The Global Beauty Awards – The GBAs (“Awards”) are under the jurisdiction of NW Productions, LLC, an entertainment and media production company. The Awards will represent members from EVERY pageant system and the beauty, fashion, entertainment, sports, educational and business industries. With tremendous anticipation from its members, contestants, titleholders, and behind the scenes players, the inaugural year will undoubtedly be a launching board to decades of prestige and honor to many deserving participants who have or will shake-up the world for the better.
Now is your opportunity to join the Awards community to celebrate and elevate those that make pageantry such a solid foundation to launch a life of tremendous success and mega careers. See how you may benefit directly from being a member.
Alex has been many things—criminal prosecutor, world-ranked skier, archeologist in Israel, final 4 contestant on the Apprentice, 5-time Super Lawyer, coach to Olympic gold medalists, 13-time Miss USA State host and judge, helicopter pilot, motocross racer, and law school graduation speaker. Alex is many things—he is head attorney in a $250 million dollar wildfire lawsuit and last year he appeared in People Magazine, Fox News, UK Daily, NBC Nightly News, King5, KIRO, KOMO, and KREM news—but he is also a father to 5 kids he personally delivered… and is husband to beautiful Katy!
Denise, CEO & Founder of Entertainers & Athletes Group (EAG), specializes in handling aspects of an athlete’s career that can easily be overlooked by an agent or team with an overflowing roster. In 1996 after a successful career in broadcasting, Denise noticed a gap between the roles of player agents and front offices when it came to career management for pro athletes. In the NFL, where teams at times field 80 players and agencies sign even more, rookies and veterans alike often fall through the cracks. Denise used vision and determination to open an office where players could find individually tailored career assistance and development. Today, EAG provides the highest quality service for athletes seeking marketing, PR, event planning, Branding & Crisis Management. Denise was recently featured in a Men’s Journal article as the “Woman who bails out the NFL’s bad boys“. From this Journal, Hollywood came knocking andFox2000 bought Denise’s life rights and now are producing a film about her starring Jennifer Aniston, debuting in 2018.
Julie is the wife of Rich Cho, the General Manager of the Charlotte Hornets. She is a lawyer, former law professor, and published author. Julie is passionate about community service and supporting public education. She heads up the Hornets Home Team, made up of wives and moms of players, coaches, and front office members who take on service projects throughout the Charlotte area.
Rich became the first Asian-American GM in American major league sports when he served as GM of the Portland Trail Blazers in 2010-11. On June 14th, 2011, Rich became the GM of the Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets (owned by Michael Jordan). He collaborates with Hornets President of Basketball Operations Rod Higgins in areas including player acquisitions, salary cap management and compliance with league rules and the collective bargaining agreement. Cho earned an engineering degree from Washington State University and worked as a Boeing engineer in 1989-94 before leaving to enroll at Pepperdine University School of Law in order to pursue his passion in professional sports. Cho, along with two Microsoft programmers, helped design and implement one of the NBA’s most advanced and comprehensive college and professional player-evaluation systems that integrates player statistics, scouting information and contract details. An avid explorer of restaurants and cuisine, Cho enjoys staying active by playing basketball, tennis, ping-pong and softball in his spare time. He and his wife, Julie, have two daughters, Miranda and Annika.
Originally from San Diego, CA, Royal got his start filming his own documentaries before transitioning into unscripted television. Royal was one of the original founders of Lumberjack Crew Entertainment before forming American Chainsaws with Colt Straub and Duke Straub. The adventures of American Chainsaws have taken Royal everywhere from Colombia, to Mexico, to Papua New Guinea. Royal has enjoyed the rush of running with the Bulls in Pamplona and has done cage dives with 20 ft Great White Sharks off the coast of Australia.
Sabina, an Emmy Award winning TV producer for ABC News, currently serves as the West Coast Editorial Producer for ABC News Good Morning America. In 2015, Sabina was honored with the ABC News Division’s MVP (Most Valuable Player) award. She has worked on groundbreaking stories including the life & death of Michael Jackson, Super Bowl 50, Orlando Shooting, San Bernardino Massacre, France Terrorist Attacks, the American Heroes in the Paris Train Attack, Boston Bombing, Sandy Hook Elementary Massacre, the Ebola crisis, the protests in Ferguson and many more. In addition, she has extensive experience covering red carpet Award Shows interviewing celebrities at the Academy Awards, ESPY’s, Emmy’s, American Music Awards, Grammy’s, Golden Globes and the Billboards. Sabina’s experience includes serving as on-air talent in her native country of Sweden, for Swedish Television as well as producing positions at local stations WGN, Fox and ABC Radio affiliates in Chicago.
In the 80’s, David attended Pacific University and University of Oregon with an emphasis in Physiology of Exercise. While working as a personal trainer, he began working in front of the camera in the entertainment industry. A few years later, he had the opportunity to begin working as an agent which led to owning his own agency where models, actors, music artists, athletes, celebrities, etc. booked thousands of jobs. He continued to work in the industry as he transitioned into personal management. David was first introduced to the pageant scene in 1999 as a judge for the 2000 Miss Washington USA & Miss Washington Teen USA Pageants. In 2001, he received an invitation to become a state director for Miss USA & Miss Teen USA for WA, then added ID in 2007, MT in 2012 and OR in 2015. David is happily married, has a son and currently concentrates his efforts as an entrepreneur and co-executive producer at NW Productions, LLC, producing live events, red carpet productions and pitching reality/talk shows.
Maureen is the co-executive producer of NW Productions, a media, PR and entertainment company. In addition, Maureen produces the state qualifier to Miss USA and Miss Teen USA for ID, MT, OR and WA, a women’s empowerment event called the Beauty | Brand | Believe Expo, and now an awards show celebrating those in the pageant industry. To keep life interesting, she’s done everything from being a published author, It Takes Moxie, a book about achieving the American Dream to appearing on a game show and reality show, and being a TV news reporter. Her favorite role though is being a mom.