Puerto Rican actress and activist Miluka Rivera has just received the “Exceptional Woman” Prize, awarded by the Spanish-language newspaper La Opinión. Rivera was selected among 30 Latin women that have been exceptional in their community. Rivera will receive the award at a ceremony to be held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California, today (March 30).
Rivera, a former beauty queen, has been an actress and model. She has also made more than 90 television commercials, and has worked in films and theatre. As a filmmaker, she directed, wrote and produced the short film, Hollywood Latino Offspring (HLO). Currently, River is co-owner and founder of the “Centro Kumaras de las Artes, Danza y Protocolo” in Burbank, California. She is working on a book about Puerto Rico and the legacy of Hollywood actors.
For more information about “Kumaras Center for the Arts,” see http://www.kumarasarts.com/about-us.html