JET LAG PRODUCTIONS FIRST-ANNUAL
TURKS & CAICOS
PRINCESS RACE

sponsored by
CARTIER
& The Turks Caicos Tourism Board

Co-Hosted by
FABIOLA BERACASA

COMES TO AN END WITH WINNERS
ANNELISE PETERSON & TRIANA TRUJILLO
TAKING HOME FIRST PLACE & CARTIER TIMEPIECES
FOR VANQUISHING THE COMPETITION

EACH PARTICIPANT RECEIVED A SPECIAL
CARTIER CHARITY LOVE BRACELET
WHICH PROVIDES A $100 DONATION FROM EACH
AS PART OF A FUNDRAISER FOR THE CHOSEN EVENT CHARITY
INNOCENCE IN DANGER

PROVIDENCIALES, TURKS & CAICOS—The winners are in! Jet Lag Productions’ first-ever Turks & Caicos Princess Race—a three-day adventure sporting event and charity fundraiser which took place from Thursday, 26 April 2007 through Sunday, 29 April, 2007 came to an end after a long weekend of scorching hot competition and grueling physical activity in the British West Indies’ Turks & Caicos Islands. The event was co-hosted by Fabiola Beracasa and sponsored by Cartier with additional title support from the Turks & Caicos Tourism Board, while money raised through the event went to benefit the chosen event charity Innocence in Danger. The ceremony marked the end of a weekend full of sweat, tears, and gritty competition that included a deep-sea-diving challenge and kayaking race by Big Blue Unlimited, a golf-off at the Provo Golf Club, fast paced jet-ski races with Sea Doo of Leeward Marina, and a Volleyball face-off finale at the elegant Grace Bay Club. The distinguished participants, including personalities such as Tinsley Mortimer, actresses Carmen & Kiera Chaplin (the granddaughters of Charlie Chaplin), Duchess Michele de Hasburg, Selima Salaun (owner of Selima Optique), Vanina Holasek (owner of Holasek Gallery), and Jaci Reid (host of the Hampton’s “VH1 Save the Music") amongst others, attended an awards ceremony to crown their achievements with a champagne toast on Saturday, 28 April where Annelise Peterson and Triana Trujillo were crowned as the event’s victorious winners. All competitors then celebrated their efforts with a grand banquet at Mango Reef restaurant. In the spirit of the evening, participants Fabiola Beracasa, Margaret Betts, and Annelise Peterson sang the Beatles’ Let it Be while a local band did their best to keep up with the girls’ amazing freestyle. To the beat of local island music, the group then danced the night away, forgetting for a brief moment just how sore their muscles were from the three days of tough talk, intense diving, kayaking, golf, jet skiing and volleyball tournaments. At the end of the night, everyone emerged a winner.

“Those who settle for second place do not know what it feels like to win, especially when a Cartier is involved. But a positive attitude and great friends are the best part of the process.”   -Annelise Peterson, 2007 Princess Race winner

What’s better than glitz, glamour and a little friendly competition? Winning of course! The results are in. First prize went to Princess Race team Annelise Peterson and Triana Trujillo who accepted their shining Cartier watches with regal smiles for their efforts. Not far behind were challengers Jill Marshall and Karin Greve who won a weeklong stay at the Alexandra Resort in Providenciales courtesy of Prestigious Properties, ensuring that they would race back to the islands for some quiet time once their war wounds healed. The title of third place was anointed to Dianne Campbell and Myriam Bohi who were given pairs of shoes by Devi Kroell to adorn their tired feet, while close on their heels were Fabiola Beracasa and Tinsley Mortimer, who came in fourth place and emerged with stylish gift certificates for haircuts from Frederick Fekkai. The fifth place prize went to the sister team of Herta Kriegner and Elena Kriegner who proudly walked off with two bottles of Cartier champagne. Honorable awards in the form of elegant bottles of Cartier champagne were also given to Selima Salaun and Duchess Michele De Hasburg for their unwavering “spirit” and Karin Greve for being the “Sweetest Princess,” illustrating that even in the heart of competition a true princess can never forget to exhibit her enthusiasm and grace. On top of it all, Cartier ensured that no contestant walked away empty handed, creating for each a Cartier Charity  “Love” bracelet fit for a princess. The mini 18kt rose gold Love bracelet is engraved with the word “LOVE” and placed on a pink silk cord.  For each bracelet presented, Cartier provided a generous donation of $100 to the events chosen charity Innocence in Danger. In addition, combined donations by each of the competitors raised enough funds to allow five children and their guardians to participate in Innocence in Danger’s 2007 Summer Healing Program in Vermont. For more information, a list of competitors, photo requests, or to schedule an interview with Event Creator Vanessa Duquesnes, interested media please contact Workhouse Publicity, publicist Lauren Gould directly 212.645.8006 or via email lauren@workhousepr.com.

THE PRINCESS RACE
Combining sport, exploration and competition, the Princess Race will give an A-list lineup of female competitors the chance to bring attention to a great cause while proving they can outdo the boys at their own games. Participants and guests of the Princess Race will be donating funds to Innocence in Danger, an international charity dealing with the issues of child trafficking and abuse. While a competition, the winner of the race will not determined by the fastest or most agile. Teams will be awarded points throughout the day for each of the activities they participate in that may include skydiving, surfing, canoeing, golfing, jet skiing and many more. With sunny skies and Cartier providing the prizes for first place, competitors are ready to shine! For those who can’t make it out to the islands this month, the Princess Race will return to the Hamptons this August 2007.

INNOCENCE IN DANGER (IID)
Founded in January 1999 through the United Nation’s UNESCO project, Innocence in Danger brings public attention to the plight of children who had been victims of trafficking and sexual abuse. In April 2000, IID was established as an independent non-profit organization under the guidance of International President and Founder, Homayra Sellier.  Since then, IID has expanded its initiatives throughout Europe, and now operates in more than 29 countries. More recently, under the leadership of U.S. Director, Rory J. Cutaia, IID has begun operations in the United Sates, offering education, advocacy and rehabilitation programs to affected children and their families. For further information please visit www.innocenceindanger.com

CARTIER
Cartier, one of the world's leading luxury goods companies, designs, manufactures and distributes all of Cartier's products. The company markets a broad range of luxury products including jewelry, watches, eyewear, fragrance, writing instruments, lighters, leather goods and scarves.  In North America, there are 35 stores, including two in Canada. Founded in 1847, the House of Cartier has long been identified with quality, prestige and history and has served as crown jeweler to 19 royal houses. For more information please visit www.cartier.com

TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS
Renowned for its exclusive hideaways, infamous for its rolling 203 miles of soft, sandy, white powdered beach with pristine waters, and fashionable at any time of year, the Turks and Caicos Islands are deemed to be one of the Caribbean’s most alluring destinations. Winner of the 2006 Diamond Star Award, the Turks & Caicos Island capture the Princess Race with an exciting weekend of fun-filled, sun-soaked activities, involving participants with a charm, beauty and elegance that complement the islands. The event will be hosted by theGrace Bay Club located on Grace Bay beach, recently honored as “Resort of the Year” by Islands Destinations. For more information please visit www.turksandcaicostourism.com or call 800.241.0824

Courtesy of the Grace Bay Club, and to celebrate the fundraising efforts of the Princess Race, each participant along with their friends and family will be given a prize of 5 nights at the Grace Bay Club for the Price of 4, a free upgrade on any suite they reserve, a free dinner at the hotel’s esteemed Anacaona resturant. a free round of golf at Provo Golf Course, and a free wellness (1hour) message at the Spa, estimated at $10,000. On top of these generous prizes, Prestigious Properties will give each princess a 5% discount on the purchase of any 1 or 2 bedroom suite--an  estimated $30,000 in savings. Congratulations competitors!

JETLAG PRODUCTIONS
Jet Lag productions is a New York-based production company with a focus on celebrity events. Event creator Vanessa Duquesnes started Jet Lag Productions in 2005 with an event called “Star Trash” and an opening at the restaurant Le Bernardin in New York. Showcasing the work of two journalists from Paris who collected trash from famous celebrities and took large-scale photographs of their gatherings, “Star Trash” was an immediate success. Currently, Jet Lag Productions organizes an annual celebrity tennis tournament in Malibu, California and is working to arrange the second edition of the Princess Race in the Carribean.

WORKHOUSE PUBLICITY
Established in 1996, Workhouse maintains a unique pedigree of personal attention while adding new dimensions of promotional service to our roster of diverse but like-minded clients. Since our founding, Workhouse Publicity has specialized in publicity and brand development primarily focusing on high-end lifestyle clients including luxury and consumer products, fashion and publishing, celebrity, design and travel and have always approached our client campaigns through a long-term perspective. Our roster has included retainer services for celebrities, international companies and brands including Andrée  Putman, Assouline Editions, Bergdorf Goodman, Borrelli of Italy, Carl F. Bucherer of Switzerland, Carolina Herrera, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, David LaChapelle, Dolce & Gabbana, Philippe Adec, Philip Treacy, Jean-Paul Goude, Oscar de la Renta, Philippe Starck, Laura Dahl Collection, 66?North Iceland, Zimmerli of Switzerland and more. Recent accomplishments include launch events at Versace, Harry Winston, Van Cleef & Arpels, Gracie Mansion, Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater, Carnegie Hall, Gucci’s so8o’s boutique launch, Francis Ford Coppola’s Festa Macaroni, Interview Magazine’s 30th Anniversary, Virgin Megastore's Grand Opening and Galleries Lafayette’s 20th Anniversary in France as well as bi-coastal productions of the 24 Hour Plays to benefit the NY State WTC Relief Fund with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rosie Perez, Benjamin Bratt, Julianne Moore and more. For more information visit www.workhousepr.com

 

 

 

 


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