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Maks Chmerkovskiy from Dancing with the Stars

Maks Chmerkovskiy from ABC's hit dance competition Dancing with the Stars will appear at the Southern Women’s Show in Memphis on Saturday, March 7! Maks is a Latin ballroom dance champion, choreographer, and instructor. He earned a win in Season 18 of the reality dance show with Olympic gold medalist Meryl Davis and is known as the “bad boy of the ballroom."
 
Maks will reveal behind-the-scenes details of filming Dancing with the Stars, what it was like to grow up as a Ukranian immigrant in Brooklyn, how he achieved career success, and what others can learn from his life experience in pursuit of their own dreams.
 
 

Chef Monica Spices up the Cooking Stage

Chef Monica is a charismatic celebrity chef, who has competed and entertained audiences locally and nationally on platforms such as Food Network’s Guy’s Grocery Games, Cutthroat Kitchen and a guest on Chef Jeff Henderson’s Flip My Food. She hosts cooking classes for youth, hospice survivors, and families of domestic violence, executive teams, suicide prevention, churches, seniors, girl’s night out, and other special occasions.
 
Her company, Chef Monica Blends, released its signature spice line in 2018. Chef's Spice Blends can be purchased on Amazon Prime and at the Southern Women’s Show. Chef Monica inspires audiences with her personal mission of “bringing families back to the table”. She loves encouraging
families to cook at home more often with fresh ingredients, creating healthier eating habits. Her #Eat2LiveLonger campaign encourages families to gather at the kitchen table, eat more meals that are farm-to-fork, and create a sustainable healthy eating lifestyle. She has challenged herself to take classic southern dishes and make them a little lighter with fresh foods and fusing them with other cuisines.
 
Chef Monica is the proud host of the Cooking Stage at the 2020 Southern Women’s Show. Stop by the stage or her exhibit space to sample her delicious creations and take home great tips for your own kitchen!

Brunch with Jim

On Friday, March 6th, come enjoy Brunch with Jim as he prepares one of his favorite dishes.  News Channel 3 Meteorologist Jim Jaggers appears on the Cooking Stage as celebrity chef at 11:30am.  

Michelle Lewis from FM100

Michelle Lewis is on the air Monday-Friday from 6-10 AM on FM100 Memphis! Waking you up, making you laugh, and bringing you the latest entertainment news with her Daily Dish! You can also catch her on Saturday, March 7th on stage at the Southern Women's Show with Maks Chmerkovskiy at 1pm.

Ron and Karen from The River Morning Show

Join 104.5 The River morning show Ron Olson and Karen Perrin on the Fashion and Entertainment Stage Saturday March 7th at 10:30am as mom and daughter look-a-likes parade down the runway! Ron and Karen have been partners on the radio for more than 20 years and Ron Olson will be inducted into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame later th

Fit and Finally Free - Chef Almetria Turner

Chef Almetria Turner is a Wellness Coach, Food and Fitness Blogger, Marathoner, RRCA Certified Adult Long Distance Running Coach, RRCA Certified Race Director, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Group Fitness Coach, Author and Motivational Speaker who inspires people how to live a healthy, holistic, and well-balanced life through food, faith, fitness, feelings and fun.

She was featured on NBC's, "The Today Show," the national running publication, "Women's Running Magazine, Redbook Magazine, TBN, Yahoo Health, The Huffington Post, The Daily Mail UK and many others for her 177 pound natural weight loss, overcoming diabetes, hypertension, and how running saved her life. She made it to the final round in Nashville during the nationwide search for Season Nine of Masterchef. 

Being a Southern girl at heart, she has always loved eating good food and watching her mom and grandmother cook in the kitchen. Leading a sedentary lifestyle and developing poor eating and cooking habits lead her to become overweight and riddled with chronic illnesses for most of her life. 

Once she began her wellness journey, she learned how to cook and transform her favorite foods by developing healthier recipes. After doing much research, she found that eating healthier didn't have to fall into what she calls as the 3B Myth...bland, boring or a budget buster as she wrote in her ebook, "How to Shop and Eat Healthy on a Budget."

Catch her on the cooking stage Friday, Saturday and Sunday for a healthy demonstration and samples.

For more information, visit her website at www.fitandfinallyfree.com 

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