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Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Eva Longoria Honored with a prestigious Legacy Award!

IMTA 1998 alum Eva Longoria was in Memphis, TN on Wednesday. She tweeted:

"On my way to Memphis, TN to receive the Legacy Award from the Ntl Civil Rights Museum! Very exciting, can't wait!"

Eva is being honored by the National Civil Rights Museum as a leader in civil and human rights. Eva will receive the Legacy Freedom Award in a ceremony and fundraising banquet. Eva has been busy using her star power to accomplish great things:

Her charitable efforts include Twitchange, Eva's Heroes, The ALMA Awards, Rally for Kids with Cancer, Clothes Off Our Back Foundation, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the National Stroke Association, Project HOME and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Eva was recognized as 'Philanthropist of the Year' by Hollywood Reporter in 2009!

When Eva competed at IMTA in 1998, she had 38 agents and managers interested in representing her! She signed with a manager she had met at the convention. Eva told Pageantry Magazine that, “The first day they signed me I had four auditions...It was pretty fast.” She quickly moved to Los Angeles and landed guest-starring roles on Beverly Hills 90210, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless. In 2003, she took a role as a detective in a TV remake of LA Dragnet and made her big-screen film debut in Carlita’s Secret, and also starred in the films Harsh Times, and The Sentinel. Eva's is well-known as the beautiful Gabrielle Solis on the award-winning Desperate Housewives on ABC.

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