Victor Ortiz to Host Miss California Latina & Miss Teen California Latina Pageant

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TLK Fusion and Victor Ortiz are partnering with The Gala Company, license holder of Miss California Latina and Miss Teen California Latina, to reach out to the Latin community.

Ortiz, the 5'9" former WBC World Welterweight Champion of the world, has more reach than previously thought, and that seventy-inch reach is not only winning fights, but also garnering a lot of talk around the world. Ortiz is proud to host this year's Miss California Latina Pageant and Miss Teen California Latina Pageant as well as the famous purple carpet media event on Friday, November 4th which will be held at the Conga Room at LA Live. The pageant competition event will be held on Saturday, November 6th at the Long Beach Convention Center Grand Ballroom, at 6 pm in the evening, and will host a slew of surprises!

Victor Ortiz has twenty nine astounding wins that have not only earned him the title of one of the "Top-Fighters" in the world, but have enabled him to land victories outside the ring as well. He has just launched his website and can now add designer to his list of titles. Recently, Ortiz added a t-shirt line to his repertoire that features men's crew neck t-shirts as well as pullover sweatshirts, all of which brand his pseudonym, Victor "Vicious" Ortiz scrolled across the front of the garments.

With so many accomplishments under his belt, Ortiz is honored to share this with his Latin roots.

"Having Victor Ortiz as host of this year's production is a great honor. His dedication and discipline to his work, both inside and outside the ring, is something we strive to instill in all our contestants", says Jennifer Rodriguez, owner of The Gala Company. "His contribution to the pageant event is certain to make a lasting impression, not only in our Latin community, but for all involved."

Since acquiring the license in 2008 for Miss California Latina and Miss Teen California Latina, Rodriguez has established the pageants as vehicles to provided mentorship and opportunities for Latinas, enabling them to follow their dreams while making a difference in their communities.

Bringing the duo together is powerhouse firm TLK Fusion. Not only has TLK Fusion been a driving force behind various companies and celebrities, but they have also played an instrumental part in providing Victor Ortiz with branding and professional placement in various media networks, outlets and distribution around the world. Ken Collis, President of TLK Fusion, has been invited to be a judge for the contest also.

"TLK has been thriving recently within the Latin market. Having our client, Victor Ortiz, host Miss California Latina pageant only solidifies TLK Fusion as a fixture within the Latin community as well," said Collis. "Victor Ortiz is the perfect client to represent the TLK family in this venture."

Hosting alongside Victor Ortiz is recording artist and current host of "Model Latina" and reality star from "Latinas VIP," Jazmin Lopez. This year's presenting sponsor is The Gala Company, along with additional sponsors Bettie Page Clothing, Shiekh Shoes and Organic Root Stimulator.

Additional judges for this year's pageants include Dr. Nishant Rao, Medical Director of Diet Doc HCG Weight Loss Program (, Cash Money Recording Artist T Lopez, TV personality and daughter of Latin singing sensation Jenni Rivera, Janney "Chiquis" Marin, 2011 Playboy Playmate of the year and spokes model for Bettie Page Clothing, Clair Sinclair, Former NFL cornerback for the New York Giants Jason Bell, Director of Verizon customer service Nelson Rodriguez, Director of Comcast Operations Carlos Anton, and TV Host and Entertainment Correspondent for Telemundo's morning show "Levantate," Iran Daniel. For more information about Miss California Latina events, visit

About TLK Fusion: (

TLK Fusion is one of the leading Hollywood marketing firms in Los Angeles. TLK Fusion's innovative campaigns, strong celebrity relationships and worldwide distribution connects can take you and your brand to the next level. In today's society, celebrities are walking brands. With an A List roster of celebrity relationships, TLK Fusion is able to leverage their network to gain maximum exposure for their clients. Through these top-tier, powerful alignments, TLK Fusion can effectively enhance the public's perception of your bands. TLK Fusion's out-of-the-box thinking and 360 degree marketing service mix has proven successful time and time again.

About The Gala Company: ( )

The Gala Company is a Los Angeles based events production and marketing company which independently conducts and produce the Miss California Latina and Miss Teen California Latina state pageants.

About Miss California Latina: ( )

The Miss California Latina Pageant is the state preliminary for the Miss Latina U.S. pageant, the most prestigious and longest-running pageant system in the world for U.S. Latinas. It is currently the only national Latina pageant in the U.S. that follows traditional pageant guidelines for participants. The Gala Company is the parent company which holds the license to Miss and Teen California Latina.

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