November 13, 2009 (Scottsdale, Ariz.)- Stephanie Mannon, a 25 year-old model and corporate tax analyst from Gilbert, Arizona took home Arizona Foothills Magazine's first-ever Face of Foothills Model Search crown last night.
Mannon will receive an unbelievable prize package valued at more than $10,000, and will be the face of AZFoothills.com beginning January 1, 2010. She will also be seen on cover of the January issue of Arizona Foothills and it's fashion spread. Other prizes include a $5,000 gift certificate from Molina Fine Jewelers, $1,000 in cash from Arizona Foothills Magazine, $500 and gifts from Saks Fifth Avenue, 3 nights in a Wonderful Room at W Scottsdale, four bliss spa treatments, ZOOM Whitening from Dr. Joyce Bassett, Tasti-D-Lite frozen dessert for one year and hair styling credit for one year.
The runner-up, McKenna Mendoza, a 24 year-old pilates instructor and realtor from Ahwatukee received a $2,000 piece of jewelry from Molina Fine Jewelers, and a two-page spread in a 2010 issue of Arizona Foothills Magazine. All ten finalists wore diamonds and received gifts from Molina Fine Jewelers, and had hair and makeup done by Taglio Salon.
The winners were announced at the first-ever Face of Foothills finale party at W Scottsdale. Guests enjoyed Champagne, Sushi Roku bites, tunes by Mr. P-Body, a live photo shoot by Saks Fifth Avenue, fun paparazzi and model photo ops and bliss spa and Guerlain makeup samplings. The winner was announced at 8:30, and was recorded live for FOX news.
The contest began with 100 models, and after a month of Web voting was narrowed to the top 50. The 50 were then narrowed to ten finalists through another month of voting. The contest generated thousands of entries and received more than 15 million votes, helping catapult the Web site into the top 3,000 in the world. The finalists all met a panel of Arizona Foothills Magazine judges, including the President/Publisher, Creative Director and Fashion Director, who determined the first-ever Face of Foothills!
AZFoothills.com is the Valley's fastest-growing Web site. Arizona Foothills Magazine and Arizona Foothills Online are dedicated to providing resourceful information on dining, entertainment, homes, fashion, culture and events in Arizona. Arizona Foothills Magazine is published monthly and is audited by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC).
Scottsdale-based Media That Deelivers, Inc. (www.mediathatdeelivers.com) is a leading luxury magazine publisher that produces 11 titles in its luxury collection of magazines, incuding the monthly Arizona Foothills Magazine, Arizona Foothills Tucson Online and Estates West Online. The company also publishes an array of custom products for world-renowned organizations like the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, The Westin Kierland, and now four JW Marriott Resorts.