Celebrities of all kinds attract crowds to the show

Celebrities of all kinds attract crowds to the show

This yearês Washington Auto Show brought celebrities of every stripe, from sports greats to PBS characters for the kids to a telenovela star.

Redskins champion quarterback Kirk Cousins met fans at Young Professionals Night on Wednesday, Jan. 27, and at the WANADA Member Reception (see article above). WWE Superstar Roman Reigns drew big crowds, as did star Washington Nationals shortstop Ryan Zimmerman.

Mazda brought a true American hero to its exhibit, Alek Skarlatos, who gained worldwide renown last August when he helped avert a major terrorist aboard a French train. While on vacation after a service deployment in Afghanistan, the 22-year-old sprang into action when an armed attacker brandishing a high power rifle and began shooting on the train. With two friends, and a British businessman he subdued the attacker, who was also armed with guns and a box cutter. Skarlatos who later appeared on Dancing with the Stars, was greeted by a wide range of fans at the Auto Show.

For the kids, a group of PBS characters debuted at the show on 10-foot high-definition video screens courtesy of WHUT: Daniel Tiger, Peg + Cat, SuperWhy, Princess Presto and Maya and Miguel. TV cartoon characters Bart and Homer Simpson were on hand at the show as well.

For telenovela fans, star actress Gaby Espino lit up the celebrity stage. No wonder she brought crowds, as she has topped the list of the –50 Most Beautiful” by People en Espa_ol.

The Celebrity Stage was sponsored by the Autobahn Indoor Speedway.

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