All posts tagged: beauty queen

Mac Duggal; Couture for the Modern Woman

“While I’m not dashing off to fancy galas and award ceremonies I couldn’t help but tiptoe into the magical and feminine world of couture at Mac Duggal’s Spring/Summer 2018 New York Fashion Week runway show. According to industry insiders, the Indian born and Chicago based designer is said to be the “biggest designer you’ve never heard of, yet.” Mac Duggal designs have been modeled by stars from reality shows such as Dancing with the Stars, The Voice, American Idol, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, and The Real Housewives series. Mac has had a massive impact on fashion and up to this point, quietly so. His triple threat influence of dressing Hollywood celebrities, reality stars, and prom queens nationwide is finally gaining more attention. I made my way through the crowded lower level of the Angel Orensanz Center in the Lower East Side of Manhattan to talk more about Mac’s star-studded résumé with the designer himself. Although celebrities indulge in Mac’s glamorous designs he’s not chasing A-list celebs for popularity. “I don’t work that way. I put out …

Ammy Wilson; A Beauty Queen Giving Back

You have heard it many times at countless pageants. “All I want is world peace.” It might be cliché, but it is a true passion for Ammy Wilson. When not on stage being Miss Ecuador she is giving her all in servicing others. Recently visiting Ecuador for two weeks to volunteer as an aid for orphanages, elderly homes, and autistic schools, Wilson is not your typical beauty queen doing community work. Servicing others goes a long way for her. Through the La Sociedad Tungurahueses De Nueva Jersey pageant (The Tungurahuenses Society of New Jersey) she raised money from here in the states and went off to fix whatever she could while in Ecuador. And of course what would our generation be without media? Wilson used television and radio stations to get the word out. When asked what was most memorable about visiting she said, “When I went to Ecuador all the little kids came up to me. They need more attention than others. It’s not because they don’t have parents. They need warmth and someone …