With the surge of Asian models snagging ad campaigns — Liu Wen for Estée Lauder, Shu Pei for Maybelline, Bonnie Chen for Kenneth Cole and Daniel Liu in his Bloomingdale’s Spring 2011 commercial — it appears that Asian American stars are joining in on the fun, too. We take a look at the celebrities who are currently signed on to model for different labels, from fashion to beauty.
Each year since 2006, L’Oréal Paris, through their Women of Worth campaign, has been honoring 10 women for their services in a variety of causes, including education, encouraging female and youth empowerment, military support, and healing for survivors of cancer or sexual violence.
In 2008, Nancy Chang of Seattle, Wash., was one of the 10 Women of Worth award winners for her work with underprivileged girls in the Seattle area. She is the director of Skate Like a Girl, which provides skateboarding lessons to girls as a way of promoting an all-inclusive female skateboarding community, helping to empower girls and women. The program also encourages them to make positive decisions in life and increases their confidence and self-image.
As in years past, L’Oréal will make a $5,000 donation to each of the 2010 honorees’ most loved charity. A $5,000 donation will also be made by L’Oréal in each woman’s name to support The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF), L’Oréal Paris’ primary philanthropy.
Once all nominees are in and the 10 honorees are chosen, the public will have the opportunity to vote online for which of the 10 women they believe should be recognized as the National Woman Of Worth Honoree. L’Oréal Paris will make an additional $25,000 donation to the winner’s charity in her name.
Nominations are open until July 9, 2010 so hurry up and nominate an amazing Asian American woman! I know there are tons of them out there! Go to www.womenofworth.com to nominate your woman of worth.
Internationally renown actress and L’Oreal brand global ambassador Aishwarya Rai makes a stunning entrance at the 63rd Annual International Cannes Film Festival. Don’t you wish you were there?
If all those cameras in the background freak you out, check out this next view. Gorgeous, sunny South of France. Sigh.
Photos courtesy of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.