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Orange County Convention Center North Concourse, Hall B
Orlando, FL


See What Happened at the 2016 Southern Women's Show!

Meet Keegan Allen from Pretty Little Liars

Keegan Allen portrays Toby Cavanaugh on Freeform’s # 1 rated series Pretty Little Liars based on the novels by Sara Shepard. The character Toby was an instant phenomenon in the role generating a huge social media buzz from the audience. His work was recognized with multiple Teen Choice Award nominations.

Keegan’s artistic interests include guitar, piano, harmonica, songwriting and photography. Having grown up in Hollywood he loves both city rides on his Harley Davidson or a trip to the beach to surf. His celebrity status has given him the ability to support numerous charities that include Anti-bullying messages, numerous Breast Cancer events and Saban Free Clinic.

Meet Keegan at the Fashion & Entertainment Stage on Saturday, September 17th at 12 noon. Books-A-Million will be on site selling copies of Keegan’s book, “life. love. beauty”.

Whitney Way Thore from My Big Fat Fabulous Life

Don’t’ miss Whitney Way Thore from TLC’s My Big Fat Fabulous Life at the Southern Women’s Show on Sunday. Whitney’s viral YouTube video series, "A Fat Girl Dancing" thrust her into the spotlight and sparked a global conversation about body image. As a body-positive activist and self-love advocate, Whitney founded the No Body Shame Campaign to help men and women of every variety love and live their lives free of shame. Currently, she stars in the hit TLC reality show My Big Fat Fabulous Life, which showcases Whitney's family and friends, her dance career, and her journey to mental, physical, and emotional health. Whitney is committed to initiating positive and sustainable changes in herself and others as well as enjoying every delicious inch of her body and her life along the way. In her free time, she is writing her first book titled, I Do It With the Lights On to be published by Random House in 2016. She lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with her cats Henchi and Wanda, teaches dance classes specifically designed to build confidence and hopes that every person on the planet finds their FABULOUS.

Meet Whitney at the Fashion Stage on Sunday at 1pm.

Meet Brie Gabrielle, co-host of the Chevy Florida Insider Fishing Report

Brie Gabrielle loves nature and any activity that can be done in the outdoors. Born in Miami and growing up in Aspen Colorado, Malibu California, and West Palm Beach Florida, she has a diverse background and love for the outdoors. While in Aspen Brie grew up dancing, playing soccer, skiing on the racing team, snowboarding, fly fishing, hiking, camping, mountain biking, horseback riding, kayaking, river rafting, and cross country skiing. However, Brie has a specific love for the beach and ocean. Upon her family's move to Los Angeles for her acting career at 14 years old, she also took up surfing.

Brie began her career after booking guest starring roles on television shows like Drake and Josh, Hannah Montana, Cold Case, Criminal Minds, The Riches, Days of Our Lives and My Name is Earl and most recently, Bloodline. She stared in the feature film Forget Me Not and Catastropical, as well as co-starred in Surfer Dude, Spring Breakdown and Leaving Barstow. Brie has also been involved in the USA pageant system and has been 1st & 2nd runner-up for Miss California USA 2012 & 2013 as well as 1st runner-up at Miss Florida USA 2014 and one year later won the title of Miss Florida USA 2015.
After graduating from Pepperdine University in 2012, Brie traveled to Europe, Australia and New Zealand before relocating to her birth state of Florida where she continues to pursue her acting and modeling career in Miami.  Brie’s favorite place to be is being in touch with the outdoors and nature through ocean fishing, diving, surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, and boating. As the co-host of the Chevy Florida Insider Fishing Report, Brie is now taking her fishing and boating knowledge to another level with the help of Captain Rick Murphy and the crew.

Meet Brie on the Spotlight Stage Saturday, September 17th at 1:00pm.

Hoop it up with Chris Lowe!

Chris Lowe has spent the last 17 years in the health and fitness industry and she is the mastermind behind the newest fitness program in the U.S. called PowerHoopz Fitness System. PowerHoopz is a hula hoop fitness workout that anyone can do. She teaches women, children, men and senior citizens how to have fun while getting fit. Chris has been featured on FOX News and HSN and has helped thousands lose inches off their waists in one month. Now is your chance to hoop it up and try the latest craze.

Don’t miss her on the Main Fashion Stage hosting the Mother-Daughter Hula Hoop contest on Sunday at 2pm.

The Roaming Gourmet Ze’ Carter

Founder and Director of Kitch’n Lyfe Skill, Inc., Chef Ze’ is passionate about food and cooking.  The organization is dedicated to reducing the occurrences of food insecurity among youth who have aged out of foster care, at risk school aged children and the elderly. Through teaching and hands on instruction, Chef Ze’ has been on a mission to bring her passion to others. For over a decade people in Central Florida have sought her out for ways to enliven their culinary and eating experiences, and many of her dishes and desserts have won awards. For the last eight years she has been a food columnist for the Daily Commercial, which is part of the Halifax Media Group. She has given private instruction to people of all ages. Many find her classes are an immersive, interactive experience where she learns from the students and the students learn from her. Together, she believes fantastic recipes are being created along with a renewed joy to the culinary experience and brining people back together around the table.

Join Chef Ze’ on the Cooking Stage on Friday September 16, Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18 for a cooking experience you do not want to miss!

Bobbi-Jo Borges

Chef Bobbi-Jo Borges, author of What’s Cooking is a self taught chef of more than 35 years. She will have several appearances on the Cooking Stage on Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17. Chef Bobbi is preparing a little something for everyone. You won’t want to miss her delicious cuisine options, including Assorted Burgers, Puerto Rican Beef Stew and Italian Fried Ravioli. Chef Bobbi is preparing a little something for everyone. Also on her agenda, she will appear at the York City Wine and Food Festival in October.

Chef Warren

Warren Caterson is a chef and full-time writer who studied at the Southeast Institute of Culinary Arts. He is the award-winning author of “Table for Two – The Cookbook for Couples”, "Table for Two - Back for Seconds"  and the upcoming "Cooking Outside the Lines - Musings of an Extemporaneous Chef " (Winfield & Scott Press). As someone who grew up in a family that loved to cook and whose household on Long Island Sound bustled every weekend with dozens of aunts, uncles, cousins and neighbors, he learned early-on the benefit of good food and good drink with good friends. In addition to writing, Chef Warren travels extensively presenting his informative and entertaining cooking demonstrations at Food & Wine Festivals, Home and Garden Shows, Conventions and other events.
Chef Warren resides in the historic neighborhood of Springfield in Jacksonville, Florida. He invites you to drop by if you’re in the area. There’s always something cooking. And there’s always enough.


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