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

2010_med-global-happiness-logoGlobal Happiness Day has been celebrated for the past 9 years in over 200 countries and islands, starting off in Sydney Australia by Dr. Shelley Sykes founder of the Shelley Sykes Happy Charity and Global Happiness Day.

On Friday 1 March 2013 it was all glamor and glitz at the French Consuls Residence in Beverly Hills to honor this year’s 2013 Global Happiness Honorees Usher, who was in the end unable to make it, Justin Bieber, who was in London celebrating his 19th Birthday and Mary J Blige, who was performing in Texas.

Despite the absence of the honorees, who were honored for spreading the happiness bug with their music for touching peoples lives around the world, the 250 happy guests, which included 9 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 Potts… were greeted by the Happiness Princesses Maddy Rundin, Angela Brockunier and Katie Kyme in Ball Gowns, reminicent of Marie Antoinette, designed by international designer Mitzy (famed for his royal creations).

Drinks were flowing thanks to sponsors X-ale Stress AntidoteAustralian Award Winning Wine Penfolds and Belvedere Vodka It was a truly Global Affair.  Guests were treated to food prepared and sponsored by 9 celebrity chefs representing 9 countries TV Chef Cathlyn Choi Korea, USA and Israeli Chef Sherone Hakman for his BBQ Bison, Bronzed Aussie Pies by Australian Chef Lincoln Smith, Indian Food by Mayura’s Padmini, New Zealand Salmon prepared by Italian Chef Freddie from Piccolos and Japanese Sushi Chef Yojisan delighted the guests with special fresh made to order Sushi.  Desserts were deliciously displayed by Sweet Privileges Dianna Yedalyan of Lebanon and picture pretty deserts by French Chef Bernard were devoured, whilst the party rocked to the sought after sounds of International DJ Alpha Cat and the cameras clicked on the red carpet sponsored by Access Group media and Beautiful Unlimited America Productions.

The Happy Charity donates 100% funds raised 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 year’s event was to raise funds for Culver City Teens, The Young Blind Entertainers and 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 website www.happycharity.org

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

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


Written by 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.