SECAUCUS, N.J., July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashley Stewart®, the leading fashion and social commerce brand, is excited to announce additional award-winning celebrities and an initial slate of judges for the second annual #FindingAshleyStewart Finale event at the historic Kings Theater in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, September 15th.
The legendary, award-winning hip-hop trio, Naughty By Nature, comprised of Treach, Vin Rock and DJ Kay Gee, will be performing at this year's star-studded event and help celebrate the crowning of Miss Ashley Stewart 2018. They will be joining previously announced performers SWV, MC Lyte, Denise Belfon and DJ Kid Capri.
There will also be a special presentation by award-winning broadcast journalist and executive producer, Soledad O'Brien, who will help award Ashley Stewart College Tour scholarships to deserving students selected from local institutions as part of the #AshleyCollegeTour. Ms. O'Brien is the founder and CEO of Starfish Media Group and an award-winning journalist, public speaker, author and philanthropist.
The exciting, initial lineup of celebrity judges represent leaders from industries ranging from fashion and wellness to entertainment and technology. Joining Ashley Stewart for the evening will be Sonia Jackson Myles, Founder of The Sister Accord® and Author of "The Sister Accord: 51 Ways To LOVE Your Sister"; Kathryn Finney, Founder and Managing Director of the groundbreaking social enterprise didtechnology/digitalundivided (DID); Sharon Quinn, Pioneer, Talk Show Host and The ORIGINAL Runway Diva!; and Mikki Taylor, ESSENCE Magazine Editor-at-Large, Leading Authority on "Inner and outer" beauty and Author of "Editor in Chic."
A total of 20 semi-finalists will be selected from the expansive seven month-long national tour and digital search, and narrowed down through an online voting contest from July 27th to August 8th, resulting in the top eight finalists who will be named on August 10th. These eight women will be competing at the Finding Ashley Stewart Finale at the Kings Theatre on September 15th in front of a panel of influential judges to be crowned as Miss Ashley Stewart 2018. The Finale winner will also receive a $10,000 prize package, head-to-toe makeover, new Ashley Stewart wardrobe, exclusive photoshoots, Ashley TV segments, sponsored prizes, and so much more! There is still time to enter the digital contest, before it closes on Saturday, July 21st. Visit AshleyStewart.com/FindingAshleyStewartDigitalContest to register.
Dazzle amongst your favorite stars on the Pink Carpet with your friends and family, and join us in celebrating this powerful night. Tickets are selling out quickly, get yours now at Ticketmaster before it's too late. Learn more about #FindingAshleyStewart, our partners including Creme of Nature®, the exclusive hair product sponsor for a second year in a row, and #AshleyCollegeTour news by visiting AshleyStewart.com/FindingAshleyStewart and following @ByAshleyStewart and @ByAshleyTV on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
About Ashley Stewart
Ashley Stewart is a global fashion and lifestyle brand that has propelled itself to be on the vanguard of social commerce. Since its founding in 1991 in Brooklyn, New York, Ashley Stewart has always stood for uncompromising style, fashion, confidence & empowerment for the woman who flaunts her curves. Today, Ashley Stewart offers the hottest looks with 89 stores across the United States, a leading and global e-commerce presence at www.ashleystewart.com, a powerful social media presence @byashleystewart and a growing multimedia and events arm at AshleyTV. Every year, through the Findiing Ashley Stewart Tour, Ashley Stewart traverses the country looking to recognize women who embody the ideals of the Ashley Stewart women: kindness, resilience, confidence, community and fashion. Through #ASGives, Ashley Stewart engages in programs such as the #AshleyCollegeTour to make long-term investments into the communities that have supported the brand for close to 30 years.
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