Sexy Celebrity Mayra Veronica Model Supports Troops On Annual USO Tour - Entertainment News|
By James Lane, HOT INDIE NEWS .com
Date Published: November 12, 2008
Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Marine General James E. Cartwright, is slated to bring a group of celebrity entertainers with him on an eight-day, five-country USO tour.
Among those invited to trek overseas is sexy celebrity model/singer Mayra Veronica. As part of the whirlwind visit, she will spend time with troops and stage a host of hi-energy appearances and shows as they extend America's gratitude.
Voted one of the "Top 100 sexiest women in the world" by FHM magazine, Mayra Veronica is an international recording artist and one of the all-time favorite pin-up celebrities of troops around the world, following in the footsteps of such legends as Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable and Rita Hayworth. Born in Cuba , she has graced the covers of such magazines as Maxim, FHM and Smoke. She has also been featured in countless commercials such as Nike, Loreal and Coca Cola. In 2007, Veronica inked a deal with Universal/Motown Records and this year became the first Cuban-American to ring the closing bell at the Nasdaq. An avid USO supporter, she participated in last year's USO holiday tour, as well as the USO's first annual celebrity golf tournament and the 2008 USO World Gala.
"It's incredibly difficult to be stationed far away from family and friends," said General Cartwright. "The goal of this USO tour is to bring a touch of home to those serving around the world, to put smiles on our troops' faces and to provide great memories that will last a lifetime."
As part of an ongoing initiative to give back to those who sacrifice so much for this country, General Cartwright's USO tour will make stops at a handful of military bases around the globe. General Cartwright will also provide thousands of service men and women with a well-deserved break from their day-to-day activities, and meet with senior military officials.
Volunteers are the heart of the USO. Their commitment and support of our men and women in uniform allows the USO to carry out its mission 24-hours a day, seven-days a week. Celebrity entertainers serve as the USO's most visible volunteers. They render their time and talents to enhance the quality of life of service members and boost troop morale. Entertainers who recently participated on USO tours include Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Trace Adkins, Baby Bash and Anna Kournikova.
AT&T, Inc. is the official telecommunications sponsor of USO entertainment tours.