LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fight To Fame, the first blockchain-based sports entertainment platform paving new paths to fame for action superstars, today announces acclaimed Venezuelan actor, model, musician, and singer Fernando Carrillo has signed on as Champion Ambassador for Latin America. Carrillo joins other notables including fighting legend Roy Jones Jr., #1 Cage Announcer Carlos Kremer, South African fighter Chris Van Heerden, and others as the latest addition to the team.
Born in Venezuela and now based in Mexico, Carrillo has led a successful international entertainment career since his TV debut in 1986. He has starred in numerous films and over 15 popular telenovelas such as “Abigail,” “Maria Isabel,” and “Rosalinda.” The latter was Televisa's most-exported show and aired in 120 countries to over 600 million viewers worldwide.
“I am honored to be part of this effort to invigorate the film industry worldwide, and to specifically help source and nurture rising talent from countries in Latin America,” said Carrillo. “As my experiences in life and work have taught me, there can be no true happiness achieved without stability and creating meaning beyond one’s self. Fight To Fame is creating this on behalf of both established and rising talent, and it’s incredibly inspiring to me.”
Carrillo believes his career lessons will help put things into perspective for the next generation of stars. “I came from a time in which opportunities came so easy to me at a young age, and I didn’t always appreciate just how fortunate I was to find success--especially financial success--at such a young age,” he said. “I really love that Fight To Fame seeks to instill greater global awareness in its champions, and especially cultivate more meaningful relationships between them and their fans. I’m excited to see how the use of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology enhance that.”
With the backing of Carrillo and other established talent, Fight To Fame is creating the future of sports entertainment, powered by a blockchain-based platform to fuel everything from global fan engagement to fair and more transparent monetization opportunities for fighters. The company is leading a global talent competition to unearth the next generation of fighters through a series of combat challenges. The ultimate winners from this contest will go on to secure starring roles in upcoming Hollywood action films, thanks to key partnerships the company has forged with production companies.