La Familia de Broward’s creator among finalists of the Tecla Awards at Hispanicize 2016

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. Our magazine’s own editor and founder of La Familia de Broward, Adriana Carrera, are among the nominees for “Best Spanish Content Creator”.

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.

La familia NEW logo2Honoring 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 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

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
Corriente Latina


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

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 eventREGISTER 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.

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Periodista y editora de medios hispanos en EE.UU. desde 1996. Ganadora de varios premios Oro de la NAHP por sus reportajes de negocios y educación. Puede escribirle a

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