The Global Beauty Awards brought the industry together for beauty, learning, recognitions, and red carpet glamour
Beauty and glamour were in glittering abundance as the Glamour Lifestyle Industry traveled to the Pacific Northwest to honor many of the industry’s most recognizable names as recipients of the 2019 Global Beauty Awards. The weekend would be replete with galas, workshops, and the Red Carpet extravaganza of the exciting final night’s award ceremony.
Neither the omnipresent and expected weather of the Northwest, nor an unexpected citywide power outage prior to the opening festivities could dampen the spirits of the attendees. Following the brief delay, the crowd gathered for an exciting evening of red carpet photo opportunities and a smorgasbord of the most enticing and delicious dessert offerings which could satisfy any sweet-tooth or dessert connoisseur as they awaited their moment on the front-and-center Welcome Party Red Carpet.
With the excitement of the evening still fresh in everyone’s mind, the following morning welcomed the opportunity to learn and hear from some of the industry’s top experts during the 4th Annual Beauty Brand Believe expo. With directors and crowns representing numerous pageant systems, the audience gave their rapt attention to those on the stage. Entertaining the crowd with their knowledge were such illuminates as: Say Yes to the Dress, Jan Ferracutti of Bridal Elegance; Walk with Confidence by the renowned model and Miss Universe runway coach and choreographer Lu Sierra; Drink Your H20: Steps to Healthy Skin by Shanti Willet; Life After the Crown by Ford model, cosmetic guru and network personality, ybf CEO Stacey Schieffelin; Understanding Your Brand with Amazon Brand Influencer Anderson Salgado; From Foster Care to Blockbuster Film, former Miss Oregon USA and CEO and Founder of EAG Sports Management (whose life is now in film production starring Jennifer Aniston); Casting by Emmy nominated Executive Producer Matt Dearborn who has written over 100 produced episodes for television; Body Shaming: and Real talk with Miss USA 2018 Sarah Rose Summers.
The main event of the weekend, The 2nd Annual Global Beauty Awards, live-streamed around the world, would bring together a diverse and deserving group of individuals at the Snoqualmie Casino’s grand stage and ballroom. As the venue filled to capacity, it was a night of the finest eveningwear, local, state, national, and international crowns as well as industry celebrities. As the music commenced, the glamorous Global Beauty Awards Red Carpet opened to a plethora of paparazzi flash bulbs lighting the ballroom as the crowd and honorees walked the red carpet and enjoyed the live interviews.
Hosted by Miss USA 2018 Sarah Rose Summers, as the lights dimmed and the live-stream audience awaited, it was the moment to recognize those who truly believe in and support the Glamour Lifestyle Industry to their greatest abilities. This year, a record breaking 500 nominations were submitted worldwide, a truly astounding feat in only the second year of production. Adding more glamour to the night were presenters Miss Missouri USA 2018 Tori Kruz, Royal Malloy of American Chainsaws Entertainment, Ms. Asia Washington 2018 Neha Krishna, founder and Ms. Senior Universe 2016 and 2018 Global Beauty Award recipient Best Volunteer Kathleen “Kat” Ray, former Miss Washington USA and founder of IT Cosmetics Jamie Kern Lima, 2019 Winner of National Women’s Empowerment Leela Ranganathan, celebrity, philanthropist, author and former Mrs. Florida America Jacqueline “The Queen of Versailles” Siegel, Matt Ruzicka of C.E.M. Aquatics, Miss Universe Sri Lanka 2018 Ornella Gunesekere, Miss India Worldwide Shree Saini, owner of Beyond Tax Solutions, Incorporated Jennifer Niedo, designer Hayley Lloyd, Miss Teen India Seattle 2018 and cofounder of Ravishing Youth Board Shifa Aliya, Miss Universe Cayman Islands 2018 Caitlin Tyson, and Emmy nominated writer Matt Dearborn.
Following a year-long nomination process, the 2019 Global Beauty Awards recipients were welcomed to the stage to thunderous applause, well-wishes and much appreciated congratulations: Best Coach: Miss Universe Analyst, Lu Sierra, Best Content | Social Media: Miss Montana USA 2018, Dani Walker, Best Nonprofit | Volunteer: Mrs. Florida America 1993, Jacqueline “The Queen of Versailles” Siegel for Victoria’s Voice, Best Entrepreneur in Sports and Entertainment: Miss Oregon USA 1994, Denise White, Denise White Award: Ms. Sr. Georgia USA, Peggie Fowler, Best Pageant Parent: Mrs. Washington 2006, Jennifer Lloyd and Mom of Miss Washington Teen USA 2019, Lily Lloyd, Best Sponsor: MMG-NY President, Jeff Cohen, Best Production: Miss Washington Scholarship Organization, Sarah Wahlen, Best Talent: Ravishing Women Emcee, Sonia Keshwani, Tom & Charlotte Ambrose Lifetime Achievement in Media Award: CEO of Pageantry magazine, Carl Dunn, Best Story | Most Impactful | Congeniality: Miss American Co-Ed (MAC) Midwest Teen 2018, Grace Grell, Best Evening Gown | Fashion Designer | Costume Winner: Jovani, Most Photogenic | Physical Fitness: (Ravishing Women) Miss Photogenic WA 2018-2019, Arya Lukka, Best Makeup | Hair Stylist: Lisa Opie, Best Titleholder: Miss India Worldwide 2018-2019, Shree Saini, Best Director | Producer (Local): Mrs. Washington 1993 and State Director Producer for Mrs. Washington America, Pamela Curnel, Best Director | Producer (International): Chairman and Founder of Miss India Worldwide (which is produced in 42 countries) Dharmatma Saran, and Lifetime Achievement Recipient: Founder and CEO of ybf Cosmetics, Stacey Schieffelin.
With the 2019 Global Beauty Awards announced and recognized, it was time to celebrate and reminisce on a wonderful weekend. With the DJ providing the music and a special guest performance by Rocky Sandoval, the red carpet was relit and the celebration began with all eyes looking toward the next ceremony of the Global Beauty Awards.