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Brandi CBrandi C. is known to most as a life size Barbie doll wildly struggling to win Bret Michael’s love on the hit VH1 TV show “Rock of Love.” Born in New Jersey, Brandi always knew she was meant to be in the spotlight. Everywhere she goes, she’s noticed. Is it the platinum blonde locks? Perhaps…

VH1’s “Rock of Love” was Brandi’s first entertainment industry experience since her devastating car accident in Los Angeles. Briefly mentioned on the show, she was left with a number of facial stitches that she has since repaired. Prior to “Rock of Love,” she was in a film with none other than Mr. Tommy Chong. Now, “Rock of Love” has set the stage for Brandi to become an unforgettable reality star.  In the first episode, she had convinced America that she has her whole own show going on – commanding the audience and giving them a glimpse into her world sex, partying, and… more sex.  Her crazy antics on the show made her a sure-fire star, and everyone is just waiting to see what she does next with her career. Oh, why did Bret Michaels let her go so soon? Was she really just too free a spirit? We’ll see!

Sabrina SloanAmerican Idol’s Sabrina Sloan discovered her love for entertainment at a very early age. By the wee age of three, Sloan was already performing and singing in school and church kids’ choirs. She began studying piano three years later and continued playing the ivories through the beginning of high school. Following high school, Sloan moved to Illinois to attend Northwestern University. After graduating, Sloan moved to New York just a week after the 9/11 tragedies to further pursue an entertainment career. In September 2002, Sloan’s immense talent was realized and she was cast in the Broadway hit “Hairspray.” She went on tour with the show twice.

After watching American Idol on television, Sloan decided to take the plunge and audition for the show. She progressed to the Hollywood round but unfortunately, one week before the Hollywood week competition, Sloan was involved in a devastating car accident.  She had been hit by a truck that ran a red light.  Sloan was rushed to the hospital with a black eye, nose contusion, fractured ribs, sprained ankle, and puncture wound. In spite of her pain, she made it through the Hollywood round and to the top 16. Sloan’s exit from American Idol left many fans and viewers in shock. Sloan’s departure was neither warranted nor expected.

Sara NewtonSara Newton was born in Seattle, Wa, but grew up in a tiny town 82 miles East of there called Cle Elum; Population: 1700. She attended

John Casablanca’s modeling school at the age of 5, but always had a passion for music. Ever since she could walk, she’s always had a very strong-willed, independent spirit, and was driven for success. Growing up in a very musical family, music always had a big role in her life. At 13, she began studing vocal techniques with Opera singer Britt Bern and performed at various local events. One year later she began dance at a local academy and performed at many half-time shows for Central Washington University. Living in a small town, she had limited access to truely developing her talents, so she moved back to Seattle her sophmore year of highschool and went straight to college, graduating two years later with both a high school diploma and Assocaites degree in Arts at age 17. January 2007, she moved to Los Angeles, California to persue a music career and study acting as well. She is in the process of working with  the Vocal Studio of Jami Templeton to create her first demo. She’s been writing her own lyrics since age 16 and  will work with a producer to finish her tracks. Currently, Sara is managed by Doan Models and Talent, strictly for runway and modeling, and she is looking to find representation for her singing career. You can learn more about Sara at www.myspace/snowybee

Lisa PelleschiPop chanteuse Lisa Palleschi has a big voice, and she isn’t afraid to use it. On her debut album, Released, she explores not only the range of her versatile voice but also the scope of humanity, with insightful and uninhibited lyrics. "I think anybody can relate to Released, and I’m really proud of that. That’s what’s special about it to me. The album is full of universal emotions and stories, so in a way it’s timeless. And that’s the type of album I was trying to create." Read more in Music… 

Erica Rose may be most well-known as the ‘socialite from Houston’ from the hit ABC series The Bachelor, where her natural sassy appeal and high maintenance Erica Rosetraditions caught the eye and interest of audiences and caused producers to solicit Erica to stay and assist with judging the outcome of the series even after she was not chosen as a perfect match for bachelor Lorenzo Borghese.

Erica’s parents, veterans in the entertainment industry, introduced her to media attention at a young age. She received a Bachelors of Arts from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and shortly thereafter Erica began her career in the entertainment field landing her first reporting job on Houston’s leading independent broadcasting TV Station, KTBU, on the hit show “Wild About Houston” as the red carpet correspondent as well as the weekly reporter for her own segment “Flick Picks”. At the same time, Erica juggled her second job reporting for a local magazine, Houston Modern Luxury, as their society writer reporting on local A-List events and becoming a regular in the Houston scene.

Erica is currently living in Los Angeles and pursuing her acting and hosting career full-time. In tribute to her tiara-wearing ways on The Bachelor, Erica debuted her first ever line of tiaras in December 2006, given the unique name, T-Erica’s, and which contain only the finest gems and metals. A portion of her tiara line goes directly to the charity her family began in 2004, the Rose Ribbon Foundation, where Erica works in her spare time and which offers reconstructive cosmetic surgery to uninsured cancer patients who are in need.

Heather MarieHeather Marie moved to Los Angeles from her home state of Wyoming, where she traded up playing women’s collegiate rugby and driving 360 ton haul trucks at a coal mine to pursue her dream of acting and modeling.   Heather graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology and is a Personal Trainer as well as an actress and fitness model.   Since her move to Southern California she has appeared in editorial layouts in such magazines as Oxygen, Muscle and Fitness Hers, and has modeled for many companies including Nordic Track, Proform, Reebok, Icon Fitness, and Asics among others.   She is also the feature model for an up and coming women’s workout clothing line, DirtyRedGear.com.  Heather’s latest commercials include Nordic Track, Proform, Reebok, Chevrolet, and Verizon. You can check out more photos and Heather’s resume at www.crystaleyez.com

Jenn LaskeyJenn Laskey of RedLight Special Events & Promotions, a USC alumni with a degree in communication and theater, has staked her claim in the LA event and nightlife scene currently hosting the prestigious weekly Tuesday night at Les Deux and Saturdays Nights at the M Lounge/ Republic Restaurant + Lounge. She also achieved much notoriety for her past artistic vision through the invention of the BodyRock Friday night event, Ivar, which is a fusion of the Hollywood club scene, and the artistic worlds of music, fashion, dance and live art/gallery exhibitions. Laskey is rightfully deemed "L.A.’s key to nightlife. RedLight (www.redlightpromotions.com) is a full service event planning and production company, and also handles creative marketing and event PR, specializing in nightlife and artist marketing and promotions. Some of her current event planning and creative marketing clients include, Cristophe Salon Beverly Hills with the famed Beauty Mix events, Laurence Michael¹s Salon, Interscope, Geffen, A&M Records, Royal Order Jewelry, & New Wave Entertainment. Jenn has booked and coordinated events at most major clubs and bars in Hollywood, creating her niche as the creative and artistic event extraordinaire. Some of her most notable events include, Mary J Blige’s ‘ Love & Life’ Record Release Party, Nelly Furtado’s ‘Loose’ record release party, Miramax & Bravo¹s ‘Project Greenlight Premiere Party’, Se7en Wrap Party, Enyce’s fashion week show and after party fall 2005, and Enyce¹s Grammy party 2006, LuxuryFashion.com and actress Fairuza Balk’s 2006 Red Carpet Oscar Event, and Gridlock New Years Eve 2007 featuring the Killers at Paramount Studios. www.redlightpromotions.com

Harmonie KriegerHarmonie Krieger, a  New York native, spent the formative years of her career pursuing entertainment opportunities in Manhattan, where she resided upon graduating with a marketing degree from Syracuse University.

Taking on numerous Hosting responsibilities, covering everything from
celebrity news and fashion to music and sports, Harmonie conducted red carpet interviews on "The Inside Look," for which she also acted as Segment Producer. Harmonie brought her charisma to the small screen, starring in a string of reality TV shows, including TBS’s Outback Jack.

Upon relocating to Los Angeles, Harmonie has proved to be a mainstay on the  entertainment circuit, acting as Host for several shows including Fanatical Fan, Battle of the Bands, Just a Guy Thing, Fashion Week, All Red Carpet Events – younghollywood.com, and recently wrapping a spot for Liftetime TV.

The proudest moment of her career came when Harmonie established, hosted and produced the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation fashion show, which both raised money for charity and showcased talented designers. Garnering a generous amount of coverage from all media outlets and featured on Fox 5 News, she will bring the show to Los Angeles in 2007.

Please check Harmonie’s website for future projects at www.harmonienation.com.

Allison_West.jpgAli West is a 23 year old actress, model, and dancer who just recently moved to Los Angeles from the Midwest. Ali decided to pursue a career in acting at the young age of nine when Alan Dysert of “All My Children” discovered her in an acting workshop he was holding, and encouraged her to move forth with a career. Since then, she has gone on to do several independent films as well as she was the WB Network Casting Call winner in 2002. She has appeared in ads for companies such as Clean and Clear, and also in several fashion shows such as designer Marissa K’s. After studying theatre in college, Ali decided to make the big move to Los Angeles to continue pursing her loves of acting, dancing, and modeling. Now that she has settled into life in LA, Ali is ready to fulfill her dreams!

August_Johnson_2.jpgAugust Johnson is an Angelena-based actress with passion to boot. August began as a folk/rock singer and stage actress in suburban MN. As a teen she obtained a prestigious modeling contract with Wilhelmina Models which lead her to NYC and Paris. Her first film, Paparazzi (Attenhofer), won "best film" at The Arts International Festival in Miami. She played a supporting part in award-winning independent film, My Struggle (Chispa Productions), which premiered in Los Angeles and performed in the sketch comedy JACK SHACK at the Upright Citizen Brigade Theater in Hollywood and recently starred in Gnarls Barkley’s new "Crazy" video (http://lastheplace.com/www.augustjohnson.com/myspace). August is currently working on her first self-written and produced short film, while continually and fervently studying to perfect her beloved craft.

BobGentry.jpgBob Gentry, a native of Detroit, Michigan, proved to be an incredible musician at a young age, learning to play both piano and guitar on his own and amassing a repertoire of over 50 songs by age seventeen. In his teen years, Bob found success with the rock band Moisture. Touring the Detroit club scene, Moisture attracted a dedicated following and was nominated for Best Rock Band at the Motor City Music Awards. With new members in Los Angeles, Moisture performed on the USA Network and Canada’s MUCH Music Network, and was offered a recording contract by FarmClub, a label under Interscope Records. His first self-titled album earned him a spot in the top 5 Male Singer Songwriter (2006) category from the JPF Awards while the first single from the album, "Upside Down," earned him the LA Music Award for Rock Singer Songwriter of the Year (2006). Several of Bob’s other songs and original score work can be heard on film and television programs including Fox’s "Bones," the film "Anderson’s Cross," and NBC’s StarTomorrow.A prolific and dedicated musician with over 500 songs in his repertoire, Bob continues to write new songs, perform, and produce albums for other artists. To find out more on Bob visit his website at http://www.bobgentry.com.

Cassandra_Hepburn.jpgL.A. actress Cassandra Hepburn’s latest achievements include a small part in Sidney Lumet’s Find Me Guilty, which was in competition at the Berlin film festival, as well as a supporting part in Mark Rydell’s Jump Shot aka Even Money, alongside Kim Bassinger, Danny De Vito, and Ray Liotta, among others. Jump Shot is due out in the theaters some time early next year. She is also scheduled to shoot Hollywood Backlots at the beginning of next year (supporting role, again). Also, she just got word she would be working on a Feature Film called "B – BOYZ"  which is an Urban Hip Hop love story which also stars Ludacris, APL from Blackeyed Peas, shooting in February.She has also made guest star appearances on Medium and Days of our Lives, as well.

Moreover, Cassandra’s already been published in the Belgian edition of Maxim, last june; she just had a 6 page layout in Femme Fatales Magazine, and a 2 pages layout in People Magazine Australia.www.cassandrahepburn.com

Alisa_Robinson.jpgAlisa Robinson is an active member of the Los Angeles independent film world. While some actors are weary of the rigors of independent filmmaking, Alisa courageously dives into roles and enjoys the creative freedom to breathe life and nurture a character. Her prowess on screen originates from many years as a stage actor in St. Louis. Whether on screen or on stage, Alisa has placed her mind, body, and soul into every performance since the tender age of 6, when she stepped on stage for the first time.

To learn more about Alisa, please visit http://www.alisarobinson.com/

Crystal_DiGregio.jpgCrystal DiGregorio is a 23 year old actress and model living in Malibu. After moving from New York two years ago, she has appeared in five films and in the pages of FHM magazine. She is currently the official Pimpstar Girl, the spokesmodel for Pimpstar rims. Back in New York she is the owner of ClubCrystal, a two-story dance club. She is loving her new life in LA, living in the mountains and doing her favorite thing: racing cars. Her next goal is to learn to ride a motorcycle!

To learn more about Crystal, please visit www.myspace.com/crystaldigregorio

Charise_Braunwalder.jpgCharise Braunwalder is a 22 year old hairstylist at Tangles Salon in Rancho Cucamonga. She had been doing hair for four years when she stumbled on to some information about a t.v. show for the Style Network called "Split Ends". Being that the show was about hairdressers, she and the girls at her shop applied. A few weeks later, they found out that they were cast. The premise of the show is to take two hairdressers out of their normal environment and throw them into a different one, where they have to use different tools, color, styles, and people. So she packed her bags and switched places with the stylist from Brooklyn, New York. Says Cherise, "Looking back it was one of the best experiences of my life, I learned a lot about how to cut and style hair while I got to spend time with very different people and make a bunch of new friends". Look for Cherise on "Split Ends" in November on the Style Network.

RaykoRayko is a singer from Japan. "Music is my life. It is the pulse that keeps my blood pumping and the notes that intricately define every feeling that has ever raged through my body. My band is called Dig Jelly, and it an expression of what my life has been mixed with the expressions of three musicians who I respect and love for their talent and spirit. The album is our New Year’s present to the world, whether they care or not". You can read more about this huge talent at: http://www.digjelly.com myspace.com/digjelly

Susan_Kennington.jpgSusan Kennington was born in Bremerhaven, Germany. Due to her father’s career, the family traveled the world together, their journeys taking them from Germany, to the Philippine Islands, on to North Carolina, Massachusetts, and ultimately to various locations in California. While in school and college, Susan participated in drama, art, voice and dance classes, and was a member of various dance teams, show choirs, and community theatre productions. Soon after, Susan started a family and has loved being a mom to her three children. Real estate ventures became her primary business focus, but she never lost her desire to entertain and contribute to worthwhile projects of an artistic nature.

At present, Susan has integrated her creative passion into her career goals, and is well on her way to putting her skills to use. A member of the Screen Actors Guild, she has studied with various acting instructors throughout the Los Angeles area, and is currently receiving specialized on – camera training for actors.

Julia_Rozova2.jpgJulia Rozova is an English/Russian bilingual living in Southern California. She is currently fulfilling her dreams in the educational, artistic and musical fields. She graduated from St.Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia with a Masters degree in World Culture History. She also had the opportunity to attend and graduate from a Music School in Russia with majors in piano and professional choir singing. Her passions are communicating with people from different backgrounds and countries, traveling the world and developing herself by taking new challenges in various fields.

Stay tuned…more to come!

We are always looking to add to our Beautiful People feature. If you are one of them, or know one, send us an email with a  picture and we’ll get in touch! You don’t have to be a model or actor and you don’t have to be 20-something!



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