Event Recap: We Break Down the 9th Annual Global Happiness Awards

2010_med-global-happiness-logoGlobal Happiness Dayhas been celebrated for the past 9 years in over 200 countries and islands, starting off in Sydney Australia byDr. Shelley Sykesfounder of theShelley Sykes Happy CharityandGlobal Happiness Day.

On Friday 1 March 2013it was all glamor and glitz at theFrench Consuls Residence in Beverly Hillsto honor this years2013 Global Happiness Honorees Usher,who was in the end unable to make it, Justin Bieber,who was in London celebrating his 19thBirthdayandMary J Blige,who was performing in Texas.

Despite the absence of the honorees, who were honored forspreading the happiness bugwith their music for touching peoples lives around the world, the250 happy guests,which included9 Consul Generals, Film Actresses Madeline Carroll, Glees Lauren Potter, Alice Amter from Big Bang, Adrienne Frantz Bold & Beautiful, Nelly Castillo, Teck Holmes, Reatha Grey of Betty Whites off their Rockers, along with Prince Rudolf Knaise Melikoff, socialite Ben Decker and Director of the Getty Tim Pottswere greeted by theHappiness Princesses Maddy Rundin, Angela Brockunier and Katie Kyme in Ball Gowns,reminicent ofMarie Antoinette,designed by international designerMitzy (famed for his royal creations).

Drinks were flowing thanks to sponsorsX-ale Stress Antidote,Australian Award Winning WinePenfoldsandBelvedere Vodka.It was a truly Global Affair. Guestswere treated to food prepared and sponsored by9 celebrity chefsrepresenting9 countries TV Chef Cathlyn Choi Korea, USAandIsraeli Chef Sherone Hakman for his BBQ Bison, Bronzed Aussie Pies by Australian Chef Lincoln Smith, Indian Food by Mayuras Padmini, New Zealand Salmon prepared by Italian Chef Freddie from Piccolos and Japanese Sushi Chef Yojisandelighted the guests with special fresh made to order Sushi.Desserts were deliciously displayed bySweet Privileges Dianna Yedalyan of Lebanonandpicture pretty desertsby French Chef Bernardwere devoured, whilst the party rocked to the sought after sounds ofInternational DJ Alpha Catand the cameras clicked on the red carpet sponsored by Access Group media and Beautiful Unlimited America Productions.

The Happy Charitydonates 100% fundsraised to causes in each country where help, hope and happiness are needed thanks to sponsors and happy helpers (volunteers) all whom are actors and music stars in their own right. This years event was to raise funds forCulver City Teens, The Young Blind Entertainersand a Spanish House Giveaway will support palliative cancer care.

If you want to make a $50 donation and be in the running to be given a 3 bedroomed fully furnished home in Spain, log on to the charity websitewww.happycharity.org

Next years Global Happiness Day is 1 April 2004 and the 10thGlobal Happiness Honoree isMichelle Obamafor applying her influence to bring about awareness for happy healthy eating options.

Previous awardees includeQuincy Jones 12/12/12who turns 80 on 14 March, 11/11/11 Will Smith, Goldie Hawn, Ellen DeGeneres, 10/10/10 Oprah, 09/09/09 His Holiness Dalia Larmahttp://www.happycharity.org/Ambassadors/Celebities.html

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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