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The Fresh Faces Project  is a nonprofit initiative that was started in 2014 by our Founder,  Calynn M. Lawrence.    Its mission is to unify and promote the underrepresented and the underprivileged in the creative and entrepreneurial industries.  To date, it has benefited 500+ small businesses and talents across the country, and even internationally , by providing both free and discounted services in marketing, PR, networking and creative.  Some benefits of being a part of the Fresh Faces Project include receiving free press opportunities to  be published on our websites  or  be a cast member of our show,   "Chicago Talent" , as well as networking opportunities at our  FREE events  and having the opportunity to be nominated for one of our annual Fresh Faces Project Innovators Awards. This initiative is self-funded by her earnings in her career in Marketing Management and freelance opportunities.  At least 10% of all proceeds from Calynn Communications & Creati

Cherita Houston, The Alpha Woman In Christ

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Our Founder, Calynn M Lawrence, had the pleasue of attending the book launch party of a beloved friend, Cherita Houston! She was thoroughly impressed with the program, as well as the overall mission of the author and women's empowerment advocate, Cherita. She will be including a detailed account of her experience on her personal blog soon when she releases the latest "Living My Best Life Tour" update. Until then, we're sharing some details about the author and her book as our latest Fresh Face. Please see the information below and check out her platform! About the book Life has many different stages, phases, and seasons. There's time for everything, a time to rejoice, a time to cry, and a time to mourn. But no matter where you may find yourself in life, you should know there's no situation or circumstance that God can't reach to pull you out and make you whole again in Him, if you believe. There's something to be learned in each encounter that's ex

The Ms./Mrs. Corporate America Organization Rocks!

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  Anissa, can you briefly tell us what inspired you to start the Ms./Mrs. Corporate America Competition and the impact it has on businesswomen? Growing up, I noticed that women in corporate leadership positions and female founders were underrepresented. Subsequent to my early childhood years, I also developed a passion for pageantry, as it helped boost my self-confidence as a young girl. I combined my passion of women’s empowerment and pageantry and created the Ms./Mrs. Corporate America Competition (MCA) under the leadership of the Ms./Mrs. Corporate America Organization. The MCA Competition empowers professional women and gives businesswomen a platform for their voices to be heard on a national stage. The competition allows little girls to see the impact that they could make in the world if they keep pursuing their dreams; and it provides hope to college students who may not have a focused career path but are determined to excel at whatever they put their minds to. I pride myself in

Mariette Wade, Mentor and Pageant Queen

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  "Mariette Wade is the 2021 American Beauties Plus Outstanding Queen! For a long time she had no idea of who she was and what her purpose in life was. She defined herself by labels and expectations placed on her by others; daughter, caregiver, wife, career woman and many other things that left her feeling unfulfilled and lacking. She knew there was so much more to her than just those labels. After embarking on a journey to find and heal herself from her past trauma, she discovered that she is not only a child of God who loves her with an everlasting love, she is an advocate, a mentor, an agent of change set on fulfilling her life’s purpose by giving others hope and helping them cultivate and walk in the light God has given them." Facebook: Mariette Wade, 2021 American Beauties Plus Outstanding Queen IG: @iam_mariettelynn

Regimia Williams, Pageant Queen, Actress and Model

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Regimia Williams was born and raised in Birmingham, Al. Just like her name, she is flawed but uniquely made. Bold in nature, she is a recruiter by day providing livelihoods for people career-wise. Which is one of her passions. As of 2017, she became an influencer for curvy women around the world. "Influencer" is the perfect adjective describing this queen. She has accomplished a lot, from being on hit TV series "Star" on FOX to "GreenLeaf" on the OWN network.  She has modeled for a number of designers and brands from the Southeast region to the West Coast region. She is also a 2-time title holder, Ms. Atlanta Fashion Week 2018 Plus Division and Ms. Full-Figured Alabama Plus 2020. Regimia is also a Motivational Speaker. She was a part of The Faith Over Fear Tour, where she motivated men and women from Alabama up to Baltimore, Maryland. In her current endeavor as Ms. Full-Figured Al Plus 2020, she utilizes this platform for Mental Health Awareness and Justic

Ashley Letitia Edwards-Davis, Attorney and Pageant Queen

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  Ashley Letitia Edwards-Davis, Esq. is a wife (to her husband, Byron Davis), a daughter, a lawyer, and a believer in the Almighty.  She is native to a small town called Lisman, Alabama.  In 2012, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Miles College and a Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central University School of Law.  She was admitted into the North Carolina Bar in May 2017.  Currently, she works in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion profession. One thing for certain, Ashley was blessed with a servant’s heart.  For her, pageantry has provided a platform and outlet to pour out and into others.  She endeavors to share that same spirit through her platform, The Think Beyond Project.  The mission of this project is to help people break barriers just one thought at a time.  She helps to break barriers in the form of networking, goal setting, goal execution and, most importantly, encouragement.  Her purpose in life is to help connect people to their dreams and succes

ARTISTS OF ALTRUISM - The Royal Ambassadors of The Fresh Faces Project

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Would You Like To Be An Ambassador For A Movement Called “A Legion Of Potential Legends” In The Media That Has Been Spotlighted In Over 50 News Outlets And Just Made History As One Of The Largest Pro Bono Marketing Agencies In The World? The Fresh Faces Project has FINALLY launched a new ambassador program called “Artists of Altruism” ! This program will crown and sash hand-selected women of excellence from all different backgrounds on a yearly basis at our annual Fresh Faces Project Awards ceremony! This is not a pageant competition, but a glamorized ambassador program for creatives, performers and artists with “pageant-like” elements such as: every chosen ambassador will get to do an evening gown walk in front of the cheering crowd at the awards ceremony along with receiving a crown and sash, the obligation to crown and sash your successor at the following year’s awards ceremony, as well as being given a specific ambassador title for their entire year of service and having plenty of

Leanne AKA 6STALIGHT, Musician and Former Miss Legacy International

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Dominica born, Houston raised, USVI groomed and California living free-spirited model, yoga instructor and pageant coach Leanne Lutterness (neĆ© Leanne Morancie) has found her voice as a singer in 2020 and launched her new alter ego 6STALIGHT in December with the release of her first single “Wispy Day (Trance)” a song she hopes will usher in light and outshine the darkness of 2020.  “As a collective we have experienced a dark night of the soul and out of the darkness of 2020, there has come divine light,” she says, excited and hopeful for what 2021 holds. She explains further, “With the December 21st 2020 Solstice we welcomed the new earth which initiates the Age of Aquarius; the beginning of a new 2000 year cycle and a sign for positive transformative changes to come.” She has already gone through several changes this year, one of which was the channeling of her passion for music into artistic expression starting with her name change.  “I received my soul name which I channeled from th