Dare to Dream, Featuring Model Dominique Piek

In light of all that has happened in Boston, I wanted to share something we all need right now… positivity, love and hope.

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On Tuesday, April 16th, I covered the Garden of Dreams Talent Show, “Dare to Dream”, which was hosted by, MSG Knicks’ reporter, Jill Martin and Fuse news anchor, Matte Babel. It was obvious to everyone there that this was difficult but necessary.  We can’t let “them” win…There was so much triumph during the show, proving that during these tragic times, we, as Americans,  only become closer and more resilient.

Founded in 2006, The Garden of Dreams Talent Show truly helps to make dreams come true for children who are facing extreme difficulties such as homelessness, poverty, illness, and foster care.

Garden of Dreams has created thousands of once-in-a-lifetime moments that have brought excitement and joy to more than 225,000 children and their families, with almost 500 events in the past year alone. These children have the chance of a lifetime to perform on the Great Stage at Radio City Music Hall to celebrate their unique voices and talents in front of their friends, family, with support from celebrity mentors.

Some of the celebrity mentors at this year’s show were Victor Cruz, Rapper Waka Flocka Flame, The Strokes, and Models Doutzen Kroes, Dominique Piek, Jarah Mariano, Genevieve Morton and Damaris Lewis just to name a few.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model, Dominique Piek, was one of the supporters who stood out. No, it wasn’t because of her good looks, amazing physique, or the 6 extra inches she had over me… rather it was her sincerely sweet spirit and enthusiasm to support these talented children.

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What was it about this foundation that made you want to be involved?

“My younger brother actually had cancer when he was about thirteen so my heart naturally always goes out to children who suffer from some sort of obstacle or difficulty.”

How have you been showing your support to these children?

“Just giving them motivational support after they have been practicing for about two months now, there were no questions asked; I had to be here to cheer them on. I will definitely be tweeting and instagramming pictures and spreading the word about the event throughout the night.”

What talent would you show off on stage if you were a given this opportunity?

“My friends will tease me because I am a huge Rihanna and Beyonce fan, and would probably love to break it down and have a little Beyonce moment. I don’t think I have quite that great of a singing voice, but my dream has always been to win a Grammy. I know it’ll never happen, but it is always a dream of mine!”

Many models today have helped young women make it into the modeling biz on reality television competition shows. Would you ever consider being a judge or hosting one of these shows?

 “I thought about presenting before, it’s definitely a possibility, I enjoy talking (as you can tell) and supporting other women so you never know!”

Is your boyfriend, Chris Pine here supporting you and these children as well?

“No, actually Chris and I are no longer together. This decision happened pretty recently; but I wish him nothing but the best and we still remain good friends.”

What can we expect to see from you in the future?

“I have a few European clients that I am working with right now, as well as other exciting things that I am not allowed to talk about just yet; but you will definitely be seeing more from me in the near future.”

This South African beauty may have made her splash as a swimsuit model, but proved to be just as talented of a mentor.  Although she is now single, I bet there are plenty of fish in the sea swooning over this swimsuit stunner’s warm spirit. Dominique Piek’s positivity is the model behavior we can all carry out while staying strong during these tough times.

Stay posted for more interviews and photos from the event or follow my Instagram, @pinkytoposh

Click here to make a donation or to find out how you can contribute to this foundation.

The Post-Christmas Cleanse

OK, so we were naughty…but hey after Christmas it’s standard to feel more stuffed than a little rich girl’s stocking. We all love to enjoy just as many cookies as Santa Claus, but hate resembling Old Saint Nick, having to put our stretchy pants on. (No those sounds aren’t Christmas Carols, it is the noise of discomfort in our belly’s).

Unfortunately, wishing you had your reindeer’s to carry you around town while you continue to digest isn’t an option. If you are still making sounds of pain that hardly resemble Christmas cheer maybe you need a Post-Christmas cleanse! However, it’s not all about looking slim, but rather keeping your spirits bright and feeling less like Mr. Scrooge. There are three wise women during this time of year who indulge, enjoy, and cleanse, and this is how they do it… Continue reading

VICTORIA’S SECRET INTERVIEWS

The Victoria Secret Fashion Show takes place each year not just for models to entertain the audience with their outrageous wings and lingerie, but to empower women and prove with just a little bit of confidence and sex appeal we can all feel like an angel! Get out your pink robes ladies…its show time!
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Charity Water Ball 2012

After recent events, I enjoyed sharing the latest fashion, health and beauty tips I picked up along the way. However, last week I attended the Charity Water Ball and met some amazing women who are committed to bringing clean water to those in need throughout the world. They are using their celebrity voice to inspire others to reach out and help those in need. Therefore, you won’t be reading about their latest beauty tips or favorite designer because their passion doesn’t revolve around themselves.

Instead Jessica Stroup, Jessica Lowndes, and Sophia Bush share a common passion for Charity Water, a cause to help people get access to clean and safe drinking water.

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Interview With Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Creates A Vitamin You Can Count On

Admit it, ladies. You know you’ve done it: sneaking into your man’s bathroom cabinet to get an inside look as to who he is, what he may be hiding, and where you can sneak in your own things. Well, why not squeeze in something you both can share? Isotonix Champion Blend Plus is the cutting-edge new vitamin created by Carmelo Anthony. This NBA star scores major points for creating a unique vitamin with unlimited benefits for both men and women. FabFitFun spoke with the athlete about his ingenious, healthy creation.

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Carmelo Anthony Product Launch Party

It was 5th grade… I was ecstatic to be part the basketball team and finally my coach put me in. Dribbling down the court I thought I was so cool. Even more of an ego-boost?…I made my 1st basket! My excitement was through the roof until I looked around and wondered why my teammates and coach weren’t as impressed, that’s when I realized, whoops wrong basket! After coming down to earth from my fake triumph I remember thinking to myself , “really, do we have to play by the rules?

Well, I think its safe to say becoming a pro basketball player isn’t in the near future for me, but that doesn’t mean I can’t relate to one. What do me, you, and even Carmelo Anthony have in common? ….our need for vitamins! And surprisingly enough he doesn’t always play by the rules either….

Interview With Lauren Conrad: Comfortable In Her Own Shoes!

Lauren Conrad hasn’t followed in many of her former co-stars’ footsteps. Instead, she continually finds a way to put her best foot forward and rise above the reality television star stereotype. L.C. gave us a stylish and classy reality check on how to handle the business and get your foot in the door in the industry. Let’s take a step in the right direction, shall we?

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