2013 NCLR ALMA Awards – Red Carpet Arrivals!

2013+NCLR+ALMA+Awards+Arrivals+Wi6Kb58iBqBlThe 2013 NCLR ALMA Awards are officially happening RIGHT NOW at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif.

Leading Latina actress and activist Eva Longoria (ABC’s Desperate Housewives) has returned as co-host of the “2013 NCLR ALMA Awards,” joined this year by actor and television personality Mario Lopez (Extra, FOX’s The X Factor).

TONS of your favorite Latino stars such as Rico RodriguezChrissie Fit, Maria Canals-Barrera, Miara Walsh, Christina Melian, and Alexa Vega walked the red carpet.

The barrier-breaking awards show will broadcast LIVE on MSNBC as a one-hour prime-time special on Friday, September 27, 2013, at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.

The 2013 NCLR ALMA Awards on MSNBC will be live for the first time since its inception in 1995. The telecast, during National Hispanic Heritage Month, will celebrate the contributions of Latinos in the entertainment industry with a look back at this year’s outstanding achievements; tributes to career excellence, outstanding causes and philanthropy; and inspiring music performances and acts. The barrier-breaking awards show is the only nationally televised prime-time English-language program celebrating Latino contributions to entertainment and media.

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.