Eva Longoria – Eva Longoria Awarded 'Woman Of The Year' Title
Eva Longoria stopped to talk to reporters on the red carpet at the Nevada Ballet Theatre's Black and White Ball, about her philanthropic work, the end of Desperate Housewives and her 'Woman of the Year' Award, bestowed upon her by the Nevada Ballet Theatre itself.
On-screen, Longoria is probably best known for playing the role of Gabrielle Solis in Desperate Housewives, the long-running TV drama which comes to an end after eight series, this May (2012). When asked how she expects to feel when the show finally comes to an end, Eva said that she will most likely be "a complete blubbering mess." It was the series that propelled Longoria to fame, though she will not be resting on her laurels once the show is done and said that she'll be keeping herself occupied in 2012, taking "a lot of time" to campaign for Barack Obama's re-election as well as visiting Israel and doing some film-making according to Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Talking about her Woman of the Year award, Eva said "I don't like to be awarded for my philanthropic work that I actually enjoy and I get more back from it." She accepted the award, though and praised the Nevada Ballet Theatre for its outreach work and community projects, crediting her dancing experience as having helped with her confidence, saying "dancing was really at the root of my performance bug." Longoria is a frequent donor to a number of charitable causes and in 2006 founded Eva's Heroes, a charity for developmentally disabled children. The Nevada Ballet Theatre awarded Longoria their Woman of the Year accolade to recognise her extra-curricular philanthropic work.