On Thanksgiving night, CNN will be airing a special tribute to honor the 10 nominees for their Heroes Award. The show will be broadcast globally on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Español at 9 p.m. ET/PT and Anderson Cooper will be hosting the awards. Every nominee will be honored in a documentary tribute and a celebrity introduction which is where Cameron, Salma and Selena come into the picture. Wonder if Selena will be able to contain her excitement when she sees her idol Salma Hayek this time around!
The evening will culminate with the announcement of the CNN Hero of the Year. CNN opened up voting to the public through an online poll that generated more than 1 million votes. The Hero of the Year will win $100,000 in addition to the $25,000 that each of the top 10 CNN Heroes received upon their nomination. We'll be tuning in to see our favorite Latina celebs, for sure, but we will also be rooting for top 10 CNN Hero Maria Ruiz, of El Paso, Texas. This selfless Latina regularly crosses the border into Juarez, Mexico, to bring food, clothing and toys to poor children and their families. Now if that isn't something to be proud of, we don't know what is!