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Today, Ashley Stewart® announce that after an eight-month series of national events to celebrate women who love their curves and themselves, the highly-anticipated Finding Ashley Stewart 2017 finale will take place at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn on September 16, 2017. The event will be headlined by multi-platinum female group, En Vogue.Guest judges will include Erin Brady, Kym Hampton and Vivian Scott Chew, and others. Alongside the lineup of performances, the event will include the crowning of Ashley Stewart 2017 and the announcement of the winner of the $10,000 Ashley Stewart Leadership Scholarship, which was developed with North Carolina A&T University to help empower women through education.

“As a brand that started in neighborhoods across the country , our mission is to help connect women with other women on a truly personal level and help give them a voice by celebrating friendships in our stores and on our industry leading digital and social platforms,” commented James Rhee, Executive Chairman and CEO of Ashley Stewart.

As the brand prepares to return to its founding neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York,  six semi-finalists will also be selected through an Ashley Stewart social media contest that will kick off on July 10th. From this group of regional and social media winners, six finalists will be selected to win a trip to New York City to compete for the coveted title of “Ashley Stewart 2017.” The winner will receive a $10,000 prize package, a new Ashley Stewart wardrobe, makeover, tour-sponsored gift prizes, a photo shoot, as well as a two-night stay provided by Hilton and participation in features across Ashley Stewart media platforms for one year.

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Throughout the year, Finding Ashley Stewart 2017 has stopped in multiple cities across the country, identifying regional winners in Baltimore, Houston, Newark, Detroit and Tampa. Each stop included a fashion show, a sip n’ shop experience and a search for the “diva” who embodies Ashley Stewart and everything the brand stands for: kindness, perseverance, resilience, confidence, and empowerment. Upcoming tour stops include Atlanta in July and Nashville in August.

Finding Ashley Stewart is sponsored by Creme of Nature and IMAN Cosmetics, with additional financial and marketing support from TxturePRO by WetBrush, Facebook, Salesforce , Lyft, Dotcom Distribution, Alliance Data Systems and countless other business partners. Presale tickets for Ashley Stewart credit card holders will be available June 28th, with tickets for the general admission on June 29th at Ticketmaster.Net proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Dress For Success®, who is providing each finalist one round-trip ticket to New York City courtesy of Southwest Airlines.