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Contest: Dance Dance Prom!

23 Apr

Want to win $10,000 for your prom? David’s Bridal and Men’s Wearhouse are teaming up to bring you the ultimate dance prom contest! All you need to do to enter are 3 simple things. 1. Watch the video below and learn the dance moves. 2. Download the song used in the video HERE and use it for your choreography. 3. Create a 45-60 second video of you and your friends doing these crazy dance moves and upload it to the website! Finally to win, you must get all your friends and family to vote for you on the website from April 5-26th. Not only will you receive $10,000 for your fantastic video;  David’s Bridal and Men’s Wearhouse will also donate $10,000 to your high school!!! So what are you waiting for? Start busting a move to win $10,000 for your prom! Click HERE for more details!! GOOD LUCK PROM GOERS!

 

Q & A with Miss New York Teen USA 2012, Sabrina Mastrangelo!

3 Apr

We recently had a chance to speak with the 2012 Miss New York Teen USA, Sabrina MastrangeloSabrina is currently a sophomore in Bellmore, NY and hopes in the future to study broadcasting. Her dream career is to become a news anchor, but for now she enjoys participating in her school plays and plans on studying journalism.

Name: Sabrina Mastrangelo
Age: 15
Hometown: Bellmore, NY
Grade Level: Sophomore in high school.

  • Have you already attended the Prom?

No I have not.

  • What are you looking forward to the most?

Definitely looking for a dress!! I think that is the most exciting part! I already have the style in mind: a strapless mermaid dress. Since I am on the shorter side, a mermaid dress looks best on me and will flatter my figure.

  • Do you plan on attending after prom?

Yes I do.  Last year at my high school, the seniors all went to a bounce house after prom. First they changed into their after prom dresses and jumped all night long in inflatable houses! I thought that was a fun idea and hope to do that when I am a senior!

  • What made you try out for this Pageant?

I was never involved in pageants as a child. I always knew I wanted to compete in one, but it never occurred to me I could compete in a teen pageant since they are not usually televised. Once I became aware of the huge pageant world, I entered my first pageant and competed for the Miss New York Teen USA 2011 crown. I placed in the top 20 in my first pageant ever! I then continued and won the Miss Long Island Teen Pageant in August of 2011. After Miss Long Island, I was set to compete for Miss New York Teen 2012 and I won!

  • Do you have a favorite memory from the Pageant?

Definitely winning! I had only competed in two pageants before Miss New York Teen USA so this win is a huge accomplishment to me. Besides winning, meeting all the girls was something I will never forget. We become so close during pageant weekend and consider each other to be “pageant sisters.” If I had to pick one part of the pageant I did not like, it would be missing out on the opportunity to say goodbye to all of my new “sisters.” After I was crowned, I was bombarded with interviewers and photographers wanting pictures, so I was unable to really get to talk to the girls after the show. We all still keep in touch on Facebook though!

  • What advice would you give girls your age on “following their dreams”?

You never know what you can accomplish until you try it. I never in my wildest dreams thought that I could ever be a state queen. I went into my first pageant having no experience and it turned out great! Taking that one risk led me to receive two titles in the past six months! My advice to all girls would be to never give up and give everything a shot! You never know what can happen or what you may fall in love with!

  • What are some of your go-to beauty products that would be a good recommendation for Prom Night?

Well, I actually have an entire Youtube channel dedicated to beauty! You should check it out!

Some of my favorite products are Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, Benefit’s “They’re Real” Mascara, and Bobbi Brown or Ulta gel eyeliner! All of these are perfect for any pageant or prom night!  Anything Mehron is perfect for stage performances and for that extra dramatic effect.

Fun Facts about Sabrina:

1.      One of Sabrina’s favorite stores is Bebe and BCBG but, for the best shopping experience malls and department stores are the best because they have a little bit of everything!

2.      Along with winning Miss Long Island Teen, she got to train with her pageant director in preparation for the state pageant. One great tip she learned was to pretend there’s a string pulling up your head and you’ll stand taller!

3.      She wants to be an anchor woman/ TV host in the future!

My Mom’s Prom

29 Mar

Check out this cool contest we found!! Mymomsprom.com is hosting a contest to win a prom dress, based on pictures from your mom’ s prom! The funniest, worst dressed and others will win great prizes! Click HERE to learn more!

Q & A with DJ Toro from 92.3 Now!

20 Mar

We recently had a chance to speak with one of our favorite local DJ’s, DJ Toro from 92.3 Now!  This Brooklyn native, now is the host of 92.3’s 5 O’Clock Rollout everyday at 5pm, the first ever weekday mix show!  In addition to being one of the HOTTEST DJ’s in New York City, DJ Toro loves to give back to others. He is constantly doing fundraisers for teens and is involved in the Make A Wish Foundation. Keep reading for more information on DJ Toro!

Name: DJ Toro
Occupation: On air personality DJ
Hometown: Brooklyn NY
 

  • Did you attend the Prom?  Yes of course it’s one of the events in a teenager’s life  they should not miss for the world!  My prom was pretty fun but I was the usual kid –  just went for the food and then went to an after party.
  • What are you working on these days? I work at my radio station full time on production and mix shows for the station.
  • What is your favorite part about being a 92.3 Now DJ? It’s my dream I love what I do.
  • What would your advice be for the Class of 2012? Well when I do a teen party I tell all the kids, Don’t allow someone to tell you who you can or cannot be! But don’t mess up!
  • Tell us about some of your favorite hobbies, pastimes or charitable organizations you’re involved with? Hobbies are video games when I get the time to play, basketball and softball as well. As far as Charitable organizations I am a huge participant with Make A Wish and I also do an event ever year called Stuff a Bus where I stuff buses with toys and donate them to Toys for Tots.

Take a look at this video for a sneak peek at the 5 O’Clock Roll out!

For more information about DJ Toro check out his Twitter, Facebook, and 92.3 Now!

Q & A with MTV Host, Lenay Dunn!

29 Feb

We recently had a chance to speak with the MTV’s 10 on Top Host, Lenay Dunn! This African native enjoys jogging, laser tag and can speak Spanish! She currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee and come to New York 3 days a week for MTV! Read more to learn about the fabulous life of Lenay Dunn!

Name:  Lenay Dunn
Occupation:  MTV host (I host the show ’10 on Top’, Saturdays 11:30am EST)
Hometown:  I was born in the Congo, Africa.  But I grew up most of my life in Fridley, Minnesota.  
Website:  www.LenayDunn.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/LenayDunn

 

·         Did you attend the Prom?  I did!  I think I went to a total of 5 proms in high school, 2 at my own school (Fridley High School), and 3 at my friends’ schools.  I liked prom so much I’d call my friends from other schools and ask them to find me dates at their schools so I could go to prom again lol.  My favorite dress I ever wore to a prom was pink and sparkly.  I attached some pics.  I think the dress is actually still at my parents house in a closet somewhere.  That was my first prom ever in 11th grade, with my first boyfriend Jake.  

·         What did you learn in High School that prepared you for your career today?   I went to public school in Fridley, MN.  & it was awesome!!  (I went to a few private schools’ proms though.. the boys were cute.)  I took a lot of theatre classes and art classes at my high school though.  I was in a lot of the school plays in middle school and then in high-school I read the morning announcements broadcasted over the classroom TV’s in the morning.  So I think I learned how to run around on camera a bit.  I also played ice hockey & was on the swim/track team.  Which has nothing to do with this interview, or with my job today, but it was still fun! xo

·         What are you working on these days?  Besides hosting the countdown show ’10 on Top’ on MTV (Saturdays 11:30am EST), I was just picked up by Macy’s to be their brand American Rag’s official ‘it girl’, which is very exciting & fun!  I get to blog about fashion & music, be the face of their brand, and go to all the summer music festivals to interview bands.  

·         What is your favorite part about being a host on MTV? lots of things… getting to live half in New York  (I live in Nashville and fly to NYC 3 days a week to host the show), the team of people who work on the show are super awesome, and I get an office in Times Square (which is more like a giant closet since I keep lots of clothes and shoes in it ha)

·         What would your advice be for the Class of 2012?   Have fun!  You are about to graduate and you have SO much adventure ahead of you, just have fun with it – you only live once.  That and tweet me.  That’s the best advice of 2012.  Be my twitter friend.  @lenaydunn.   

·         Tell us about some of your favorite hobbies, pastimes.  I like jogging, watching cat videos on the internet, making funny videos with my friends & putting them on youtube.. I also like speaking Spanish (I originally went to college to be a Spanish teacher), playing road hockey with neighborhood kids, & baking sugar cookies.  

 

To learn more about Lenay visit some of her sites:
Click HERE for her Facebook
Click HERE for her Twitter
Click HERE for her official website

Perfect Prom Sweepstakes!

22 Feb

Seventeen Magazine is holding a contest to win the Perfect Prom! There are 2 options to enter this contest: 1st you can subscribe to the magazine for only $10! That’s a full year of great Seventeen Magazine for a very low price! 2nd if you are already a Seventeen Magazine subscriber or just want to enter the contest you can fill out an entry HERE for no cost! If you are the lucky winner you win $25,000 toward the Prom of your dreams! Good Luck Everyone!!

Perfectly Polished Prom!

22 Feb

Teen Vogue and Sally Hansen are teaming up to give you the prom of your dreams! In order to enter the contest all you need to do is send a picture HERE of you in your favorite prom fashion and custom Sally Hansen nail design! Don’t miss out on this great contest and good luck!!!

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