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McAllen Holiday Parade of Stars and Celebrities Sat., Dec. 6th at 6 pm

by Public Information Office | Dec 02, 2014

Presenting the 2014 McAllen Holiday Parade stars:

  • Grand Marshal:Television ABC Star Cristela Alonzo, a San Juan native who has her own television comedy sitcom on ABC.Cristela was a contestant on NBC’s popular reality show Last Comic Standing. Cristela’s show aired in June and was recently picked up for another season.


  • Television host and actor Mario Lopez: Probably best known to youngsters as A.C. Slater from NBC’s popular 1980s teen comedy series Saved by the Bell. Lopez also appeared on Dancing with the Stars and is the current host of EXTRA.


  • Disney Shake It Up! star Caroline Sunshine: Sunshine gained popular notoriety for her role as Barbara Winslow in her first feature film Marmaduke. In addition to acting on Disney’s Shake it Up!, her vocal talents were featured on a number ofDisney albums.


  • Seasame Street’s Mando:An actor, entrepreneur currently based in New York, Ismael Cruz Cordova has been recognized for his acting work with several awards and critical acclaim.


  • Hunger Games star Willow Shields: Shields broke out into acting with a guest appearance in the USA series In Plain Sight and had a supporting role in the television movie Beyond the Blackboard.


  • Mane de la Parra: best known for Mexican telenovela Esperanza del Corazon. De la Parra is also known for El Cielo en tu Mirada.


  • Radio personality Raul Brindis: El Show de Raul Brindis y Pepito. He is also an actor known for Selena: Noche de Estrellas, Viva el Sueño and Nuestra Belleza Latina.


  • Award Winning Mexican Journalists Maria Antonieta Collins: Mexican Journalist, TV host, and author of seven books.She has also won four Emmy Awards as of 2014.


  • The Estudiantina de San Luis Potosi: The Estudiantina Guadalupana Potosina was founed in 1969 by its director Cesar Cervantes Diaz de Sani.The group consists of young men and boys who love music.They travel throughout Mexico as ambassadors of music and goodwill.



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