Hot fast-fashion retailer Dots and Grammy®-nominated singer Jordin Sparks fulfilled a dream yesterday for Fabiola Apollon, winner of Dots "Because Of You" Interactive Contest in partnership with Sparks. In collaboration with AuditionBooth.com, the contest encouraged entrants to share a personal story about something they were inspired to accomplish by someone in their life. In honor of her fan-dedicated perfume launched exclusively at Dots this past fall, the "Because of You" contest promised a $500 shopping spree with Sparks at a Dots flagship store.
After seeing the Dots "Because of You" contest on AuditionBooth, Apollon was encouraged to share how her life was changed by the Lap Band surgery. With the support of her family and friends, Apollon has lost 60+ pounds and plans to lose even more. Apollon strives to serve as an example to others and provide hope for her peers who also struggle with weight issues.
"I'm excited that we were able to offer this contest with Dots through Audition Booth because it enabled my fans, regardless of their location, to celebrate someone who made a difference in their lives," said youngest ever American Idol winner and Broadway star, Jordin Sparks.
Sparks and Apollon spent the afternoon on January 13th shopping for the latest trends of the season at Dots' store in Addison, TX.
"Personally, I feel inspired to do more and make the most of every opportunity because of the support I have from the people around me. It's amazing what you can accomplish with a little encouragement from influential people in your life!" said Apollon of the journey that she shared in her entry. "And I thank Dots and Jordin Sparks both for this amazing experience!" she added.
Dots is a women's apparel retailing company that offers fashionable clothing and accessories at exceptional prices. Dots' growth and success was founded on a passion for retail that stems from a belief that looking good should not be expensive. Today, the company is a vibrant retailer with more than 400 stores within a 26-state footprint. More information about Dots is available online at www.dots.com.
About Jordin Sparks
Jordin Sparks is a platinum recording artist who has toured with artists such as Britney Spears, The Jonas Brothers and Alicia Keys. Recently Sparks has headlined her own tour and starred as Nina, in Broadway's smash hit, In The Heights. In October 2010, Jordin Sparks launched her first ever fragrance, Because Of You.
About Audition Booth
Audition Booth is the revolutionary online discovery platform that connects exceptional individuals with opportunities to realize their aspirations. The company transforms the traditional discovery process by supporting and inspiring individuals within an interactive entertainment community. Audition Booth is headquartered in New York City. For more information please visit http://www.auditionbooth.com.