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Kirt Jacobs is the host and producer of MoxieTalk, a talk show that gives an intimate look into the courage, character and defining moments of today’s most inspiring individuals.
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Nov 27, 2023

The Miss Teen Earth pageant is an international beauty and environmental-themed spectacle focusing on environmental issues and advocacy. It’s one of the beauty contests emphasizing social responsibility and promoting eco-friendly practices.

This pageant is typically open to young female participants from various countries who are passionate about environmental conservation and are willing to use the platform to promote sustainability and raise awareness about the pressing ecological issues facing the planet.

Contestants often engage in activities and challenges that highlight their commitment to environmental causes, and they are judged not only on traditional pageant criteria such as poise and beauty but also on their knowledge of and commitment to environmental matters.

The pageant serves as a means to educate and involve younger generations in environmental stewardship and encourages them to take an active role in promoting ecological sustainability.

The winners of the Miss Teen Earth pageant may become ambassadors for various environmental initiatives and often participate in events and programs that aim to inspire action toward a more sustainable future.

Nov 20, 2023

Mrs. Eden Bridgeman Sklenar has been owner, Chairwoman, and now CEO of EBONY and JET and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Manna Inc since 2017. Mrs. Bridgeman Sklenar has been with Manna Inc since 2009. She served as Regional Marketing Manager for 2 years before taking a leave of absence to complete her MBA in Entrepreneurship at Loyola University Chicago-Quinlan School of Business in 2011. She received induction into The International Business Honor Society in 2013 after her MBA program.

After earning her MBA, Mrs. Bridgeman Sklenar transitioned to Director of Marketing for ERJ Dining, LLC dba Chili’s Grill & Bar. Since becoming CMO of Manna Inc, Mrs. Bridgeman Sklenar has overseen the marketing department and all company brands’ local store marketing engagement. Mrs. Bridgeman Sklenar serves as an ambassador for Manna Inc to the Women’s Food Service Forum (WFF) by bringing all of the benefits of WFF membership to life for Manna Inc.

Mrs. Bridgeman Sklenar has served as a Board Member and the Program Director for the Bridgeman Charitable Group since 2017, which produces The Trifecta—an annual Derby-eve black-tie celebrity charity gala in Louisville, Kentucky. Her hobbies include traveling and spending time with her family and friends. She is also a Board Member of The Speed Museum, Kentucky Derby Museum, Oxmoor Farm Foundation, Task Force for the Fund Arts, and the Louisville Ballet.

Eden was born in Los Angeles, CA, but was raised in Louisville, KY, where she attended Male High School and the University of Louisville. She is married to Greg Sklenar and is the daughter of Ulysses L. and Doris Bridgeman. Eden has two brothers, Justin and Ryan Bridgeman.

Eden Bridgeman Sklenar is known as one of the daughters of Junior Bridgeman, a former NBA player who became an extremely successful entrepreneur, notably in the fast-food industry. The Bridgeman family is well-respected in both the business and philanthropic circles.

Eden Bridgeman Sklenar has been involved in various aspects of the family business and is recognized for her roles in philanthropic endeavors and events. One of the significant events she’s been associated with is the Trifecta Gala, an annual charity event held during the Kentucky Derby weekend. Given your interest in the Kentucky Derby, as mentioned in your profile, this connection might be particularly relevant.

The Trifecta Gala has historically benefited several charities, focusing on organizations that support underserved communities, particularly in education, sports, and health.

Nov 13, 2023

Starlet Marie Jones Lugo (born March 24, 1962), better known as Star Jones, is an American lawyer, journalist, television personality, fashion designer, author, and women’s and diversity advocate.

She is best known as one of the first co-hosts on The View’s ABC morning talk show, which she appeared on for nine seasons from 1997-98 through 2005-06.

She was also one of sixteen contestants of the fourth installment of The Celebrity Apprentice in 2011, coming in fifth place.

Star Jones is a well-known American television personality, lawyer, journalist, and author. Here’s an in-depth overview of her career and achievements:

Star Jones:

  1. Early Life and Education:
    • Born: March 24, 1962, in Badin, North Carolina, U.S.
    • Star Jones graduated from American University with a degree in the Administration of Justice. She later earned her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of Houston Law Center.
  2. Legal Career:
    • After completing her law education, Star Jones worked as a prosecutor in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, New York.
    • Her work as a legal professional provided a foundation for her later career in television, where she often gave legal commentary on high-profile cases.
  3. Television Career:
    • The View: Perhaps most notably, Star Jones was one of the original co-hosts of the ABC daytime talk show “The View.” She joined the show in 1997 and remained a co-host until 2006.
    • Other Endeavors: Apart from “The View,” Star Jones has had an extensive career in television. She hosted her own talk show, “Star Jones,” on truTV and has appeared on various other shows as a guest and host. Jones also participated in reality TV programs, including a stint on “The Celebrity Apprentice.”
  4. Writing:
    • Star Jones is also an author. She has written books that delve into her experiences, offering insights and advice. One of her notable books is “Shine… A Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Journey to Finding Love,” where she discusses her life journey, including her dramatic weight loss and her high-profile career.
  5. Advocacy and Personal Life:
    • Star Jones has been an advocate for heart health, especially after undergoing cardiac surgery in 2010. She has used her platform to raise awareness about cardiovascular diseases, especially among women.
    • In terms of her personal life, Jones’s wedding in 2004 to Al Reynolds was highly publicized, though the couple divorced in 2008.

Star Jones’s career has seen a blend of legal expertise and media presence, making her a recognized figure in American television and legal circles.

Nov 6, 2023

Some of you helped cheer Cheryl on to become a Champion on Hollywood’s first “reality” television show—American Gladiators!

Also, her extraordinary passion for collecting Wizard of Oz memorabilia is second to none!

Ever since Cheryl’s mother read The Wizard of Oz to her as a child, she shared her mother’s passion for “all things Oz.”

Her collection of over 3,500 Oz items—perhaps the world’s most significant—was the premier exhibit at the Judy Garland Museum for 5 years.

Still, when her father taught her to stand on her head, Cheryl began seeing the world differently.

So it comes as little surprise that this media personality & national fitness expert set out to address the USA’s adolescent obesity epidemic as Exec. Producer, Creator, and star of the 13-x national award-winning children’s fitness film program—Adventures in Oz Cheryl- Combining her creative abilities, perseverance, & faith with her love for kids, exercise, &, of course, all things Oz!

Today, Cheryl captures audiences’ hearts & minds as she magically transports them on her eclectic entrepreneurial & spiritual journey from her backyard in Hobart to Hollywood, The Home Shopping Network & more!

Some of the ways Cheryl has inspired & served her communities as a College Professor at the Univ. of Indy, Radio Show Host of Community Link, Inspirational Speaker, and Spiritual Director.

Folks who know her endearingly call her “the bodybuilder with a brain, a heart, & courage!”

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