MIAMI, FL – March 21, 2018 – (HISPANICIZE WRE) – Cuban-American actor, writer, video producer, and social media sensation Jenny Lorenzo will serve as master of ceremony for the fourth annual Tecla Awards taking place on Thursday, April 19th during Hispanicize 2018. The fourth annual Tecla Awards will showcase the impressive work that Latinx content creators & influencers are executing in the digital multicultural space.

Born and raised in Miami, FL, Jenny is known for her work on Aggressive Comix and We Are Mitú and as one of the original co-creators of BuzzFeed’s first Latino vertical, Pero Like. Jenny became a viral sensation with her beloved Abuela character that has garnered millions of views online along with her relatable content of Latino culture. Her work has been recognized by places such as NBC News, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, and We Are Mitú.

Jenny will lead the Tecla Awards ceremony by opening the show, recognizing this year’s finalists and revealing the winners.  The evening will be packed with comedic relief, musical performances and surprise appearances from some of the nations top Latinx creators, which is sure to make audiences LOL. The fourth annual Tecla Awards will be held at 7:30 pm on Thursday, April 19th at the JW Marriott Marquis rooftop in Downtown Miami. To attend, you must purchase a ticket for the conference at


In addition to hosting the Tecla Awards, Jenny will be speaking at Hispanicize Event on the panel “LMAO: Staying in Character” taking place Tuesday, April 17th at the JW Marriott Marquis. Jenny will also announce all the finalists of the 4th Annual Tecla Awards via a LIVE broadcast directly from Facebook LA Studios, on Thursday, March 22nd at 6:15pm ET/ 3:15pm PT. Make sure to tune in at to hear the live announcements of this year’s finalists.


The flagship sponsor of Hispanicize 2018 is Prudential Financial. Additional sponsors include Toyota, Universal Orlando Resort, HP, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, Carnival Corporation, Wells Fargo, Walmart, United Airlines, República, Edelman, Publicis Groupe, Regions Bank, Cantu, the Greater Miami and Conventions Visitors Bureau, El Hint, Visit Philly, Israel Tourism, Telemundo, Microsoft, AARP, Suave, the Latino Museum, HCode Media, Cesare Salerno, Ford Fund, Gil Media Co, Boden, Havas Formulatin, NASCAR, SBS/La Music, Vioss, Otter Box, Anomaly, the City of Miami, Octopus Advertising Group, NBC News, CS Media Group, Calvert Foundation, Vioss, Hispanicize Wire, and Sensis.


Sponsorship information for the career fair and Hispanicize 2018 can be obtained by emailing [email protected] (See the Hispanicize 2017 recap video here:

About The Hispanicize Event
Now in its 9th year, Hispanicize 2018 Week ( (#Hispz18) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in digital content creation, journalism, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship.

Hispanicize 2018 is expected to draw more than 2,500 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of digital content creation, journalism, music, marketing, film and business over four days. The event will take place in downtown Miami’s JW Marriott Marquis hotel, April 17-19, 2018.

The Hispanicize event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico.

The Hispanicize event is owned and operated by Hispanicize Media Group, LLC, the parent company of DiMe Media, Hispanic Kitchen, Latina Moms, and the Hispanic PR Blog.

The Hispanicize Event can be found on Facebook, Instagram (@HispanicizeEvent) and Twitter (@Hispanicize).