Model be­hav­ior, a sleep­over, rafts

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An­drea Ocampo Ha­ley is a model and ac­tress, a for­mer Mi­ami Dol­phins cheer­leader and an arena host for the Florida Pan­thers, who flipped that fame into a role as en­ter­tain­ment re­porter for CNN En Español. It goes with­out say­ing that the Del­ray Beach res­i­dent knows where the party is at.

“I’m up at 3 a.m. ev­ery morn­ing,” she says, bravely.

But it’s not what you think. Last month, she joined the morn­ing ra­dio show at KVJ, Hits 97.3, which gets go­ing at 5:30 a.m. “It’s a lit­tle chal­leng­ing, but, hey, it’s my pas­sion,” she says. “And I have my cof­fee.”

Along with de­mys­ti­fy­ing the morn­ing traf­fic, the bilin­gual Ocampo Ha­ley (her fam­ily is from Colom­bia) spices up the show with the back sto­ries on sub­jects she cov­ers for CNN En Español, from Get daily up­dates on South Florida en­ter­tain­ment and things to do

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and on Twit­ter at @Ben Cran­dell Mi­ley Cyrus to Barbie’s con­tro­ver­sial ap­pear­ance in the Sports Il­lus­trated swim­suit is­sue.

As a for­mer cheer­leader who spent plenty of time scant­ily clad in front of thou­sands of eye­balls, Ocampo Ha­ley has a take. When she looks at the SI swim­suit is­sue, she sees a group of healthy, strong, ca­reer-driven women who are tak­ing ad­van­tage of an op­por­tu­nity.

“When I was a cheer­leader, I never felt ob­jec­ti­fied,” says Ocampo Ha­ley, orig­i­nally a pro­fes­sional dancer. “It was about be­ing healthy, work­ing out with my sis­ters. [The Dol­phins cheer­lead­ers] are an amaz­ing sis­ter­hood. And it gave me an op­por­tu­nity to break into broad­cast­ing. It’s to­tal girl power.”

A sim­i­lar theme is at work for Ocampo Ha­ley’s other pas­sion, the char­i­ta­ble ef­forts of Mi­ami Model Cit­i­zens, a group of lo­cal beau­ties who raise money for a va­ri­ety of or­ga­ni­za­tions, in­clud­ing Paws 4 You Res­cue, the Amer­i­can Cancer So­ci­ety, the Light­house for the Blind, Easter Seals South Florida and Hu­mane So­ci­ety of Greater Mi­ami. The or­ga­ni­za­tion was founded by Mi­ami phi­lan­thropist Ben Wil­son and pop­u­lar model Lisa Mo­rales.

Mi­ami Model Cit­i­zens have the oblig­a­tory fundrais­ing cal­en­dar and do per­sonal ap­pear­ances that are not limited to swanky South Beach pool par­ties. For in­stance, at 2 p.m. Satur­day, Mo­rales, Ocampo Ha­ley and fel­low cal­en­dar model Da­maris Aguiar will


An­drea Ocampo Ha­ley, of Del­ray Beach, re­cently named morn­ing drive per­son­al­ity for KVJ ra­dio, will be at Books and Books on Satur­day.

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