World Champion and Television Personality Laila Ali Joins Artist & Former Miss Universe Amelia Vega at the Miss Republica Dominicana US™ 2011 Pageant

Laila Ali and her new line Laila Ali Professional™ join major brands and celebrities, like Samsung Experience, American Airlines, Ron Brugal and former Miss Universe Amelia Vega, in support of the Miss Dominican Republic US™ pageant

Aug 19, 2011, 11:00 ET from XL Alliance

NEW YORK, Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Produced and managed by Bellezas Dominicana USA, XL Alliance and Soneros Entertainment, the final gala and crowning of Miss Republica Dominicana US™ 2011 will take place this August 20th at the Symphony Space Theatre in Manhattan with red carpet arrivals starting at 7:00 pm. As an official franchise of the Miss Dominican Republic Universe organization, the U.S. winner represents the Dominican community in the U.S. as part of Miss Dominican Republic Universe 2012, giving her the unique chance to compete for the title that could potentially take her to Miss Universe. The event is presented by Laila Ali Professional™, Samsung Experience, American Airlines and Ron Brugal.

This year's events have featured the participation of major celebrities and corporations that recognize the importance of Latinos in the U.S. World champion athlete, television personality, and active philanthropist Laila Ali and her new line Laila Ali Professional™ have joined as one of this year's presenting sponsors. "I am very excited about this year's partnership with Miss Dominican Republic US," says Ali. "Our collaboration demonstrates the Laila Ali Brand's commitment to this important community, and I'm honored to be able to support the drive, motivation, and dreams of these women." Available at department stores and major retailers nationwide, the new Laila Ali Lifestyle Brand features a range of professional hair care and skin care products, followed by all-natural, sustainable fragrances.

At the gala, former Miss Universe Amelia Vega will be performing two songs from her upcoming album "Agua Dulce" available to the public August 30th, 2011. This will be the first exclusive and live performance by Amelia Vega of her songs prior to the official release in New York. Other artists include Yunel Cruz, whose hit song "Dominicanita" has been designated as the official song and jingle for the event. The evening will be hosted by Liliana Gil, entrepreneur, XL Alliance managing partner and media contributor and business reporter for Fox News Latino, HispanicAd, Huffington Post, among others and Eliecer Marte, media contributor to CNN en Espanol and Telemundo 47, among others.

Other participating partners include: Glamorous Cosmetics, Cibao Meats, Yager Esthetics and Spa, Piatto D'Oro, Vimar Martinez , Icel New York, Danelle I Dungca, Helen Rojas Trajes de bano, Creative Capital Ad Agency, Nunez Dental Services, Shua-media Photography, Jose Guerra Photography and Victor Lopez Lama fotografo.

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Bellezas Dominicanas USA LLC holds the exclusive franchise rights of Miss Dominican Republic Universe as an official entity and representative of the organization in the U.S. For more information please visit:


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SOURCE XL Alliance