NEWS FLASH: Andrea Wong Is New Face of Épicé
By SpaceCoastDaily.com // June 16, 2013
Model Agueda Lopez ANNOUNCES WINNER
ABOVE VIDEO: Model Agueda Lopez makes the exciting announcement that Andrea Wong is the New Face of Épicé International. Brevard County, Florida-based Épicé International (pronounced Epi-Say), in partnership with beauty queen turned international model Lopez, and Raine magazine, collaborated on the search for the star of Épicé International’s next nationwide ad campaign.
The New Face of Épicé International winner is…Andrea Wong!
Andrea was born in Toronto, Canada, lived in Hong Kong as a child and grew up in Bradenton, Florida. “I’ve been in the U.S. since I was 6 years old,” said Andrea.
She graduated from the University of Central Florida last December with a Bachelors in Marketing and minor in Sports Business Management. (GO KNIGHTS!)
Andrea is a disciple of the healthy lifestyle. “I go to the gym at least four to five times a week,” she said. “I also maintain a strict clean diet as much as I can. Staying healthy is very important to me and truly makes me feel my best!”
It’s no surprise that Andrea follows a healthy nutritional regiment as well. “My favorite food is seafood,” said Andrea. “If I could eat it on a daily basis, I sure would.”
Although she loves Gospel music, it’s not her favorite music to work out to. “The energy within the songs makes cardio a lot more exciting for me,” said Andrea.
Andrea is inspired by people with strong characteristics that drive them to succeed in all areas of their life, but says, “They don’t do anything for others to applaud themselves, but because they have the desires deep in their heart.”
SPECIAL OFFER TO CELEBRATE
Épicé International is revolutionizing skin care and developing novel proprietary skin care products.
From innovative sunscreen, therapeutic moisturizers to rejuvenating skin care the mantra has always been: “It’s all about healthy skin.”
“To celebrate Andrea’s selection as the New Face of Épicé International, we are offering 20 percent off any purchases from our website,” said Chelsea Nabors, Social Media Director at Épicé International.
“People can type in NFOE20 upon checking out to receive 20 percent off their total purchase.”
SEE MORE INFORMATION BELOW ABOUT THE SELECTION PROCESS
NEWS FLASH UPDATE (JUNE 4, 2013)
ABOVE VIDEO: Dr. Michael Spicer announces the much awaited selection of the Top 5 Finalists, out of more than 70 stunning applicants, for the NEW Face of Épicé International Model Search. Dr. Spicer is board certified in dermatology and dermatopathology, and founder of Épicé International products. Épicé uses advanced patented technology from a Swiss laboratory and the highest quality raw materials to formulate and develop superior skin care products in the United States. None of Épicé’s products contain animal byproducts and are not tested on animals making them Vegan friendly.
SEE DETAILS OF THE MODEL SEARCH BELOW
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Brevard County, Florida-based Épicé International (pronounced Epi-Say), in partnership with beauty queen turned international model Agueda Lopez, and Raine magazine, is now searching for the star of their next nationwide ad campaign – and have extended their search an additional week through May 31.
“Do you have what it takes to be the NEW Face of Épicé,” asked Chelsea Nabors, Social Media Director at Épicé International.
“Have you ever dreamed of modeling and your face appearing in a magazine alongside stars like Agueda Lopez? Are you focused on a healthy, natural lifestyle? Then you could be the NEW Face of Épicé International.”
Épicé International is conducting a nationwide digital contest, inviting consumers to snap and upload one close-up, and another shot depicting how you live a healthy lifestyle, to RaineMagazine.com/NewFaceOfEpice.
Throughout the duration of the search, contestants will be asked to submit their photos to the contest site as well as get involved on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
“By utilizing these social media sites each contestant will have the opportunity to show us how they live a healthy Épicé lifestyle throughout the three weeks,” said Nabors.
• Week 1: Contestants will post their daily skin care regimen to Facebook and Twitter,
• Week 2: Contestants will post a “selfie” image to Instagram of their fiercest look, get creative,
• Week 3: Contestants will create a board on Pinterest representing what a healthy lifestyle means to them – this can include images of food, clothing, quotes, makeup and more.
Entries will only be accepted for judging when using the hash tag #ItsAllAboutHealthySkin. One winner per week will have their posting featured across all Épicé International and Raine magazine social media platforms, showcasing real people living the Épicé lifestyle.
“The weekly winners will also receive a three-piece Épicé Skincare kit and qualify to win a chance at the grand prize,” said Nabors.
One Grand Prize winner will be chosen by a panel of skincare beauty experts and will receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City to be photographed by a celebrity photographer, and mentored by celebrity guest judge Agueda Lopez the day of the shoot.
The Grand Prize winner will be featured in a full page ad in the fall issue of the nationally distributed Raine magazine.
Additionally, the Grand Prize winner will receive a year supply of Épicé Skincare products – sure to add “It’s All About Healthy Skin” to their way of life.
PRODUCTS DESIGNED WITH YOUR HEALTH IN MIND
At Épicé International, It’s all about healthy skin. Their line is vegan friendly, which perfectly represents the fun, natural flair of the new face which will be featured in the Épicé International fall marketing campaign.
“Our products are designed with your health in mind,” said Dr. Michael Spicer, dermatologist and founder of Épicé International.
“With the science background and desire to be natural, we have brought together the best of both worlds to create the ultimate in skin care. We are using advanced patented technology from a Swiss laboratory and the highest quality raw materials to formulate and develop superior skin care products in the United States. None of our products contain animal byproducts and are not tested on animals making them vegan friendly.”
As a board certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist with a degree in biochemistry, Dr. Spicer has a considerable understanding and knowledge of the structure and function of the skin.
He also has several years of experience as Medical Director of Aesthetic Centers and through his dermatologic practice and research on Florida’s East Coast.
“You can now be a part of a groundbreaking line of skincare products and see why we at Épicé say –it’s all about healthy skin,” said Dr. Spicer.
CELEBRITY GUEST JUDGE AGUEDA LOPEZ IN BIG DEMAND
Blonde Spanish model Agueda Lopez was born in Cordoba, Spain and grew up in many different cities until she came to Madrid where she studied journalism.
A classic dancer until age 13, she started her successful career as a model thanks to a beauty contest.
Agueda is a fresh face in the U.S. modeling industry and the return of the sexy model with her exotic looks. She currently works between Europe and the U.S. and lives in her favorite city – Miami, Florida.
Lopez has been featured in an ad campaign featured in the 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimwear Edition, and has graced various magazine covers including Fantastics, Miami Sun Post Swim Week 2012-13 Special edition and People En Español.
Agueda has also walked the runways of Miami Fashion Week and took part in the Red Dress Fashion show to support Heart.org. Her current venture is launching a children’s clothing line called MIKABOO, inspired by her daughter Mikaela.
You can also catch her as the newest face of Univision’s DESPIERTA AMERICA on her segment “MAMA AL RESCATE.”
CONTEST ENTRY TIPS
While judges will be on the lookout for healthy and fresh faces, it’s important that photos convey attributes like confidence, sophistication, naturalness, personality, and energy– all qualities that the NEW Face of Épicé must possess.
Entrants may use the following tips to ensure they are taking, selecting and uploading their most natural and fresh faced photos:
• Use a high quality camera that will deliver a sharp-focus image full of detail.
• Look for the right lighting – the brighter, the better; but avoid bright sunlight that may cause squinting.
• Enlist friends to help you identify your best angle. Shooting yourself head-on, or from a bit of a downward angle is usually the most flattering way to go.
• Consider adding cool photo filters to brighten up the natural colors of your skin.
• Closely follow the instructions on RaineMagazine.com/NewFaceOfEpice to learn how to correctly submit photos so that judges can see why you should be the NEW Face of Épicé.
Please Note: The contest starts Monday, May 6 at 12:00 a.m. EST, and will run through Friday, May 31 at 11:59 p.m. EST. (No purchase is necessary to enter)
FOR MORE INFORMATION e-mail Nabors at Chelsea@EpiceIntl.com or visit the following venues:
• Contest Page: RaineMagazine.com/NewFaceOfEpice
• Contest Hashtag: #ItsAllAboutHealthySkin
• Facebook: Facebook.com/EpiceInternational
• Twitter and Instagram: @Epice_Skincare
• YouTube: Youtube.com/user/EpiceIntl