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One Teen To Win A $45,000 Quinceañera Celebration From Verizon Wireless

My Fabulous 15 celebration includes a concert by pop/R&B Artist Jay Sean

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August 1, 2010

Scott Charlston
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BELLEVUE, WA — Who wouldn't want the Quinceañera of their dreams? Traditionally, teenage Latinas across the world dream of celebrating their coming-of-age with family and friends at a Quince party. Verizon Wireless will make that dream come true for one teen as part of its third annual My Fabulous Quince contest. The contest celebrates the Quince tradition as teens in select markets apply online and Verizon Wireless selects 100 semi-finalists for the public to vote for as their favorite. The teen with the most votes wins a Quince celebration valued at $45,000.

This year's My Fabulous Quince grand prize includes a performance by pop/R&B singer Jay Sean who will perform his newest single "2012," catering for 200 guests, ballroom with lavish decorations, an LG Ally™ cell phone for the winner and parents, and much more!

"The Quince tradition is revered and is evolving. Although generally celebrated by girls coming of age, more fifteen-year old boys than ever before are celebrating this important cultural event, especially in the United States," said Christina Gonzalez, Director of Multicultural Marketing for Verizon West Area. "We encourage teen boys and girls of all backgrounds to participate."

APPLICATION AND VOTING PERIODS
Teens living in the Los Angeles, San Jose, El Paso, Salt Lake City and Seattle metro areas qualify to enter the My Fabulous 15 contest. For a chance to win, teens can enter online at www.myfabulous15.com between August 2 and August 29.

Verizon Wireless will select one hundred semi-finalists from all submissions. The public will then vote on the semi-finalists from September 2 to September 14 by casting text message or online votes at www.myfabulous15.com. Verizon Wireless will announce the winner during the week of September 13.

DATE OF QUINCE AND OTHER PRIZES
The My Fabulous 15 grand prize party will be held October 16. In addition to benefits already listed, the grand prize also includes:

  • A professional photographer and videographer
  • Transportation to and from the venue for the winner and up to ten guests
  • One DJ/emcee
  • Birthday cake for winner and guests

The company will also grant five runners-ups each an LG Ally™ cell phone and a Verizon Wireless gift card valued at $75.

For more information about My Fabulous 15, including rules, eligibility and more, please visit www.myfabulous15.com.  

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 92 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 79,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.  

About Jay Sean
Hailing from London, England, Pop/R&B star Jay Sean began honing his craft from an early age and began to explore the possibility of making music a career as he entered college. With a positive response from friends and the organic development of a fan base that ranged from the UK to South Asia, Jay Sean released his debut album ME AGAINST MYSELF in 2004 on digital platforms. It was then that his music exploded on the internet and he began to tour throughout Europe and Asia. He became a major sensation and multi-platinum artist overseas, releasing two smash albums, two top ten singles and was nominated for Britain's heralded MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Award twice. One song, "Ride It" garnered 20+ million views on YouTube and captivated fans everywhere, including Cash Money Records CEO and co-founder Ronald "Slim" Williams. Jay Sean became the first UK artists to join the Cash Money family in 2008 and released his American debut album ALL OR NOTHING on November 23, 2009, which includes the #1 song on Billboard's Hot 100 and 3X platinum hit "Down" featuring Lil Wayne, and the platinum certified track "Do You Remember" featuring Sean Paul and Lil Jon. Further exemplifying his presence on the charts, Jay Sean had four Billboard Top 20 singles in his introductory year in the U.S. "Down", (#1 on Billboard's Hot 100), "Do You Remember" (#9 on Billboard's Hot 100), "I Made It (Cash Money Heroes)" (#21 on Billboard's Hot 100), and "Written on Her" (#17 on Billboard's Rap Chart). To date, Jay Sean has won 11 UK Asian Music Awards, including 'Best Male Act,' 'Best Urban Act,' 'Best Video,' ("Down") and 'Best Album' "ALL OR NOTHING," in 2010, a 2009 UK Urban award for 'Best Collaboration' for "Down" featuring Lil Wayne, and received past honors from MTV Russia Music Awards and UK BMI Awards. Jay Sean is gearing up to release his sophomore album this fall on Cash Money Records.

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