Mary Kay celebrated the beauty of women – inside and out – at the third annual Asia Pacific Grand Finale of the Mary Kay Dream Beautiful™ Contest held on Feb. 23 at Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in Hong Kong. Mary Kay Dream Beautiful™ recognizes the strong bond between Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants and their customers, and centers on making dreams come true. Three aspiring models were chosen as the new “Face of Mary Kay Asia Pacific” and one Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant as the “Beauty Artist of Mary Kay Asia Pacific.”
KK Chua, Mary Kay Asia Pacific President, said: “If you look at the journey they have traveled across from being who they were to what they are now, it is indeed a miracle. And that’s just so very heartwarming.”
The winners will attend a Mary Kay global photo shoot in New York. The Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants of the winning contestants will also be recognized in Mary Kay Applause Magazines in the Asia Pacific Region and honored in their local markets. They will also be presented with speaking opportunities at Mary Kay Seminar in their respective countries.
Karolina Kurkova, International Supermodel and Dream BeautifulTM Contest Judge said: “It’s always wonderful to work with real women and to be there, part of this journey and see them grow and see them learn so much, and also see them become more comfortable with who they are and enjoying themselves.”
More than 500 Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants, media and VIPs witnessed 22 pairs of Dream Beautiful™ finalists from across Asia Pacific in a runway show. The panel of judges included international supermodel Karolina Kurkova, Korean celebrity makeup artist Sunjin Kim, Mary Kay Global Makeup Artist Luis Casco, and global fashion and beauty photographer Jason Capobianco.
Zhang Ying from China, Crystal Fung from Hong Kong, and Corvina Chong from Malaysia were announced as the three Grand Final Winners for their outstanding makeup looks and performance on the runway based on the three qualities that each model best represented – Confidence, Passion, and Elegance. Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant, Vicky Lai from Hong Kong, was named “Beauty Artist of Mary Kay Asia Pacific” for her makeup skills and creativity.
More than 100,000 women from Australia & New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia & Singapore, Philippines, and Taiwan, from all walks of life teamed up with a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant to participate in the Dream Beautiful™ Contest. The event was was supported by official fashion sponsor Nine West, who provided the wardrobe of contestants for the Grand Finale show.