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June 27, 2013
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Trendy Thursdays ~ Soul Surfer & Awesomely Active Bethany Hamilton

The Summer Solstice was a busy day especially if you were in the Times Square last Fri! While yogis came together to work out on the streets, I was shuttled to the Marriott Marquis to meet with Soul Surfer, Tampax Pearl Active in their newest campaign, Awesomely Active Girls Challenge which encourages girls to stay active with the security of them staying protected as they play, hang out and about and more! Girls can participate by like the Tampax Facebook Page, including a photo of their most active moment and sharing photos with friends! Enter now through July 21st and them images will be voted on from July 29th - Oct 4th. The winner could receive $500 and a year supply of Tampax.

I was excited to sit with Bethany as I remember seeing her movie, Soul Surfer that talked about how how she became a champion again after surviving a shark attack as a teen, being able to talk to her about her upcoming nuptials and her partnership with Tampax as I have been a personal fan of the Tampax Pearl line as it allows me to do what I need to do when I'm doing TV segments, photoshoots, traveling, styling and more - it's about living your life without limitations. Roll over the above images for more information and here are some answers to our interview together!

Bethany is getting married and was so giggly and excited . At 23, she is a well known surfer and although she is super competitive talking about her fiancé definitely brings a huge smile to her face! I was truly impressed in speaking with her as everything was about the present and what she sees going forward with her life and being a role model to girls and those looking to aspire in their dreams. Being with Bethany even for 5 seconds you do not see a victim of an accident that could have had long term effects to her life and nor do you feel the need to talk about the incident - her love of the sport, God and the belief in everyone being their best person is such a positive vibe. Here are some of my fave moments from my interview with her on the sunny Summer Solstice last week.

When you're not competing, what's your beauty routine like?

I think it's important to always think about what you're putting into your body. I love using shampoos, SPF and more that are organic because whatever you put on your body also goes into it as well, I don't want the toxins so I like to keep it natural.

When you're not surfing, what do you like to do to stay active?

I love hiking, running with my dogs, biking, tennis - anything that keeps me outside!

What's your favorite snack, I'm REALLY into Kale Chips and couldn't believe how easy they are to make at home!

I LOVE Kale Chips! I like to eat healthy and sometimes you want something that's like a chip and it's the perfect snack. Making them is easy and so much cheaper too!

What advice do you have for girls to stay active?

It's so important to make sure that you take time to get out there to be healthy and to do it confidently. That's why I liked partnering with Tampax Pearl Active because girls should feel like everyday that they can go out and do what they love to do and that nothing should stop them! This campaign is a great way to not only share images of themselves being active, but to also see other girls doing what they want to do - it's a great support system and one where we can all work together to cheer each other on.

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