Oscar de la Renta Named Tourism Ambassador of Mexico City

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Last week, famed and talented designer Oscar de la Renta was named Mexico City’s Tourism Ambassador by the Minister of Tourism, Alejandro Rojas Diaz Duran.

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The minister explained how the Dominican designer was “one of the fashion titans” and with so many fashionable designer boutiques filling up the streets of Mexico City today, it’s no surprise that Mr. De La Renta is the perfect person to represent this city.

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The well-respected designer expressed his happiness to be named the tourism ambassador and recounted many great memories he had in D.F. and how at the beginning of his career, everyone thought he was Italian because of his last name.

“I am proud to be Dominican and be Latino and I consider all of my accomplished triumphs in my life to be a product of all Latinos,” said De La Renta proudly.

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A  writer and editor with expertise in fashion and lifestyle coverage, Verky Baldonado is currently Latina magazine's Fashion Director. Baldonado has written Latin-inspired travel and food related content and has contributed to celebrity Q&As, red carpet video interviews, and the annual “Reasons to Love Being Latina” feature. Verky is U.S.-born and of Ecuadorean and Puerto Rican descent who speaks and writes fluent Spanish. Prior to Latina, Verky worked as a photo shoot coordinator at Universal/Island Def Jam Music Group. Verky holds a B.A. in Communications Arts from Montclair State University and currently resides in Manhattan with her husband and daughter.

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