Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Girl Scouts Model at Justine Magazine Event, Launch 2011 R.E.A.L. Girl Contest

On Wednesday, September 1, Justine Magazine and Girl Scouts of the USA is launched its 2011 R.E.A.L (Remarkable. Energetic. Aspirational. Leader.) Girl contest with an interactive fashion show. The event featured a teen fashion show featuring Girl Scouts as models; a teen issues author panel including young-adult authors Alyssa Sheinmel and Sarah Mlynowski, Dr. Robyn Silverman and Jacqueline Wales; and a special guest appearance by 18-year-old rising country artist Katie Armiger (also a former Girl Scout). The R.E.A.L. Girl contest, which is open only to current Girl Scout members ages 13 to 19, will conclude in April 2011 with the winner appearing on the front cover of Justine Magazine.

New York's Queens Ledger was on hand at the event and had only positive things to say. Girl Scouts from the five boroughs and surrounding areas were present to represent their Scout troops with parents and siblings present, all supporting the R.E.A.L. Girl cause. The day ended with a spectacular local fashion show featuring the R.E.A.L. Girl Scouts modeling fabulous new fall looks that are hip for back-to-school style.

This is the second year for the R.E.A.L. Girl contest. Last year’s winner, Hosanna Kabakoro from Idaho, was featured on the April/May 2010 cover and in a six-page Justine fashion spread. Also a 2009 Girl Scout National Young Woman of Distinction, Kabakoro founded 2-Way Street to Empower, aimed at enabling and encouraging refugee and at-risk immigrant youth to develop a sense of community identity in the United States.
Awesome indeed! Do you know any Girl Scouts that should register for the 2011 R.E.A.L. Girl Contest?