Premios Juventud

The thumping sound and poignant verses of "Pobre Diabla," the ear-pleasing harmony of "Lloran las Rosas," the lyrical poetry of "Mi Corazoncito": Musically diverse though they may be, Don Omar, Christian Castro, and Aventura, the respective singers of those tunes, will find themselves under the same roof in Coral Gables Thursday night. At the Premios Juventud event, heavyweight Spanish-language TV network Univision offers up its version of The People's Choice Awards show. (Winners will be determined by the number of votes at

The fourth installment of the show, which honors the most prominent personalities in Latin music, film, sports, fashion, and pop culture, could be the hardest-hitting yet with its long list of guests. Among the stars expected are Thalia, Daddy Yankee, Ivy Queen, and David Bisbal; the first two are scheduled to perform live. There's also a chance ranchero/pop balladeer bad boy Alejandro Fernandez might give the squealing legions of ladies in attendance another opportunity to salivate. But don't count on it, girls!

Oh, the girls! One of the most attractive aspects of these awards shows is the amount of bare skin the women exhibit on the red carpet and onstage. Mexican pop tart Ninel Conde's very visible booty a couple of years ago and Despierta América weather girl Jackie Guerrido's strategically designed, cleavage-exposing "dress" last year quickly come to mind. Word to the wise: Bring cameras and binoculars, because you never know what's going to come loose or pop out.


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