BeautyKind (www.beautykindgives.com), the online prime beauty retailer that gives 5% of the product purchase price on each and every purchase to a charity of its customers’ choice at no additional cost, has named world-renowned speaker and ESPN personality Victoria Arlen as its first brand ambassador. In this inaugural role, Victoria, Founder/ Co-Chair of Victoria’s Victory Foundation, will serve as a BeautyKind spokesperson to increase brand awareness and support the BeautyKind mission.
Diagnosed with two rare conditions, Transverse Myelitis and Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis, as a child, Victoria was left without the ability to speak, eat, walk or move. Despite spending nearly four years essentially “locked” inside of her own body and experiencing paralysis from the waist down, Victoria tenaciously defied odds and medical expectations, eventually recovering and walking again.
Inspired to support and encourage others as friends and loved ones did for her during her journey, Victoria launched her namesake non-profit to provide assistance, support and resources to individuals waging their own personal victories against a range of life-changing diagnoses.
“I am so excited to be partnering with BeautyKind. Blessed is truly an understatement when I try to find the words of what this means to my foundation and me. My mission is simple – to help others,” Victoria said.
“When you are struck with a disability, there is no manual. Victoria’s Victory Foundation serves as a resource to a community that is often overlooked, because they are disabled. We want to empower them to be their best, gain their strength and change their course to be able to lead impactful lives,” she said. “Partnering with a company like BeautyKind is a natural fit for me because I love makeup and its ability to transform how you feel, both inside and out. And to be the brand ambassador and support a company built on the core values of kindness and giving back is an honor.”
Victoria’s passion for helping others and her inspiring presence made her a natural choice to become BeautyKind’s first brand ambassador.
“When Victoria shared her excitement for our mission here at BeautyKind, we were ecstatic. And when she expressed interest in working with us on upcoming initiatives, we knew we were about to embark on something monumental with a very special soul,” said BeautyKind’s Interim CEO Neil Waterman.
“Victoria truly defines what being beautiful, both inside and out, is all about. Her passion to help others and make the world a kinder place is refreshingly authentic. We are so grateful to have someone so inspired by BeautyKind’s mission to partner with us, and not for compensation, but instead, to help positively impact others. We truly could not have asked for a kinder or more devoted and engaging advocate to be our first brand ambassador,” added Waterman.