Kelly Choi to Receive HBA’s Positively Beautiful Award

By Hba Global, PRNE
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

NEW YORK, June 16, 2011 -

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Beauty & Well-Being Event Recognizes TV Personality’s Work with
Angelwish & Citymeals-on-Wheels

National and Emmy Award winning TV personality, food journalist
and former model, Kelly Choi will receive the 3rd Annual HBA
Positively Beautiful” Award from href="">HBA Global Expo for her active
support of Angelwish and Citymeals-on-Wheels and their missions to
help chronically ill children and homebound elderly.

“I’m excited to have such successful relationships with these
amazing organizations in order to help educate the new generation
on important issues that hit home for me,” said Ms. Choi.

The Positively
Beautiful Award was established by HBA Global to annually
recognize a celebrity who uses their name and talents to further a
cause that champions inner beauty and self-esteem building.  
The Award Presentation will be part of the events Keynote and
Kick-off Presentation on Tuesday, June 28th starting at 9:00 a.m.
in the Special Events Hall at the Javits Center in New York.
 HBA Global Expo & Conference ( is
the largest product development event for the cosmetic, fragrance,
skin care, personal care, and well-being industries.  

“We are extremely proud to present Ms. Choi with the HBA
Positively Beautiful Award. Her philanthropic works with these two
worthy organizations are examples of true beauty that transcends
the physical,” said Jill Birkett, Brand Director, Beauty &

Born in Seoul, Korea, Kelly Choi is a former model, and won the
Elite Modeling Agency’s “Look of the Year” contest.  Ms. Choi
began her television work as a VJ for MTV Korea, as well as an
entertainment reporter on the TV Guide Channel.

Having grown up in her parent’s grocery store, Ms. Choi turned
her love for food into a highly successful career.  She has
hosted Bravo TV’s Top Chef Masters, the USA finals of Bocuse d’OR,
a prestigious culinary competition held in Lyon, France, every
two years, as well as the James Beard Media Awards ceremony with
colleague and friend, Andrew Zimmern, of Bizarre Foods.   Ms
Choi has also appeared as a judge for Iron Chef America and Master

Currently she is the creator, producer and host of New York’s
premier restaurant shows, “EAT OUT New York,” and “VERY APPETIZING
WITH KELLY CHOI.”   These weekly shows on NYC LIFE feature and
highlight this city’s incredible local restaurants, and the
talented chefs that helm them. Ms. Choi’s upcoming shows, which
premiere this week, include “Late Night Kung Fu” on FUEL TV and
“Secrets of New York” on NYC LIFE.

In addition to her work with Angelwish and Citymeals-on-Wheels,
Ms. Choi also supports and hosts charity events for diabetes
research, New York Cares, and Animal Care and Control in New York
.  She has a Masters of Science from Columbia University
in New York.

Prior to the Positively Beautiful Award presentation to
Ms. Choi, Daniel Brestle, Chairman of the Board of Directors,
Personal Care Products Council, will deliver a href="">keynote address,
followed by a sneak preview presentation by Mike Indursky,
President of Bliss World to kick-off the HBA Global Expo &
Conference.  The entire program in the Special Events Hall is
open to all attendees of the event.  To register for HBA
Global Expo or for more information go to href="">

About HBA Global Expo & Conference

HBA Global Expo & Conference ( href=""> produced
by UBM Live, is the most important product development source-from
concept to market-for the cosmetics, personal care, skin care,
fragrance and wellness industries and features more than 600
educational and exhibitor partners and attracts more than 16,000
attendees from the top prestige, mass and emerging beauty and
personal care brands worldwide.  Connect with the HBA Global
communities on href="">
Facebook, href="">
Linkedin and href="">Twitter.

About Angelwish

Angelwish was created to help busy people grant the holiday and
birthday wishes of children living with chronic illnesses.  In
2010, after 10 years of focusing on HIV/AIDS, Angelwish expanded
its mission to include children living with chronic illnesses such
as asthma, diabetes and kidney disease. Angelwish achieves its
mission by ensuring that 100% of individual donations are used for
program services and that those funds are extended, where possible,
to incorporate an educational component giving young people a hands
on lesson in philanthropy.   For more information go to href="">

About Citymeals-on-Wheels

Citymeals-on-Wheels provides a continuous lifeline of nutritious
food and human company to homebound elderly New Yorkers in need,
helping them to live with dignity in their own familiar homes and
communities.  Gifts specifically designated to cover
administrative expenses make it possible for us to promise that
100% of all other donations will be used entirely for the
preparation and delivery of meals.  The organization was
founded in 1981 by Gael Greene and James Beard after reading a
newspaper article about homebound elderly New Yorkers with nothing
to eat on weekends and holidays.   For more information go to

HBA Media Contact: Annie Scully, +1-845-368-0608, +1-201-310-9252, ascully at; Kelly Choi Media Contact: Natasha Huang, NH Media, +1-212-729-1097, Natasha at

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