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Venus Breeze Bestows Best Legs Honor Upon Rihanna

Rihanna Receives Venus Breeze "Celebrity Legs of a Goddess" Award and Kicks Off Fifth Annual Search for the Best Legs in America

Friday, June 8, 2007 8:08 am EDT



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"I'm thrilled that Venus Breeze thinks my legs are award-worthy and I'm excited to kick off the search for the woman with the best legs in America"

Venus Breeze [PG], the newest razor from the world's leading female shaving brand, presented chart-topping singer Rihanna with the 2007 Venus Breeze "Celebrity Legs of a Goddess" award during a ceremony in New York City earlier today.

The talented singer, who recently released her highly anticipated third album, Good Girl Gone Bad, will also work with Venus Breeze to help judge the 2007 "Legs of a Goddess" contest. This nationwide competition is a search for a woman with gorgeous legs who also exudes confidence and charisma. The 2007 contest celebrates the launch of Venus Breeze, the first 2-in-1 razor with built-in shave gel bars, making shaving easier and more convenient than ever before.

"I'm thrilled that Venus Breeze thinks my legs are award-worthy and I'm excited to kick off the search for the woman with the best legs in America," said Rihanna. "This contest is a fun way for women to showcase confidence, charisma and gorgeous legs on the runway."

The contest will visit five cities throughout the summer beginning in July. Contestants will be invited to strut their stuff on a catwalk and "strike a pose" for a panel of judges to determine if they have what it takes to be awarded the Venus Breeze "Legs of a Goddess" title. The judges will be looking for a woman with toned, shapely legs who exudes poise and confidence.

Local contests will be held in:

1. San Diego, July 11

2. Dallas, July 25

3. Chicago, August 2

4. Miami, August 9

5. Boston, August 22

Women who live outside of the contest markets can enter the competition online or by mail.

Winners from each local contest, along with one winner from online and mail-in entries, will advance to the final round, where a national winner will be named and will receive a "Goddess Getaway" grand prize. For information about locations and times of local competitions or to enter online or via mail, please visit

Venus Breeze is the latest shaving innovation from the number one female shaving brand that is used by more than 40 million women around the world. Enhanced with rich body butters and a fresh tropical scent, the new Venus Breeze shaving system eliminates the need for shaving cream or soap. Simply wetting the razor activates the Shave Gel Bars for a light lather and smooth glide. The razor also has an enhanced gripping surface for outstanding control and easy handling.


Rihanna enjoyed a tidal wave of industry acclaim in 2006 with her RIAA platinum second album A Girl Like Me, and its back-to-back #1 hits, "S.O.S." and "Unfaithful." In the same year, she took away four top honors at the Billboard Music Awards, and received nominations at the BET Music Awards, VMAs (U.S.), the MTV Europe Awards and MTV Australia Awards. In June 2007, she will release her eagerly anticipated third album, Good Girl Gone Bad. Rihanna is also a CoverGirl spokesperson.


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