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See What Happened at the 2019 Southern Women's Show!

Monte Durham from TLC's Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta

Monte Durham is the Fashion Director at Bridals by Lori, the South’s premier bridal salon featured on TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta. He’s the impossibly tall, silver-haired Southern gentleman with the sly sense of humor who lives for the challenges of “jacking up” brides and silencing unruly entourages.  Along with dressing brides, Monte also devotes his time and passion to volunteering with Capital Caring, a hospice organization and his support of The Welsh Terrier Cares, America’s Non-Profit Welsh Terrier Rescue Service. In addition, he is also the official emcee of Discovery Communications’ Say Yes to the Prom, an annual event that rewards high-achieving high school girls with prom makeovers and donated dresses.

When Monte isn’t busy dressing beautiful brides, helping reward deserving young women, or volunteering his time to Non-Profits, he can be found building the M.O.N.T.E. brand, a line of hair care that he launched in the fall of 2012. The wonderful collection of five essential hair products simplifies styling so women can achieve salon-quality results at home.

Super fans can purchase a special Meet & Greet Package that includes reserved seating here.

Tyson Beckford

See actor and producer Tyson Beckford at the Southern Women’s Show on Saturday, April 13 at the Main Fashion Stage! You may know Tyson from his sexy photos as a Ralph Lauren Polo model. He was also the host of both seasons of the Bravo program Make Me a Supermodel. Beckford has been described as the most successful male supermodel of all time, achieving fame and huge contracts similar to the female models that had huge success in the 1990s. In 2014, Vogue Magazine named Beckford the greatest male model of all time.

Beckford was named "Man of the Year" in 1995 by the cable television music channel VH1 and one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" by People magazine. In 2003, he appeared on the ABC network's celebrity reality game show I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!. In September 2008, he supported the National RESPECT! Campaign against domestic violence, recording a voice message for the Giverespect.orgwebsite, speaking about the importance of respect for others. Beckford is an Ambassador for the non-profit Kick 4 Life, an organization that uses the power of soccer to engage vulnerable youth in holistic care and support in Lesotho, southern Africa.

Tyson Beckford Meet & Greet Package:
If you're a Tyson Beckford superfan, consider purchasing the Meet & Greet Package for his appearance! For $35, you get an exclusive meet and greet with Tyson, a ticket to the Southern Women's Show, a Women's Show reusable shopping bag, and reserved seating at the Main Fashion Stage for his appearance. Limited availability! Click here to purchase.

**Food Lion Exclusive** Taylor Hicks

**Food Lion Exclusive** Taylor Hicks, one of the most beloved and popular American Idol winners of all time, appears at the Southern Women's Show on the Food Lion Kitchen Stage Saturday, April 13! From the start, Hick's material on the mega-hit singing competition show set him apart, with his unique take on Southern soul, country, R&B, and blues. There were 64 million votes cast, nearly 37 million American viewers and more than 200 million viewers worldwide that tuned in to crown Hicks the season five winner of American Idol. In addition to performing, Hicks currently hosts “State Plate” on INSP (Inspiration Network).

Jenna Cooper

The local Social Media Manager turned reality star, Jenna Cooper from ABC’s popular reality show The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise takes the stage to show off her dance skills in the 13th Annual Dancing Like the Stars competition. She will also co-emcee the Firefighter Fashion Show on Friday and Saturday nights.  Jenna was a fan favorite on Arie’s season of The Bachelor and captured the hearts of many contenders on Bachelor in Paradise. Although plans don’t always work out as they seem, this strong and confident woman is living her own happily ever after. As she continues her influence on social media, she is also passionate about her Glo Body spray tanning business. Jenna will take the stage to share her experience on the shows in a Q&A format that you won’t want to miss on Saturday after the Firefighter Fashion Show! (Stay tuned for stage schedules to check times and details.)

Shop Smart

Since 2009, Faye has been the WRAL Smart Shopper for WRAL-TV, Raleigh’s premier television station. As a money-saving and deals expert, Faye’s goal is to help readers save a tremendous amount of money on their groceries and every day expenses.  She makes it easier for her readers to live more comfortably within their means and stretch their hard earned incomes farther than they ever imagined. You can find Faye and her money saving advice and deals on WRAL Website, Facebook, and Twitter

Amazing Grace Etiquette

Amazing Grace Etiquette was launched in 2003, by Dr. Donna E. Corbett to provide innovative etiquette education to adults and children throughout the Triangle area. Dr. Corbett has overwhelmingly convinced countless parents, school systems, businesses and community-based organizations that etiquette education is essential to the social development of youth and adults.  With over 20 years of experience in the etiquette education and modeling arenas, success in her growing business venture was inevitable.

Dr. Corbett will be hosting her game show, "How Well Do You Know Your Etiquette?" on the Spotlight Stage on Friday, April 12 at 4:30 and Saturday, April 13 at 1:30. Contestants are paired off with questions from simple etiquette that you thought you knew to etiquette for formal settings.

WRAL TV Personalities

Lena Tillett Sat, 10a-12p
Gerald Owens/Debra Morgan Sat, 12p-2p
Mikaya Thurmond/Adam Owens/Peta Sheerwood Sat, 2p-4p
Kat Campbell Sun, 11a-1p
Renee Chou Sun, 1p-3p
Kathryn Brown Sun, 3p-5p
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