Magazine Forbes published yesterday the first local edition of the famous lists 30 Under 30in which entrepreneurs and change agents under that age stand out, being Puerto Rico one of the 10 poles of “vibrant innovation”.
As published last April by the specialized business platform, Puerto Rico is one of the 10 selected locations, in addition to Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Miami, Seattle and Toronto, where a rebound in founders stood out. coming from these places.
One of those selected was the current Miss Universe Puerto Rico, Ashley Ann Honey29, who emphasized her career as a model and specialist in aerospace engineering, and the role she has assumed as an advocate for women in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM, in English).
In addition, they highlighted her work as founder of “Hidden Dreams”, an initiative in which Ashley Ann visits educational institutions to give educational talks to students.
In the same field of modeling and beauty, she was also selected Sofia Jirau27, as the first model with Down syndrome to be part of a Victoria’s Secret campaign.
Likewise, about Jirau it was added that he has worked on campaigns for skin care companies, such as CeraVe, and that he has collaborated with brands such as L’Oréal, Toyota, Texaco, among others. The model also launched “Campaign Without Limits” to raise awareness about Down syndrome.
In the music industry, two exponents of the urban genre stand out. One of them is the four-time Latin Grammy nominated rapper and singer, Myke Towers29 years old, whose birth name is Michael Anthony Torres Monge.
The publication states that he has collaborated with other popular Latin artists and that, in 2021, he won the Billboard Latin Music new artist of the year award, in addition to having more than 35.7 million monthly listeners on Spotify. Myke Towers is set to kick off his “La Vida Es Una” North American tour this September, and he has performed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon as well as Good Morning America. To date, his album “La Vida Es Una” has amassed more than 200 million streams on Spotify alone.
In the urban musical field, the singer-songwriter from Salinas is added Jay Wheeler29, known to his fans as “La Voz Favorita” and who is recognized for having climbed the Billboard charts with songs like “La Curiosidad” (with Myke Towers) and “Otra Noche Más” (with Farruko) .
Similarly, it was highlighted that his third album, “El amor y yo”, debuted at number two on Billboard Latin Pop Albums, a month after his EP “De mi para ti” debuted at number three. The six nominations for the Tu Música Urbano awards, in 2022, and the New Generation award at the Univision Premios Juventud awards ceremony, in 2021.
On the other hand, the actress and comedian also appeared on the list Didi Romero, 24, who was recognized for her strong acting and singing skills, as well as her performance in Disney+ and Broadway projects. About the actress, born Dieudonnee Acevedo Romero, it was highlighted that she played Katherine Howard on the “Six, the Musical” tour in March 2022 and that she was the main actress of the original Disney + series “Gina Yei”.
It was also noted that Romero was trained in musical theater at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, in New York, and that he has performed in theaters such as the Luis A. Ferré Fine Arts Center, in Santurce.
Another of the singers chosen by the list was young miko, who was highlighted, together with Mariana Beatriz López Crespo, as co-founders of 1K Dojo. To the singer-songwriter, by name María Victoria Ramírez de Arellano, was named for “redefining the trap scene on the island” and for how her career has boomed since the release of her first song. She also mentioned the appearance she made at Bad Bunny’s concert, “Un Verano Sin Ti”, at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico.