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January 16, 2012

Celebrities Come Out To Support Much Love Animal Rescue

"Makeovers For Mutts" Hosted by Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon Davis B. Nguyen, M.D.; Health and Wellness Expert JILLIAN MICHAELS Presented with "Golden Heart" Award

(Beverly Hills, CA) On January 12th, health and wellness expert Jillian Michaels ("The Biggest Loser" ) was honored and presented with the "Golden Heart" Award by Much Love Animal Rescue for her dedication and work in rescuing animals. (She has 3 rescues.) Michaels was introduced to "Jillian," the newest Much Love rescue who was named in Michaels' honor.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Davis B. Nguyen, who has set a tradition of hosting his annual holiday party to benefit a charity, sponsored the gala event. Renowned for his  transformative makeovers on humans, Dr. Nguyen has a passion for helping animals; The generous plastic surgeon also contributed a cosmetic makeover to anyone contributing $1000 or more and that garnered $16,000.00 alone.

The red-carpet event was held at the Peninsula Hotel where celebrities Jillian Michaels, Michael Weatherly ("NCIS"), Reality Star Peggy Tanous ("The Real Housewives of Orange County"), Actor Robert Wahl (Arli$$),  Award-winning composer Diane Warren, "Dancing with the Stars" contestant and supermodel Joanna KrupaJayde Nicole (TV personality, PMOY 2008), Valerie Fitzgerald (Host of HGTV's "Selling LA"), and actress and animal activist Katie Cleary ("Deal or No Deal") walked the red carpet.

More than 300 guests gathered to support Much Love Animal Rescue and enjoy vegetarian hor's d'oeuvres, live music along with a silent auction which included signed items by Ryan Gosling, Rhianna and Jane Lynch, as well as tickets to Jerry Seinfeld's live show donated by Carol Leifer.

An estimated $30,000 was raised via donations, raffles and silent auctions. "The event exceeded our expectations," says Stacy Bodell of Much Love Animal Rescue. We are grateful to Dr. Nguyen for his generous support and for hosting this incredible fundraiser that helped us to raise much needed funds to benefit Much Love Animal Rescue. The money we raised last night will go a long way to furthering our efforts in rescuing shelter animals and saving their lives and help us to find them  loving homes."

"I am proud to  have hosted a fundraiser for such a worthy endeavor," says Dr. Nguyen. "I'm so grateful to the impressive generosity of the guests who attended and donated to show their support to Much Love Animal Rescue, whose mission is to rescue abandoned and abused shelter animals. I am thrilled with the prospect that many more rescue animals will be adopted as a result of our efforts last evening.  We raised a lot of money for a very valuable organization."

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Jillian Michaels, Dr. Davis Nguyen, Alyssa Nguyen


Joanna Krupa, Katie Cleary


Jillian Michaels, Dr. Davis B. Nguyen


Michael Wetherly


Micah Tanous, Peggy Tanous