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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

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

Queen Kleo, Child Pageant Queen And Model

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  "I am Queen Kleopatra Vargas, I am 5years old. I am Afro Latina, American. Born in Chicago Illinois. I won my second title Miss Toddler USA America Nation 2021. My hobbies are Dancing, Singing. painting, playing sports, reading, shopping, making new friends, and spending time with family. My Platform Feeding the underprivileged people through missionary works. I have been recognized academically for my intellect and excellence in my schoolwork. I am also lead in my sports team in my school. Background: I am from a Multicultural background- Mexican, Nigerian, American. I speak Igbo, Spanish, and fluent English. I am a dancer and a straight-A student in school. I won my first pageant at 10 months- Baby Illinois USA. Pageant history: My mum inspired me to do pageants, she was a former Ms. Illinois USA Universal 2016. I won my first pageant when i was only 10 months out of 20 kids. I become Baby Illinois 2016 (American Little Miss Pageant). I am currently representing as Miss Toddle

Pageant Queen, Activist and Scholar: Gloria Combs

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  Gloria Combs is an Indiana native who wears many hats. She is a new wife, a mother, national pageant queen, and dean-list scholar attending Indiana University  School of Social Work. She is also a plus size fashion enthusiast and an adult learner advocate. Gloria was first introduced to the pageant world in 2016. Since then, she has used her platform to inspire adult learners across the nation. She was crowned in 2019 as the overall high point winner, American Beauties Plus Elite 2019-2020. Her platform is A.L.E.R.T. is dear to her heart. This unique acronym signifies adult, learners, educated, restored, and transformed. Her mission is to connect adult students to resources that make their educational opportunities more accessible through, volunteerism and mentorship. For her dedication to adult learners, she will be honored with the prestigious ( PVSA) Presidential Lifetime Volunteer Service  Award for volunteering over 4000 hours of community service. In her work, Gloria has helped

Curve Model and Special Needs Volunteer: Sandra Greene

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  Hello,  My name is Sandra Greene. I am curvy at the age of 34.  I just began this journey but have always had it in my heart from a young age.  I am a mother of 3 beautiful children and a wife of 12 years.  At times my life can be chaotic. I work and encourage special needs children from all aspects of the autism spectrum.  I am a mother's helper to a foster family and this has brought me great joy making my heart full. I attend liberty university online pursuing my BA in special education. I plan to take this and create a program that will help and encourage families, parents, caregivers with more information on how to live life when life is more complex.  Teaching them about resources, guidance on behaviors but most importantly communicating with their children. Most times the behaviors of children on the spectrum come from not understanding how to communicate. My goal is to my carvings to life.  Bringing awareness to curvy models. No matter shape, size, height, or abilities. 

Teen Women Empowerment Activist: Destiny Lynne

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  Destiny is an outgoing 14 almost 15 year old.  She is a twin who is outgoing and full of personality who loves giving back to her community. She works hard for her goals and always has her eyes set on the future.  Destiny recently entered the pageant world and is loving every minute of it.   Short term goals are to continue working on her pageant skills and bring home supreme awards.  She will be attending the state pageant next year where she hopes to bring home a title. Long term goals include going to school for veterinary science to become a traveling vet as well as modeling where she can.  Destiny wants to speak out against violence against women including sexual physical and emotional violence and be an overall role model that girls can look up to.  Destiny has experienced hardships in life that she wants to bring awareness to and let others know that you can overcome it and become someone who walks with confidence and their head held high.  Follow her on Facebook Facebook.com/

Girl-Power Advocate and Teen Beauty Queen: Chloe Hiller

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  Chloe Hiller is a hardworking teen that is making quite a positive impact in the world. After overcoming low self-esteem in her middle school years, she created the #GirlsDreamBelieveandAchieve movement to help set the tone for self-confidence and peer support to empower others. She recently launched her DREAM BELIEVE ACHIEVE app to share inspiration through daily positive quotes. Chloe has received many accolades for her community involvement; most notably spearheading her annual dream, believe, achieve vision board party where proceeds are donated to charity.  Over the past decade, Chloe has held many local and state pageant titles. This past summer she represented Arizona at the 2020 Miss High School America pageant where she placed 1st runner up in the country. Chloe is presently Miss Paradise Valley Teen USA and will compete for the Miss Arizona Teen USA title in May 2021. As a high school Senior, she is the studio floor director for her school's daily news network and p

Criminal Justice Reform Advocate and Pageant Queen: Julianna Andrasi

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  “It’s not the size of the girl in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the girl.” -        G. Willow Wilson Julianna Andrasi is honored to have received the title of Miss Michigan Petite 2020. Although this is her first time competing in a pageant, she is ecstatic to grace the national stage in March of 2021. She is currently working towards earning her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and finds delight in all things academic. A major passion of hers is raising awareness for criminal justice reform, specifically involving wrongful convictions. Julianna is currently in the process of writing her first book, Education Over Incarceration, which she hopes will help shed light on the injustices that the United States faces with wrongful convictions.  In her spare time, she lets her creativity shine in the form of drawings or paintings. She also enjoys adventures outdoors and breathing in the crisp, fresh air that Michigan has to offer.  https://www.facebook.com/juli.andraji https