Who Needs a Jersey Campaign To Save The Rainforest [petite models]

This week’s Bella Petite Hour radio show hosts the “Who Needs a Jersey” promotional campaign, created by Eddie Drummond of the NFL.  The campaign message for  “Who Needs a Jersey” is that you don’t need to be a professional athlete to make a positive difference in the world.

I recently had the opportunity to begin working with Eddie Drummond on his campaign.  As Drummond explains, “Who Needs a Jersey” will launch with a nationwide tour that allows models and athletes to make a difference in the lives of many people. Essentially, the “Who Needs a Jersey” program is an outreach campaign that will leverage America’s love for athletes and beautiful women, to bring awareness to causes focused on helping others and our environment!

In an effort to establish and execute positive, life-changing goals, we invited Wilda Spalding to shape the focus and message of the cause.  Wilda is recognized as a distinguished humanitarian,  having served honorably on the United Nations, winning multiple humanitarian awards on an international level, and even being recognized as a Nobel Peace Prize nominee!  She also happens to be the great granddaughter of the creator of Spalding Sports, so the athletic connection was a natural fit.  Spalding brought to our attention the urgent crisis that we are facing to preserve critical planetary and medically essential resources in the Amazon Rainforest.

With this focus in mind, we immediately jumped on board and merged our campaigns.  Wilda introduced us to the work Olivia Newton John and John Easterling are doing to benefit the rainforest through their Amazon Herb Company, and they too have joined as sponsors of the campaign.

The campaign will be held in twenty NFL cities for two days in each locale.  On the first day we’ll focus on “Amazon Outreach,”  by visiting schools, YMCA’s and hospitals to inform communities about what’s happening in the Amazon, why it matters, and how we can get involved to make a difference!

On the second day of the tour we will hold model castings and select several models for the “Who Needs a Jersey” calendar.   The winning models will appear with their local professional athletes in the calendar.

For prospective models, the casting call will consist of a test shoot, interview, and submission of an essay describing why you believe you will best represent the WNAJ campaign. The models will not be judged on looks alone.  We are looking for ladies who are active in their communities and doing more than taking pretty pictures!

Selected models will be an official “Who Needs a Jersey” representative for their hometown, which includes NFL promotional appearances and a full month spread in the WNAJ calendar.  The models’ promotional gifts include the natural skin care renewal system, “Lluvia,” made from sustainably-harvested botanicals from the Amazon rainforest.  The model castings are an excellent opportunity to get real work as a model, while becoming involved with a worthwhile cause.

The WNAJ interactive website is soon to be released with event videos and pictures, online model submissions, tour dates/cities, and important Amazon rainforest news.  The official tour dates and city announcements for the “Who Needs a Jersey” events will be held on October 10th, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. I encourage Bella Petite ladies to take part and take note as we’ll be covering it all along the way!

Written By: Angela Phillips

Bella Petite Hour

Tune in to the Bella Petite Hour (hosted by Ann Lauren) and Angela Phillips, the “Who Needs a Jersey” campaign’s official spokesmodel. Special guests include: Eddie Drummond NFL pro-bowler, Luke Krcil of Amazon Herb Company and Wilda Spalding, the sponsors of the campaign. This show will be on America’s Web Radio Live on September 21st at 10:00 am pst.  Podcast available after the show!

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COMMENTS
  • Stella

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    Flawed peepz killin the forest stealin the air from da lungs…LMAO! Time we heal the world clean the air..cause I like breathing 🙂

    September 21, 2010
  • Sunshine

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    Hope they come to Indy………..awesome;)

    September 22, 2010
  • MeLanie

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    How does this entry work? Where it gonna be? Can I meet f-ball guys too?

    September 22, 2010
  • Jayla

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    Always like to model and this a good reason when will you be in New York? Luv Bellapetite we need this:)

    September 22, 2010
  • Lorrie

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    Lovely ladies this is great! When will we know more? Want to join up!!! Go Minnesota Luv Favre!!!

    September 23, 2010
  • Lolita

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    I be interested in helping as an organizer for this can I do that? Like to model too 🙂 really fun!

    September 23, 2010
  • Wanda

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    I can’t wait for this to get started I hope you are coming to my town in San Diego! Want to do my part too!

    September 24, 2010
  • Luridly

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    Will there be a place to join and meet up soon? Want to help save us the rainforest and will donate my bod to do it 🙂

    September 24, 2010
  • Shelli

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    Likes to be a model for this how to do that? Go Miami lov the Dolphins that my fav team!

    September 24, 2010
  • Fiona

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    I am Packers fan and like to model for this very much can i send in my info and pics here? Want to know how I can do stuff to 🙂 Green all the way!!!!!!!

    September 25, 2010
  • Lawanna

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    I LOOVVVEEE this fun! always wanted to model with a football and treees!

    September 26, 2010
  • Lila

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    I am looking forward to contributing to saving the rainforest and joining this model search to do good! Can’t wait till you come to my town and looking forward to the infor here! 🙂

    September 26, 2010
  • Corey

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    I is hoping to enter real soon!!!! Very pretty an like football guys!! Love what bella does for us!

    September 27, 2010
  • MonicaMew

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    Puurrfffeccct! Looking to get in this contest want to be a model!!!!

    September 29, 2010
  • Teena

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    I am looking forward to getting the dates on this model search and I hope you are coming to my city San Diego, CA! Yay!

    October 3, 2010
  • Wendy

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    Love having a cause to model for! I can’t wait to find out all of the details on this! Love the guys of the NFL!

    October 5, 2010
  • Laetitia

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    What a good idea! and I love to be a part of this how do I get in to do it?

    October 6, 2010
  • Carol

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    Really smart deal here and want to enter it. When it start please contact me.

    October 8, 2010
  • Janelle

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    I loves myself to be a model and check them hot playas!

    October 9, 2010
  • Lascha

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    Been looking forward to this when it start? Gooood cause for us to do! Model and rainforest good looks for a reason! Can you give some more info?

    October 11, 2010
  • Eileen

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    When will this start so I can enter?

    October 12, 2010
  • Lita

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    So absolutely looking to be a part of this! Hi Angela nice going on this 🙂

    October 15, 2010
  • Shannnon

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    Wished this be happening soon! Lots of fun and games. Good to help the rainforest with models!!!

    October 15, 2010
  • Love this! The best website!

    October 20, 2010
  • Shaney

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    Rainforest let us breathe and my beauty will too! Can’t wait to see you in my town. Is there money too Win?

    October 20, 2010
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