Ex-Miss Universe restarts singing career


    San Juan, (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rico’s ex-Miss Universe Denise Quinones announced her return as a singer with performances May 30-31.

    Quinones, 32, will present the show “Estoy Aqui” at the Punto Fijo Theater Cafe of the Luis A. Ferre Fine Arts Center in San Juan.

    Among the numbers the singer and actress will perform are “No Soy sin Ti” from her first disc “Ruidos y Silencios”, “Rabo de Nube” by Silvio Rodriguez, and favourites by the Puerto Rican Sylvia Rexach.

    At a press conference, Quinones vocalized several songs accompanied by guitarist Luis Rodriguez, and told reporters she is “very excited” to see how people are reacting to her singing again.

    The 2001 Miss Universe debuted in music in 2012 when she launched “Ruidos y Silencios”, an album produced by Dominican singer-songwriter Pavel Nunez.

    The beauty queen has also sung with Colombia’s Juanes and performed the tune “Fugitivo” for a Christmas special of the Banco Popular of Puerto Rico, “Hecho con Sabor a Puerto Rico”.

    Quinones noted that the show “Estoy Aqui” (I’m Here) is a reference to the fact that she moved back to Puerto Rico after living almost four years in the Dominican Republic, where she was performing in a play.

    After that experience, she said, “I felt I needed to be here, to do theater here and be with my people.”