WINDY CITY TIMES
||STARRLIGHTS: Jaslene at Rumba
by Steve Starr
This article shared 4838 times since Wed Jun 6, 2007
Chicago-born Jasleen Gonzalez, winner of televisions America's Next Top Model, arrived May 22, at the Rumba Supper Club, 351 W. Hubbard, in an enormous white limousine to greet television cameras, her fans and an attractive family that included her adorable baby sister.
In the elegant private dining room decorated with glittering beaded table runners, engraved ruby red glass platters and white candles, Jaslene began her slate of interviews. Jasleen posed for my camera with Sorkin, Rumba Chef Benjamin Soto, event coordinator Cesar Colon, Rumba marketing director Richard Carrier and every available handsome Rumba server until I remarked that I felt it was finally my turn to be photographed with America's Next Top Model. I handed my camera to videographer/director Josh Figueroa and stepped next to Jasleen. The evident big glow between us is…her earring!
In the gorgeous main room, guests danced to the Rumba Band dressed in white tuxedos, led by entertainment director Wo. The attentive Rumba staff, in black tuxedos, fulfilled every drink wish to accompany the buffet.
Pretty and grateful Jaslene Gonzales has a very friendly, warm presence, and was always ready to face the camera for another pose. It was a beautiful and exciting Chicago evening.
Steve Starr is the author of Picture Perfect-Art Deco Photo Frames 1926-1946, published by Rizzoli International Publications. A photographer, designer and artist, he is the owner of Steve Starr Studioswhich is celebrating its 40th anniversaryspecializing in original Art Deco photo frames, furnishings and jewelry. Starr's column, STARRLIGHTabout movie stars of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940sappears regularly in various publications including Entertainment Magazine Online, Windy City Times and the Chicago Art Deco Society Magazine, and has been featured in Skyline, the Modern and Vibralatino.
Visit www.SteveStarrStudios.com, where you can enter The Starrlight Room and view a portion of his frame collection; read Starrlight stories; and enjoy photos, letters and autographs Starr has received from his favorite luminaries.
STARRGAZERS-Radiant Photography by Steve Starr is available for portraits and events. Starr has contributed nightlife photography for Image Chicago Magazine, Clubline Magazine, Factio Magazine, Gay Chicago Magazine, Nightspots and Entertainment Magazine Online, and is the house photographer for Chicago's Rumba supper club.
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