May 10, 2004 - Recent Grand Prix of Miami winner Milka Duno will be a presenter at the 2004 Fashion Week of the Americas occurring May 13-16, 2004 in Miami. Milka will present an award at the crown event of the week - the Fashion Week of the America's Moda & Music Awards on Sunday night May 16.

The FWA Moda & Music Awards presentation will be the closing event en español. Several award categories will include the New Star in Fashion, Designer of the Year, Designer Choice, Terra New Model of the Year, Excellence in Eveningwear, Pret-A-Porter Style plus several music awards to the performing artists.

Designers from Latin America, the Caribbean, US and Europe will participate in FWA 2004, in Individual Designer Fashion Shows and in Designer Showcases featuring a group of designers participating in one show. Over 600 international registered media are expected, including magazines, newspapers, trade journals, radio, television, cable and Internet outlets. Concerts, nightclub parties and special events will be organized each night during the event.

A one-hour prime time FWA television special will be produced for E! Entertainment Latin Americas "Behind the Scenes" show with eight encores and distribution in 24 countries.

Milka is the only Latina race car driver participating at a top level of world-class motors sports. With her victory at this year's Grand Prix of Miami Milka became the first woman in history to win a major North American sports car race. In her six years of professional racing Milka has competed at the highest levels of sports car racing both in Europe and North America. In each of these racing series Milka was the first woman in history to drive the series' fastest race cars.

Milka is competing, in the 2004 Rolex Sports Car Championship, in the #2 CITGO Crawford Pontiac-powered Daytona Prototype sports car with veteran Andy Wallace as her co-driver.

In May 1999, the first Fashion Week of the Americas was presented to an international audience of buyers, media, celebrities and special guests. At this time, the world famous Venezuelan designer, Carolina Herrera asked the FWA organizers to create a fashion council to promote Latin American designers as international rather than folkloric. In September 1999 the Council of Latin American Fashion Designers, Inc. was formed.

Fashion Week of the Americas was created to provide a forum offering international exposure and promotion specifically for the designers of Latin America and the Caribbean with a special interest in establishing bridges and opportunities between the designers of this region and the world's fashion industry. For more information about FWA please visit their website at

CITGO, based in Tulsa, Okla., is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals, refined waxes, asphalt and other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information on CITGO visit

Additional information on drivers Milka Duno and Andy Wallace is available at and, respectively. For more information on the Rolex Sports Car Series please visit


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