NIVEA Enlists Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza to Launch its Kiss of the Year
Contest on Facebook--the Search for America's Greatest Love Story
Winning Couple to Ring in the New Year with Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza on
the NIVEA Kiss Stage in New York City's Times Square
Couple to also have their New Year's Eve Kiss featured in Us Weekly
WILTON, Conn., Oct. 18, 2012
WILTON, Conn., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --NIVEA announced today the launch
of its most exciting New Year's Eve program yet with the Kiss of the Year
Contest— a contest via Facebook where fans can share their love story for an
opportunity to experience that all-important, memorable New Year's Eve Kiss in
front of millions on the NIVEA Kiss Stage in the heart of Times Square.
NIVEA's panel of celebrity and expert judges will determine the three
finalists with the most compelling love stories who will win a trip to New
York City to appear on The Wendy Williams Show. Public votes will then
determine the winning "Kiss of the Year" couple to win the grand prize:
oAn all-expenses paid trip to New York City where they'll join NIVEA New
Year's Eve Kiss ambassadors, Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza on the NIVEA
Kiss Stage in Times Square on New Year's Eve for the year's most
oTwo exclusive VIP tickets to the New Year's Eve party at the Hard Rock
Cafe in Times Square to attend the star-studded official New Year's Eve
oA feature in Us Weekly Magazine highlighting their memorable New Year's
For the fifth year in a row, NIVEA will "paint" Times Square— the epicenter of
the world's New Year's Eve celebrations — blue as the official sponsor of the
Times Square Alliance's New Year's Eve Celebration. NIVEA is the #1 lip care
brand in the world; the brand offers more than 15 moisturizing lip care
products that are all made to make kisses better. That said, it's only fitting
for NIVEA to sponsor one of the biggest and most important kisses of the year.
"NIVEA has always believed in the power of human touch. Our products help
consumers achieve touchably smooth skin and kissably soft lips that make you
want to touch and be touched…bringing everyone closer together," said Magnus
Jonsson, Vice President, Marketing at Beiersdorf, Inc.
"We are excited, once again, to be the official sponsor of the Times Square
Alliance New Year's Eve Celebration where we'll help millions of people in
Times Square and around the globe make that all-important New Year's kiss
better as the clock strikes midnight."
To help ring in 2013 and select the winners of the Kiss of the Year Contest,
NIVEA has enlisted one of America's most romantic couples, TV personalities
Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza. The couple will serve as the official hosts of
NIVEA's annual New Year's Eve celebration in the heart of Times Square.
"We're thrilled to join forces with NIVEA to host the NIVEA Kiss Stage at the
Times Square New Year's Eve Celebration, and to help one loving couple win the
experience of a lifetime," said Mario Lopez. "The New Year's Eve kiss is the
year's most memorable kiss and sets the tone for the days and months that
follow," says Courtney Mazza. "This is an especially important time of the
year for us: last New Year's Eve, Mario proposed and the kiss that followed my
saying 'yes,' is one that we'll never forget."
The Kiss of the Year Contest details are as follows:
SUBMISSION PERIOD: October 18^th – November 7^th
Starting October 18^th, couples can log onto Facebook.com/NIVEAUSA to share
their true love stories, a photo and the compelling reasons they deserve to be
named NIVEA's "Kiss of the Year" Couple.
JUDGING PERIOD: November 8^th – November 25^th
NIVEA's panel of celebrity and expert judges, led by NIVEA Kiss Stage hosts
Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza, will use their romance expertise to select
three lucky couples that will advance to the finalist phase where the public
gets to vote on Facebook for their favorite couple for this once in a lifetime
experience. All three finalists will win a trip to New York City to appear on
The Wendy Williams Show.
PUBLIC VOTING PERIOD: November 26^th – December 16^th
Starting November 26^th, people across the country can view the three
finalists' compelling love stories and vote to choose their favorite couple
to win the grand prize trip to Times Square on New Year's Eve.
WINNER UNVEILING: December ^ 31^st
Following the public voting period, NIVEA's panel of celebrity and expert
judges will announce the lucky winning couple of the Kiss of the Year Contest
For more information about NIVEA lip care, NIVEA's New Year's Eve
celebration, or to coordinate interviews with NIVEA executives and/or Mario
Lopez and Courtney Mazza, please contact Katie Scarth,
NIVEA is a leading manufacturer of consumer products for skin and beauty care.
The NIVEA brand portfolio includes NIVEA, NIVEA Lip Care, NIVEA Body Wash, and
NIVEA For Men. For more information on NIVEA, visit our Web site,
About Beiersdorf AG
NIVEA is owned by Hamburg, Germany-based Beiersdorf AG, a leading manufacturer
of branded consumer products for skin and beauty care, with over 125 years of
experience in research and development, and a strong global presence. The
company produces leading international brands such as NIVEA, Eucerin, la
prairie, Juvena, Labello, 8x4, Futuro, Florena, Hansaplast/Elastoplast and
Tesa. For more information, visit www.beiersdorfusa.com.
SOURCE Beiersdorf Inc.
Contact: Katie Scarth, PMK-BNC for NIVEA, Katie.firstname.lastname@example.org,
+1-212-373-6103, Leslie Kickham, Beiersdorf Inc., Lkickham@bdfusa.com,
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