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Esteban Escobar aka Steven Escobar from Diversity News Magazine Receive Award for Excellence in Journalism

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Steven Escobar from Diversity News Magazine Receives from Samira’s Show (Television) Personality/Host Samira Kazemeni Award for Excellence in Journalism on May 10, 2015 at Vatican Banquet Hall.

Diversity News Publications, publisher of Diversity News Magazine announced that on Sunday, May 10, 2015, President and Executive Editor-In-Chief Steven Escobar received from Personality/TV Host at Samira’s Show (Television), Samira Kazemeni Award for Excellence in Journalism at 1st Annual Samira’s Show Awards held at Vatican Banquet Hall 16913 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91405 from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm.Steven Escobar Excellence in Journalism Award 5-10-2015 (2)

This award was presented to Steven Escobar for helping Samira Kazemeni since 2011 with her beauty pageant competition, which she won the title of Ms/Mrs. Exoti-Lady World Pageant 2011.

Also other award recipients were: Mollywood Hollywood, Guillermo Proano, Carlos Zeron, Ron DeLeon, Bob Delgadillo, Sheri Determan, Ryan Castro, Renee Merlo, Lana Svetlana and many more. Steven Escobar wants to thanks Mr. Edy Chatila for contacting and inviting him to the event and making sure Steven Escobar was taken care on the day of the event.

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About Esteban “Steven” Escobar:
Esteban A. Escobar (born in El Salvador, Central America on September 6th) is a multi-award winning American journalist, reporter, editor, columnist, writer, producer, director, publicist, radio personality, entrepreneur, accounts receivable specialist, humanitarian and philanthropist.

Esteban is known as Steven Escobar. He is the President & Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine (http://diversitynewsmagazine.com/), an online & special print consumer news magazine that is is available worldwide and is viewed freely by millions of visitors each month.

Esteban “Steven” Escobar is also the executive producer and director of Diversity News TV, the host of Diversity News Radio, on Air with Steven Escobar, and the president of Diversity News Publications, a news/entertainment multimedia firm in Hollywood, CA. Steven Escobar owns E.E.Enterprises, an affiliate of The Diversity News Publications family of companies.

Steven Escobar is currently a contributor and writer for CNN.com and a special reporter for Tehran International Weekly Magazine. Esteban “Steven” Escobar is a former official contributor/writer for the Hollywood and Los Angeles County events examiner for Examiner.com and contributor for Yahoo.com distributed via Yahoo Voices.

Steven Escobar is currently the account executive and media liaison at World Wide Vital Marketing & Public Relations. Steven Escobar’s current professional affiliations and memberships include being a voting member of GALECA with voting and membership rights on The Dorian Awards. Also Steven Escobar is a former member and media partner of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Los Angeles Inc.

Steven Escobar also have been involved in the beauty industry. On May 20, 2011 Steven Escobar was a judge from Ms. Exoti-Lady World Pageant 2011. Since 2013 to present Steven Escobar became involved with Miss Asia USA, Mrs Asia USA and Miss Teen Asia USA, Miss Latina Global, Miss Teen Latina Global and Mrs Latina Global Cultural Beauty Pageants as their Consultant Public and Media Relations for Virgelia Productions Inc.

Steven Escobar is no stranger to the entertainment industry. He has covered many prestigious events in Hollywood. Some of them are the 2009 Outstanding Emmy Awards Nominees, 2010 American Music Awards, 2011 American Music Awards, 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominees Announcement, 43rd NAACP Image Awards, 44th NAACP Image Awards, 12th Annual Latin Grammys Nominees Announcement, 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards, the 2014 Golden Globe Awards and many more.

Steven Escobar also gives back to the community by helping charities. From 2003 to the present, he has been raising money and awareness for AIDS Walk LA benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles through team Diversity News 3960. Also in 2011 Steven Escobar raised money for The Life Group LA. Steven Escobar has volunteered for Exotifit For Humanity and The Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Steering Committee.

Steven was nominated for The Shorty Awards 2011 and the People’s Choice Fan Award 2012. In 2012 Steven Escobar received the Humanitarian Award at the 2012 International Noble Awards. Also on June 2, 2012 Steven Escobar Received the Community and Humanitarian Services Award at Kayamanan Bayan for all his contributions to the Filipino American community in Southern California.

On 12-12-12 Steven Escobar received an award for the Most Fascinating Person of the Year. On August 4, 2013, Steven Escobar won the 2013 EOTM (Entrepreneurs On the Move) Award for Outstanding Internet Talk Show Diversity News Radio on Air with Steven Escobar. Yahoo.com named Steven Escobar one of the Hot 500 contributors during the month of March 2012.

On March 1, 2014 Steven Escobar received the following awards from the Mayor of City of Beverly Hills: The Diversity Award Certificate of Recognition by the City of Beverly Hills City Council, and the County of Los Angeles by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles and from the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles Certificate of Recognition signed by the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti for his participation and contributions to the Multicultural Motion Picture Association (MMPA).

On 7-23-2014, Esteban Steven Escobar’s publication Diversity News Magazine by Steven Escobar is was nominated for The 2014 LGBT Hero Awards as Online Magazine of the Year 2014.

Also on November 22, 2014 Steven Escobar received a Certificate of Appreciation for his publication Diversity News Magazine from the City of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti for the contribution and help to the 26th Annual Miss Asia USA and Mrs. Asia USA Cultural Pageants held at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center in Redondo Beach, CA.

On January 20, 2015, Steven Escobar @DiversityNewsEE received a 2015 Nomination for Shorty Award in #category as Blogger even thought he do not consider himself a blogger.

Steven Escobar has been in the USA since 1989 and has 2 sisters and a mother. Steven Escobar currently resides in Los Angeles County in the city of Hollywood, CA. For more information visit http://stevenescobar.diversitynewspublications.com/ or his IMDB at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4164655/

About Diversity News Magazine:
Diversity News Magazine was founded in 2009, Diversity News Magazine is an independent multi-media outlet and their mission and purpose is to educate and inform the diverse community worldwide. It focuses on featuring and reporting on local, national and international news, features, arts and entertainment, politics, sports and more importantly, newsworthy items that would be of interest to our diverse cultures. Diversity News Magazine is not targeting a demographic, they are inclusive and work with everyone. For more information visit Diversity News Magazine at http://www.diversitynewsmagazine.com

About Samira’s Show: Samira’s Show is an award winning international variety show hosted by the crowned beauty queen and jewelry designer Samira Kazemeni and produced by Michael Makabeh. For more information visit at SamiraShow.com.

Photos credit to: Bob Delgadillo/Bob Delgadillo Photography & DiversityNewsMagazine.com.

Samira Chatila Wins Ms. Exoti-Lady World Pageant 2011 & Maria Amor Birthday Gala Benefiting Exotifit for Humanity

Samira Chatila Wins DNM cover page June 2011It took about 3 months for Exotifit International Inc to put together a beauty pageant competition for the first time ever. The event was held on Friday, May 20, 2011 at the Universal Hilton in Universal City, CA from 6 pm to 2am. The set up crew were the first to arrive at the Ballroom C&D at Universal Hilton located next to the famous Universal Studios.
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During the event they featured 5 red carpets with about 100 media outlet representatives and close to 1000 guests. Some of the sponsors were also able to display items for the silent auction that was held during the show.
“I want to thank every single beautiful people who came and graced our event. It was a tremendous success, we are still in euphoric state! We will send out our thank you’s in the following days. I want you to know that we at Exotifit always recognize those who support and help us. We love you and more to come from Exotifit!” Said Maria Amor, Event Producer.
The Ms. Exoti-Lady World Pageant 2011 judges, some sponsors and celebrities arrived in a limo where they were interviewed and photographed on the red carpet. Something different was that on the event media wall there were most of the sponsor’s logos and some celebrities’ images. The event emcees were Anne Judson-Yager & Jesse Jam Miranda, who kept the audience entertained during the entire show.

“Thank you Maria and Exotifit, All the Pageants, the media, my friends, Edy and the supporters. I really love you all. It’s a dream come true”. Said Samira Kazemeni Ms. Exoti Lady World Pageant 2011 Winner.
The show’s rundown was as follows. First the Ms. Exoti-Lady World Pageant 2011 opened the night with a special dance performance, and then Shane Atoms, top 90 contestant from American Idol season 10 and The Exoti-Angels took the stage and performed a couple of hit songs. The contestants came back on stage to compete in the swimsuit competition. The judges were introduced and then event producer Maria Amor spoke at the event and introduced author Jeraldine Saunders as the event’s guest speaker. Then Exoti-Lady returned to compete in the fashion wear competition, followed by a special performance by Justin Chase. After Justin Chase, the contestants returned to compete in the evening gown competition. Justin Chase was back to serenade the candidates. Special awards were presented to the candidates and finally the winner of Ms. Exoti-Lady World Pageant 2011 was announced. After the pageant was over, guests were invited to stay to join the after party which celebrated the event, including Maria Amor’s 29th birthday.
“Thank you so much for all the Birthday shout-outs!!! I had the perfect birthday celebration with my Exoti-Ladies, my Angels and Goddesses, Exoti-Family, Exoti-Friends, Exoti-Sponsors, Exoti-Media Partners and Exoti-Guests! I couldn’t ask for more except I miss my family in the Philippines”. Concluded Ms. Amor.

It started with 14 candidates, but 11 finalists made it to the finals and the following ladies made to the final show: Christine Ames (Ms. Exoti-Lady USA), Maricris Bautista (Ms. Exoti-Lady Philippines), Lucie Volotzky (Ms. Exoti-Lady Canada), Marie Bogacz (Ms. Exoti-Lady El Salvador), Monica Farah (Ms. Exoti-Lady Hungary), Elena Berman (Ms. Exoti-Lady Ukraine), Samira Chatila (Ms. Exoti-Lady Iran), Nikki Storm (Ms. Exoti-Lady Washington USA), Mercy Alpert (Ms. Exoti-Lady Malasia), Laura Villescaz (Ms. Exoti-Lady Mexico) and Soraya Fallah (Ms. Exoti-Lady Kurdistan).
“Last night was an incredible experience. Congratulations to all of the beautiful women of the Ms. Exoti=Lady world, The birthday queen Maria Amor, and every single person who made the pageant possible including our wonderful family and friends who came to support”, said former candidate Ms. Kurdistan Soraya Fallah.
The 1st place prize went to Samira Chatila who won the crown and official title of Ms Exoti-Lady World Pageant 2011, the first runner up was Mercy Alpert (Ms. Exoti-Lady Malasia) and 2nd place went to Maricris Bautista (Ms. Exoti-Lady Philippines).
Special awards were handed out to Marie Bogacz (Ms. Exoti-Lady El Salvador) for Ms. Exoti-Congeniality, Samira Chatila (Ms. Exoti-Lady Iran) for People’ Choice Award and ), and Maricris Bautista (Ms. Exoti-Lady Philippines) for Exoti-Supermodel.
The gold sponsors were Ingrid’s Café, Cesar’s Photography, Marina Berberyan, Ninet Ghookassian, Tarzana Cosmetic & Wellness Center (Dr. Kamran Safvati), Shekhar Rehate, Eleite Team Services Inc and Crystal Heelz. The silver sponsors were Parris Harris, D’Nasip, The Law offices of Jeffrey Jackson, Pinhi Golf, D’Moiselle Couture, Tatyana Peter. Bronze sponsors Sumthin’sweet creations, Casablanca Pro-Sound & Lighting, G&B Fashion Accessories, Nora Demirijian, Bizarre Make-Up by Gayane Martirosyan, AMG Consulting Group Inc, Hayavi Live International DJ & Dancers and Wanda Patterson (The Image Maker).
Some of the media sponsors  were Diversity News Magazine, Model Vanity Magazine, ModelforUS, Manila-US Times, Close-Up, Biz Mag, Palos Verdes TV, Rick Girl Production and Philippine Press (PPP).

Some of the pageant judges were: Sabrina Parisi, Wanda Patterson, Larry D Eudine, Esteban Steven Escobar (our magazine editor), Jeffrey C Jackson, Pamela Asobo Anchang and Jarvee E. Hutcherson.
“The program was well organized. The sheer amount of detailed work going into this pageant and the success of its outcome is reason to celebrate. I think future event planners need to learn from the team of creative minds who worked so tirelessly to make this pageant what it was” said Cklara Moradian.
She concluded, “I was moved while being entertained. The Exoti-ladies blew everyone away. To torture a cliche, I was truly inspired. If at the age of 40, I have the strength, courage, and gorgeous body of the women of the Exoti-World pageant, I will feel like a queen. It has motivated me to work on my health and get into a better shape so that one day I can inspire other young women and encourage them to take care of themselves. Maria Amor is the embodiment of the entrepreneurial spirit and I am honored to have met her.”
The celebrities and personalities who attended the event were: Jeraldine Saunders (The Love Boat Creator, Book author),  Jack Jones (Legendary award winning Artist), Steve Railsback (Actor), Jimmy Morian (Producer), Larry D. Eudine (Actor), Dina BarEl (Fashion Designer), Fawn (Recording Artist),  Exoti-Angels & Goddesses (Performers), Ali Dean (The Unit), Tatyana Peter (Celebrity Couturier), Johnny V (Actor/Host), Sam Sarpong (Model), Chris Getz (Baseball Player), Ernie Singleton (Personality), Rebecca Whitman (Actress), Harmony Blossom (Model), Gregory Hatanaka (Producer Director, Distributor), Wonna De Jong  (Producer, Investor), Heidi Fiamengo (Fashion Designer), Chelsea Autumn (TV Personality from Bravo’s Millionaire Match), John Palisano (Film Maker/Musician), Ingrid Bedrosian (Celebrity Chef & owner of Ingrid’s Cafe Chef), Thushari Jayasekera (Outsourced), Bogdan Szumilas (Producer, actor, talent manager), Noa G (Fashion Designer), Hollywood Men (Models), Mirriam Chui (Beauty Queen), Mike Torchia (Fitness Celebrity), Anoush Sadegh (Host) and Michelle Andria (Singer), Em Roberts (Exotifit For Humanity), Eva Barry (Exotifit For Humanity) and Amber Rice (Exotifit For Humanity). Ms. Exoti-Lady World Pageant 2011 event was directed by Maria Amor and produced by Exotifit by Maria Amor.
Our own Esteban Steven Escobar was one of the pageant judges and our sister company Diversity News Magazine with our parent company were media sponsors.


About Exotifit for Humanity: Founded in 2011, Is a 501(c)(3) non organization to help promote health, fitness, wellness, beauty and arts to underprivileged women, children as well the disabled. For more information visithttp://exotifitforhumanity.org/ or exotifit.com

About Maria Amor:
Maria Amor is an AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) Certified Aerobics Intructor, DVIDA (Dance Vision International Dance Association) Certified Ballroom Dance Instructor, a Paint Artist and Entrepreneur. Maria Amor is also the Founder and President of Exotifit for Humanity, Founder/CEO of Exotifit and President of MLT Enterprises. For more information visit http://www.exotifit.com/mariaamor.html

About Exotifit:
“It’s the sexiest workout ever”, says Maria Amor, founder of Exotifit, which blends diverse styles of musical dance with an invigorating soundtrack that gets you dancing to the rhythm. It’s far from a boring and unmotivating workout; it’s sexy. Exotifil is taught by Maria and some of her ExotiAngels, a
sister group comprised of some students and teachers who also perform at large functions and conventions such as the California Gift show and LA Fitness Expo.
Exotifit offers classes in groups or via private tutelage and also offers teacher certification for those interested in teaching Exotifit classes. Maria Amors’ Exotifit isn’t just a sexy and affordable workout for adults, but it’s a fun and energetic routine for children as well. Dances featured are African, salsa, chacha, tango, belly-dancing and many more. If you are looking for a fun, motivating workout, rush to your local fitness center for an Exotifit. For more information visit http://www.exotifit.com

Photos credit to: Travis Jourdain from 5 Minutes Photos, Nelson Shen & Stella Gomez

Source: Examiner.com

Editor’s Note: Story was proofread by Linda Krongold, our New York, NY Special Correspondent For Diversity News. For more information you can contact her at andmeljar@aol.com
Congratulations to Samira Chatila for winning the crown and title of Ms. Exoti-Lady World Pageant 2011. We want to wish her the best luck as the pageant carrier.