Miami resident Manuela Alvarez never in her wildest dreams imagined the video she posted on her Instagram account of Urban artist Maluma kissing her on stage could bring her so much international attention as well as media coverage.
The video of her unplanned encounter on the Fillmore stage that casually ended with a steamy kiss from the reggaeton artist has now been viewed over 200,000 times on Instagram with an equal number of views and shares on all other social media sites.
“I think is great!” said Alvarez. “I never ever imagined that something like this would bring so much attention from people and the media”
Last Monday her noteworthy lip smack with the self-proclaimed “Pretty Boy” made entertainment news all over Latin America and landed the 21 year-old FIU marketing student on several live Spanish network programs and interviews with entertainment magazines as far away as Argentina.
Manuela who hails from Medellin, Colombia is also an aspiring model who can’t stop thanking the heavens for the amazing experience that was granted to her.
“The kiss with Maluma was amazing and it meant the world to me!” Alvarez said. “But I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason.”
As a marketing student Alvarez is aware of the endless possibilities that exist with gaining such attention. She says because of this experience she is a changed woman and feels motivated to dream big.
“This experience has changed me in the sense that I’m feeling extra motivated to keep fighting for my dreams.”
As of yet Manuela hasn’t landed any modeling contracts but she feels there are good things to come out of this wonderful experience.
When asked what she would tell the reggaeton artist about everything that has happened to her so far she simply said, “I would just say thank you!”