United Airlines’ Oscar Munoz Named to Univision’s Board of Directors

Oscar Munoz is ready to share his (Uni)vision

The 61-year-old Mexican-American businessman and executive chairman of United Airlines has been named as an independent director on Univision’s board of directors.

Oscar Munoz

Prior to his role at United Airlines, Munoz served on the board of parent company United Continental Holdings (UCH) and held multiple executive positions at CSX Corporation and AT&T.

Univision, the Hispanic media giant whose takeover by private equity investors led by former Viacom CFO Wade Davis will soon close, has also named SoftBank Group COO Marcelo Claure; Estée Lauder Companies SVP of public affairs María Cristina “MC” González Noguera; and veteran Walmart exec Gisel Ruiz to the board.

It’s understood that Univision will name at least four more members to the board when the pending takeover by new majority investors is complete. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2020.

ForgeLight, a firm run by Davis, and Searchlight Capital Partners are buying majority control of Univision from a collection of other private equity investors. Mexico-based production power Televisa is keeping its 36% stake.

Madison Dearborn Partners, Providence Equity Partners, TPG, Thomas H. Lee Partners and Saban Capital Group acquired the company for $13.7 billion in 2007, beating out a rival bid from Televisa. The current transaction, which is expected to close at the end of the year, is expected to value the company at less than $10 billion.

Davis exited Viacom when it merged with CBS last December, emerging soon thereafter as the leader of the Univision bid. The deal, announced last February, was initially expected to close over the summer.

Univision has been run since 2018 by CEO Vince Sadusky. The local television and Hispanic media veteran replaced predecessor Randy Falco after the longtime former NBC exec made a series of out-of-the-box investments in English-language websites and ill-fated cable network venture Fusion. Sadusky has implemented a “back-to-basics,” Spanish-language refocus in an effort to help the flagship broadcast network regain ground it had lost to U.S. rival Telemundo in some pockets of the schedule.

Rosalia Partners with MAC Cosmetics to Launch New Fiery-Red MAC Viva Glam Lipstick Shade

Rosalia’s throwing a little shade your way…

The 26-year-old Spanish Grammy-winning singer-songwriter has teamed up with MAC Cosmetics to launch VG26, the makeup company’s all-new, limited-edition, fiery-red MAC Viva Glam lipstick shade.

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Influenced by flamenco, urban rhythms, electronic beats — and a feminist ethos — MAC says Rosalia embodies passion, courage and originality that inspires us and her fans across the world.

“The incredible charisma, energy and strength of Rosalía is the perfect incarnation of this vibrant, saturated red,” says director of makeup artistry Baltasar González Pinel. “Taking its roots in flamenco, Rosalía’s art mixes genres and emotions — it takes risks, it is full of generosity, it is pure brilliance.”

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“It’s an honor to be the face of Viva Glam 26 and to champion a cause that is inclusive, supports individuality and gives back 100%,” says Rosalía of becoming the brand’s newest MACtivist.

Since 1994, MAC Viva Glam has raised more than $500,000,000 globally. Every cent of the selling price of MAC’s Viva Glam lipstick is donated to the MAC Viva Glam Fund, supporting healthy futures and equal rights for all.

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“We are beyond proud to join forces with the incomparable Rosalía, who will elevate

the MAC Viva Glam campaign to new levels this year. Aside from her epic voice

and coveted style, Rosalía is deeply committed to improving the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS around the globe, especially those most vulnerable, including women, girls and the LGBTQIA+ community,” says John Demsey, chairman of the MAC Viva Glam Fund & executive group president, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

VG26 has a suggested retail price of $19. It’ll be available in North America on September 24 at select MAC locations and online at maccosmetics.com.

Smalls Signs with PR Firm 42 West

Joan Smalls has new representation…

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican supermodel, who currently graces the cover of Vogue’s September issue, has signed on with a new public relations firm.

Joan Smalls

Smalls, who appeared topless on the cover of V Magazine Model Mania issue, will now be represented by 42West.

Smalls has been ranked as the No. 1 model in the world according to models.com since September 2012.

She made $3.5 million last year, and is Estee Lauder’s first Latina ambassador.

Her other clients include GucciMissoni and Fendi; she is repped by IMG.

Smalls Goes Topless for V Magazine

She’s one of the modeling world’s top models… But Joan Smalls is just topless for her latest magazine cover.

The 26-year-old fashion model, ranked as the No. 1 model in the world according to models.com since September 2012, went topless for V Magazine‘s Model Mania issue, which is out on July 17.

Joan Smalls V Magazine Cover

On the cover, Smalls wears nothing but a pair of grey pants with her hand strategically covering her breasts while she touches Sean O’Pry‘s neck.

The Model Mania issue, which consists of 46 pages, features eight of the world’s hottest models, including Amanda Murphy, Emily DiDonato, Matthew Terry, and Aurelien Muller.

The photos in the magazine were shot by fashion photographer, Mario Testino. The outfits of the models were sponsored by Givenchy, Prada, Fendi, Michael Kors, Balmain, Tom Ford, Proenza Schouler, Gucci and Chanel.

Joan, who has appeared in many high-end magazine covers, has achieved an impressive modeling career, including the top spot on models.com Top 50 Models roundup. She also ranked eighth on Forbes‘ list of The World’s Highest Paid Models in 2013.

Joan, who made an appearance on Beyonce Knowles‘ music video “Yonce“, has been the first Puerto Rican model who was chosen to front the campaigns of famous brands like Gucci, Fendi and Givenchy. She also became the first Latina face for Estee Lauder.