Congratulations to the nine teenage girls who have been chosen by America to don a Milk Mustache and appear together in a national “got milk?®” ad. It will be the first time in Milk Mustache history that “real” teens will star in the iconic campaign. Check out their winning video entries here!
In February, actress, singer and dancer Julianne Hough unveiled her own Milk Mustache ad and launched a search for The 9 – an elite group of teen girls to become the next Milk Mustache stars and serve as milk ambassadors, having the chance to make a positive impact on their peers across the country throughout 2011. Hundreds of teens from around the country submitted videos showing how the power of milk’s nine essential nutrients helps them look lean and strong on the outside and feel confident and strong on the inside.
Julianne and a panel of judges narrowed down the entries to 27 diverse semi-finalists before America voted on the winners per contest rules and criteria. Now, nine teen girls have been chosen as the next Milk Mustache stars and will appear in a national got milk? ad in the pages of Seventeen magazine this fall. The 9 are:
Michelle Lassen (Philadelphia, PA)
Bailey Amaden (Little Rock, AR)
Allison Freeman (Oklahoma City, OK)
Elaine Mann (Baltimore, MD)
Victoria Leggett (Tampa, FL)
Lauren Zimmermann (New Orleans, LA)
Mina Burnside (Nashville, TN)
Kimberly Rosen (Salt Lake City, UT)
Alyssa Collopy (Detroit, MI)
America voted and nine girls from around the country got to experience what it’s really like to be a Milk Mustache celebrity – just like Julianne Hough. They were flown to a photo shoot in New York City where they met the other winners from across the country before posing together for their Milk Mustache ad. This elite group of nine girls will continue to make a positive impact on other teens throughout the year via their own Power of 9 blog on Seventeen.com and on Facebook. They’ll also have the chance to experience other milk “insider” opportunities, such as attending other “VIP” milk events – and some of them may get a chance to interview an upcoming Milk Mustache celebrity.
“The 9 girls chosen really understand the importance of drinking milk,” said Lisa Drayer, M.A., R.D. “It’s such an easy way to get nine essential nutrients – and it provides so many benefits, inside and out – like vitamin A and niacin for smooth, healthy skin and calcium and vitamin D for strong bones and healthy teeth. And along with exercise, the protein in milk can help build lean muscle to help you be toned and fit. The 9 girls will now have the opportunity to spread this message to their peers to help inspire them to live healthier lives!”