Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but for 50 charities across the
U.S. and more than 150 around the world, beauty comes as a cash prize
from a Mary Kay Makeover Contest winner. Mary Kay announced today the
winners of its 50th anniversary One Woman CanTM
Global Makeover Contest to celebrate women's beauty and the beauty of
giving by granting winners a $5,000 contribution to the charity of their
choice benefitting women and children.
Tara Patterson is surprised in front of colleagues with the news that she is the grand prize winner of Mary Kay One Woman Can makeover contest. Patterson was one of 50 winners who received a $5,000 grant to the charity of her choice benefitting women and children. (Photo: Business Wire)
The contest, held in 28 different countries where Mary Kay®
products are sold, transcended language and borders. Around the world,
225,000 entries were submitted, and nearly $500,000 dollars were awarded
to organizations benefiting women and children. Along with before
and after pictures, contestants were required to share why it was
important to them that the charity of their choice receive a $5,000
In the U.S., more than 60,000 makeover contest entries were recorded.
One grand prize winner also won a $5,000 vacation to a destination of
her dreams. The diversity of organizations being supported by the U.S.
contest winners help a number of causes including the prevention of
domestic violence, eating disorders, cancer, lupus, cystic fibrosis,
Down syndrome, scleroderma and other debilitating diseases, touching the
lives of thousands.
In addition to the nearly 70,000 entries from the U.S. and Canada, the
regions with the most entries included Asia Pacific with 80,000, Europe
with 50,000 and Latin America with 17,000. The grants are a tribute to
company founder Mary Kay Ash, who started the company with her life
savings of $5,000 and a dream to enrich the lives of women around the
"It is so important to us that women have the opportunity to interact
with Mary Kay® products and learn techniques to apply makeup
to bring out their most beautiful self," said Sheryl Adkins-Green, Chief
Marketing Officer for Mary Kay Inc. "But engaging consumers to help
their communities brings out an inner beauty which far outshines
anything a makeover can do. We are excited to support so many deserving
charities around the world, and thrilled to see the high level of
participation in this year's contest."
To learn about the Mary Kay One Woman CanTM Global Makeover
Contest winners and their stories please visit makeovercontestmarykay.com
and watch the video at http://bcove.me/w8vrh2uj.
About Mary Kay
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For 50 years, Mary Kay has offered it all. With 3 million Mary Kay
Independent Beauty Consultants and $3 billion in global annual wholesale
sales, Mary Kay is a top beauty brand and direct seller in more than 35
markets around the world. To learn more or to locate a Mary Kay
Independent Beauty Consultant in your area, please visit marykay.com.
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