An Inside Look at Over-the-top Quincea??eras

Latina coming-of-age parties on MTV Tr3s show "Quiero Mis Quinces" include celeb-filled guest lists

Published on LatinoLA: November 20, 2009

An Inside Look at Over-the-top Quincea??eras

MTV Tr3s today the return of hit series QUIERO MIS QUINCES. The eight episode series features nine girls who set out to plan their Quincea??era, a unique celebration of their 15th birthday and official entry into womanhood. The finale of QUIERO MIS QUINCES will be followed by the debut of spinoff series, QUIERO MI BODA, a look inside another emotional milestone in a Latina's life, her wedding.

"A Quincea??era is an iconic event in a young Hispanic woman's life to be remembered forever, and the parties featured in each episode will not soon be forgotten by MTV Tr3s' audience," says Jose Tillan, General Manager of MTV Tr3s. "Since most families dream of an event like this since a girl's birth, the stakes are even higher."

QUIERO MIS QUINCES, now in its fourth season, explores the planning of every detail of these lavish teenage affairs, from the princess style gowns to the music and centerpieces fit for a wedding reception. This important event marks not only a girl's fifteenth birthday; it is also a source of pride for the hard work and achievements of a family and the culmination of their American dream.

QUIERO MIS QUINCES tells the story of eight families preparing for a Quincea??era unlike anything their friends and family have seen - from over the top themes to guest lists that include celebrities like Henry Santos Jeter of Aventura and Cruz Martinez from Los Super Reyes. MTVTr3s.com will join the celebration with exclusive content, including flipbooks of every Quincea??era, deleted scenes and customizable animated postcards to host your own Quincea??era at home.

The fiesta doesn't end there. The finale of QUIERO MIS QUINCES will be followed by the debut its spin off program, QUIERO MI BODA on January 18th 2010. This MTV Tr3s series goes inside the wedding of a bride and groom of different nationalities. Cultures clash when families with different tastes, backgrounds and personalities attempt to come together. If these lovebirds can survive their nuptial celebrations, they may prove to themselves and their families their love is made to last.

Featured Quincea??eras on QUIERO MIS QUINCES include:
Kayleen feels the powerful father-daughter bond between herself and her stepdad, Amaury. Both are teary with emotion as they plan a Venetian Paradise theme.

This lucky Texas native will have six knights in shining armor to escort her as she indulges in seven lavish cakes at her medieval themed fiesta and a surprise message from Latin superstars Grupo Intocable.

Arlene and Marlene
It's double the fun and the trouble, when twins Arlene and Marlene plan their Quinces. All's well that ends well when a surprise R & B heartthrob comes to the girls rescue and serenades them both.

Valeria's Quincea??era is truly an international affair, beginning in Mexico with a street parade and followed by a choreographed tango kicking off the "Eclectic Extravaganza" themed party. Her style-savvy dad helps his high maintenance daughter make memories she won't soon forget.

Having overcome a birth defect, Natalia is ready to enter the spotlight at her Renaissance-themed Quincea??era in Miami, FL with Henry Santos Jeter from Aventura.

Teresa (pictured)
Teresa's Hollywood themed Quincea??era is fit for a star - with paparazzi, wardrobe changes, golden statuettes and a performance by recording artist Pee Wee.

Mexican Salvadorian Diva Vivian is the center of attention at her Quincea??era with an all male court, and she is calling the shots.

As the niece of Cruz Martinez and Alicia Villareal, Jazzmine has quite a guest list, including Cruz' famed group Los Super Reyes. All that star power still may not be enough to make this ni??a feel ready to grow up.

MTV Tr3s (MTVTr3s.com) is available in broadcast in 7 million Hispanic TV households and 38 million total TV households, making it the most-widely distributed TV network dedicated to superserving today's bicultural Latino youth. MTV Tr3s programming is rooted in the fusion of American and Latino music, cultures, lifestyles and languages. Music programming is at the core of MTV Tr3s and the channel features hitmakers, emerging artists and new sounds that resonate with young U.S. Latinos. In addition to music programming, the MTV Tr3s programming slate also features lifestyle series, news, documentaries and other long-form programs that celebrate US Latino hybrid identity and culture.

Photo of Teresa Vasquez and chambelanes by Angel Gutierrez Fotografia
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