P&G Beauty Announces Winners of First-Ever P&G Beauty Awards

    16 awards presented to top editorial and creative talent in the Canadian
    beauty and fashion industry

TORONTO, Oct. 30 /CNW/ - Last night, the top names and the best of the fashion and beauty industry converged in Toronto for the inaugural Canadian P&G Beauty Awards. Hosted by Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated Canadian screenwriter and actress Nia Vardalos at The Carlu in Toronto, the awards recognized top editorial work that brings beauty, grooming and fashion news to Canadian readers as well as make-up artists, hair stylists, photographers and models.

"This awards ceremony was a beauty and fashion first in Canada with our home-grown talent being honoured by P&G Beauty for their stellar work in the industry," says Danielle Bibas, P&G Beauty and Grooming General Manager, Canada. "We brought the P&G Beauty Awards to Canada because we recognize the superb talent that exists in this country and thought it was important to celebrate and support the thriving Canadian fashion and beauty industry. Congratulations to all of the winners and we look forward to another year of beautiful work."

The high-style cocktail event attracted a glamorous star-studded crowd including Valerie Bertinelli; Fashion Television's Jeanne Beker; David Clemmer, star of the W Network's "Style by Jury"; MTV News host and producer, Aliya-Jasmine Sovani; fashion designer Joeffer Caoc and the reigning Canada's Next Top Model, Meaghan Waller.

    The Winners of the 2009 P&G Beauty Awards are:

    Best Magazine Cover:
    -   FASHION, Ceri Marsh, Editor-in-Chief

    Best Beauty Editor of a Magazine:
    -   Rhonda Rovan, Best Health

    Best Fashion Editor of a Magazine:
    -   Elizabeth Cabral, Flare

    Best Beauty Feature of a Magazine or Newspaper (English):
    -   Anne Mullens, Best Health

    Best Beauty Feature of a Magazine or Newspaper (French):
    -   Joanie Pietracupa, Clin d'oeil

    Best Fashion Feature of a Magazine or Newspaper (English):
    -   Karen Burshtein, FASHION

    Best Fashion Feature of a Magazine or Newspaper (French):
    -   Jean-Francois Légaré, Clin d'oeil

    Best Male Grooming Feature (English):
    -   Leo Petaccia, Sharp

    Best Male Grooming Feature (French):
    -   Andrée-Anne Léonard and Claude Laframboise, LOULOU

    Best Beauty or Fashion Website:
    -   Jocelyne Morissette, ellecanada.com & ellequebec.com

    Best Beauty or Fashion Blog (English):
    -   Janine Falcon, imabeautygeek.com

    Best Beauty or Fashion Blog (French):
    -   Lolitta Dandoy, modederue-clindoeil.ca

    Hair Stylist of the Year:
    -   Dylan K. Hanson

    Make-up Artist of the Year:
    -   Simone Otis

    Photographer of the Year:
    -   Chris Nicholls

    Best New Face:
    -   Addison Gill, Sutherland Models

About P&G Beauty & Grooming

P&G Beauty & Grooming products help make beauty dreams real for women worldwide and help men look, feel and be their best everyday. With more than 100 brands available in nearly 130 countries, P&G's beauty and grooming products delivered sales of over $26 billion in fiscal year 2008/09, making it one of the world's largest beauty and grooming companies. P&G Beauty & Grooming offers trusted brands with leading technology to meet the full complement of beauty and grooming needs, including Pantene Pro-V(R), Olay(R), Head & Shoulders(R), CoverGirl(R), DDF(R), Frederic Fekkai(R), Sebastian Professional(R), Herbal Essences(R), Clairol(R), Clairol Professional(R), Nice 'n Easy(R), Venus(R), Gillette(R), Old Spice(R), Secret(R), Crest Whitestrips(R), Wella Professionals(R), Braun(R) and a leading Prestige Fragrance division that spans from point of market entry consumers to high end luxury with global brands such as Hugo Boss(R), Lacoste(R), and Christina Aguilera(R). Please visit www.pgbeauty.ca for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G Beauty and Grooming (NYSE: PG) and its brands.

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For further information: For further information: or to request samples of the winning entries, please contact: Nadia Beale, MS&L, (416) 847-1333, nadia.beale@mslworldwide.com; Carrie Truman, P&G Beauty, (416) 730-4609, truman.cl@pg.com

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