Gold Cup 2012 with Turner Farm Events hosted by Miss Sinergy

You can purchase tickets by clicking on the link and buying them directly through Gilt City.

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Meet this year's judges

Becky Lee
Carl Ray
Chloe Mortaud
Chris Saltalamacchio
Eva Stefan
Fred Bean
Justin Daniel
Kamie Crawford
Marianne Rhoda
Michelle Schoenfeld
Mike Shields
Ronnia Fornstedt
Yvonne Taylor

Miss Sinergy

Having grown up in Maryland, Lydia S. Hu attended the University of Maryland College Park where she discovered her passion for advocacy.  Serving as a legal intern in a domestic violence legal clinic in Baltimore, Lydia was moved by the stories of suffering and survival and decided to pursue a career where she could advocate for those in need. Lydia pursued her passion at the University of Baltimore School of Law, graduating magna cum laude.

As Miss Sinergy 2012, Lydia looks forward to lending her advocacy skills to charitable causes, such as The Libby Ross Foundation, Becky’s Fund, Susan G. Komen, and many more.  Lydia believes that many problems plaguing society can be solved through community collaboration, a perspective shaped by other internship experiences, including lobbying work, government relations, and Capitol Hill. She has also enjoyed extensive international travel and briefly resided in London, providing Lydia an understanding of the interconnectedness of our local and extended communities that increases the importance of collaboration for problem solving.  During her reign as Miss Sinergy 2012, Lydia hopes to motivate and inspire others to participate and volunteer in their local communities, as that ripple effect of the good deeds will be felt far beyond.

Lydia combines a progressive feminist perspective with traditional values, making her a true “Woman of the Future.”  Please follow Lydia as she embarks on the most exciting year of her life – balancing her blossoming legal career with her Miss Sinergy charity work, all while planning her own wedding.

Miss congeniality – Jamie Robertson

Miss photogenic – Allyson Thomas

People’s choice – Cindy Serra
Fifth runner up – Mariah fletcher
Fourth runner up - Jacqui Heinrich
Third runner up – Cindy Serra
Second runner up – Jamie Roberts
First runner up – Christina Simpson

Annual Competition

Miss Sinergy is an exquisite female who deserves the justly title of “The Woman of the Future.” She radiates beauty from the inside and out, and is intelligent, well versed, and in tune with the world around her. As a philanthropic ambassador, Miss Sinergy uses her position to raise awareness for a significant social cause.

The Miss Sinergy program is one founded on female empowerment, and reaches an expansive network of over one million individuals internationally each year. This competition does not require an entry fee.
The competition finale is divided into three rounds.

The following components of the competition are scored:

On Stage Interview:

The top 20 contestants will be judged on their public speaking skills, cognitive thinking, ability to communicate effectively, and answer open ended questions about themselves and relevant current issues.

Lifestyle & Confidence in Swimsuit:

The top 20 contestants will be judged on their overall confidence and facial aesthetic in swimsuit. The competition encourages a one or two piece swimsuit, accompanied by a scarf or sarong for modesty purposes.

Evening Gown:

The top 20 contestants will be judged on their sense of style, confidence, grace, elegance, and femininity. The dress itself will not be judged.

The top six contestants with the highest combined scores from their on stage interviews and the evening gown portion will advance to the final round.

On Stage Final Questions:

The top six will be asked two questions, one relating to them and one relating to a current social cause or issue. The top six will be ranked, not scored, based on overall impression, which includes personal style, public speaking, aesthetics and authenticity.

Meet Miss Sinergy 2012 – LYDIA HU

Having grown up in Maryland, Lydia S. Hu attended the University of Maryland College Park where she discovered her passion for advocacy.  Serving as a legal intern in a domestic violence legal clinic in Baltimore, Lydia was moved by the stories of suffering and survival and decided to pursue a career where she could advocate for those in need. Lydia pursued her passion at the University of Baltimore School of Law, graduating magna cum laude.

As Miss Sinergy 2012, Lydia looks forward to lending her advocacy skills to charitable causes, such as The Libby Ross Foundation, Becky’s Fund, Susan G. Komen, and many more.  Lydia believes that many problems plaguing society can be solved through community collaboration, a perspective shaped by other internship experiences, including lobbying work, government relations, and Capitol Hill. She has also enjoyed extensive international travel and briefly resided in London, providing Lydia an understanding of the interconnectedness of our local and extended communities that increases the importance of collaboration for problem solving.  During her reign as Miss Sinergy 2012, Lydia hopes to motivate and inspire others to participate and volunteer in their local communities, as that ripple effect of the good deeds will be felt far beyond.

Lydia combines a progressive feminist perspective with traditional values, making her a true “Woman of the Future.”  Please follow Lydia as she embarks on the most exciting year of her life – balancing her blossoming legal career with her Miss Sinergy charity work, all while planning her own wedding.


Vote for your favorite Miss Sinergy

Help narrow the field by selecting your favorite girls from our list of 30. Select up to five(5) girls, hit next, enter your email in the space provided, and then hit submit.

Congratulations to our top 20!

Christa Aiken
LOCATION:
Potomac, Maryland
Victoria Bella
LOCATION:
Washington, D.C.
Kayla Britt
LOCATION:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Lauren Shipton
LOCATION:
White Plains, Maryland
Queenie Bui
LOCATION:
San Francisco, California
Krystal Calise
LOCATION:
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Dana Filatova
LOCATION:
Riga, Latvia
Brittany Gleason
LOCATION:
Auburn, Alabama
Michelle Johnson
LOCATION:
Reston, Virginia
Lauren Brown
LOCATION:
Charlottesville, Virginia
Olivia Griggs
LOCATION:
Rutherford, New Jersey
Mary Sidiqi
LOCATION:
Berlin, Germany
Jacqueline Honulik
LOCATION:
Fairfield, Connecticut
Roslyn Hopkins
LOCATION:
Marlton, New Jersey
Deanna LeBlanc
LOCATION:
Lynnfield, Massachusetts
Megan Villapondo
LOCATION:
Honolulu, Hawaii
Ashley Speranza
LOCATION:
New York, New York
Megan McConville
LOCATION:
Jakarta, Indonesia
Chardelle Moore
LOCATION:
Grandbay, Dominica
Sofia Samrad
LOCATION:
London, United Kingdom

Previous Winners

MISS SINERGY 2012 - LYDIA HU
MISS SINERGY 2011 - MEGAN MCCONVILLE
MISS SINERGY 2010 - ALLYN ROSE

Miss Sinergy 2012
Miss Congeniality – Jamie Robertson Fifth Runner Up - Mariah Fletcher
Miss Photogenic – Allyson Thomas Fourth Runner Up - Jacqui Heinrich
People’s Choice – Cindy Serra Third Runner Up - Cindy Serra
First Runner Up - Christina Simpson Second Runner Up - Jamie Roberts

Miss Sinergy 2011
Miss Congeniality – Chardelle Moore Fifth Runner Up - Christa Aiken
Miss Photogenic – Christa Aiken Fourth Runner Up - Lauren Brown
People’s Choice – Roslyn Hopkins Third Runner Up - Dana Filatova
Best in Swimsuit – Lauren Brown Second Runner Up - Brittany Gleason
Best in Evening Gown – Dana Filatova First Runner Up - Michelle Johnson


Miss Sinergy 2010
Miss Congeniality – Katie Anderson Fifth Runner Up - Julianna White
Miss Photogenic – Nelli Gordon Fourth Runner Up - Tiffany Andrade
People’s Choice – Jacqui Heinrich Third Runner Up - Courtney Caldwell
Best in Swimsuit – Dana Filatova Second Runner Up - Leila Kirdasi
Best in Evening Gown – Kristin Vaccarino First Runner Up - Leslie McConn

Meet Allyn Rose

Allyn Rose is a 22-year-old graduate of the University of Maryland. Allyn graduated with a B.A. in Government and Politics with a minor concentration in Philosophy. As a Southern Maryland native, hailing from Newburg. she attended La Plata high school, where she was an active member of student government and a decorated athlete. During her tenure, Allyn was a 3 sport All-Conference player and was subsequently recruited to play volleyball in college. Allyn was also a competitive figure skater and won her first national championship at the age of 12. Her mother, Judith Rose, was diagnosed with breast cancer two years later and unfortunately passed away when Allyn was 16. Inspired to participate in the Miss Sinergy pageant to honor her mother, Allyn became the first ever Miss Sinergy. Allyn has an extensive history of working with philanthropic organizations. She has participated in events for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Relay for Life, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital programs, CARing Kids - a student mentorship program, USO Operation Care Package, the American Cancer Society and Service for Sight, her sorority, Delta Gamma’s foundation. Currently pursing her career goal of becoming a lawyer, Allyn is a paralegal for two law firms in downtown Bethesda, MD and is preparing for the LSAT, which she plans to take in October 2010.

Meet Megan Mcconville

Megan McConville is a 23-year-old graduate of George Mason University. At Mason, Megan graduated with a B.S. in Health and Human Services with a concentration in Community Health. As a global nomad Megan spent the majority of her life traveling the globe with her family. She spent her early childhood growing up in Nigeria and South Africa, and her her middle school and early high school years in Indonesia. After the September 11 attacks, Megan moved back to Northern Virginia where she attended Westfield high school where she was active in peer mediation and Bulldog Track & Field. In college, Megan was a member of the GMU Women's track team, was active in the Leadership, Education, and Development office, assistant coached the Mason Life Special Olympics team, was a resident advisor, and an active member of the Chi Omega fraternity.

Become a Contestant

To become a contestant for Miss Sinergy 2012 or find out more information, please fill in the form below.

The deadline for applications is August 27th and contestants will find out if they’ve been accepted by August 31st.

  • Tell us a little about yourself and about why you would like to be entered into the Miss Sinergy contest

Eligibility requirements: In order to compete in the Miss Sinergy competition, you must meet certain requirements. You must be at least 18 years of age and less than 28 years of age on October 16th of the pageant year you intend to compete in. You will be required to provide your height, weight, and a photo of yourself as part of the application process. If you are selected as a potential candidate for the Miss Sinergy, you will be interviewed beforehand at an orientation or via video submission. Delegates may compete in Miss Sinergy if eligible more than once. You must be able to attend one preliminary interview with Sinergy staff and attend mandatory rehearsals.

Our Events

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Beauty Is Skin Deep
Miss Sinergy and American Cancer Society at Hope Lodge Baltimore
Miss Sinergy Fights Skin Cancer
Miss Sinergy Races for a Cure
Miss Sinergy Clean Water for Kenya
Miss Sinergy and USO Support Our Troops

Beauty Is Skin Deep
On March 4, 2011, Miss Sinergy will hold their second annual “Beauty is Skin Deep” fashion show at 8:00PM at the Embassy of Francein Washington D.C. benefiting the Skin Cancer Foundation. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer and the easiest to prevent with proper awareness and education.

Special guests of the event include Lucy Sykes Rellie, former fashion director of Marie Claire Magazine and Carson Kressley, star of the popular television show “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”.

Miss Sinergy and American Cancer Society at Hope Lodge Baltimore
The American Cancer Society understands that undergoing treatment for cancer can be both financially and emotionally overwhelming. For many, treatment at cancer centers provides the greatest hope, but requires that they are far from home, adding the additional burden of travel and lodging expenses. That is why the American Cancer Society's Baltimore Hope Lodge offers lodging at no cost for cancer patients being treated throughout the Baltimore area. Miss Sinergy, having personally benefitted from the ASC’s generosity, via her uncle, a resident there, who is battling Multiple Myeloma, decided to give back. Allyn and Miss Sinergy volunteers visited the Hope Lodge Baltimore and hosted a homemade pizza dinner for the patients. Fun was had by all and Allyn was able to share her story and gratitude of ASC.
Miss Sinergy firmly supports the ASC slogan: "No one should have to fight cancer alone."

Miss Sinergy Fights Skin Cancer!
Along with her friends at SinergyDC, Allyn hosted a glamorous Fashion Show at Josephines Lounge in Downtown D.C.. The purpose of the show was to raise money and awareness for skin cancer. Because UV tanning has become such a large part of our popular culture, some forget the negative impacts that it can have on your body. Miss Sinergy shared some statistics before the show and helped inform the audience of other options to get that "beautiful, bronzed glow!" John Hamilton, the director of Miss Sinergy, shared his personal story of how he lost his father to skin cancer at a very young age. We dedicated the show to his memory. The event showcased several different designers. From swimsuits to couture gowns and men’s suits to designer denim – there was a little bit of everything!

Miss Sinergy Races for a Cure!
We know 10 million people could die of breast cancer in the next 25 years. Susan G. Komen for the Cure® strives to raise funds and educate people in the battle against breast cancer through global events and legislative actions each year. So, how did Miss Sinergy get involved? Allyn teamed up with Sheehy Ford of Maryland and ran for a cure! On June 5, 2010, Allyn met with Ford, bright and early, and ran 5k in memory of her mother, Judith Rose, who passed away from the disease. Allyn and a group of Sheehy volunteers even made the cover of the Ford newsletter!

Miss Sinergy Clean Water for Kenya
Clean water is something that we take for granted in America, but there are countries all over the world with people who struggle to gain access to clean water daily. Miss Sinergy agrees that clean water is a right, so Allyn and Co. hosted an event with Small Victories Project (SVP) to help build water wells in Muhuru Bay, Kenya! SVP is planning on building clean water facilities for two primary schools near Lake Victoria that are in desperate need of access to water. Working together with Duke University and The WISER School, SVP is facilitating community awareness projects and will visit Muhuru Bay next year! Miss Sinergy and SVP raised over $600 in two hours for the cause!

Miss Sinergy and USO Support Our Troops!
Miss Sinergy has an event in the works! On August 21, 2010, Allyn and volunteers will visit the United Service Organizations’ (USO) warehouse in Fort Belvoir, Virginia and make care packages for our troops overseas. We are currently accepting volunteers, so feel free to contact us if you would like to participate!

Charities

The Libby Ross Foundation
The mission of The Libby Ross Breast Cancer Foundation is to make a significant difference in the lives of women afflicted with breast cancer through unique support and wellness programs. The Foundation’s Pose for Pink Yoga Program and Pink Ribbon Kit Program enable women cancer survivors and patients to better cope with the physical and emotional tolls of the disease by fostering a community of constant support.

To learn more visit www.thelibbyrossfoundation.com

Becky’s Fund
Becky’s Fund is a leader in education and awareness; it is also a source of hope. Bridging the abyss that prevents victims from leaving violent homes, Becky’s Fund has begun to assemble a regional network of strategic partners to assist victims of violence. The resources include transportation providers, health and psychological care givers, hoteliers, lawyers, doctors, social workers and career counselors. The like-minded individuals are pulling together to form a safety net for victims without whom the economic, social and emotional barriers to leaving a violent home and to sustaining lives in a safe and secure environment cannot be overcome.

www.beckysfund.com

The Skin Cancer Foundation
Since its founding in 1979, The Skin Cancer Foundation has set the standard for educating the public and the medical profession about skin cancer, its prevention by means of sun protection, the need for early detection, and prompt, effective treatment. It is the only international organization devoted solely to combating the world’s most common cancer, now occurring at epidemic levels.
www.skincancer.org

Calvary Women’s Services
Our Mission : To achieve excellence in what we offer: A safe, caring place for tonight; support, hope and change for tomorrow. Calvary’s mission is two-fold: To provide homeless women with a place to live and basic services and to help educate and empower women for independent living.
Our Philosophy : We believe that every woman who comes to Calvary has gifts and strengths that she can build on to be successful. We know that by keeping our programs small, we can meet each woman as an individual, support her as she works to achieve her goals, and empower her to take control of her own life.
www.calvaryservices.org

 

Upcoming Events

Stretch For Paws: A Yoga Fundraising Class


When:
3:00-4:00 on Saturday March 31st

Where:
lil omm yoga

4708 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, DC 20016

http://www.facebook.com/events/295162673884851/

Sinergy at a Glance

The interaction of Sinergy and its associates bring together the heritage and traditions of more than a dozen countries and are collectively fluent in more than nine languages—culminating some of the most eclectic talent in the event planning and production industry. Sinergy was originally was born as a nightlife entertainment group. As our energy grew, our brand expanded, attracting exuberant, driven, passionate employees and our vision focused them on one promising goal—utilize use and maximize their collective talent to positively affect their communities, locally and abroad. Our close-knit family serves the community through its active engagement in philanthropy, fashion, music, event creation and collaboration, and pageantry. Our continued success eclipses each and every previous annual achievement—our return on investment far exceeds our initial expectations. Our collective vibration attracts the means and the opportunities to bring distinctive quality to fully serviced events.

"Bringing ideas together in order to share success."
- Sinergy.

About Miss Sinergy

Miss Sinergy is a woman empowerment program, founded in 2009 by the Sinergy group, an umbrella corporation that provides services for event coordination, nightlife promotion, and audio visual services. The intent and purpose of Miss Sinergy is to applaud the coronation of an ambassador who raises awareness for social causes and champions philanthropy domestically and abroad.

During the past three fall seasons, the Miss Sinergy group has brought together representation from over sixty countries in leaders, educators, as well as philanthropic enthusiasts from Canada, Iceland, Iran, Sweden, Slovak Republic, New Zealand, the USA and more, to crown the past three Miss Sinergy ambassadors. The competition itself benefits awareness for the leading killing cancer of women internationally, breast cancer.

A major component of the new Miss Sinergy’s responsibilities during her reign is to host a monthly yoga class for breast cancer survivors and supporters of the Libby Ross foundation. In the past, we have worked with Susan G. Komen for the Cure,  Becky’s Fund, The Skin Cancer Foundation, USO, Calvary Women’s Services, The Hope Lodge, and more. In the Spring, the Miss Sinergy group orchestrates the “Beauty Is Skin Deep” fashion show benefit for skin cancer awareness, a cause close to the heart of Miss Sinergy founder and director, John Paul Hamilton.

For the 2012 competition, the Miss Sinergy group has partnered with the Libby Ross Foundation, a non-profit group dedicated to assisting those afflicted with and surviving breast cancer through the unique approach of yoga therapy, in order to raise money and awareness.

The first Miss Sinergy was held November 14th, 2009 at the House of Sweden on the Georgetown Waterfront. The event culminated in the coronation of Allyn Rose, Miss Sinergy 2010.  The second Miss Sinergy was also held at the House of Sweden, where Allyn crowned her successor, Megan McConville, Miss Sinergy 2011.During both years, representatives from Canada, Sweden, Iceland, Slovak Republic, and the U.S.A. have been present to judge and serve as special guests, representing philanthropy and fashion in their respective nation.

On October 22nd, 2011, Megan McConville crowned her successor, Lydia Hu at the Embassy of France, La Maison Francaise.

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Miss Sinergy Press Release

For immediate release, contact John Hamilton

Washington, D.C. (September 28, 2010) – The House of Sweden will host and one of twenty ‘beautiful and brilliant’ ladies will be crowned as winner and official representative of the 2nd Annual ‘Miss Sinergy’ charity beauty pageant on October 16th, 2010. The pageant will bring together some of the world's most interesting and influential individuals while promoting awareness of the global prominence and severity of breast cancer.

This year, the pageant will add an additional element---a philanthropic tour with the Small Victories Projects, promoting civic activism beginning in D.C. and extending overseas. Earlier this year, representatives from Sweden, Iceland, Canada, the Middle East and the United States with backgrounds in pageantry, philanthropy, fashion, and media, judged the preliminary competition that took a field of 600 applicants down to 20 talented and beautiful finalists. The top twenty contenders were announced on MissSinergy.com and invited to compete for the crown at the House of Sweden, home to the Icelandic and Swedish Embassies, in the heart of Georgetown.

This year’s event will be hosted by Dan Renzi, cast member of “The Real World” Season 5, Miami and the current Miss Oklahoma USA, Morgan Woolard. The judging panel includes: the current Miss Universe Sweden, Michaela Savic; former Project Runway cast member Emmett McCarthy; and DC’s own Katherine Kennedy, star of Blonde Charity Mafia and CEO of Katherine Kennedy Consulting; also included in the list of special guests and judges will be the former Miss Universe pageant contestants from Iceland, Canada, Sweden, the Slovak Republic, and New Zealand, along with former Miss USA contestants from DC, Maryland, Utah and Oklahoma, as well as many more spectacular honorees. Wardrobe for entertainers, emcees, and Sinergy contestants provided by Sinergy Official Wardrobe Sponsor La Casa Hermosa, an internationally known gown showroom, based in Wellington, Florida, specializing in designer evening gowns and cocktail dresses.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for an elegant and fully catered evening.  Three tiers of tickets are available for purchase. Proceeds from event will benefit the fight against breast cancer in honor of October's awareness month.

The Miss Sinergy competition is held annually as a means to crown and promote a charitable ambassador who creates and champions the platform of her own choice during her twelve month reign. This year, women from all over the United States will compete on their contributions and desire to aid national and international charitable causes affecting the quality of life around the world. One propitious candidate will standout to receive the title of Miss Sinergy 2010-2011 and become the new face for Miss Sinergy and represent the Small Victories Project’s mission to extend their donor and volunteer community. 

For Tickets and info, please visit http://misssinergy2011.eventbrite.com

For more information on Breast Cancer Awareness Month please visit http://www.nbcam.org/

For press credentials, access, or to schedule an interview with show organizers please contact at John Hamilton

For all other inquiries please contact DCEntertainment PR at drew@dces1.com

A Message from the Director

“The past two years have certainly been a journey, and with that, full of surprises and blessings. I of course would love to thank the dedicated Sinergy staff for their time and interest in making Miss Sinergy continue to flourish, specifically Kia Kianersi, Nayef Issa, and Jad Bou Chabel, whose tireless efforts Miss Sinergy would not be possible without. We have had such an amazing opportunity to work with some of the most talented, inspiring, energetic and beautiful individuals the world has to offer.

A special thank you to all of organizations that have allowed us to partner with them, from venues, to treatment facilities, to fashion houses, to local and international boutiques – thank you for supporting our dream.

To our sponsors and to our judges, thank you for believing in us and seeing our vision and helping us bring it to fruition – ultimately creating a unique and positive presence in our society that was not there before. I look so very forward to this year and to many more Miss Sinergy’s to come.

Thank you for sharing in this special event with us!”

- John Paul Hamilton, founding member.

Contact Miss Sinergy

Miss Sinergy
701 West Broad Street
Falls Church, VA 22046

Phone: (703) 533-8027
E-mail: contact@MissSinergy.com

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