Who plans to tune in to the Miss America Pageant tonight at 9:00pm ET (ABC) to watch Dancing With The Stars pro Mark Ballas judge? I think I just might!! Here is a little sneak preview for what happened in preliminaries this week….
The Las Vegas Sun also has a cool summary on the Pageant preliminaries which mentions Mark in it. Be sure to read it here if interested as he won “Judge of the Year” and it explains why he is singing above.
Also, below is the Diet Pepsi commercial that Mark choreographed starring Sofia Vergara and his Dad Corky!! I’d say they’ve got themselves a winner here! What do you think?
If you haven’t seen it yet, you can view some behind the scenes footage in an earlier posting here. Way to go, Mark!!
This is a big week for Mark Ballas. He’s currently in Las Vegas helping to judge the 2012 Miss America Pageant which will air Saturday night, Jan. 14th on ABC at 9:00pm ET. He posted the picture above at his twitter account of he and some of the other Miss America judges Kris Jenner, Raul De Molina, Chris Powell and Teri Polo.
Also, stay tuned for Sunday as the new Diet Pepsi commercial Mark helped to choreograph will premiere during the Golden Globe Awards. The commercial stars Sofia Vergara (love her! She’s on my Dancing With The Stars wish list to dance). Below is a few more details from USA Today.
In last year’s Beckham ad, the Modern Family star (Sofia Vergara) sported a bikini and sent women chasing after the soccer star so she could easily get a Diet Pepsi. In the new ad, Vergara navigates a crowded Miami nightclub to reach a waiter carrying her coveted Diet Pepsi in the shoot choreographed by Dancing With the Stars pro and USA TODAY blogger Mark Ballas.
“All that matters is that I get my Diet Pepsi. I go after my food and my drink, that’s for sure,” Vergara says, laughing. But “I did miss David.”
Her relationship with Pepsi goes way back. “My first work in the entertainment business was 22 years ago when I did a Pepsi commercial when I was 17. My career started.”
Let’s hope this second Pepsi commercial is as iconic as the first which I loved and much luck to Mark this week!!
ADDING: Thanks to Maddy and DWTSGossip, below is some footage “behind the scenes” of the new commercial…
Last night, the CNN Hero Awards, which salutes and honors those everyday individuals who go to extraordinary lengths to serve others and make the world a better place, were held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. Seen arriving on the Red Carpet below is Dancing With The Stars pro Anna Trebunskaya, Dancing With The Stars Season 13 champ J.R. Martinez (who also presented) and his girlfriend Diana Jones. Other famous faces at the event included host Anderson Cooper, Piers Morgan, Chris Colfer, Sofia Vergara, and Rachel Crow. Miley Cyrus and Kid Rock were the musical performers. The 2011 CNN Hero of the Year was awarded to Robin Lim, an American woman who offers free prenatal care, birthing services, and medical aid to Indonesian women.
You can read on last night’s awards in more detail at CNN. More pictures there and at Zimbio.com.