Home  ·   Miami Events   ·   Miami Art Events   ·   Miami Charity Blog   ·   Miami Events Blog   ·   Foodie Find Blog 
SocialMiami.com SocialMiami.com


Arts & Culture
Miami Charity Gala Guide

SocialMiami Guides

Young Professionals
Schools & Universities
Galleries & Art Centers
Museums & Gardens
Spas & Health Clubs
Theatre & Opera
Business Affiliates

Who’s Been Where?
SocialMiami's Faces & Places
See Faces & Places!

Calendar Upcoming Events Events of the Week Art Events Videos

Essence of Nicaragua 2007 Gala


Xiomara Blandino, Mia Taveras, Alfredo & Theresa Pellas, Maria Amanda & Jorge Rodriguez, Cristiana Frixione,
Rosa Maria Ojeda

Xiomara Blandino Miss Nicaragua 2007, Ivan Taylor Anchor Telemundo Channel 51, Rosa Maria Ojeda Miss Mexico 2007

On Saturday December 1st the American Nicaraguan Foundation held its seventh fundraising gala with a complete Nicaraguan extravaganza theme as the fifteenth anniversary of the foundation was celebrated at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Miami. With more than 700 guests and more than 40 corporate and individual sponsors the night was magical!!

The night was showered with beauty as Miss Nicaragua 2007 Xiomara Blandino, Miss World University 2007 Cristina Frixione, Miss Mexico 2007 Rosa Maria Ojeda and Miss Dominican Republic 2006 Mia Taveras, wearing Rafael Cennamo couture attended the gala and welcomed the guests along with ANF founders Alfredo & Theresita Pellas and gala Chair Maria Amanda Rodriguez accompanied by her husband Jorge Rodriguez.

The food, the ambiance and the music were a celebration of the Nicaraguan culture, its people and its history. After dinner a drawing was held to win the exclusive and unique "Virtus White" watch donated by Girard-Perregaux one of its kind in the world that was won by Silvio F. Pellas Jr. The Emcees of the event were Diana Diaz from WSVN Channel 7 and Ivan Taylor Telemundo Channel 51. Without a doubt the Essence of Nicaragua 2007 gala was one of the best events of the year.

For more information about please visit the ANF website at www.aidnicaragua.org.

Xiomara Blandino Miss Nicaragua 2007, Alfredo & Theresita Pellas, Stephen Owen from Brown Brothers Harriman
New York

Xiomara Blandino Miss Nicaragua 2007, Alfredo Pellas,
Gala Gals Maria Amanda Rodriguez & Theresa Pellas

Wendy Grandt, Ramon Aular from Romero Britto
with Pablo Maes Catering Manager at the
Intercontinental Hotel

Silvio Pellas with Ron Jackson President of
Girard-Perregaux along with
Consuelo & Theresita Pellas

Roberto & Mary Jo Zamora, Maria Amanda & Jorge Rodriguez

Precious jewels from Neiman Marcus Merrick Park

Silvio & Consuelo Pellas

Miguel Brizuela &
Theresa Rodriguez from
Univision Network

Eugenio & Francis Sevilla-Sacasa

Models Wearing National Costumes

Miss Nicaragua, Alfredo & Theresita Pellas,
Paco Bendana-Mcewan

Miss Nicaragua 2007, Alfredo & Theresita Pellas,
Marc Buoniconti

Alexia Fernandez, Rhina DeRoode,
Theresita Pellas, Carmen DeBayle

Ivan Baca, Renzo Coen, Alfredo Gasteazoro-Coen,
Alfredo Pellas, Piero Coen & Paolo Coen

Charles Ulvert, Dr. Ricardo Roman,
Eugenio Sevilla-Sacasa, Luis Pasos, Eduardo Pereira

Diana Diaz WSVN Anchor with husband David

American Nicaraguan Gala

David Taggart, Group Publisher Editorial Televisa,
Xiomara Blandino Miss Nicaragua 2007,
Marines Duarte, Alfred & Theresita Pellas

Cristiana Frixione, Miss Nicaragua 2006, Alfredo Pellas, Jr., Mia Taveras Miss Dominican Republic 2006

Cristiana Frixione Miss Nicaragua 2006, Mia Taveras,
Miss Dominican Republic 2006, Xiomara Blandino,
Miss Nicaragua 2007, Rosa Maria Ojeda,
Miss Mexico 2007

Alfredo Pellas, Carlos Pellas, Maria Amanda Rodriguez

Carlos & Carolina Pellas

Alfredo & Nena Pellas with Models

Veronica Vilchez Paguaga, Teresa Rodriguez,
Maria Eugenia Somarriba, Edmundo Paguaga

Alfred Bunge,
Pam Gigante-Bunge TV anchor NBC Channel 6
with daughter Carolina Bunge

Home Promote Events Advertising About Us Contact Us Media Kit