Written by Josue Santiago Friday, 08 April 2011 00:00
26 años •• Aries
I am the Event Coordinator and Associate to the General Manager at the Palace. I started out as a bartender, but was driven to take on more responsibility. After proving myself to management, they gave me the opportunity to grow within the business.
As the only gay restaurant/bar on Ocean Drive, Palace is truly a place for everyone, not only for our LGBT community. It's a venue built on fantasy, attracting both locals and tourists. Most important, it's a fun place with great music, entertainment, food and drinks.
I'm excited that for the first time, Miami Beach Pride will have a Latin Stage and that we've secured international artist, Elvis Crespo to perform. I'm also excited about being presented in front of thousands as the top model for Inferno Puerto Rico!
Luckily I was able to present myself to the folks at Inferno and share my history. After 28,000 votes, I won! I finally have something that I can bundle all the things I love and be a muse to our community… I can't wait to see where this takes me, but it's definitely up from here!
I try to find fun in the things I do, because if you're not enjoying what you do, then you will not succeed. I do enjoy dancing because it brings me a lot of relief and a sense of liberty, the beach which brings me peace and the company of my friends and family to keep me grounded and sane.
Success and my close knit support system are important aspects in my life. Rising from a very challenging and unsupportive history, I'm determined to prove the "you can't do it on your own" theory wrong. I want to leave a legacy of accomplishments that is a direct reflection of who I am.
In the next five years, I hope to become an influential activist and an even more successful event coordinator, setting an example for generations to follow!