IRVINE, CA — Do you know someone who dreams of having the Quinceanera of their dreams?  Then Verizon Wireless could make those dreams come true.  Eligible teenagers from select cities across the western states are invited to participate in the second annual My Fabulous 15 contest and win an incredible Quinceanera party.  The celebration includes an event planner, venue, catering for 200 guests and transportation that’ll sweep the winner off to an unforgettable party and the best memories of his or her life.  But that’s not all.  The icing on the cake is the live performance by pop artist Pee Wee!

The first phase of the contest — from July 13 to August 16 — invites eligible teenagers from Los Angeles, San Jose, Las Vegas, Denver and Kennewick, Wash. metro areas to enter the My Fabulous 15 contest by submitting a brief essay that answers these three questions:

 1. What does winning a Quince mean to you?
 2. How do you stay in touch with your friends?
3. What is your favorite subject and why?

The submissions may include financial, medical or other hardships faced by the teenager; his/her goals, dreams or plans in life; community involvement or personal service to benefit others; scholastic achievements and how winning the Grand Prize would change his/her life or the lives of others.  The entries will be judged based on the compelling nature of the essay. (See Rules & Regulations at

“We are very excited to be offering the My Fabulous 15 campaign for a second year because it reflects the company’s commitment to honor the cultural heritage of Latinos, in this case, the momentous Quince celebration honoring the coming of age for a teenager,” said Oscar Madrid, director of Multicultural Marketing for Verizon Wireless West Area.

My Fabulous 15 includes in-store events comprising of a Quince Expo and meet-and-greet with Pee Wee.  During the entry period, a Verizon Wireless store in each of the cities will host a Quince Expo.  Teens and their families can enjoy a day of Quinceanera party planning fun including a fashion runway show displaying the latest dresses and accessories complete with hair and make-up stations with hip stylists to help find the perfect look for the day of the party.

Eligible teens can also enter to win at the in-store My Fabulous 15 entry station.  The Quince Expos and Pee Wee meet-and-greet will take place in the following cities from noon to 4 p.m.:

 Saturday, July 25     Las Vegas, NV
                       2225 Civic Center Drive
                       Las Vegas, NV 89030

 Sunday, July 26       Kennewick, WA
                       1321 North Columbia Center Boulevard
                       Kennewick, WA 99336

 Saturday, August 8    Denver, CO
                       355 Wadsworth Boulevard, Unit C
                       Denver, CO 80226

 Sunday, August 9      Union City, CA
                       30935 Courthouse Drive
                       Union City, CA 94587

 Saturday, August 15   South Gate, CA
                       9011 Garfield Avenue
                       Southgate, CA 90280


Twenty winners from each city will be selected by Verizon Wireless and the public will have an opportunity to vote August 22 through August 31 for the semi-finalist they feel most deserves the grand prize.  The public can vote via text messaging or the My Fabulous 15 website.  The Grand Prize winner of the Quince party will be announced on September 3.  Five runners-up will receive a handset and Verizon Wireless gift card.


The Grand Prize My Fabulous 15 party will be held October 3, when one lucky winner will celebrate his/her dream party with up to 200 friends and family.  Verizon Wireless’ My Fabulous 15 includes transportation for up to ten guests to the party, personal event planner, audio/visual screens, dinner, DJ/emcee, decorations, birthday cake, professional photographer, videographer, and more!  The Grand Prize package is worth over $45,000.

For more information about My Fabulous 15, including rules, eligibility and more, please visit

4 thoughts on “Quinces-style PR: Verizon Wireless will award one lucky teen with a $45,000 Sweet 15 bash”
  1. My name is Devanee Ramirez and I am a semi-finalist for My Fabulous 15 contest hosted by Verizon. Please vote for me @, click Denver,CO and choose Devanee Ramirez or text 006 to 41055. You will be able to see my heart felt answers that I believe got me the semi-finalist spot. I consider myself a very loving, carefree girl and I hope that I will be given my dream. I have four siblings and I understand the financial burden that is carried on everyone’s shoulders right now. My mom & dad were teen parents but provided the best they could to their children. My mom also has a medical condition which she struggles with working. No matter what, my parents provide the best they can to make my dreams come true. Can you please help by voting for me? It would mean the world to not only me, but to my family, friends, classmates and neighbors. Much Love. Please pay it forward.

  2. Mi nombre es Devanee Ramírez y yo soy un semi-finalista del concurso Mi Fabulous 15 organizado por Verizon. Por favor vote por me, haga clic en Denver, CO y elegir Devanee Ramírez o texto 006-41055. Usted será capaz de ver a mi corazón sentía respuestas que creo que me consiguió el terreno semi-finalista. Me considero muy cariñosa, despreocupada chica y espero que se me dará mi sueño. Yo tengo cuatro hermanos y yo entiendo la carga financiera que se lleva en los hombros de todos ahora mismo. Mi mamá y papá eran adolescentes, pero los padres siempre lo mejor que podían a sus hijos. Mi mamá también tiene una condición médica que se lucha con el trabajo. No importa cuál sea, mis padres proporcionan la mejor que pueden hacer realidad mis sueños. ¿Puede ayudarme, por favor al votar por mí? Esto significaría que el mundo no sólo a mí, sino a mi familia, amigos, compañeros y vecinos. Much Love.

  3. Hello everyone.
    My niece “Briana Spindola” has been chosen as a semi-finalist on “”. She has made it to the top 10, but she still needs alot of help to accomplish her dream. Her family cannot afford it and they need to win this in order to give her a quinceniera. Please go to “” and go to the Los Angeles area and vote for her.(she’s the first photo on the second row) Voting will continue until September 1st, 2009. You can vote as many times as you’d like so please vote- vote- vote!!!!!, as much as you can until then. Tell everyone you know to please vote for her. Our family really appreciates this.
    You can also vote via text message. Text message the # 025 (This is Briana’s I.D. code) .Text this to 41055.

    Hola cada uno.
    Mi sobrina “Briana Spindola” se ha elegido como semi-finalist en ””. Ella lo ha hecho a los 10 superiores, pero ella todavía necesita mucha ayuda lograr su sueño. Su familia no puede pagar para un quince y ella necesita ganar esto para darle un quinceniera. Vaya por favor al ”” y vaya al Los Angeles-area y vote por ella. (ella es la primera foto en la segunda fila) que vota continuará hasta el 1 de septiembre de 2009. Usted puede votar tantas veces como queras. Por favor vota, vota, vota!!!!, tanto como usted puede hasta entonces. Nuestra familia aprecia realmente esto. Usted puede también votar vía mensaje de texto. Mensaje de texto los # 025 (éste es Briana’ código de la identificación). Texto esto a 41055.

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