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A convention of quinceañeras? Close, actually. These young ladies were among the dress models at a quinceañera expo last weekend in a Garden Grove hotel ballroom, where dozens of vendors catering to the parents of teenage girls preparing for the Latin American coming-of-age ritual set up booths hawking everything from DJ services to makeup and, of course, dresses. The expo was set up by Quinceañera.com, an online hub for the quinceañera industry.
I'll be talking about the expo, the industry, and "mis quince" - sort of - on KPCC's Madeleine Brand Show this Friday.