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3rd Annual 'Premios Juventud' Awards On Univision: A Wet And Wonderful Star-Filled Night

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MIAMI, FL. (Univision Communications) - RBD, Shakira, Thalia, Kumbia Kings, Mana, Daddy Yankee, Alicia Villarreal, Don Omar, Aventura, Alejandra Guzman, and Ivy Queen Among Latin Music's Brightest Stars to Make a Splash at Ocean-themed Youth Awards Show

With a dazzling set featuring underwater portholes, aquariums, and a giant on-stage slide, the third edition of Univision's "Premios Juventud" youth awards show presented a virtual tidal wave of the biggest stars of Latin entertainment LIVE on Thursday, July 13 from the University of Miami at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT (7:00 p.m. CT).

The first awards show on Spanish-language television that celebrates the preferences of this country's young Hispanics, "Premios Juventud 2006" gave awards in 28 unconventional categories. Among the night's biggest winners were international pop mega-sensation RBD, with 12 statuettes including "I Hear Them Everywhere," "Catchiest Tune," "CD to Die For," "My Favorite Concert," "Best Ballad," "Favorite Pop Artist," "My Idol Is...," "Paparazzi's Favorite Target," and individual awards for members Alfonso Herrera ("He's Got Style" and "What a Hottie!") and Dulce Maria ("She's Got Style"). Other winners included Colombian singer/songwriter Shakira, who received two awards ("Best Moves," and "Favorite Rock Artist"), popular group Intocable ("Favorite Regional Mexican Artist") and Puerto Rican reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee ("Favorite Urban Artist"). In Sports, famous baseball shortstop Alex Rodriguez ("Most Electrifying Male Athlete") and Mexican track and field phenom Ana Guevara ("Most Electrifying Female Athlete") each received statuettes.

In keeping with tradition, the show's opening was a major production that culminated in revealing the identities of the show's hosts, a closely guarded secret right up until showtime. When the luxury yacht of reggaeton impresarios Luny Tunes runs out of gas, the show's top secret musical CD they are delivering must be picked up by a helicopter piloted by co-host Chilean actor Cristian de la Fuente. Unfortunately, the case falls into the ocean and two scuba divers descend to retrieve it. Swimming through shark infested waters, they arrive to the event and enter the stage through an airlock and deliver the CD as they reveal themselves as popular Mexican television personalities Alessandra Rosaldo and Jan. They are later joined by co-hosts de la Fuente and actress/singer Ninel Conde.

The show then kicked off with an elaborate production number featuring the Kumbia Kings performing their hit "Pachuco" with an explosive display of pyrotechnics and lights that brought the sold-out arena crowd to their feet. Later, in a nod to the often elaborate entrances staged by other artists, the lead singer of Puerto Rican urban group Calle 13 descended onto the stage from the rafters riding a bicycle while throwing newspapers to the appreciative fans below while performing their hit "Atrevete-te." Other musical highlights included a duet of Mexican superstar Thalia and Aventura lead singer Anthony that featured a chorus line of Thalia look-alikes on stage, a rare live performance by super-group Mana debuting their newest single "Labios Compartidos" (and who later received the coveted "Supernova" award), an emotionally-charged performance by reggaeton artist Don Omar of his AIDS-awareness themed "Angelito," and a much anticipated medley of hits by Miami rockers Bacilos.

In what was unquestionably the biggest surprise of the evening, both to the audience as well as the artist, Puerto Rican reggaeton star Ivy Queen was honored with a video montage of her meteoric career and presented the first ever "Diva Award."

Following another "Premios Juventud" tradition, three scholarships were presented to deserving Hispanic youths by Univision news anchor Jorge Ramos (Academics), Univision personality Giselle Blondet (Music), and racecar driver Milka Duno (Sports).

Preceding the event, a star-studded "ocean blue carpet" arrival show was kicked-off by chart-topping Puerto Rican recording artist Chelo performing his current catchy hit "Cha Cha." Among the many Hispanic stars arriving to walk down the "Premios Juventud" blue carpet were: RBD, Marlene Favela, Lili Estefan, Wisin y Yandel, Ana Maria Canseco, La Secta Allstar, Raul de Molina, Sherlyn, Carmen Dominicci, Adrian Alonso, Felipe Viel, Luny Tunes, Ana Layevska, Fernando Arau, Eduardo Cruz, Raul Gonzalez, Adriana Fonseca, Veronica del Castillo, Alexis y Fido, Marisa del Portillo, and Ana Carolina among others. The "Blue Carpet" portion of the show aired one hour before the awards ceremony as a special titled "Noche de Estrellas" (Night of Stars).

All of the night's winners were chosen by enthusiastic fans voting on Univision.com, the exclusive home of "Premios Juventud" online. Fans logged onto Univision.com to follow the action and get the inside scoop. Univision.com post coverage will include winner profiles, behind-the-scenes photos, celebrity gossip, and an up-close look at who ruled the "blue carpet."

To download photographs of the event, please visit ftp://ftp.univision.net ID: press Password: premiosjuventud

Following is the complete list of "Premios Juventud 2006" winners:

FILM CATEGORIES

Que Actorzazo! (Can He Act or What?)
Antonio Banderas

Actriz Que Se Roba La Pantalla (She Steals the Show)
Jessica Alba

Pelicula Mas Padre (Favorite Flick)
The Legend of Zorro

MUSIC CATEGORIES

La Combinacion Perfecta (Perfect Combination)
Baby Ranks, Daddy Yankee, Hector el Father, Tonny Tun Tun, Wisin y Yandel ("Mayor Que Yo")

Que Rico Que Se Mueve (Best Moves)
Shakira

Voz Del Momento (I Hear Them Everywhere)
RBD

La Mas Pegajosa (Catchiest Tune) "Aun Hay Algo" - RBD

Me Muero Sin Ese CD (CD to Die For)
"Nuestro Amor" - RBD

Mi Concierto Favorito (My Favorite Concert)
RBD

Cancion Corta-venas (Best Ballad)
"Este Corazon" - RBD

Mi Artista Regional Mexicano Favorito Es... (Favorite Regional Mexican Artist)
Intocable

Mi Artista Rock Favorito Es... (Favorite Rock Star)
Shakira

Mi Artista Pop Favorito Es... (Favorite Pop Artist)
RBD

Mi Artista Tropical Favorito Es... (Favorite Tropical Artist)
Aventura

Mi Artista Urbano Favorito Es... (Favorite Urban Artist)
Daddy Yankee

SPORTS CATEGORIES

El Deportista De Alto Voltaje (Most Electrifying Male Athlete)
Alex Rodriguez

La Deportista De Alta Tension (Most Electrifying Female Athlete)
Ana Guevara

Me Pongo La Camiseta De... (I'm a Die Hard Fan of...)
Los Yankees de Nueva York

La Nueva Promesa (Rookie of the Year)
Omar Bravo (Las Chivas del Guadalajara)

Encontronazos Clasicos (Most Explosive Rivals)
Aguilas del America vs Chivas del Guadalajara

POP CULTURE CATEGORIES

Mi Idolo Es... (My Idol Is...)
RBD

Torridos Romances (Hottest Romance)
Luis Fonsi y Adamaris Lopez

En La Mira Del Paparazzi (Paparazzi's Favorite Target)
RBD

FASHION AND IMAGE CATEGORIES

Quiero Vestir Como Ella (She's Got Style)
Dulce Maria

El De Mejor Estilo (He's Got Style)
Alfonso Herrera

Esta Buenisimo! (What a Hottie!)
Alfonso Herrera

Supermodelo (Super Model)
Dayanara Torres

Chica Que Me Quita El Sueno (Girl of my Dreams)
Barbara Mori

INTERNET SPECIAL AWARD

Mas Buscado (Most Searched)
RBD

Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 98% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 86% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavision, the country's leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 62 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 69 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 4 stations in Puerto Rico; Univision Music Group, which includes Univision Records, Fonovisa Records, La Calle Records and a 50% interest in Mexico-based Disa Records labels as well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies; and Univision Online, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S. located at www.univision.com. Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa's pay television channels in the U.S., and a non-voting 14.9% interest in Entravision Communications Corporation, a public Spanish-language media company. Univision Communications is headquartered in Los Angeles with television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.
For more information, please visit www.univision.net.






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