LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After his most successful season in Major League Baseball, Enrique "Kiké" Hernandez of the Los Angeles Dodgers and his fiancée, former Miss Universe Puerto Rico, Mariana Vicente, have signed an endorsement agreement with leading lighting and home furnishings retailer and manufacturer Lamps Plus.
A utility player able to play infield or outfield, Hernandez was a key member of the 2017 National League Champion Los Angeles Dodgers, who played in their first World Series in 29 years. In the fifth game of the National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Hernandez hit three home runs, including a grand slam, and drove in seven runs, setting a League Championship record.
Vicente is an actress, model and beauty pageant titleholder who was named Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2010 and placed in the Top 10 at the 2010 Miss Universe pageant. She has also appeared in a number of film and television roles.
In addition to their career pursuits, both Hernandez and Vicente have been active in charitable activities raising proceeds for relief efforts to aid those affected by Hurricane Maria in their native Puerto Rico.
The couple spent baseball’s offseason furnishing their first home together, a rented Los Angeles area condo where they live with their dogs, Arizona and Bruce. They chose a modern interior design aesthetic for their lighting, furniture and décor from Lamps Plus.
“With our hectic schedules and frequent travel, we value the limited time we are able to spend together at home,” said Hernandez. “We’re able to create a calming mood at night or energized feel in the morning with our Lamps Plus lighting.”
Hernandez and Vicente will promote the nation’s largest specialty lighting retailer through social media and other activations during 2018.
“We wanted our home to have a contemporary style while also providing comfort,” said Vicente. “The Lamps Plus website offered all the products we needed with a variety of design styles to furnish our first home together.”
Lamps Plus has a diverse customer base, which includes couples moving into their first homes together.
“Kiké Hernandez has a passionate fan base resulting from his positive persona,” said Dennis Swanson, CEO of Lamps Plus. “As a utility player, Kiké can be counted on to be plugged into the lineup wherever he’s needed for his team. It’s like lighting – you add a chandelier or a lamp to a room where it’s needed and it makes a dramatic difference to the ambiance.”
Lamps Plus now has two professional athletes and their significant others contributing as promotional partners. Last year, Forrest Lamp and his girlfriend Natosha Boden signed on as promotional partners before his selection by the Los Angeles Chargers and that partnership will continue in 2018.
For photos of Kiké Hernandez and Mariana Vicente in their home furnished with Lamps Plus designs, access this link. Lamps Plus products included in the photos: Tremont bronze iron table lamp, Possini Euro bronze arched floor lamp and custom photo pillow.
About Lamps Plus
Family-owned and operated, for over 40 years Lamps Plus has been the leading force in the retail lighting industry. Established in 1976 and headquartered in Los Angeles, the company is the nation's largest specialty lighting retailer, operating a thriving e-commerce business, along with more than three dozen locations in the western United States. Lamps Plus carries a full range of lighting and home furnishings, including exclusive patented designs and artisan-made customizable shades and lamps that offer comfort and value to help our customers love their everyday spaces. To assist consumers, our American Lighting Association-trained staff provides expert advice.
Our family of websites includes:
- Lamps Plus – The nation’s largest specialty lighting retailer
- Lamps Plus Professionals – Trade pricing for designers and builders
- Lamps Plus Hospitality – Contract lighting for hotels and more
- Lamps Plus Open Box – Returned and open box product
- LampsPlus.ca – Our retail site for Canadian customers