It’s a rite of passage that these days feels less like a time honored tradition and more like the subject of a reality television show featuring lots of bratty Latina teenagers each time wanting more for their “big day.” Their quinceañeras to be exact. Actually, there is a reality show about this very subject. Do the words Quiero Mis Quince mean anything to you?
They should. And if they don’t, consider yourself lucky.
It’s crazy what even a small quince can cost these days, but there are also plenty of good reasons why young girls everywhere dream with a big party to mark this very significant birthday in their lives. And for the most part, I would agree that it is an occasion to be celebrated. Pero bueno, my opinion is neither here nor there. It’s not really about what I think. The point is, the purpose of this post is to make sure you’re aware of Verizon’s My Fabulous Quince essay writing competition.
What’s at stake you might ask? Only a dream Quince for 100 guests, a trip to LA to have none other than Jennifer Lopez herself style the lucky quinceañera, a private performance by 3BallMTY at your big party, a $5,000 scholarship, four Blackberry Z10 smartphones, and four $250 Verizon Wireless gift cards.
Kind of takes the pain out of planning one of these shindigs no?
I say you enter every 15 year old or soon-to-be quinceañera you know!
But hurry, the deadline to enter is July 31.