Who else but Miss Universe herself could summon such an elite crowd of Houston’s most prominent Latinos in one single evening all for a great cause? That’s precisely what Mexico’s Ximena Navarrete did this Tuesday when she visited the Wortham Theater in support of the Latino Learning Center‘s Fashion Show with the Stars featuring Mexican designer Benito Santos.

Mexico's Miss Universe visits Houston's Wortham TheaterHe did after all design the red gown she was crowned Miss Universe in back in 2010.

This time, however, both Ximena and Benito were looking to raise funds and awareness for Houston’s 35 year old Latino Learning Center. The nonprofit annually hosts this celebrity fashion show which seeks to collect donations in support of the charity’s various programs and services across the city. Think education programs, senior housing, and adult daycare services.

Desde luego we were happy to accept the invitation to attend. Ya nos conocen, somos bien metiches. We really enjoyed Benito’s collection and were very happy to see Mexican talent take center stage at this event. Closing out the night with Aleks Syntek hosting a very intimate concert for all of us in attendance wasn’t too shabby either.

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