Rémy Martin Circle of Centaurs with Jackie Cruz

Rémy Martin Circle of Centaurs with Jackie Cruz

On August 17th, Rémy Martin launched its 2016 Circle of Centaurs mentorship program with actress, singer, and photographer Jackie Cruz, who is most well known for her role as Marisol “Flaca” Gonzales on the Netflix hit series Orange is the New Black. 

The Circle of Centaurs, which is an extension of Rémy Martin’s One Life/Live Them campaign, aims to celebrate an individual’s many talents. In each session a different mentor shares their unique life experience and helps one lucky person reveal their own talents so that they can enjoy life in new and exciting ways.

While Cruz is best known for her acting skills, she is also a talented musician and will serve as a singing mentor for one lucky winner. The winner is chosen through an online competition where participants submitted a 30 to 60 second video of an original song showcasing their vocal skills. Besides receiving a one-on-one mentoring session with Cruz, the winner will also receive a cash prize to help further their singing interests.

In addition to the chance to hear Cruz perform, Rémy Martin offered specialized cocktails.

Naturally, Cruz’s friends came out to support her, including quite a few of her co-stars from Orange is the New Black, such as Diane Guerrero, Selenis Leyva, Yael Stone, Adrienne C. Moore, and Karina Oritz. They were all incredibly supportive, making sure Cruz’s microphone got turned up loud enough while she sang and Guerrero yelling “She’s my friend!” at one point.

Before taking the stage, Cruz gave a quick speech saying, “I don’t have one dream, I have many, and I believe everyone should cultivate their many talents to live a rich and fulfilling life.”

he performance was truly spectacular and an effective way to show that people are never just one job, one personality trait, or one talent, but rather multifaceted beings who have so much to offer the world.

The online contest to be mentored by Cruz is open until September 23, so be sure to share your video either on your Instagram with the tag @remymartin and #circleofcentaursjackie or on Facebook by posting on the Rémy Martin brand page along with #circleofcentaursjackie. Also keep an eye out for the next Circle of Centaurs mentor opportunity with Samantha Barks.

Photographs courtesy of 5th Column PR. Special thanks to Akbar, Ericka and Jorge from 5th Column PR

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