacion

 Best Social Good or Cause-Related Campaign

Rebeca Segebre — Vive 360
 Meryland Cuevas — Otros $20 Pesos
 Voto Latino
 Denisse Montalvan — Changing the World One Orphaned Earring at a Time
 Ford — Abróchate Por Amor

Best Sponsored Blog Post

“My #PAFW15 Makeup Look” — Annie A to Z
 “Burlington Style Squad™ Holiday Dress up and Gifting” — Rossana Vanoni
 “Easier Clean Up After Messy Holiday Recipes — Brite and Bubbly
 “It’s Rum Time! Savoring Puerto Rico” — Metanoia Living
 “Why Be A Cougar When You Can Be A Shark In Heels?” — Mommy Mafia

Best Sponsored Video

“Get ready to make unforgettable memories together at Walt Disney World Resort Vacation” — Joscelyn Campbell
 “Jack Daniel’s Mas Ruido Que Nunca #HazLoQueNunca” — Brown Forman
 “Mis Vengadores / Avengers Toys” — PiccoloMondoPR
 “Tipos de personas en el Drive thru “Los Pichy Boys” McDonalds” — Los Pichy Boys
 “¡En la casa de los Sardiñas se toma leche!” — Alberto Sardiñas

 Best use of integrated social media and digital advertising buy

Boden PR & McDonald’s USA
 Coca Cola 2015 Jersey Exchange
 Ilean Harris & Facebook Ads
 Las Recetas de Laura & The Good Dino
 Telemundo & Cover Girl

Best Latino Facebook Page

McDonald’s Latino
 TVyNovelas USA
 Disney World Latino
 La Shoppinista — Stephanie Li

Best Latino Pinner on Pinterest

Michelle’s Party Plan-It
 Alejandra Ramos
 Jesenia @ The Latina Homemaker
 Monica Benavidez
 Ilean Harris

Best Spanish Language Creator

Adriana Carrera from La Familia de Broward
 Rory Lassanske from Mamá Contemporanea
 Yadira Ambert from El Club de las Diosas
 Romina Tibytt from Mamá XXI
 Dania Santana from La Familia Cool

 Most Admired Latino Celebrity on Social Media

Ximena Duque
 Eva Longoria
 Lejuan James
 Gaby Espino
 Adamari Lopez

Most Influential Latino on Twitter

Elianne Ramos (@ergeekgoddess on Twitter)
 Antonio Arellano (@antonioarellano on Twitter)
 Project Enye (@projectenye on Twitter)
 Domenica Mena (@domenicamena on Twitter)
 George Torres (@urbanjibaro on Twitter)

Best Musician/Band/Group on Social Media

Nicky Jam
 Tercer Cielo
 Daddy Yankee
 Natalia Jimenez

Cover Songs Performer

Karen Rodriguez
 Vazquez Sounds
 Boyce Avenue
 Saak Mx
 Evan Craft

Breakout Creator

Hijos4Ever (
 La Sketcheria (La Sketchería on YouTube)
 Latina Cool Magazine (
 Becky Boricua (Becky Boricua on YouTube)


Natalia Lugo (@nataliavlugo on Instagram)
 Adriana Martin (@adrianamartinfit on Instagram)
 Mexican Gueys (@mexicangueys on instagram)
 LeJuan James (@lejuanjames on Instagram)
 Luisa Fernanda W (@luisafernandaw on Instagram)
 Alexander Ospina (@teamohijotv on Instagram)

Snapchat Storyteller

Shaun Ayala (shaunayala on Snapchat)
 Spoiled Latina (LatinaInHtown on Snapchat)
 Lorraine Ladish (LorraineCLadish on Snapchat)
 Jose Resendez (JoseResendez on Snapchat)
 Hector Castillo Zuniga (itsHECTORNOW on Snapchat)


Maya Murillo (@mayainthemoment on Vine)
 Oscar Miranda (@TheOscarMiranda on Vine)
 David Lopez (@davidlopezfilms on Vine)
 Las Gringas Blog (@LasGringasBlog on Vine)
 Jay Mendoza (@MrJayMendoza on Vine)
 Louis Giordano (@LouisGiordano)

 About Hispanicize 2016

 Hispanicize 2016 Week features a record-breaking 220+ speakers in 100+ sessions, workshops, fireside chats and keynotes. Hispanicize 2016 also features the first annual DiMe Summit, the 3rd annual Positive Impact Awards gala, the 2nd annual Tecla Awards and the 1st annual Diversity Tech Showcase.

The final schedule can be accessed at or via the smartphone apps of iTunes, Android. To purchase a pass to attend the event REGISTER HERE. To reserve a hotel room visit See the official preview video of Hispanicize 2016 here:

In the spirit of its theme #PowerInUnity, this year’s event is being produced in collaboration with Geoscape, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Latino Startup Alliance and BlackTech Week.

 Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available

Sponsorship information are still available by contacting or calling 203.364.4779.

In addition to Prudential Financial, as of today, announced sponsors also include: Amazon, Best Western, Unilever, Carnival Corporation, Facebook, Toyota, Que Rica Vida, Coca-Cola, General Mills, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Home Depot, ViveMejor, JCPenney, Wells Fargo, State Farm, JetBlue Airways, KOA, Stitch Fix, Riboli Family Wine Estates, Nestle’s La Lechera, Dominican Republic Tourism, MSNBC, NBC News, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, Comcast,, Comcast, Pinterest, USA Network, The Miami Herald Media Company, CNN en Español, Diario Las Americas, Fox News Latino, Kelley Blue Book, , Visit Philly, Burson Latino, StudioB, Alma, República, Miami Dade College’s School of Entertainment & Design Technology, Sensis, BTL Network, IZEA, Paco Collective, BodenPR, Newlink Americas, Pinta, American Heart Association, the Calvert Foundation, Juan La Iguana, Raydr and the Jackson Health Foundation.

Additional media partners include: The Latino Startup Alliance, BlackTech Week, Hispanicize Wire, PRODU, El Sentinel, Puerto Rico BloggerCon, Hispanic PR Blog, the Hispanic Public Relations Association, Black Enterprise, Media Moves, Geoscape, iBlog Magazine, SAG-AFTRA, Digital Trends en Español and Creative Juice Online.

Now in its seventh year, Hispanicize 2016 Week ( (#Hispz16) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in digital content creation, journalism, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship.

Hispanicize 2016 is expected to gather more than 3,000 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of digital content creation, journalism, music, marketing, film and business over five days. The event will take place in downtown Miami’s InterContinental hotel, April 4–8, 2016.

The Hispanicize event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico.

The Hispanicize event can be found on Facebook, Instagram (@HispanicizeEvent), Twitter and Periscope (@Hispanicize).

About The Tecla Awards
 The 2016 Tecla Awards highlight the nation’s top Latino and multicultural content creators by way of more than 23 content categories as well as recognize the best digital marketing campaigns featuring social media influencers. From the top Latino LIVE broadcast storytellers on a variety of platforms from Instagram to Periscope and YouNow to the creator of the year or the best cover songs performer using social media, the Teclas honor content creators and sets the bar higher for the exploding industry.

Contributed: Hispanicize Wire — Hispanicize and DiMe Media Announce Finalists for the 2nd Annual Tecla Awards

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