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Be the Model is an online video campaign for youth aged 10-18 that asks kids how they will be a role model in their community, which ends with a family-based fashion show at Bloomingdale's on April 27, 2014.  

Manna's campaign is designed to not only help prevent the mindset that leads to eating disorders, but also create a movement and outlet for our youth to change their belief about beauty. We believe that our youth are the key to positive change for the future, and that hearing their ideas on how to change our society's mindset on what beautiful is, will change our society for the better. We also believe in the power of family. Parents have such a powerful impact on the beliefs of their children! Its why we want you to be involved! 

We are thrillled with the response that we have received from our submitted videos, and are looking forward to not only revealing our "Role Models" on video and in our live fashion show.  

Please click on our logo to download our full Press Kit for further information!


Ask Miss A article on Be the Model!

 Highlights from Be The Model - Lenox Bloomingdale's 2014 
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Around Brookhaven connects to Be the Model!

Be the Model - featured in this month's Around Bookhaven website and email blast!  

Please enjoy the "home made" video of young ladies telling us what they think is really beautiful...

Our celebrity appearances 
Kirsten Haglund-Smith, Miss America, 2008

Kirsten Haglund is an international women’s empowerment speaker, President of the Kirsten Haglund Foundation, vocalist, and served as Miss America 2008.  During her year with the Miss America Organization, she served as Goodwill Ambassador for the Children’s Miracle Network, appeared as one of SHAPE magazine's "Women Who SHAPEd the World in 2008," and was a tireless advocate for increased awareness of eating disorders as a public health priority, having overcome a battle with anorexia as a young ballet dancer. On behalf of this cause, she has made guest speaking appearances at Harvard University, the National Press Club in Washington D.C., and for the United States Congress while lobbying with the Eating Disorders Coalition for Mental Health Parity and the FREED Bill. Kirsten is now the Community Relations Specialist with Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, and travels across the country to speak at universities, churches, for women's groups, athletes and artists, and national conferences on women's empowerment, eating disorders, and consumer advocacy related to the beauty and diet industries. She is also a proud Ambassador for the National Eating Disorders Association. 

Vanessa Evigan, actress, model

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Vanessa got her start on the small screen at only eight years old, when she was an extra on the TV show MyTwo Dads, which starred her father, Greg Evigan. Vanessa knew then she wanted to be an actress, but it wasn't until she was 11 that her parents allowed her to get into the business. Her mother, Pamela Serpe Evigan, who was a dancer on Broadway, and her father, Greg Evigan, had strong feelings about her getting into the business too young. Vanessa is the oldest of three children: her brother, Jason Evigan, who is a singer songwriter best known for his number one hit "Heart Attack" he wrote and produced for Demi Lovato, and her sister, actress Briana Evigan, who is best known as Andie from Step Up 2 The Streets.

Vanessa has guest starred on many shows such as Boy Meets World, The Tom Show, Norm, Less Than Perfect, Emily's Reasons Why Not, In Plain Sight, and How I Met Your Mother. She has starred in several independent movies and made for-TV movies as well. And she costarred in ABC's '25 Days Of Christmas' Family Movie Holiday In Handcuffs. You can watch Vanessa in Zombie Hamlet which was just released January of 2014 where she stars opposite Jason Mewes, June Lockhart, Shelley Long, and John Amos.

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