POSTED: Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 4:09pm
UPDATED: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 8:15am
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — The unveiling of 2014 Mr. Amigo happened today in Brownsville.
Actress, singer and model Mariana Seoane was chosen as the Mr. Amigo 2013 honoree.
Officials say they chose Seoane because of her contributions to the community and her prominence as a rising star.
Brownsville will publicy honor Seoane during the Charro Days festivities.
"In this instance, we're gonna have a Miss Friend, and so I'm really excited about that and I love the fact that we're starting off the year with a very positive note and that is the announcement of Mr. Amigo," said Brownsville mayor Tony Martinez.
"I's a little bit unique in the sense that we as a city just give ourselves to that person and when they go back home, they have those memories, they have what it means to become part of our community and that's where we get the...we reap the benefits," said president of the Mr. Amigo Association Luigi Cristiano.
The Charro festivities will begin on February 23.