Christine Curran embodies her Spicy Diva personality to a Tee. She's the boss and if you cross her she might bite... or at least nibble. Her attitude is a lot like her love for her favorite kind of food, Spicy! Her cocktail of choice is a "Dirty Martini extra Dirty".
Born and raised in South Florida Christine Curran has always been a rising entertainer. She started as a musician and dancer in high school to then become a full time model and actress. Her career began as a hobby. While going to college she would do photo-shoots in her spare time. Surprisingly, it really took off when the economy took at hit and so did her full time commission job. This was her chance to chase her dreams. With a degree in marketing/advertising, Christine got right to work networking and applying for gigs in South Florida.
It didn't take long for Christine to make her way on stage at runway fashion shows, in print magazines and as a spokesmodel for several companies. Starting in 2008 some of her credits include guest hosting for Playboy TV, international print ad for Sex Drive Energy Drink, State wide print ad for Harley Davidson in Bikes and Beauties Magazine, regional commercial for Broward Bar Hunter aired on Spike TV and contracted 2009/10 print model on billboards, benches and catalogs for La Di Da Lingerie.
After making quite the name for herself in the modeling world she ventured off to tv land where she began interviewing celebrities and local businesses for VIP TV. Looking for more ways to bring in new viewers for VIP TV and create more revenue, Christine created the VIP TV model search which was a huge success. With 50 models competing for 12 Miss VIP TV titles, tons of sponsors, celebrity judges and over 450 attendees, the show was a hit. She took the 12 winners to Bimini for the first ever VIP TV calendar shoot.
Christine states that she has accomplished so much with these words to live by, “All I want is everything being realistic is the most commonly traveled path to mediocrity.”
As a former host for VIP TV on the CW and Mundo Max, Christine Curran then launched "On The Mic" featuring the hottest celebrity interviews and events. The show was produced by RedAv and was distributed nationally in 4 & 5 star hotels across the US in 2018.
Her tv interview credits include sit downs with Scott Storch and Vanilla Ice. Curran has covered events such as Miss Universe interviewing Donald Trump, Lisa Vanderpump, and Jeannie Mai. Her interviews range from iconic 80s superstars such as Brett Michaels and Tom Keifer to the infamous Miami Housewives such as Lisa Hochstein, Lea Black and Karent Sierra. Christine hammed it up on Halloween with reality stars Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth from the most watched reality series, The Bachelorette. She’s talked with Disney superstars Peyton List and Austin Mahone. The list of professional athletes she's interviewed stem from "Jon" Jay, Juan Gomes, Jeff Conine to Dennis Rodman, Howard Davis Jr, Bryant McKinnie and Fred Taylor. Of course you can't forget the superstars, Flo Rida, Christina Milian, Jonathan Cheban, Khandi Alexander, Amadou Ly, Coolio, Vanilla Ice, Omar Benson, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Trina and Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger.
Christine decided it was time to do something more creative with her tv production talents which led to “Dining Divas” the hottest new restaurant review show to hit South Florida. It has a feel of Drive ins, Diners and Drives meets the Housewives. Its a reality tv style show that takes you to the hottest places to dine accompanied by your favorite local foodies and celebs in South Florida. Because.... “Everyone Wants To Dine Like A Diva”.
With the skill set and background in entertainment, Christine also has a seat on the board of the publicly traded company, The Movie Studio (OTC:MVES).
Some of Christine's other projects to keep an eye on are:
Ana is an original OG of the Dining Divas team. She wants to share her love and passion for food and entertainment with others. Ana is known for having an exceptionally big appetite, and no amount of food, sweet or savory, is usually enough for her...she literally cleans her plate sometimes with her tongue! Ana's favorite cocktail is a Cosmo because it's sweet like her.
Ana Maria Reyes is a bilingual, award-winning television host, lifestyle & entertainment reporter, and spokesperson. The South Florida native has been showcased on CBS, My 33, CW South Florida, The Beach Channel, VisitFlorida.com, Univision, The Miami Herald, Eye on South Florida, SoFlo Television, MundoMax, Tuff TV, Mega TV, iHeart Radio, and more.
Throughout her decade long career, Ana has been on the scene reporting at hundreds of world-renowned events, including the Golden Globes, the Toronto International Film Festival, the Billboard Latin Music Awards, and Art Basel. She has interviewed icons including the The Rolling Stones, Roberto Cavalli, and Phil Collins, and award winning actors, athletes, and influential figures such as Jamie Foxx, N*Sync, Jennifer Garner, Dwyane Wade, Giancarlo Stanton, Tom Ford, and Gerard Butler. Ana’s passion for journalism and her ability to connect with people and tell their stories effectively, has also led her to produce and host lifestyle segments and corporate videos for multiple media outlets and clients. One of her other greatest passions (aside from good food ;p), is helping people. Ana has volunteered and created content for numerous charities including Best Buddies, the Little Lighthouse Foundation, and The Boys and Girls Club, and even participated as a “Bachelorette” for the Make-A-Wish Southern Florida Dream Date Auction, to raise funds for the foundation.
Ana is Latin American (of Panamanian decent) and fluent in Spanish, which has allowed her to work as a correspondent and presenter in both languages. She has also been in several commercials and infomercials in both English and Spanish, including XFinity on Demand, Toyota, The Florida Lotto, Chevrolet, and Dish Latino.
She got her start in television anchoring and reporting at the University of Miami TV station, while earning her Bachelor of Science in Communication degree (with a double major in Broadcast Journalism and Psychology). She attained a paid internship at Univision Network, and her next job was at Clear Channel Radio (now iHeart Radio), where she enjoyed coordinating and executing promotions, writing radio copy and voicing commercial spots. This was followed by an entertainment-reporting job on CBS affiliate My33, and freelance hosting jobs on several TV programs and multimedia platforms. Ana truly loves what she does, and that love shines through in her work, as described by one of her talented DP’s:“Her sweet nature and scripting talent helps in bringing out a credible story of service and dedication from every staff member. Her experience in international culinary matters makes interviews with chefs a journey through flavor.”
- Rui Dias-Aidos – Creative Art Director
Denise Casale is one sassy broad. She sucks down her favorite cocktails in the sexiest way which afforded her the name, Succulent Diva. She has a real love for meatballs, she orders them everywhere she goes. If you asked her fav wine she would definitely choose a Pinot Grigio.
Miss Succulent Diva hasn't always been in front of the camera, in fact her career was in the financial industry since 1987. For the last 25 years in the Fort Lauderdale area, she's been applying her expertise and passion in wealth management. As a Senior Wealth Client Advisor, CFP Certified and portfolio manager, Denise offered tailored financial guidance, solutions and strategies.
Her seasoned experience provides in-depth knowledge on a full suite wealth offering in financial planning, retail and commercial bank services as well as credit facilitation. Denise has a dedicated focus to managing women and their financial assets. She has provided philanthropic guidance to her clients, sat on multiple boards and has been active in charitable events and volunteering.
Successes to her credit also include building a wealth platform for a large financial conglomerate. She excelled management of 400 people at a large Fortune 500 company for the South East region of the United States.
After taking a life changing detour in her professional life, Denise is a tv host on the hit show "Dining Divas' which airs on many well known distributions from X Finity on Demand to ROKU, the CW and Zoneify to name a few. Denise is now one of the partners at DDtv as well as CFO of the company. (OTC: MVES)
Denise is also on the board of the publicly traded company, The Movie Studio where she is acting CFO. She has combined her love for the arts and her knowledge in finance to catapult the company to the next level.
Chef Karma joined the Dining Divas squad as the Saucy Diva in 2019. She brings an island flair of personality and looks, plus she's the only chef diva on the show! Her cooking expertise brings a unique viewpoint to "Dining like a Diva". Her personality is as wild and colorful as her nails. She's always down for a shot of whatever liquor you're serving. Fun fact pre covid she was filming for Food Network's "Chopped".
Chef Karma known as the "Saucy Diva" is also the founder of Pretty Chefs International. After years of working in and around the entertainment business as a model, stylist and make-up artist, Chef Karma
changed lanes and moved into something no one ever dreamed of: cooking. Graduated in the top 2% of her class from Le Cordon Bleu, she surprised many of her friends, fans and followers by becoming one of the few female Hibachi chefs in the world and the only female Hibachi chef in the US. As a South Florida native, she is now not only providing quality nutrition to her clients, but does it in a way that only a native can. Some of her clients include Brian White, Juicy J, and she has worked with people throughout the entertainment/culinary industry such as Beyonce, Jay Z, Snoop Dogg, Little Wayne, Pharrel, 50 Cents, R. Kelly, Ann Burrell, Emiril
Laggase and many more.
The Pretty Chefs brand was created with a vision of empowerment for those that feel like they have been forced into a box, encouraging them to live out their own dreams with a free spirit, like Chef Karma does. Pretty Chefs Int. provides full service catering, including, but not limited to event planning, onsite meal prep, mobile meals, personal chefs, and nutritional planning. We serve communities were residents are in need of specific meal plans based on their diets, as well as providing catering services for special events (weddings, parties, meetings, etc.). Our service provides tremendous benefit to the markets we serve as we provide them with food that is not only good, but good for them while facilitating experiences that will become everlasting memories in their lives.
The Pretty Chefs brand is one that is built on our firm belief that people can enjoy food in a healthy way. We take the guess work out of that for our customers by listening and providing them a quality food experience that will leave them feeling energized and not regretting the calories. We come to you, no matter if a client needs their meals prepared for the week, if they need a cooking class or are in need of full event catering. Pretty Chefs International has the prettiest chefs in the world, male and female. Our chefs are not just pretty on the outside, they are pretty on the inside and it is our mission to deliver for our clients by providing them the best food experience possible.
Sophie Bowman joined the DDtv squad in 2019 as the "Sizzling Diva". She is a firecracker personality on and off camera. Sophie juggles multiple businesses but when she drinks it always turns into a party! She's wildly funny and will keep you laughing. Her free spirited soul will either dislike you or love you as much as she loves her bruschetta.
Sophie AKA 'That Brit' is an Entrepreneur.com and Forbes-published multi-award-winning digital marketing entrepreneur and influencer who launched her first business online a decade ago so she could travel the world and work from anywhere without pants.
Born and raised in London, UK, Sophie hails from an event, marketing, music, and Public Relations background, working with various celebrities including Kanye West, John Legend, Jamie Foxx, Fat Joe, and DJ Khaled. Always passionate about working with aspiring entrepreneurs, Sophie was a judge for The Young Enterprise in the UK which mentors, awards grants, and hosts nationwide annual entrepreneur contests similar to the Shark Tank TV Show.
Sophie became a certified published journalist and editor of her own column in a leading UK magazine for many years. Sophie's journalism background and lust for travel allowed her to live in Marrakech, Morocco for two years and live in Australia before relocating to Miami four years ago. Sophie has acted as a ghostwriter for various celebrities across all of their blogs and social media channels published in each celebrity's unique tone of voice.
Sophie is known as a unicorn of the business world thanks to her diverse skill set and the ability to convert almost anything into a money-making opportunity, as demonstrated when Sophie broke her jaw in a bike accident in 2019, lost weight on a liquid diet, got scouted and signed to model in Miami Swim Week 2 months later, still with a broken jaw, and ended the year as one of the Miami 6 - one of six of the biggest female influencers in South Florida selected to drive a supercar onto the dancefloor at midnight.
Within the first few months of quarantine, Sophie launched two new brands and won five awards, including the title of Most Influential Entrepreneur in America from the American Business Awards and was named one of the influencers to watch in 2021 by Yahoo Finance.
Sophie is often referred to as 'Rainman' for her innovative branding and marketing ideas that create online magic with tangible results and conversions. Most recently, Sophie was a lead judge for the Pepsico design contest with the NFL and LA Chargers.
You'll find a giant portrait of Sophie hanging in Times Square during NYFW as part of a Conde Nast project highlighting her as an example of an inspirational immigrant.
Sophie's businesses to follow:
Kavita Channe is back, at the Diva Dynasty where her Savory Diva skills really come into play. She's a master Rosé Connoisseur. Her diverse palette and background gives her a foodie advantage over most. She prefers caviar with her rosé especially in the Hamptons.
Kavita Channe is known for her work as a sports and entertainment TV host and producer. A true multi-hyphenate, this TV personality, entrepreneur, philanthropist also counts becoming a mother as one of her greatest achievements and one of her biggest drivers to break barriers for women and minorities in both media and television.
As a London native with ancestry from India, Kavita moved to the US when she was five years old, bringing with her goals of creating, entertaining and performing within a competitive field. Realizing early on that her natural talent lay in front of the camera, she attended the University of Florida, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism, Telecommunications and Business.
After graduating college, Channe launched
The Procurer, a luxury celebrity concierge, and marketing firm. Shortly after she was asked by a client to regularly interview celebs on the red carpet of his Miami venue. This led to TV presenting work, which evolved into national sports broadcasting, and celebrity hosting and entertainment she is known for today.
In 2011, Kavita created her own YouTube channel,
1stDownNDirty. With over 1.6 million views, she interviewed athletes and took viewers behind the scenes of the sports world. That led to an offer by Fox Sports in 2012 to cover nationally aired high school football games along with Florida Panthers broadcasts. Channe was also producing and hosting segments for VIP TV covering all things sports and celebrity in Florida.
By 2014, she had been recruited by the Jacksonville Jaguars to be their sideline reporter and was also added as a host on the all-female daily talk show The Chat on ABC and NBC in Jacksonville. Channe then went on to become the grid-side reporter for NPLG’s GRID (the world’s first co-ed professional sport) as well as cage-side for Titan FC on UFC.
Not only had she become a respected voice in the sports industry, being featured on Mantalk Radio, Fox Sports and many other radio programs nationally, but Channe also produced and hosted her own “Kavita Channe Special,” going one-on-one with sports stars airing on VIP TV.
Beyond sports broadcasting and journalism, Kavita has appeared on television in HBO’s Ballers, the Fox reality TV show Paradise Hotel, and VH1’s Baller Wives. She also worked as a featured correspondent in Designing Spaces on TLC. Kavita has also held roles in feature films, namely Broke: The New American Dream as well as CHECKPOST and Dependence, both by British filmmaker, Aneel Ahmad.
Channe brings a dynamic energy to her many memorable speaking engagements, bringing her talents to the United States, South Africa, Singapore and beyond. She also frequently partners with nonprofits to lend her voice to reputable organizations including the American Heart Association, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Miami Diaper Bank, HANDY, American Red Cross, United Way and 211 Broward where she is a board member.
In the fall of 2017, Kavita launched Channé Rosé, a new rosé wine inspired by her travels in Provence. She was extremely hands-on in the process from conceptualization to the final product, and together with her winemaker Kavita was able to create an award-winning dry, crisp and clean rosé wine that pairs well with a multitude of dishes. Channé Rosé is sold in restaurants and retailers throughout Florida, Georgia, and New York, including Long Island & The Hamptons as well as online.
During this same time, Kavita gave birth to her daughter, Magical Micah, and soon after was asked to grace the cover of Mother & Baby Indiawith a 7-page spread about her experience with motherhood and business. She appeared on the cover again the following year with Micah and her new baby Maverick. Going back to her Indian roots, this was truly an honor for her and her family.
During the recent pandemic, Channe rebranded her youtube channel and launched The Channe Show where she goes one-on-one with weekly guests in many different industries
to talk health, parenting, fitness, sports and hot topics. And this past May, Kavita made the cover of Fort Lauderdale Illustrated with a 10-page spread featuring her award winning wine, entertaining at home and her next endeavor, The 7 Most Fascinating People of South Florida, a yearly TV special highlighting those changing the game in South Florida.
Kavita Channe brings diversity to an industry with her array of talents. Whether on the sidelines reporting for an NFL football team, wowing an audience of a morning talk show, or using her entrepreneurial skills to bring a new product to market, she is constantly using her talents to create new and exciting paths for her already inspiring career. There is no telling where her determination and drive will take her, but in quoting her own words “I DO NOT FEEL THAT I CHOSE MY CAREER...IT CHOSE ME.” If her past is any indication, Kavita Channe has only scratched the surface.
From Portuguese descent born in Venezuela, Rui lives a multicultural essence, speaks 4 languages, and enjoys a constantly rewarding learning curve in all he does.
Rui earned a BFA in Communication Art & Design with the Royal College of Arts, Kensington , London. 3 years after he attends Social Communications at the Andres Bello Catholic University in Caracas, Venezuela, where he becomes a BA in Television and Cinema Production recipient.
Dias-Aidos adds skills by becoming the youngest Art Director with the McCann Erickson’s European roster, an accomplished copywriter under the wing of Dick Criswell at Leo Burnett-Novas in Caracas in the 70’s, a business starter tutored by Alex Kroll at Young & Rubicam headquarters where, after completing a creative strategy seminar, he was selected in building Latina, an agency branch dedicated to enhance current campaigns targeting the now called Hispanic market back in the 80’s.
In Caracas, Rui captures the attention of Procter & Gamble and takes a Product management position leading to become a Brand Marketing Manager in the first half of the 90’s. Despite a growing career the itch left by his experience in the US was so powerful he decides to move to Florida and co-found Trigger, Inc.
Later Rui goes independent as REDAV. Dias-Aidos excels in photography and video lighting establishing his own cinema-oriented style. By working with Lillian Taylor, author of Krymea and Breathing, Bryan Thompson, director, Mirta de Perales’ Hair Products commercials, Premium Blend’s beverage advertising, Juki America videos, VIP Television’s fully produced and edited entertainment segments, Univision and Telemundo post production projects, and MSNBC South Florida undercover b-roll Rui gets a broad scope of video assignments.
14 times awarded in multiple categories, as the 2011 LA International Wine and Spirits for Choco Noir branding/packaging, Best of 2004 Diamond Web Awards and 2003 Diamond Web Award Best Business Seeker, 1998 LA Broadcast Awards for MTV’s Media Kit, Best of Comdex Award for Voice Pilot’s Branding in 1996, Best Hispanic Magazine by the Manhattan Editorial Association for NEXO in 1992, and Best Full Color Magazine Ad by ANDA for a full page Vodka Absolut Citron layout as examples, Rui says that he is proud about the fact that neither his customers or himself ever submitted and yet received such endowments. Rui bares 3 patents in his name.
Throughout his career Rui has produced for Alcatel, Bustelo Coffee, Chrysler, Colgate/Palmolive, Durex, Dupont/ConAgra, EMI Records, Goodyear, Juki America, MTV, Phoenix Air Show, PolyGram Records, Sony Music, Spherion, Sunglass Hut, The City of Miami Beach, The Florida Marlins Baseball Club, The New World Symphony, The Sports Channel, TLC, Toyota, Universal Music, and XX Lager.
David Fuertes is a food photographer, producer and blogger with a focus on creating the best food content for an online and TV audience. Established as an industry leader since 2017, David started creating content for local restaurants, brands and TV shows. David quickly became an Instagram personality which opened doors to work with the Check Please South Florida, The Weather Channel Group and dozens of other iconic brands. Now, in partnership with Dining Divas, David is an on-set food videographer. He helps tell the Dining Divas story by filming foodporn and showcasing South Florida’s best local restaurants.