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The Great Model Search 2010 Final Four Winners

Runners Up to The Great Model Search 2010

The GRAND PRIZE WINNERS of the Johnson Products’ The Great Model Search are: Jahminah Harris, Jenise Durham, Nicole Hill, and Hamidah Ahmad. The runner ups are  Chamir Conley, Mia Rutledge, Crystal Edwards, and Sade’ McIntosh.

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PRESS RELEASE: Final post press release for download: UWG_JPC_TGMS_WinnersPressRelease_June 2010_FINAL

PHOTOS:

Courtesy of Johnson Products, we have uploaded full resolution photographs for download here.  The photographs are to be used by working media only.  Please give credit to the photographer. Credits will be listed in the caption of the photo you choose.:

The Four Winners /Runners Up (Images you see above)–Photo by Von Thomas

BEST ALBUM: http://wnbyers.smugmug.com/Events/Johnson-Products/TGMS-Event/12568689_4DdpR#902327472_myqsy

Mr. George E. Johnson (honoree) with Eric and Renee Brown: http://theprperson.smugmug.com/Clients/Johnson-Products/12003061_kC5TF#901823316_tbXUV

Don Cornelius: http://theprperson.smugmug.com/Clients/The-Great-Model-Search-Finale/12550731_Qoyx4#900677776_LSLzm

Models: Final 8 Standing: http://theprperson.smugmug.com/Clients/Johnson-Products/12003061_kC5TF#P-6-12

Models:  Final 8 seated: http://theprperson.smugmug.com/Clients/Johnson-Products/12003061_kC5TF#901823981_k5pMY

Wendy Raquel Robinson: http://theprperson.smugmug.com/Clients/The-Great-Model-Search-Finale/12550731_Qoyx4#900670203_DXtgX

Lee Bailey: http://theprperson.smugmug.com/Clients/The-Great-Model-Search-Finale/12550731_Qoyx4#900661373_ehXee

Jocelyn Amador: http://theprperson.smugmug.com/Clients/The-Great-Model-Search-Finale/12550731_Qoyx4#900680876_LBy8Q OR

http://theprperson.smugmug.com/Clients/The-Great-Model-Search-Finale/12550731_Qoyx4#902186866_ETMPp

Wun “The Shot” Versher: http://theprperson.smugmug.com/Clients/The-Great-Model-Search-Finale/12550731_Qoyx4#900659654_dNx2s

Kevin Nash: http://theprperson.smugmug.com/Clients/The-Great-Model-Search-Finale/12550731_Qoyx4#900674723_8Smfi

Event Marquis: http://theprperson.smugmug.com/Clients/The-Great-Model-Search-Finale/12550731_Qoyx4#900722301_8ZHJm

For Individual Model Shots: http://theprperson.smugmug.com/Clients/Johnson-Products/12003061_kC5TF#862512783_gHrKw

Album: http://theprperson.smugmug.com/Clients/The-Great-Model-Search-Finale/

More images will be posted soon!

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Newsflash:  The GRAND PRIZE WINNERS of the Johnson Products’ The Great Model Search are: Jahminah Harris, Jenise Durham, Nicole Hill, and Hamidah Ahmad. The runner ups are  Chamir Conley, Mia Rutledge, Crystal Edwards, and Sade’ McIntosh.

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THE NEW FACES OF JOHNSON PRODUCTS ARE UNVEILED AT “THE GREAT MODEL SEARCH” IN LOS ANGELES JUNE 12

Historic Black-Owned Hair Care Company Makes Come Back With Finale of Its National Model Search

WHAT: Johnson Products Company, Inc. (JPC), one of the most trusted names in hair care in the African American community, will be hosting a Hollywood-style grand finale for “The Great Model Search” (TGMS), the company’s national competition showcasing the modeling talents of eight final contestants –all vying to be the new faces of JPC. TGMS is a marketing launch pad for the “new” JPC, makers of Ultra Sheen® and Gentle Treatment®, which was recently bought back from Procter & Gamble by Eric and Renee Brown on March 31, 2009.  To celebrate JPC’s “back to black” ownership, the evening’s highlight will feature a special in-person tribute to George E. Johnson, who founded the company in 1954. JPC is credited with igniting the $9 billion dollar ethnic hair care industry and in 1971 was the first minority firm to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.  For a list of the elite eight finalists and other information on JPC and TGMS, visit http://www.thegreatmodelsearch.com.

WHO: Celebrity judges include actress Wendy Raquel Robinson, (The Game), actor Rockmond Dunbar (Soul Food), radio legend, Lee Bailey (EUR), Jocelyn Amador, editor-in-chief, Sophisticate’s Black Hair Styles And Care Guide, Harlem Globetrotter Wun “The Shot” Versher, and, Gene A. Washington, former director of Football Operations with the National Football League.  KJLH radio personality, Kevin Nash, will be the Master of Ceremonies and there will be a special performance by up-and-coming rapper, Mann. Other guests include:  new JPC owners, Eric and Renee Brown, the husband and wife management team who have extensive experience in the hair care arena, formerly with the Pro-Line Corporation founded by Renee Brown’s father, Comer Cottrell and JPC Founders, George and Joan Johnson.

WHEN: Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 8:00 PM. Red carpet arrivals begin at 7 p.m.

WHERE: El Rey Theater
5515 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California

CONTACT: Tyrha M. Lindsey                                        Isidra Person-Lynn
UniWorld Group, Inc.                                                        Johnson Products Company, Inc.
Tyrha.Lindsey@uwgny.com                                             isidra@prperson.com
Cell: (347) 563-0370                                                          Cell: (213) 422-8707

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT
Isidra Person-Lynn, The PR Person
Johnson Products Company, Inc.
Cell: (213) 422-8707
isidra@prperson.com
or
Tyrha M. Lindsey
UniWorld Group, Inc.
Tyrha.Lindsey@uwgny.com
(212) 219-7145
Cell: (347) 563-0370

THE NEW FACES OF JOHNSON PRODUCTS ARE UNVEILED AT “THE GREAT MODEL SEARCH” IN LOS ANGELES

Historic Black-Owned Hair Care Company Makes Come Back On June 12 With Finale Of Its National Model Search.

NEW YORK, NY – June 8, 2010: Johnson Products Company, Inc. (JPC) is mounting a Hollywood-style grand finale for “The Great Model Search” (TGMS) set for Saturday,
June 12, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. at the beautiful and historic El Rey Theater in Los Angeles, California.  This final stage of JPC’s national competition will showcase the modeling talents of the final 8 contestants all vying to be the next new faces of JPC.  Celebrity judges for the beauty and fashion extravaganza include actors, Wendy Raquel Robinson (The Game), Rockmond Dunbar (Soul Food) and radio legend, Lee Bailey (EUR).  KJLH radio personality, Kevin Nash, will be the Master of Ceremonies and there will be a special performance by up-n-coming rapper, Mann. The highlight of the night will be the special tribute presented by the new JPC owners, Eric and Renee Brown, to JPC Founder, George E. Johnson, Sr.

“We realize these young hopefuls are not professional models and they may not
have runway experience,“ explains Renee Brown, Executive VP of Marketing for
JPC.  “But who wouldn’t jump at the chance for international exposure, a modeling contract, $5,000 cash, a makeover and a free trip for two to Los Angeles?  They will be modeling evening gowns and other fashions on stage in front of hundreds of adoring fans for a fun-filled night where there are no real losers.”

JPC launched TGMS on February 1, 2010 and over 1200 contestants uploaded their photos on the TGMS website with the hopes of being the next new faces that grace the JPC packaging and marketing materials.  Many contestants launched their own Internet and radio campaigns to get friends and family to vote them into the first round where the top 48 contestants were chosen from a public vote.

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Next, JPC officials picked the 16 semi-finalists and of that 16, 8 final contestants are being flown to Los Angeles for an all expenses paid trip that will include a tour of Hollywood, participating in a photo shoot and walking the red carpet with celebrities at the El Rey Theater.

TGMS has provided a marketing launch-pad for the “new” JPC which was recently bought back from Procter & Gamble by Eric and Renee Brown on March 31, 2009.  This husband and wife management team has extensive experience in the hair care arena with the Pro-Line Corporation founded by Renee Brown’s father, Comer Cottrell.  To celebrate JPC being “back to black” ownership, TGMS will have at its centerpiece a special in-person tribute to George E. Johnson, who founded the company in 1954. The special recognition will include a video honoring JPC history, which ignited the $9 billion dollar ethnic hair care industry.

For more information on JPC and TGMS, visit http://www.thegreatmodelsearch.com

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Since 1954 when George Ellis Johnson, Sr. founded the company in Chicago, Illinois, Johnson Products Company, Inc., has been a dominant brand in the African American community and a major player in the hair care industry. In 1971, the company became the first minority firm to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.  Today, Johnson Products Company, Inc. offers more than 30 hair care products, including the Ultra Sheen® and Gentle Treatment® brands.  For more information on Johnson Products Company, Inc., visit http://www.johnsonproducts.com.

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Rockmond Dunbar: An Interview with The Great Model Search by Johnson Products by isidra@prperson.com

Rockmond Dunbar

He is now an Ambassador to Gambia

Los Angeles – Director/Actor Rockmond Dunbar has agreed to serve as a celebrity judge for Johnson Products’ The Great Model Search Finale June 12 at the El Rey Theater in los Angeles.

In an audio Skype interview with veteran journalist Isidra Person-Lynn, he describes what he is looking for in a contestant and shares his latest news about being made an ambassador to Gambia.

Dunbar has mesmerized viewers on the small screen starring as the tough, mysterious inmate “C-Note,” on the hit Fox series,”Prison Break” (2006 People’s Choice Award for Best New Drama Series). Named one of “Television’s 50 Sexiest Stars of All Time” by TV Guide, Rockmond is also known for his leading role as “Kenny Chadway,” the hard working family man and entrepreneur on the long-running, critically acclaimed Showtime drama series, “Soul Food.” A true renaissance man, he has hypnotized his audience not only theatrically, but in all realms of art. From his provocative mixed-media exhibit, “ARTHERAPY,” to his powerfully unforgettable guest appearance in Dylan McDermott’s directing debut of “The Practice,” Rockmond is undoubtedly one of Hollywood’s hottest up-and-coming artists. Learn more about him at www.RockmondDunbar.com

Tickets to the event are exclusive and must be pre-arranged.  Dunbar joins a host of celebrity judges, including Jocelyn Amador, editor of of Sophisticates Black Hair , Gene Washington, Former NFL director, Wun Versher, current Globetrotter, Wendy Raquel Robinson, also an actor and director, Lee Bailey, International Entertainment Journalist and Alicia Miles who won the opportunity to serve as an honorary judge during the contest.

The highlight of the evening is the tribute planned for George and Joan Johnson,  both of whom founded the hair care company for African-Americans 54 years ago.

For more information, please visit www.TheGreatModelSearch.com.

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Gene Washington

Los Angeles – Gene A. Washington, the former Director of Football Operations with the National Football League (NFL) will serve as a celebrity judge  June 12 at The Great Model Search presented by Johnson Products, makersof Ultra Sheen and Gentle Treatment brands.  The event will be held at the historic El Rey Theater, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., in Lo Angeles and is scheduled to begin  8 p.m.

Washington served the NFL in New York from 1994 until his retirement in March 2009.  He previously worked as a professional sportscaster and as Assistant Athletic Director for his alma mater Stanford University prior to joining the NFL.  For nine seasons, Washington played for the San Francisco 49ers.

Living and playing in California gave Washington the opportunity to appear in a number of films and television series. He also served as a commentator for NBC’s NFL coverage in the early 1980s and sports anchor at KABC-TV in the late 1980’s.

He was the guest of US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at a State Dinner for Queen Elizabeth II and a State Dinner for Ghanaian President John Kufuor.

Washington has served on numerous corporate and civic boards, and currently serves as a Director for several NYSE-listed companies including dELiA*s, Goodrich Petroleum Corporation and the former New York Bancorp, Inc.

For more details about The Great Model Search, visit www.TheGreatModelSearch.com

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For Your calendar:

Only Chance to Get Tickets to The Great Model Search Finale is Saturday June 5

Join KJLH’s Kevin Nash and “Text” rapper Mann this Saturday, June 5 from noon til 2 p.m. at Sally Beauty Supply (39th and Crenshaw in Los Angeles) for the only time tickets will be available for Johnson Products’ (makers of Ultra Sheen and Gentle Treatment) The Great Model Search Grand Finale the following week.  Tune in to KJLH for details or visit http://www.TheGreatModelSearch.com.

Mann with his hit single "Text"

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