04/27/2013 04:45 pm ET Updated Apr 30, 2013

Backstage At The Latin Billboard Awards' Celeb-Packed Gifting Lounge (PHOTOS)



During the Billboard Latin Music Awards, Wella Professionals Color Charm presented the Official Backstage Suite and Gifting Lounge. Performers as well as presenters and select media were welcome to stop by and get their swag in the middle of work and rehearsals before the big show on Thursday night.

Guests experienced a braid bar hosted by Wella’s Professional’s celebrity styling team led by Andy LeCompte, and were showered with gifts from top brands including Wella; Calvin Klein’s newest fragrance Dark Obsession; the latest collaboration with Monster Headphones, Emilo Estefans ‘Sound Machines;’ Polaroid Eyewear; Dockers Alpha Khaki pants for men; Carlo Pazolini shoes; Uno de 50 jewelry; Herbalife signature products; Veet EasyWax electrical roll-on kit, Sundek swim trunks for men; and Colgate Optic White gifted their "Bolsa de la Alfombra Roja," which contained full-size mouthwash, toothpaste and toothbrush.

Barefoot Wine poured some bubbly for guest to enjoy as they walked around.

During my walk around and swag-collecting, I ran into Wilmar Valderrama and El Chap De Sinaloa, who were presenting.

There was Emilo Estefan who smiled, posed and even graced the Barefoot team with a few notes on their guitar, which was being signed by all the artists.

Others who were more than happy to be there were El Dasa with his pretty smile, Juan Magan, Horacio Palencia, 3BallMTY, Christy Rice, Ana Maria Polo and Andy LeCompt.

The daughters of late Jenni Rivera also made it to the suite with camera crew and all, filming their reality show ‘I Love Jenni’ and getting their bags filled with gifts. Best group shot was with La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho who were winners of a few Billboard Latin Awards that night.

Congratulations to all of the nominees, presenters and of course the winners of this years Billboard Latin Music Awards! -- JIPSY



Latin Billboard Awards 2013