Edith González, our Actress of the Year, celebrated her birthday with PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL and a constellation of stars

Por Juan Luis R. Pons / Miami / Sent
Updated Diciembre 11, 2008

Edith González definitely did not want to miss PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL's party. The fact that it was her birthday or that she had to travel to Miami from Colombia, where she's filming the soap opera Doña Bárbara, did not keep her from coming. “I'm very happy, but also a little sad because I'm not spending it with my daughter Constanza”, the Mexican star said.

Edith, our Actress of the Year, was one of many other celebrities at our Stars of the Year bash Wednesday night. Don Francisco, Charytín Goyco, Raúl de Molina, Lili Estefan, Angélica Vale, Adriana Fonseca, Erick Elías, María Elena Salinas, Mónica Noguera, Inés Gómez-Mont, Carmen Dominicci, Gisele Blondet, Candela Ferro and Ana María Canseco also joined the fun.

The awaited event was held at Miami's chic restaurant and lounge Grass, under a splendorous full moon. This year's carpet was the season's trendiest color: purple. The first celebrity to strike a pose for photographers was actor Saúl Lisazo, who hung out at the VIP room (sponsored by Ford Flex) with his charming wife. There he bumped into Rodner Figueroa, Univisión's fashionista, who hopefully approved the room's lush purple and red decor, reminiscent of a church atrium. DJ Africa, Gloria and Emilio Estefan's favorite disc jockey, dominated the turn tables with his contagious rhythm, while two dancers dressed in black outfits with shiny mirror fragments danced to his beat. A few steps from this stage, guests could try on L'Oreal's new HIP Metallic Shadow Duo line.

Pleasing even the most discerning palate, waiters gave out delicious goat cheese treats, filet mignon and oysters with caviar and crab. Two heavy wooden doors led celebrities and their dates to the party's second lounge area (sponsored by Bud Light Lime and Trident), where Charytín Goyco and her family hung out. In one of the VIP rooms, we caught a glimpse of Aylín Mujica and Chenoa enjoying a little girl talk. With a proud smile, Felipe Viel, one of the hosts of Escándalo TV, showed his daughter's photo to long-time Chilean friend Cristián de la Fuente, who around 10 p.m. escorted his compatriot Don Francisco out to his car. On his way back to the party, a smiling De la Fuente told the security guards: “He's the big boss”.

Candela Ferro from Telemundo and Lilia Luciano from Escándalo TV couldn't resist dancing when Argentinean DJ Christ played Erasure's classic tune “A Little Respect”. Satcha Pretto from Primer Impacto Fin de Semana (Univisión) greeted our editor Armando Correa very warmly. “I was so embarrased because this year I sent him an email with very personal content by mistake,” the Honduran TV hostess explained. “Like the gentleman he is, he replied to my message saying it was probably meant for another Armando. I said I really appreciated his discretion”.