Local Reporter Spotlight: World Cup Edition

This is how you cover a World Cup/Vanessa Huppenkothen Instagram

When a nation hosts 32 countries to compete in a World Cup, not only does it need to accommodate for the hundreds of players and staffs, it also needs to brace itself for a deluge of negative coverage by the thousands of news outlets, all with their own ideological bent.

So far, I’ve been enjoying ESPN’s Wright Thompson blogging about the varied scrumtrulescent South American cuisines and cervezas. Another reporter worth following is Mexico’s Vanessa Huppenkothen.

Vanessa Huppenkothen Instagram

Vanessa Huppenkothen Instagram

Her dispatches from Brazil are both absent of civil unrest and significantly more pleasant. For that, Vanessa is in this week’s World Cup edition of the local reporter spotlight.

She’s been prepping for this trip for long while, having visited Brazil early in the year. 2014 is her second World Cup, having covered 2010's in South Africa.

Vanessa Huppenkothen Instagram

Vanessa Huppenkothen Instagram

Vanessa is the Mexican Erin Andrews: her style of sports coverage has allowed her to transition into mainstream pop culture.

Vanessa Huppenkothen Instagram

Vanessa Huppenkothen Instagram

Vanessa didn't need a peeping tom scandal to boost her Q rating; Mexico seems to love her plenty.

Vanessa Huppenkothen Instagram

Vanessa Huppenkothen Instagram

That's because the country was first introduced to Vanessa in Nuestra Belleza México 2007, the Mexican sister pageant to Miss USA. She placed in the Top 15 and was named Miss Sports.

Vanessa Huppenkothen Instagram

Vanessa Huppenkothen Instagram

Vanessa also flaunted her sweet dancing skills on the Mexican variety of Dancing With The Stars.
Vanessa Huppenkothen Instagram

Vanessa is skilled dancing on a variety of different stages. That's her on the top left.
Vanessa Huppenkothen Instagram

Thanks to Vanessa, I can see why soccer is referred to as "the beautiful game."

Vanessa Huppenkothen Instagram

DALE!