MTV Tr3s brings together the perfect mix of high fashion and hot music on "MTV Tr3s Fashionista," which premieres on August 16th at 2 PM. Taped in front of a live studio audience, "MTV Tr3s Fashionista" is hosted by former model and actress Natalie Martinez and MTV Tr3s VJ L.Boogs with Karli Henriquez as backstage correspondent. The program features celebrity models like America's Next Top Model winner Jaslene Gonzalez and Danity Kane's Aubrey O'Day walking the runway and showcasing Fall 2008 looks from a mix of Latino and Anglo designers.
"MTV Tr3s Fashionista" also takes a look at Latino fashion icons such as Frida Kahlo, Celia Cruz, Eva Longoria, Christina Aguilera, Penelope Cruz, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Daddy Yankee, Enrique Iglesias, Alejandro Sanz, Wisin Y Yandel, and Juanes, and profiles up and coming Latin designers and fashion insiders. Plus, Perez Hilton picks his top five fashion favorites!
Online, users can browse through fashion flashback photo galleries featuring "now and then" looks worn by popular Latin and urban artists. Ancillary "MTV Tr3s Fashionista" programming will be available for streaming, as well as fashion forward music videos. Post-show, users can recap each look they saw on air with four "Trends" lookbooks recapping the models, fashions and makeup showcased in show. The full "MTV Tr3s Fashionista" special will also be available online following the on-air premiere, and users can learn more about the designers behind the clothes via biographies and product information.
Musical performance by Kinky, Lloyd featuring Pitbull, RKM y Ken Y, and Nina Sky round out the one-hour special style.
Kinky, hailing from Monterrey, Mexico, blends Latin rhythm, rock, electronica and hip-hop to create their own unique spicy flavor. Their 2006 release Reina (Nettwerk/Kin-Kon), which Rolling Stone called "dance-till-you-drop mayhem," earned the band two Latin Grammy nominations. The quintet has just put the final touches on their upcoming album.
R&B hitmaker Lloyd performs his new single "Girls Around the World" on "MTV Tr3s Fashionista" in an exclusive version featuring Mr. 305 himself, Pitbull. This never before seen performance is a result of their longstanding relationship dating back to their collaboration on Pitbull's chart-topper "Secret Admirer". Lloyd closes the show with "Get It Shawty" while getting down with the sexy "MTV Tr3s Fashionista" models. Lloyd's upcoming album, "Lessons In Love," drops on August 5th on The Inc.
With more than 600,000 albums sold worldwide, reggaeton sensations RKM y Ken Y take over "MTV Tr3s Fashionista" and perform their new single "Te Regalo Amores" from the highly anticipated album "The Royalty" due out September 9th on Machete Records for the first time.
Nina Sky, the Queens, New York Puerto Rican sisters preview an exclusive track, "Clothes Off," surrounded by a troupe of sexy shirtless "MTV Tr3s Fashionista" Latino models. The girls wrote and co-executive produced their forthcoming, sophomore studio album titled "The Musical", due out in September of '08 on Polo Ground/J Records.