INDUSTRY INSIDERS: The Ultimate Beauty Challenge Judges

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Last Updated (Friday, 25 September 2009 13:49)


Alison Cronin: Miss Massachusetts USA

Alison Cronin is the current Miss Massachusetts USA. In April of 2009 she traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada to represent the Bay State at the nationally televised Miss USA pageant. She has logged countless hours this year serving Massachusetts by working with various charities such as MDA, Special Olympics, Best Buddies and The Children’s Trust Fund, to name a few.

The 22 year old from Weymouth  just recently graduated with a 3.9 GPA from New York University with a B.S in Communications Studies. While in college she did a research and community service project in Ghana, West Africa, and studied abroad in Greece. Alison is currently splitting her time between New York City and Boston, where she is pursuing a career as an actress and model and was recently featured internationally on the cover of Time Magazine.




Naz Kupelian: Salon Owner/International Hair Artist

Naz Kupelian is an internationally renowned Hair Artist and an educator for Rusk International.  Naz frequently travels the country to various cities such as Los Angeles and Miami for hair shows and conventions on behalf of the RUSK© creative team. At hair shows, he educates and inspires hairstylists on the latest hair cutting techniques and services and demonstrates how to perform them efficiently. He has been invited all over the world including: London, New Zealand and Australia. Naz has also participated in various fashion weeks in Miami and New York, styling for celebrities and for shows such as the New England Emmy© Awards.

The Naz Kupelian Salon is located in Lexington, MA. For more information visit: www.nazkupeliansalon.com.




EricaErica Corsano, Editorial Director
Stuff Magazine

Nearly a decade of success in various areas of the fashion industry has made Erica Corsano a nationally recognized style expert. Corsano’s prestigious resume reads like the pages of Vogue. A former New York City publicist for some of the world’s most recognized luxury brands such as Bottega Veneta, Bulgari, Chanel, Salvatore Ferragamo and CH Carolina Herrera, Corsano also worked with style legend Elsa Klensch on her groundbreaking show, CNN Style. Since returning to Boston in 2004, Corsano has been sharing her expertise as a contributing editor and stylist to the city’s major publications and broadcast outlets. She has served as the Boston Editor for Lucky Magazine, Editor-at-Large for Boston Common, Boston Director for yelp.com, and has contributed to The Boston Globe, Daily Candy, Fashion Boston and Lola, among others. She currently serves as the Editorial Director for Stuff Magazine, (formerly stuff@night), a local biweekly city guide featuring the latest in fashion, food, nightlife, responsible living, and urban trends. On the rare occasion that she is not working, you’ll find her traveling around the world visiting friends and family, cooking, attending yoga classes or visiting her two adorable nephews, Matteo and Balthazar.

About STUFF Magazine
Showcasing the best that life in Boston has to offer, our biweekly magazine provides a must-have guide for the city's trendsetters and tastemakers. From nightlife and dining, to fashion and interior design, to culture and green living, STUFF covers the people and places that make this town extraordinary. Our readers are industry insiders, purveyors of cool, and life-long enemies of the status quo. We understand them because we are them. Visit STUFF on the web at www.stuffboston.com



MelissaMelissa Eannuzzo, Radio Personality (JAM'N 94.5/WJMN Boston)

Melissa can be heard on air every weekday morning on The Ramiro & Pebbles Morning Show on JAM'N 94.5 in Boston. She can also be heard on "Bus Radio" nationwide and is a regular guest judge on the Emmy Award Winning TV Show Community Auditions.

Aside from her Radio & TV appearances, Melissa is also a professional cheerleading coach and choreographer.

Melissa has worked the Red Carpet for many big events and interviewed hundreds of recording artists and actors from Drew Barrymore to Jay-Z.

For more information Melissa visit: www.jamn945.com.






Lauren Genatossio, Makeup Artist & Owner of Sarra Boston

Recognized by a wide range of loyal clients and industry professionals for her distinct take on the art of makeup and the education of women, Lauren Genatossio is the owner and Founder of Sarra Boston and Sarra Hingham. Lauren teaches women how to enhance their own look by creating the perfect precision brow and simplifying their beauty routine at her two modern and bright loft studios. As the creator of the Sarra Studio experience and a full line of Sarra Skincare and Cosmetics, Lauren enjoys sharing her beauty secrets with fashion insiders and discriminating retail shoppers.

For more information: www.sarraboston.com





Event Host and DJ

RamiroHost: Ramiro Torres (Radio & TV Personality)

Ramiro Torres is one of the nation’s leading radio personalities and is a respected TV Personality in New England. Dominating the Boston radio airwaves for the past 12 years, he has recently gained national exposure joining the United Stations Radio Network as host of the Weekend Top 30.

Ramiro is currently the host of The Ramiro & Pebbles Morning Show on Jam'n 94.5/WJMN Boston, host of The Weekend Top 30 for the United Stations Radio Network, host of the Emmy Award Winning Community Auditions and an On Air Personality for Red Sox Final/New England Sports Network

For more information on Ramiro visit: www.ramirotorreslive.com




DJ CostaDJ: DJ Costa

DJ Costa made a name for himself by working on Kiss 108’s Matty in the Morning Show. He was the house DJ at Kiss’ 2008 Jingleball concert and shared the stage with many artists including:  Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Ne-Yo, Kevin Rudolf, Jesse McCartney and Natasha Bedingfield.

He has made his presence known over the years by spinning at New England’s hottest clubs and working with some of the biggest talent. DJ Costa has worked alongside Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Gym Class Heroes, DMC (of Run DMC),  The Paradiso Girls, Sam Ronson,  Adrien Grenier, Brody Jenner, Kendra Wilkinson, Aubrey O’Day, Tila Tequila, Donnie Wahlberg and more.

His current residencies include:  Shrine at the MGM Grand, The Estate (Voted Boston’s Best Dance Club two years in a row), Marina Bay Beach Club, and Rain.

For more information visit: http://www.dj-costa.com/




Special Guest Editor/Blogger: Pebbles

Pebbles is currently the co-host of the Ramiro and Pebbles Morning Show on Jamn 94.5 in Boston and has been a staple in Boston's radio industry for 20 years. A long time entertainment reporter, Pebbles also does national voice over work and has recently created her own blog, ThoughtsandWhatNot.com.

You can check out Pebbles' daily entertainment reports on JAM'N 94.5 each weekday morning and JAMN945.com.

Pebbles will be blogging LIVE from the Ultimate Beauty Challenge and giving you all the scoop from the event, so you'll feel like you're there with us! Make sure log on Sunday night to see her blogs, photos, interviews and more!



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