Updated: Jul 26, 2018
From the hills over looking Hollywood 7/17/18
MAentGlobal had backstage access to The 2018 Pre-ESPY Experience by Regard Magazine. Hosted by Regard Magazine's annual sports edition cover celebrity/athlete WWE's CJ Lana Perry, it was attended by a list of Hollywood's finest and of course, some of pro-sport's elite. After an overcast morning, it turned out to be a full-blown Southern California "dictionary description" of a sun-filled afternoon. So much so that the “who's who” list of red carpet attendees nearly disappeared into the Aperol Spritz, Grand Marnier, Lyft, and Soul Hollywood backdrop; during the step and repeat portion of the early afternoon. We could not blame anyone who dashed through the press line in order to cool down indoors by the beautiful, inviting pool.
Definitely, the tallest attendee of the event was former Los Angeles Clippers player, Kibwe Trim. He spent quite a bit of time out in the sun trading stories, promoting his LIME Co. and posing for an untold number of photos. He for sure looked as equally as comfortable with Ms. Rachel Lorin as he did with that beverage!
Political Analyst and TV Personality, Dr. Christopher Metlzer was one of the more popular guests of the afternoon. He was taking candid shots even before he made the red carpet for the step and repeat. Later he could be found posing with fellow celebrities and having one on one conversations with those who asked him, I am sure, riveting and thought provoking questions.
Legendary 5x boxing Boxing Champion and "WBC Goodwill Ambassador" Mia St John was a huge hit to the celebrity atmosphere and on the red carpet. Mia is also the founder of the "El Saber es Poder" Foundation that empowers individuals suffering from mental illness, homelessness, addiction and poverty.
Events such as Regard Magazine’s party brings together people who don't necessarily walk within the same circles. These three gentlemen have something very much in common... Cars!!! The gentleman on the left is Justin Peck is a Lucas Oil Champion Off-Road Driver + Mental Health Advocate and on the right, Antoine & Spencer Holmes supplied voices for the Transformer's franchise. They became fast friends!
Brittney Palmer UFC Ring Girl of the Year & AMFAR Ambassador
Rachel Lorin Songwriter/Vocalist/Model Opened for Sebastian Bach (Skid Row) and toured with Powerman 5000 while fronting her own band.
Kelly K PR sharing laughs w/ Trap Artist Chef Sean
Gretchen Rossi — Bravo’s Real Housewives of Orange County & Beauty Expert
Who would not appreciate amazing food, drink, entertainment, and most interesting of conversations? Traditional southern cuisine soaked in contemporary California hues, enhanced by organic seasonal ingredients, international flavor influences, and unique spices was tray passed and cooked up fresh by Chef Yea Lang & Chef Mirko of SOUL Hollywood. The bar was overflowing w/ signature cocktails and Sprig CBD soda. This event had it all thanks to Regard Magazine and all the hardworking players and sponsors behind the scenes.