The Professional Beauty Association (PBA), North America’s largest organization of beauty professionals, bestowed its annual Beautiful Humanitarian Award to renowned actor, author, entertainment journalist, producer and father, Mario Lopez.
Lopez received the award July 14, 2013 at the 24th annual North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA). Held at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, NAHA is the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America and celebrates the artistry and skill of the professional salon industry. Each year, individuals are recognized in 14 categories of excellence. Attended by more than 3,000 of North America’s top beauty professionals and broadcast live, winning a NAHA is the pinnacle achievement in the professional beauty industry for hairstylists, salon owners and make-up artists.
“It is my honor to be able to give back and to be involved with so many wonderful charitable organizations. I truly appreciate the Professional Beauty Association for selecting me as the recipient of the 2013 PBA Beautiful Humanitarian Award and all the hard work beauty professionals do to help make others look and feel their best every day,” states Lopez.
Lopez received the 2013 PBA Beautiful Humanitarian Award for his work with a variety of charitable initiatives. Lopez works to raise awareness and funds for many causes that support the positive and healthy development of children and young adults. A champion of many causes, Lopez’s work as an Alumni Ambassador of Fitness with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), and as part of the organization’s BE GREAT campaign, has continually helped bring to light the major issues affecting today’s young people, including the importance of graduating from high school and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In addition to his work with BGCA, Lopez is a passionate supporter of other organizations, including Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Community Youth Athletic Center of Chula Vista, Jameson’s Army, and Padres Contra el Cancer.
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