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Before reading this publication, you must understand two things: that heroes are among us and that they don't all wear capes or super suits. While we love the action-packed blockbusters that showcase people with crazy powers and otherworldly alien finesse, and we believe that there's some truth to those fantasies as well, we see the need for society to recognize the everyday heroes that are hiding in plain sight. They are Icons and should very well be praised as such. Saving lives, Changing the World, Creating an Impact, and all with a deep backstory. All of these are characteristics of a good superhero. We're here to expose their origins, the Icons.  Are You In the Now? All editorial inquiries All sponsored content/advertising inquiries Follow us on Facebook @iconsinthenow Follow our Parent Company on Instagram @caycomcreate This publication is owned by the Calynn Communications & Creative corporatio
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Titans of Tomorrow: Medical Professionals Creating Change

  In today's world, we've all witnessed the immeasurable importance of medical professionals in society. After a daunting year of near apocalyptic horror, with all of Earth falling prey to the treacherous pandemic, Covid-19, it's undeniable that we would not have made it through without the medical professionals in the world. We're not just talking about the doctors leading the charge in pathology, immunology and laboratory research. We're also talking about the well trained nursing staff who had to execute treatment plans for ill patients in hospitals and nursing homes. We're talking about the mental health counselors and therapists who coached people through a year of so much loss, restriction and isolation. We're talking about the administrative staff at hospitals, clinics and testing centers who kept everything afloat on the back end from patient services, insurance billing and scheduling appointments. We're talking about the janitorial staff that ke

Titans of Tomorrow: Defying The "Disabled" Label

  As with all of our Titans of Tomorrow articles, we are spotlighting the extraordinary. This particular article is focused on those who are "defying the 'disabled' label!" Society puts an unfair stigma on those who have "disabilities" but we're showing you that in spite of these, many people, not just the ones in this article, valiantly overcome them and move mountains in their daily lives, helping foster positive impacts on the world. As an act of service to contribute to the community, our parent company, the Calynn Communications & Creative corporation , and its nonprofit initiative, The Fresh Faces Project , will be donating 10 cents for evey read for this article achieved within the first 48 hours to the Special Olympics of Illinois and The Miss Abilities Organization !  Jessica Logan,  Royal International Miss UK Role Model Finalist "Hi I'm Jessica Logan and I live with IBD, CFS, mental health issues and some other hidden conditions

Mia Ross: Budding SuperModel Wonder

  What do you do and why do you do it? My name is Mia Ross. The career I have chosen has been Modeling, I chose modeling because I absolutely love fashion. Creating art with my body is the ultimate self expression for me.  How does what you do benefit others?   Modeling helps others by providing a vision. It provides a fantasy for other to see themselves in a different light. My career is also great for creative expression. There are no creative limits in fashion. Describe your career journey and how it led you to where you are now. My career has been nothing short of a roller coaster. There have been many ups and downs but isn’t that the fun of roller coaster anyway? I have worked to find who I truly am through modeling. I have been denied more times then I would like to count but that’s what has made me the determined person I am now. I have shown myself I don’t take no for an answer. My journey has also shown me I have a drive to help others, this drive has lead me into being a fitn

Dr. Akshata Prabhu: Global Beauty Queen and Businesswoman

  Dr. Akshata Prabhu : ▪︎Ms. International World India 2019-20 ▪︎Mrs India World 1st Runner Up 2019 ▪︎CEO & Brand Ambassador of The International Glamour Project - India's Biggest Internationally associated Pageant Platform for Teens, Miss & Mrs ▪︎Co-Founder, Dream & Believe Foundation - an Organization that drives humanitarian efforts ▪︎Pediatric Dentist with a teaching experience of 8+ years and clinical experience of 10+ years  ▪︎International Speaker ▪︎Professional Fashion Model. Published with multinational Brands like Loreal and been on the Cover Pages of various Magazines & featured in Newspapers like The Times of India, Indian Express, Bombay Times, The Asian Age, Hindustan Times etc ▪︎Entrepreneur with multiple business ventures  ▪︎Honoree & Recipient of 100 Successful Women in Business Award 2020, Miami, Florida, United States ▪︎Mentor & Advisory Board Member, Global Arts Academy, USA ▪︎Wife to an International Athlete (IRONMAN) Dr. Swaroop Puranik

Cassie Greene: Plus Sized Model, International Beauty Queen, And Arts Scholar

  Cassie is a former World's Miss Tourism Beauty international titleholder. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Acting from Illinois State University in December 2017. Since graduating, Cassie has stayed active with her acting and modeling career having appeared in a national commercial for Sear's and walking in New York Fashion Week along with modeling at Chicago, Atlanta, and Dallas Marts. Cassie was recently published in the first plus size model edition of Lyun Magazine. She enjoys teaching runway classes through her organization Cassie’s Catwalk that raises funds for the Association for Size Diversity and Health. What do you do and why do you do it? •I currently work as a plus-size model, actress, and talent manager assistant for Everything Formals Model Management. I studied acting at Illinois State University because acting has always been a passion of mine. Through acting, other doors opened for me and modeling fell into my lap! I love all things entertainmen

Eliza Cole: Future Supermodel Extraordinaire

"My name is Eliza Cole, I am 20 years old from South Carolina, a true Southern Belle. I am a full-time cosmetologist with dreams and aspirations to be a full-time model. I competed in several local pageants as well as my high school pageant. When I was a Senior in high school, I was a Senior Model Rep for a local photographer. This is when the modeling bug hit me. I loved being in front of a camera where my fashion skills came out.  My goal is to be a catalog model, but if this does not work out, I would love to continue modeling as well as photoshoots."   What do you do and why do you do it? Currently, I am a Cosmetologist assistant and makeup artist. My plan is to one day be a full-time model, doing hair and makeup on the side. I started modeling locally through a photographer friend who suggested I try out for the local fashion shows. This led me to several local runway modeling opportunities. Modeling for me is all about the presentation, the presentation of hair, makeup,

Marina Siniciene: Pageant Queen and Runway Model

"My name is Marina Siniciene! I am an award-winning runway model, pageant queen and aspiring entrepreneur! Some of my accolades include:  Diva Next Door Finalist 2017 Top Model Ireland Finalist 2016/17 Miss Bikini Ireland 2017 Mrs. Emerald Isle 2020 2nd Runner Up and Director's Choice 2020  2 International Runway Achievements and Recognition Awards 'Aspiring Beauty with Purpose Queen' and 'Miss Congeniality of the Year!' I am originally from Latvia but have lived in Ireland for around 15 years with my beautiful 13 year old daughter. My background work experience is in fashion design, hospitality and sales. I finished University and studied International Hospitality and Tourism Management, Art and Design ! When was in secondary school took part in Pageants and twice won second place in "Miss School " pageant. I wrote my own book at the age of 14, participated in poetry club, chorus, the school olympic games and dance team. At the moment, I have 3 cover

Charlotte Lister: Ms. Diamond South Yorkshire 2020

  "My name is Charlotte Lister. I’m 33 and the current Ms Diamond South Yorkshire which leads to Ms Diamond U.K. and then Ms Regency International. I volunteer for my local children’s hospice and support my local cancer charity. I’m a mum to a daughter who is 10 this year and a fur baby called Hugo. I’m a college student and I have studied a number of courses this year both in the pageant platform and also to benefit my future career which is to become a teaching assistant. When I’m not studying or in pageant land I love travelling but to Covid this has been put on hold until the virus is under control. Once it’s safe to do so I’ll be back travelling again next year I’m due to travel to Iceland, Prague and Venice but only if it’s safe to do so. In my spare time, I love spending time with my family as well as reading and socializing with my friends." What do you do and why do you do it? As the current Ms Diamond South Yorkshire I work with a local children’s hospice which incl

Shantae Taylor: Miss Pennsylvania Earth USA 2020

"I was born and raised in Philadelphia. I graduated from Kutztown University with a B.A. in Communication Studies and a dual minor in Professional Writing and Public Relations. Currently, I’m a Promotional Model which has allowed me to enhance my skills in interpersonal communication.  My start in pageantry began 2 years ago. My mission has been to represent my state and I finally got that opportunity when I won the title of Miss Pennsylvania Earth USA back in April. Recently, I had a clothing drive where I was able to donate to 5 homeless shelters in PA and Planet said. I’m grateful to be able to represent my state and spread awareness about the dangers of textile waste." What do you do and why do you do it?  I am Miss Pennsylvania Earth USA 2020. I wanted to be a voice and advocate in my community. Pageantry isn’t popular in Philadelphia and wanted to bring more awareness to environmental issues in my hometown. How does what you do benefit others?   Respecting and caring fo

Molly Seay: Actress, Advocate & Ambassador

  "Coming to you from Chattanooga Tennessee, I am a U.S. Navy veteran, have a B.A. in Psychology with minors in Women’s Studies and Photography. I’m also working on my Asian history certification and various foreign languages. I’ve been crazy blessed to work on productions for CBS, the CW, Disney, and various other tv shows, movies, commercials, print modeling work, and music videos! I’m an aspiring author working on a cookbook. I recently started competing in beauty pageants. My next project for domestic violence is my website. Most of my downtime is spent playing with my niece and nephew. "  What do you do and why do you do it? My name is Molly Seay. I’m an actress, ambassador, beauty queen, student, and advocate. My platform is combatting domestic violence through education. While on active duty in the Navy, I was in an abusive relationship. It took a year for me to leave him, but it took about a decade to heal from him, and I healed relatively fast. I went back to school