12 Local Winners Will Get Their Dream Makeovers by Style Guru Clinton Kelly
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Macy’s today announced the 12 Raleigh winners of the “Macy’s & Clinton Kelly MAKE OVER AMERICA” tour. Kelly – style authority on the popular TLC hit What Not To Wear and style and fit expert for Macy’s – will help these self-proclaimed style-starved women reinvent themselves from head to toe before strutting their new looks at a fashion show at Crabtree Valley on Saturday, June 5 at 2:00 PM.
The Raleigh Make Over America winners include:
Jennifer Vion of Apex, NC
Jeannie Shotwell of Hillsborough, NC
Emily Tackett of Greenville, NC
Melissa Cotton of Holly Springs, NC
Teresa Pitt of Fuquay-Varina, NC
Sarah Ruiz of Cary, NC
Johnna Stephenson of Raleigh, NC
Teresa Baines of Stem, NC
Ruth Cody of Garner, NC
Michelle Lekander of Clayton, NC
Tammy Martin of Raleigh, NC
Nicole Greene of Garner, NC
Traveling to 8 cities over the spring season, Macy’s and Clinton Kelly are making over 12 women in each city culminating in a runway show to unveil the makeovers at each local Macy’s store. In addition to the clothing makeover, winners will receive a comprehensive consultation and design hairstyle courtesy of Raleigh’s award-winning Samuel Cole Salon. Makeup consultations and gifts will be provided by Estee Lauder.
“I’m thrilled to bring the Macy’s national Make Over America tour to beautiful Raleigh,” says Kelly. “This city has so much to offer – history, culture, fashion and entertainment, but the generosity and hospitality of the people here is what truly makes it a very special place to visit, and I am so excited to meet with these 12 ladies.”
Women entered the contest at www.macys.com/makeoveramerica, where they uploaded a photo or video and answered questions on why they should be selected for a Clinton Kelly makeover. The MAKE OVER AMERICA tour has visited the following cities: Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., Albany, St. Louis, Seattle, Cincinnati and Houston, with its finale in Raleigh. Additionally, one lucky winner from anywhere in the U.S. will be selected for the ultimate Clinton Kelly makeover and shopping spree at Macy’s Herald Square in New York City.
A former editor at Mademoiselle and Marie Claire magazines, Kelly made his debut on TLC’s What Not to Wear in 2003. It was Kelly’s talent for offering unflinchingly honest style appraisals with humor and compassion that brought him to the attention of Macy’s. For the past four years, Kelly has traveled the country offering his unique blend of fashion expertise, style secrets and self-confidence counseling at events in Macy’s department stores across the U.S.
More than just a fashion expert, Kelly is a committed advocate of style as a means of empowerment, reminding women that “knowing you look great builds confidence, and confidence is a key ingredient in reaching your goals.”
Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at more than 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. Macy’s stores and macys.com offer distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy’s is known for such epic events as Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Building on a 150-year tradition, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities that make a difference in the lives of our customers.