The actress will kick off the festivities in Texas as a representative of U.S.-Mexico relations

Por People Staff
Updated Noviembre 12, 2007
Angelica Vale

Mexican actress Angélica Vale will take part in activities and a parade for the event Charro Days in Brownsville, TX, a city on the border between the U.S. state and Mexico. But before the festivities begin, the La fea más bella star, 32, will be acknowledged by the Mr. Amigo Association for her contribution to bettering the relationship between the United States and her native country.

“Angélica represents the values that the Mr. Amigo Association seeks in its recipients. She represents friendship and brotherhood, she's friendly, happy, and people from the U.S. and Mexico love her,” Jorge Flores, committee president of the Mr. Amigo Association, said during a press conference at the Mexican consulate in Brownsville.

For the last 40 years, the organization has been honoring Mexican citizens with the title of Mr. Amigo. Singer Angélica María, Vale's mother, was chosen in 1996.

In the past, stars like Lucero, Juan Gabriel, Vicente Fernández and comedian Mario Moreno Cantinflas, among others, have earned the Mr. Amigo title.