Heartthrob Cristian de la Fuente's Newest Role as the Hispanic got milk? Campaign's Latest Milk Mustache Celebrity Encourages Parents to Strengthen Their Family's Well Being!

Our superstar dad and his family are wearing the famous milk mustache in an effort to show how milk can not only build strong bones but fortify family bonds

Jan 15, 2010, 10:10 ET from MilkPEP (Milk Processor Education Program)

MIAMI, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chilean actor, author and super dad has joined the Milk Processors Education Program (MilkPEP) to communicate to Hispanic families how drinking three glasses of low-fat or fat-free milk can build strong, healthy families. Cristian, alongside his wife, Angelica Castro, and daughter, Laura de la Fuente Castro, will show off their milk mustaches in the upcoming Hispanic ad campaign, which debuts in print magazines nationwide in January.

"I feel privileged to be able to reach out to all the Hispanic parents and talk about the role milk can play in building strong families. As a family man, I feel it's my responsibility to help build a strong family, both physically and emotionally," Cristian said, "and milk can help."

Milk: The Perfect Partner for Building a Strong Family

Milk is naturally nutrient rich like no other beverage and, provides more benefits per glass than virtually any other beverage. As got milk?'s latest celebrity advocate and a fitness enthusiast, Cristian is honored to have the opportunity to educate Hispanic families about the benefits of drinking fat- free and low-fat milk, which contains the same nine essential nutrients as whole milk. Cristian makes sure he and his daughter drink low-fat milk to ensure that they receive the nine essential nutrients, especially protein, which along with exercise helps build and maintain muscle. In addition to protein, milk contains Vitamin A, Niacin, Vitamin B-12, Potassium, Riboflavin, Phosphorus, Vitamin D, and Calcium. At less than 25 cents a glass, milk serves as the source of your family's strength and provides value by the glass. That's why it's important to make sure you and your family are getting the recommended three servings of low-fat milk per day for your family's wellbeing.

About Cristian

Cristian de la Fuente was born in Santiago, Chile. His acting career began while he was studying engineering in the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, when he was spotted by a talent scout and won a contest as Chile's next Super Teen. He then went on to act in several soap operas and variety shows. Cristian has appeared regularly on In Plain Sight, and starred alongside Sylvester Stallone in the feature Driven. Additionally, he also starred in and produced Isla 10, which was nominated for best movie at the Goya Awards. Aside from his acting career, Cristian serves as a lieutenant for the Chilean Air Forces. His most recent endeavor includes writing Hot. Passionate. and Illegal?, a collaborative work which dispels common myths about Latinos.

As a hard-working family man, he takes an active interest in the well being of his family. "I know milk is the perfect partner when it comes to building a strong family. It provides the nutrients we need to stay strong and some day my daughter will look back and remember these family moments like drinking milk together in the morning as our day begins," concluded Cristian.

The Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP), Washington, D.C., is funded by the nation's milk processors, who are committed to increasing fluid milk consumption. The MilkPEP Board runs the national Milk Mustache "got milk?" Campaign, a multi-faceted campaign designed to educate consumers about the health benefits of milk. For more information, go to www.eligeleche.com. The tagline "got milk?"(R) was created for the California Milk Processor Board by Goodby Silverstein & Partners and is licensed by the national milk processor and dairy producer groups.

SOURCE MilkPEP (Milk Processor Education Program)