MeTV’s “The TREND Talk’ show co-hosts Bel Hernandez and Marabina Jaimes will serve as co-hostesses of the “O2 Breathe-A-Thon,” a major live online event commemorating Global Airway Health Day.
The international day aims at raising awareness about airway health. Established in 2019 by the nonprofit Foundation for Airway Health and medical experts from around the world, this year’s edition will also address issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic, wildfires around the planet, pollution and other problems affecting breathing and respiratory health.
“The TREND Talk” duo will join co-host Peter Beckwith in webcasting the “Breathe-A-Thon” to the world from Southern California.
“Ms. Hernandez and Ms. Jaimes are two amazing, charismatic and accomplished women and a wonderful addition as co-hosts to our webathon,” says Sal Rodas, executive director of the Foundation for Airway Health.
Both Hernandez and Jaimes have made history in Hollywood in their very own ways.
Hernandez is considered “The Godmother of Latino Hollywood.” She founded Latin Heat Media, a multimedia powerhouse focusing on Latinos in the world’s Movie Mecca. Her Latin Heat Entertainment is considered the first entertainment trade publication focused on Latinos. Another venture, Latin Heat Productions, has produced several shows including “The TREND Talk,” which has now entered its fourth season. She’s also the executive producer and co-creator of other t.v. talk shows featuring Latina hosts, including “Let’s Talk” and “HOLA LA!” on CBS2. Furthermore, Hernandez owns the streaming platform LatinHeatCinema.com.
Hernandez’s contributions and leadership led her to join the prestigious Peabody Awards Board, in which she also served as president.
An accomplished Hollywood businesswoman, Hernandez originally pursued acting as a career. And although she may have found big success as a multimedia mogul, the entrepreneur has never abandoned her actor’s dream completely. Her credits include the films “The Purge: Anarchy,” “Pretty Rosebud” and “Selena” and the t.v. series “Chicago Hope.”
Jaimes, for her part, is also an actress, singer, writer and producer. She played “Mara,” the host from PBS’s children show “Storytime!” that earned her an Emmy Award. She has also voiced cartoons, video games and animated features such as the Oscar-winning film “Coco” and “Spies In Disguise.” Other acting credits include the t.v. series “East Los High,” “Criminal Minds,” Showtime’s “SMILF,” and new anthology film “COVID 19: Sins & Virtues,” for which she wrote, directed and starred in one episode.
The “Breathe-A-Thon” will feature 12-hours of programming from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (PST) on Oct. 2. Guests will include bestseller “Breath” author James Nestor, Hollywood actor Carlos Moreno Jr., multi-champion pro-wrestler Michael “Deimos” Anderson, and dental hygienist and YouTube influencer Janice Eadie, among others. The event will be webcast on Facebook Live and help raise funds for the Foundation’s programs.