Lilian Garcia is trading the wrestling ring for the gridiron.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) announcer Lilian Garcia was selected to be the halftime performer when the New York Jets host the San Francisco 49ers at MetLife Stadium in New York City on September 30th.
“This is a wonderful honor,” said Garcia in a release sent to Fox News Latino. “I love the NFL and I’m ready to give the crowd a great, high energy show at halftime as I perform songs from my new EP, ‘My Time.’ This will be the eighth time I’ve sung the national anthem at a Jets Game and I love it. I am particularly honored that I’ve been asked to perform as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. It will be privilege to represent the millions of Hispanics who are proud to call America their home.”
While the “Decade Diva” is best known as the host of WWE’s “Smackdown,” Garcia has also been keeping busy as a musical artist. Back in 2007, she released her debut album, ‘Quiero Vivir’ and recorded a duet in both English and Spanish with Grammy Award-winning singer Jon Secada. Garcia has since performed at various sporting events.
On “Hispanic Heritage Day,” the New York Jets will celebrate with a variety of culture activities for New York’s Latino population, which, according to their official site, is “the second-largest in the country.” Shirley Rodriguez Remeneski, President of 100 Hispanic Women, an organization that provides educational opportunities for Latinas, was selected as the recipient of this year’s NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award.
Garcia will return to MetLife Stadium in April 2013 as part of “Wrestlemania.” Her new EP is currently available on iTunes.