Laurie Hernandez, a Silver and Gold medal winner in Rio, will be appearing Thursday, October 19 on the Fashion Stage. Laurie, at just 16 years old, is known for her dazzling floor exercise routine, where she earned the nickname the "human emoji" for her outgoing facial expressions, grace and artistry. Since then she has created her own emoji line, won the “Mirror Ball” trophy on Dancing with the Stars, and released a new book, I Got This: To Gold and Beyond - all while still in school!
Beauty Chef and Makeup Artist Noreen Young
Perhaps you've seen her on WTLV NBC12's The Chat, on WJXT 4The Morning Show, or River City Live in Jacksonville Magazine. Or you haven't had the pleasure of seeing her in action at all. You are in luck! Noreen is taking a break from jet-setting around the country to join us at the Southern Women's Show on the Cooking Stage. She will whip up some amazing D.I.Y. recipes for your face and body - as well as something yummy!
Cookbook Author Pearl C. Peebles
“Ms. Pearl” C. Peebles grew up in the southern part of rural Virginia on a working tobacco farm. As a youngster, Pearl appreciated having homecooked meals with homegrown ingredients. During mealtime, she would often entertain her family and friends with her comedic antics and singing−whenever she could get away with it. Through her bubbly personality and God given talent, Pearl eventually became a winner at the World Famous Apollo Theatre, The Price Is Right game show, and the Virginia State Fair for the 2nd best devil’s food cake and pecan pie in the state. Now with he cookbook The Uncensored Home Cook, she hopes to bring joy and laughter to all accepting parties that are willing to destress with a positive outcome. Catch her at the Cooking Stage on Thursday and Friday.