Latinconnectionmag.com january2013

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Latinconnectionmag.com january2013

  1. 1. Latina Beauty QueensKrystal DiazMs. South Texas Latina 2012Krystal Diaz, a native of San Antonio is a 20 Krystal’s outstanding academics, vibrantyear old student attending Northeast Lakeview personality and dance abilities have givenCollege majoring in Broadcast Journalism. her success in pageantry. In 2007, sheHer career goal is to host her own television proudly represented the San Antonio Parksshow and to interview phenomenal individuals and Recreation Department as the 59th Missthroughout America and foreign countries, Recreation. During her reign she served as a rolewhile continuing her passion of dance. Krystal model and motivational speaker to the youth ofis an active volunteer and mentor for the Girl San Antonio, encouraging them to get involvedScouts of Southwest Texas along with the in the endless opportunities the San AntonioSpecial Olympics of Texas. She has devoted Parks and Recreation Department has to offer. Incountless hours to these organizations impacting addition, she worked closely with City Councilthe lives of many throughout Texas with her and former Mayor Phil Hardberger at variousvolunteerism and dedication. Krystal began her events during her reign. In January of 2008, shedance training at the early age of 2 and at age was crowned Miss Teen San Antonio under the12 she became the youngest Professional Dance Miss America Franchise and was awarded mostmember of Flamenco Fuego De San Antonio talented for her lively Flamenco Rumba andDance Company under the direction of Micaela proudly took her zest of talent and culture to theGarza Rodriguez. By age 16 she became the Miss Teen Texas Pageant, where she representedArtistic Director and owner of DANZAVIDA our Alamo City. Her biggest accomplishment “Yellow Rose of Texas” in 2011 by GovernorDe San Antonio Dance Company, which opened came when she was named Miss San Antonio Rick Perry.its doors to the San Antonio community in 2008, 2010 and was a contestant at the 75th Missmaking her one of the youngest female Latina Texas Pageant with the Miss America Franchise. As an entertainer, Krystal has performedbusiness owners in San Antonio, Texas. Krystal Krystal currently holds the title of Miss South throughout Mexico and the United States. Forhas had the opportunity to train with Flamenco Texas Latina 2012, during her reign she will Over 2 years, Krystal performed for thousandsMaestros from all over the world, such as Teo travel throughout Texas at various events of tourists at the legendary Mi Tierra MexicanMorca, Antonio Vargas and “La Clara” of promoting Education and her platform. Restaurant, located downtown Market SquareSeville, Spain along with extensive studies at and has been a solo performer for a numberFazil’s dance school in New York City. Krystal Although dance is Krystal’s passion, she works of years. Because of her love for Fiesta Sanhas studied an array of dance forms that include extensively as a volunteer within the community. Antonio, she has been an entertainer at manySpanish Flamenco, Mexican Folklorico, Salsa, She is the proud founder of the Krystal for Kids Official Fiesta events for the past 19years alongMerengue, Ballet, Jazz, and Hip Hop along with Organization; with a mission of “Reaching out with participating in the Battle of Flowers andbeing Zumba certified. She offers extraordinary through the Performing Arts”. Krystal promotesdance knowledge to the students she teaches. Fiesta Flambeau Parades. Krystal has utilizes her platform throughout the State of Texas. SheKrystal is a passionate dancer that sets the stage her dance talent and expertise to direct her proudly hosts annual productions that benefitson fire with her energetic style of dance. As an Dance students along the same journey she the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children’s Hospitalaccomplished dancer, she has been recognized and has successfully raised thousands of dollars has been blessed with. Krystal’s love for thethroughout Texas for her dance talent. She was for the children’s hospital. She has been the force Arts has given her the ability to lead the youththe proud recipient of the Julia L. Cauthorn behind annual Flamenco dance performances for of San Antonio in a positive direction. KrystalDance Scholarship in 2005 and 2006, sponsored the children of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital continues to be the driving force in harderby the San Antonio Dance Umbrella along with for the past 8 years. She touches the lives of to serve areas as a mentor and motivationalwinning numerous talent competitions and was a many by encouraging the youth to get involved speaker, encouraging the citizens of San Antoniomember of the longest running dance production in the performing arts and to use their talents to to love and respect themselves for who they are,in the United States, Fiesta Noche Del Rio for serve their community. Krystal currently serves to serve their communities and the less fortunatethe 2007 season and has shared the stage with on the Miss San Antonio America Board and is and most importantly focus on their education.the electrifying “CHARO”. Krystal embraces a mentor for the Cherice Cochrane Foundation She believes these qualities are the foundation of www.lat inconnecionmag t .comher culture through Latin dance studies locally and the “Young Ladies of Excellence Program”.and abroad. With each merit she has always used an enriched quality of life. n Her work within each organization not onlyher knowledge and passion to impact the lives of spans years of service, but also includes variousmany with her sincere acts of kindness. leadership positions. Krystal’s goal is to leave a legacy of leadership, volunteerism and sincere humanitarian. Krystal was honored with the

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