This week in Latin Notas, the weekly news summary compiled by the Billboard Latin editors, Victoria La Mala gives away prom dresses and Shakira gushes over her Billboard Latin Music Award, Maluma rehearses for the Billboard Music Awards and more.
Victoria La Mala gives away 120 prom dresses
Victoria La Mala helped more around 120 high school students by providing them with dresses to wear to prom. The event, which was held on Saturday, April 27 at the Los Angeles Unified School District’s West Adams Preparatory High School, marked the 5th anniversary of the Team Mala Prom Giveaway. “I have no words to describe how happy I feel to have seen them all leave with a prom dress and accessories they loved,” said La Mala in a press statement. What began with a giveaway of eight dresses in 2014 has ballooned to more than 120 winners this year. Winners were chosen through an application process that included writing about their plans after graduating high school and why they should be considered to receive a free prom dress. The young women were also treated to makeup, courtesy of MAC Cosmetics, and hair tutorials. Each winner received a special swag bag.