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"More Than a Pretty Face"

Atlanta, GA | Nov 28, '11 -“She’s pretty... in the face!” is a phrase that most over-weight females are all too familiar with! Although the intent of that phrase is meant to be a compliment, one can agree that the extended part “...in the face!” is where the insult begins. Unfortunately, it’s these constant slick insults that eventually destroys the confidence and self-esteems of over-weight teenage girls.

The Pretty Perfect and Teens What’s the Rush Non-profit Organizations have joined hands to make a difference by putting together a program called More Than a Pretty Face. The purpose and mission of this program is to mentor and build confidence of over-weight teenage girls (ages 13-17), who are often forgotten and made fun of. These innocent youth need to know that they matter too and they ARE far more than just ‘a pretty face’.

As if the daily name callings are not hurtful enough, most curvy girls are also being bullied by their peers. Most suffer from depression because of the constant bashing by society and sometimes even by their own families. Walking around with their heads hung low, getting bad grades, skipping school, dropping out and giving up on themselves are only a few results of this bashing. The more serious results are starting a life of crime, being promiscuous and sometimes even taking their own lives (suicide).

"As a full-figured woman, I understand the struggle to fit in and I wish there were programs like this when I was younger and needed a mentor. ~ Theary Sim (Plus-size model)

The More Than a Pretty Face program plans to bring out the confidence in these beautiful girls at NO COST to them or their families. Here are a few things they can expect :

· Model workshop- Our professional beauty team will do a complete makeover for each girl & photos will be provided. The tentative date for this session will be Jan 7, 2012 at 9a-6pm. Location TBA

· Mentor Program- Teaching the importance of taking care of one’s physical appearance and personal hygiene. And addressing other related teen issues.

· Promoting weight loss through fun activities. Although we want them to love themselves for who they are, we also want them to know the importance of healthy living. We will be encouraging them through self-defense classes (beneficial to deal with bullies), dance classes or Zumba classes.

This program was not developed with financial benefits in mind; instead it was developed to genuinely make a difference in these girls’ lives. Its mission is relying on volunteerism and sponsorships to be successful. One can help by volunteering their services and/or donating facility space, products and funds (charitable tax deductible). To find out more on how you can help, please visit http://imprettyperfect.blogspot.com for a list of products/services needed.

About the Pretty Perfect Non-Profit Organization (PPNO):
PPNO is a non-profit organization founded by women in the entertainment /model industry (Theary Sim of Youtheary Khmer and Connie Cruz of A-List Talent Management). PPNO creates community based programs that will help mentor and build confidence of over-weight teenage girls (ages 13-17). Its mission is teach these girls to think positive (in ways of self-love, self-respect and self-acceptance) so that they can look forward to their future and make wiser decisions based on their self-worth. PPNO is also an active advocate in the curvy movement and will bring forward curvy professionals (models, producers, talk show hosts, etc...) to inspire the girls, as they are living proof that there is room for them in society. For more information, visit http://imprettyperfect.blogspot.com

It takes a village to raise a child; TOGETHER we can make a difference!

About Teen What’s the Rush Non-Profit 501c3 Organization (TWTR):
TWTR is a non-profit organization that holds an active 501c3 status. Its mission is to prevent and significantly reduce the incidents of teenage pregnancy, sexual transmitted diseases, teen sexual violence, peer pressures and teen suicides. Our goal is to increase self-worth, self-love, graduation rates, social skills, and provide knowledge, awareness on the consequences of choices through the delivery of no judgment conversations. For more information, please visit http://www.teenswhatstherush.com

For media, interviews and more information, please contact publicist, Connie Cruz with A-List PR Firm at (330) 577-3476 or email alistprfirm [AT] gmail.com


How can you help?

You can help by donating your services, products, facilities and more... Because of our active 501c3 status, all donations will be tax deductible and charitable receipt will be available upon request.

We are seeking the following:

Services: Hair stylists, make-up artists, photographers, videographers and video editors.

Instructors needed: Martial arts/ self- defense instructors, choreographers, Zumba instructors, life coaches and more.

Gift bags: Donate products to place in the gift bags that the girls will go home with. Ideal products are: Makeup, Hair care products, Toiletry (deodorant, toothbrushes, etc...), Perfume, Accessories, etc...

Products & gift certificates: Anything you would like to give to the girls as a gift. (Clothing, undergarments, books, electronics, etc...ANYTHING GOES!)

Food/Catering: Lunch & snacks for the photo shoot (which will be an all day event). We will need enough to feed the volunteers, professionals donating their services, and the girls. | Snacks and drinks for the mentorship classes.

Volunteers- We need those who can lend a helping hand in means of organizing, scheduling, scouting for girls who can benefit from this program and just being present to help us operate diligently & effectively.

Facilities: We are in need of facilities that are suitable for the following:

· Photo shoot – all day event for Jan 7, 2012 | 8am-6pm (tentative)

· Mentor class- 2 hour class room setting (Approx. once every month)

· Studio- for dance classes, self-defense classes and zumba lasses. (1.5 hours, once every week for 1-2 months.)

Office supplies: Paper, ink, blank CDs, printing services, photo printing services, folders (with prongs), etc...

Monetary donations: To cover expenses for services, facilities, and products that we were not able to obtain through donations /volunteers.

Anything: We are open to anything & any services you feel you can donate that will benefit these girls and this program. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your idea/proposal.

Those who donate/volunteer their time, services, products, etc... will be mentioned on our website, online press release, social media networks, event program (for our “More Than a Pretty Face” luncheon in April 2012) and more....

Please feel free to contact us if you can help in any way & would like to join hands with us in this effort.

Thank you for your time!


Connie Cruz

Theary Sim

thearysiminc [AT] gmail.com

Ph# 404-884-8006

A-List PR Firm

alistprfirm [AT] gmail.com

Ph# (330) 5PR-Firm

"I don’t care to make money from this! I just want to MAKE A DIFFERENCE...even if it means giving money from my own pockets! As a full-figured woman, I understand the struggle to fit in and I wish there were programs like this when I was younger and needed a mentor. ” ~ Theary Sim (co-founder)

It takes a village to raise a child; TOGETHER we can make a difference!

“People think that this is just another business venture for me. I like to consider it a ‘PASSION’ because business has one purpose: to make money. My purpose is to help these teens. Businesses also come with business risk. And to me, there is NO risk; I KNOW we can change/help at least ONE LIFE.” ~ Connie Cruz (co-founder)

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