The Gala Spa Awards
Naomi Campbell Becomes "Beauty Idol" 2016.
Last night, premium people and lifestyle magazine Gala awarded the Gala Spa Awards 2016, one of the most important beauty and spa awards worldwide, together with Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa in Baden-Baden. The best international care concepts and spas were honoured at a glamorous award ceremony. At the 20thanniversary of this event, the independent expert judging panel did not have an easy task: with more than 170 applications of outstanding quality, the number of product submissions was higher than ever and once again emphasises the great importance of the Gala Spa Awards within the international cosmetics and hotel industry.
A highlight of the evening was the announcement of Naomi Campbell as «Beauty Idol» of the year. Having celebrated her 25th catwalk anniversary last year, the 45-year-old top model stands for beauty and success. Naomi Campbell is also a successful actress, singer and book author, and markets her own perfume line. In addition, the British top model has a big heart and consistently supports numerous social projects. She also organises big shows with fund-raising campaigns. Fascinated by her great charisma and natural manner, the judging panel of the Gala Spa Awards honoured her as «Beauty Idol» 2016.
This year’s «Special Prize» goes to Professor Michael Braungart, who advocates the conservation of resources and eco-effectiveness. Holding a PhD in chemistry, he has supported Greenpeace since the 1980s. In 1987, he founded the environmental consulting institute EPEA. Ever since, Braungart has concerned himself with research and consultation for eco-effective projects and developed the cradle-to-cradle principle. The judging panel of the Gala Spa Awards honoured his outstanding commitment to eco-effectiveness by awarding him the «Special Prize».
More than 200 invited guests gathered at the glamorous award ceremony at Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa, including numerous representatives from the fields of business, culture and showbusiness, as well as renowned representatives from the cosmetics and luxury hotel industries. Prominent guests included Eva Padberg, Stephanie Stumph, Ursula Karven, Catherine Hummels, Julia Dietze, Jorge Gonzalez, Franziska Knuppe, Stefan Konarske, Lisa Martinek, Erol Sander, Jochen Schropp, Carolina Vera and Birthe Wolter. Presenter Barbara Schöneberger hosted the evening and singer Philipp Dittberner accompanied the event and inspired the audience with his music.