Congratulations to Stephanie Williams who will represent DC at the Miss America Pageant. The George Washington University medical student beat out 16 other women for the crown. Williams will promote her preventive care platform. Good luck to former Miss DC and top ten finalist at Miss America, Jen Corey! Watch video of the pageant during my WUSA9 TV Report below.
Mario Cox from Lexis Nexus and Jonathan Cox former NFL player with Dr. Alex Naini
Pageant Director Teri Galvez with Chelsey Sophia Rodgers – former Miss DC and current Miss DC International
Big hug to my boy Tommy McFly from MIX 107.3 for hooking me and little Goff up with a very private concert with the mesmerizing Coblie Caillat.
Colbie was so cute admitting that she’s still trying to overcome her fear of performing and speaking in front of people. Say what?
Colbie sang fan favorites like Bubbly and Lucky to an intimate group of about 70 people comfortably packed in the Gibson Guitar Showroomdowntown on G Street. It was the perfect way to spend the afternoon although I officially deserve the ‘Worst Sister in the World’ Award.
It was a sad night for the ladies of DC at 19th on I and 19th street! Former TV ‘Bachelor’ Andy Baldwinbids farewell to Washington as he takes on his new assignment at a hospital in San Diego.
We’ll miss our favorite Navy Doc and the wonderful things he did for our military men and women, war widows and our veterans through his Got Your Back Network. Thanks for being a great friend Baldwin… we’re gonna miss you!
Pamela Sorensen and Pals
Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin with Susan Roberts, David Vennett and Lorie Peters Lauthier.
In addition to working on special projects Terence is currently the Supervising Producer of The Dr. Oz Show.Below, we asked my boy ‘T’ to share some of his top tips with OMG. You’ll want to print this out.
In other news, look for the launch of his new show‘DC Cupcakes’ will air Friday July 16th!
Terence’s Top 3 Tips to Getting Your Biz on TV:
Tip #1: In three sentences or less, write out who you are and what you have to offer that is unique from what is already out there.
Tip #2: Spend one week watching local and national TV– like from WUSA9 to The Today Show to Ellen. Educate yourself . Make a youtube video of yourself showing your expertise in action- let the power of the internet work for you. Insider Secret: Dr. Oz staff scours the internet when looking for potential guests for The Dr. Oz Show.
Tip #3: Write up 3 pitches. Make sure they have a hook and think visual. It’s all about the tease.. so fill in the blank when thinking of your pitch: “When we come back ___________”
BONUS: Come up with 3 stories form your life that you can use for interviews. Being a ‘relatable’ guest will make you more appealing to producers and the people booking the shows.
One of the most amazing places in the area exists in Centreville Virginia. It’s called ‘Spa World’ and it’s not your average day at the spa. In fact, it’s a full blown Korean sauna known in my mom’s native land as a Jjimjilbang. I ventured there with my little sister Jenny, Colleen who is a high school pal I went to school with in Seoul and Spa World junkie Dannia Hakki. It was a stroll down memory lane (on heated floors) taking me back to my childhood in Korea. Here’s the deal it’s basically a spa filled with a variety of saunas or poultice rooms: Amethyst Gem Room, Red Clay Room, Ice Room, Oak Wood Charcoal Room, Red Clay Ball Room (my favorite, you lay in little balls), Blue Onyx Room and the Salt Room (made of complete salt..ceiling and all).
There are classic spa services too. Manis, Pedis, massages.. but be warned they are the pressure point kind. Jenny and I got foot massages and let me just say I never knew my feet had so many nerves. Intense.
The public bath area (separated by gender) is where I have yet to venture into. Equipped with 5 different types of pools with high powered jets the bottomline you get in with bottom and all. I still can’t bring myself to jump in the bath in the buff. No thanks. I’d rather be eating at the spa’s restaurant. Afterall, the prison inspired suits they gives us come with an elastic waist. It would be such a waste not to get the most out of it. See pictures below along with this instructional video provided by yours truly.
How to make the classic Jjimjilbang Lamb Towel
Jenny, Colleen and Dannia enjoy the red clay ball room
The clay up close- it’s like the Chuck E. Cheese ball pen for adults
The golden key- ok it’s orange but it’s your ticket to everything. At the end of your stay (which could be overnight since it’s open 24 hours) they scan your key for your total. Food, services everything is charged to the key. General day pass is $35.
From the Korean restaurant there- a classic MILKIS!
She’s spent a decade casting for Disney, Warner Bros, FOX, TBS… and manages and coaches more than 30 of today’s top hosting talent (Ryan Seacrestring a bell?) … and NOW Marki Costello(yes her grandfather was Lou and use to hang with some man named Abbot) is coming to DC. Marki is bringing her star-making expertise and smackdown to our Nation’s Capital in an intense 2-day hostingBOOTCAMP. The ‘Queen of Hosting’ is one of Tinsel Town’s best!
So many people think it’s so easy to be on TV… a few seconds with Marki and you’ll see right away that on-air performance is truly an art. You have to be more than pretty, have a great smile, good voice and know how to read a teleprompter. Marki will hold her famous ‘Bootcamp’ Jun 19-20th at The Renaissance Hotelin downtown DC between 10AM-5PM. Spots are filling up fast. Get yours by calling 310.207.7333 or visit becomeahost.com
DC Capital Week: Kicking off this week’sMetromix report. DC Capital Week is here.. More than 5,000 Local technologists, entrepreneurs and social media enthusiasts are coming together from now til June 20th for Digital Capital Week. The 10-day festival focuses on technology, innovation and all things digital in our nation’s capital. Festival organizer Peter Corbett of iStrategy Labs. For a complete schedule of events for DC Capital Week visit us online at dc.metromix.com.
Reporting forAngie’s Armythis monday… Aviation Jubilee: Did you know Angie’s Army has it’s very own pilot reporter? Rob Edmonds is back and this time he’s going scouting in the skies. Rob tells us the Flying Circus Aerodrome and the Prince William County R/C Fliers got together to provide an afternoon of entertainment and education for hundreds of area Cub Scouts. It was to celebrate their annual Aviation Jubilee. The scouts were enthralled as vintage biplane acts and modern radio control demos filled the Fauquier Skies. They even got the chance to spend some time up close with the pilots and equipment.
Pawtini Happy Hour: Oh the doggy days of summer. Alex Naini, along with Miss DC international Chelsey Sophia Rodgers, Cara and Nicole attended the first Fashion for Paws Pawtini happy hour at the W Hotel’s Patio. 20-percent of the bar benefited the region’s animals in need.
Ah! keeping the TLC reality show about the Georgetown Cupcakegirls a secret was so tough when one of your BFF’s is the creator and executive producer of it. But with the show in the bag and launching this summer I’ve got no problem spilling the beans now on where you can track down the man behind the batter series yourself.
On June 15th, you have the chance to pick the creative brain of Terence Noonan who is also a 4-Time Emmy Award winning TV producer (up for a 5th) and the Supervising Producer of The Dr. Oz Show.
Terence is going to be a guest speaker for the National Association forCatering Executives on the topic of building a brand and establishing your expertise. If you’re a caterer or event professional trying to achieve that ‘expert’ status in the Washington area this is a must attend event.
Terence lays out a clear step-by-step strategy to get your personality, special knowledge, idea, product, or company out in the public eye and even on TV. Noonan will teach you how to create a PLATFORM for yourself and your MESSAGE to bolster your EXPERTISE and uniqueness as well as build your BRAND into one that everyone trusts and wants to use. Noonan’s program describes how little things you do to get your brand into the media world can give you a big break in your business, BUILD CLIENTELE, and put your brand at the top of your industry.
Discover how branding is used to build consumer recognition and move your brand to the top of the catering world list with potential clients
Find out how to expand your brand to gain more positive publicity and clients
Learn the steps to pitching your brand to a producer and getting on TV
How to become an expert guest on network TV and build your brand into one everyone recognizes and wants to hire within the catering industry