Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival will be showcased on the popular E! Network during an episode of Wives and Girlfriends of Sports Stars LA (WAGSLA) which airs tonight at 10pm.
The inclusion of Trinidad Carnival highlights on the “reality series” came about as a result of WAGSLA star, Sasha Gates, who presented the idea to the producers of the show in an effort to showcase her Trinbagonian roots on the network. Gates collaborated with local producer, Ian Royer of Anansi Tales Marketing, as well as Tourism Minister, Shamfa Cudjoe, the Ministry of Tourism, The Film Company of T&T, Fantasy Carnival mas band and the National Carnival Commission to deliver a wholesome Carnival experience to her co-stars.
The WAGSLA production was exposed to Paramin Blue Devils, Maracas Beach and enjoyed the two-day carnival experience on-the-road with Fantasy Carnival. Gates is excited to see the final product of this experience revealed on television for the world to see this coming weekend and spoke to The Express Newspaper about her passion for sharing all things Trinbagonian. “One of my recent goals – especially since entering the entertainment industry – has been to ensure that I presented my Trinbagonian roots on whatever platform I am on – whether as a singer, model or actress,” she revealed.
Sasha Gates has Trinidadian grandparents and is currently married to NFL player, Antonio Gates who plays with the San Diego Chargers. Other cast members who enjoyed filming in Trinidad included Natalie Halcro, Olivia Pierson and Nicole Williams.
PRESS RELEASE | Nigel Telesford