powbab® is a burgeoning brand that is gaining more fans, and we continue to meet fans who really care about the world and what they put in their body. Here, we showcase our special powbab® Ambassadors. We are honored and pleased to present to you Joslyn Pennywell and Marisa Buchheit.
Joslyn is most remembered as the brown skin-toned beauty that wowed over 30 million people from America’s Next Top Model Cycle11 (ANTM). After auditioning 33 times in various cities, her determination resulted in her winning one of the coveted model-contestant spots on the show. For some former reality TV stars, like Joslyn, the paparazzi flashes never go dark.
The sweet southern belle was a fashion model and beauty queen before she was an ANTM contestant. In 2006, she got her first break to become National Pageant Queen in the Miss US Competition. She later won the titles as Miss US in the Grambling State University’s Miss Competition and Miss Congeniality in the Miss Teen Louisiana USA.
Since that fateful day when Tyra didn’t hold Joslyn’s picture in her hand nor call her name, this young model has been determined to make it to the top her own way. When she’s not owning the role of a model, she’s spending time as a charity advocate. ANTM has been Joslyn’s spring-board into the modeling and entertainment stratosphere, and has opened up many opportunities in commercials, hosting and fashion shows. Although cycle 11 is over, this top model’s career is far from it. Joslyn is a Model, Host and Actress. www.joslyn-pennywell.com
Recognized by the Chicago Tribune as a “Remarkable Woman”, Marisa Buchheit is known throughout the city of Chicago as Miss Chicago 2012, and also as a talented operatic soprano, a philanthropist, an events producer, and a publicist. A native Chicagoan and a recent graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music—where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance with Academic Honors and a German minor—Marisa has distinguished herself as a top emerging talent in the city. On the operatic stage, Ms. Buchheit was featured in all of the 2012 season shows with American Chamber Opera, including the role of Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni.
Her upcoming engagements include a concert at the Chicago Cultural Center as part of the Classical Monday Series as well as performing the role of Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) in Italy during the summer of 2013 with the International Lyric Academy. As a pageant titleholder of the Miss America system, Marisa has performed and made countless appearances at venues ranging from Chicago’s Civic Opera House to North Avenue Beach, where she sang the National Anthem to kick off the 2012 Chicago Air & Water Show. Marisa currently holds the title of Miss Heart of Illinois 2013, and will be advancing to the Miss Illinois stage this June in hopes of earning her way to Miss America.
Currently, Marisa is VP of Marketing for Candid Concert Opera and publicist for Price Rubin & Partners Management. Marisa is also an advocate for music education in the community, serving as vocal program director at Josephinum Academy and substitute teacher at the Merit School of Music. She recently founded and hosted a charity fashion show that featured live opera singers on the runway called "Fashion of the Opera", as a benefit for the Merit School of Music. Marisa is also a marathon runner and a longtime vegan. In November 2012, she was interviewed on FOX News Chicago promoting a cruelty-free Thanksgiving through her partnership with PETA and the Chicago Diner. She served as Grand Marshall for the inaugural Veggie Pride Parade in Chicago in June 2012, and she has been a positive influence to many through her advocacy and involvement with the vegetarian community. www.MariSings.com