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“Gion Beverly Hills,” Traditional Japanese Tea House Coming In 2022 As A Fully Immersive & Educational Cultural Experience

Gion Beverly Hills will aim to break down the false stereotypes associated with geisha.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — As of February 14, 2022, Angelenos will be treated to a historic one-of-a-kind cultural entertainment and dining experience like never before seen in the United States. 

Set to be located at 420 N. Camden Drive in Beverly Hills, CA, Sean Sprawling‘s Gion Beverly Hills will be a mesmerizing Japanese Tea House* featuring renowned geisha from Tokyo, Japan.

With a mission to provide a genuine and encapsulated Japanese cultural and educational experience for its guests, Gion Beverly Hills will be the first American Japanese Tea House to have legitimate trained and officiated geisha coming from the cultural emblem where geisha originated. 

In fact, amongst rare surviving Hanamachi (geisha region in Japan), the Gion district in Kyoto is literally the most exclusive and well-known geisha region in all of Japan, and why Sean is honored to pay homage to the country’s significant culture by naming his tea house after it.

Making history as the only male geisha in Japan, Sean is thrilled to announce that Eitaro Matsunoya will be one of the geisha performing at Gion Beverly Hills; marking a truly historic genesis for the presence of geisha in the United States. Trained to be a geisha by a highly regarded master of Japanese traditional dance and instruments in Tokyo, Eitaro has been performing his skills and art for the last 20 years, bringing joy to numerous audiences. With a studied effeminacy, he has perfected the gestures and dances of a woman’s profession beautifully and is an alluring portal into a rich history of non-normative gender expression in Japanese performing arts. 

“Eitaro is a rare find, as he has been trained with hundreds of years old skills that very few people in the world have had access to learn,” explains Sean Sprawling, filmmaker and owner of Gion Beverly Hills. “I am honored Eitaro agreed to be the subject of an upcoming documentary I am working on, as well as support me in this new venture as a cultural educator with Gion Beverly Hills. His story is very compelling; he is not a member of the LGBTQ+ community but performs in a female role without the intent of breaking tradition, as it wouldn’t be allowed if not for the unique circumstances of his childhood.” 

Sean continues, “I really can’t wait to share with the world Eitaro’s story and the arts he has dedicated years of his life to master. He truly is special, and it is an honor to have him be a part of Gion Beverly Hills.”

Those wishing to experience this one-of-a-kind artistic dining experience will have to make a reservation via Gion Beverly Hills’ website (coming soon). The menu will consist of upscale Japanese cuisine, and there will also be traditional Japanese tea ceremonies, dances, and shamisen* performances. 

Furthermore, not only will guests indulge in traditional entertainment from renowned Japanese geisha, they will also be encapsulated by beautiful 3D mapping that feature life-like and authentic projections of ancient Kyoto’s nature and surroundings, immediately transporting them to the other side of the world. Gion Beverly Hills’ menu and atmosphere, including smells, decor, and scenery, will change with the Japanese seasons, so every time a person visits, a different experience is sure to be felt.

Ultimately, the goal behind Gion Beverly Hills is to change the perception and narrative of geisha, as they are so often wrongfully portrayed as subservient and sexualized beings. In Kyoto dialect, Gei means “art,” while Sha means “person”. Geisha, therefore, are highly trained upscale masters in the art of entertaining, that of which preserve Japanese traditions from hundreds of years ago.

Gion Beverly Hills promises to uphold to these classic Japanese standards and practices and cannot wait to open its doors this February.

For more information on Gion BH or to interview owner Sean Sprawling, contact Eileen Koch of EKC PR, a Full-Service Branding, Marketing and Public Relations Firm, at 310-441-1000 or

* Tea House is a Japanese term that refers to a full dining experience with geisha and is not in a literal sense about a tea drinking experience. 

* Shamisen is a three-stringed traditional Japanese instrument.


Tim Hall, Mental-Health Sports Coach And Former Australian Rules Football Player/Coach, Signs With EKC PR

Bringing mental health coaching to the forefront of all sports training practices.

LOS ANGELESNov. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — EKC PR has signed mental health sports coach and Breathwork practitioner, Tim Hall of Tim Hall Branding, to its roster of clientele.

With the mental health wellbeing of prominent athletes like Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles having been brought to the forefront of sports conversation this year, it has become immensely clear how vital it is for athletes to have mental health coaching alongside their physical training.

Tim Hall’s mission is that all athletes stay on a healthy intellectual journey so they can live up to their fullest life and physical potential. 

As one of the first coaches to bring Breathwork into sports training, Tim’s unique methods focus on the mental health and stability of an athlete’s mindset, rather than just their physical greatness.

“Whether it’s in sports, business or life, to achieve your best, you need to be in your most powerful mindset and not let outside influences change your course,” explains Tim Hall. “Most people don’t reach their potential or live with fulfillment because their mindset is held back by past beliefs and never opened to growth. But years of personal development, coaching sports and understanding habits has allowed me to guide people to unlock their potential and fulfillment in life.”

Presenting the greatest tools and knowledge, Tim offers multiple Breathwork Memberships, as well as “The Initiation” Programs, helping guide you toward building your best routine and momentum to balance your state of mind.

With proven results from years of experience, Tim personally works with each athlete to cater to their specific individual needs and mental wellbeing goals. The coaching is garnered to focus on breaking bad habits, increasing mental awareness, and becoming more present.

While primarily centering on athletes, Tim also coaches businesses and personal figures, assisting anyone who wants to create positive momentum in their journey and work on growing their balanced mindset and mental stability.

For more information or to interview Tim Hall, contact EKC PR at 310-441-1000 or

About Tim Hall:
Former Australian Rules Football player and coach for 13 years, Tim Hall was named the 2015 Coach of the Year in his home state. Additionally, Tim has been a business entrepreneur and investor for 12 years and is fully certified in Breathwork practice.



ALIEN WORLDS MISSIONS: The First Game on the BSC Blockchain in the Alien Worlds NFT Metaverse Has Launched with Trilium (TLM) and NFT Rewards for Players


ZUG, Switzerland, Oct. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The decentralized and global Alien Worlds community, which has become one of the most used decentralized blockchain applications in the world, is pleased to announce that the Alien Worlds Missions game has just launched on the Binance Smart Chain blockchain. Explorers now have the ability to send virtual spaceships on missions throughout the Metaverse, and earn NFTs for use within the game, as well as acquiring NFTs created by various player communities who host frequent events and activities.

With more than 3.6 million registered game players^ since its launch in December 2020 and around 11 million plays per day*, Alien Worlds has established itself as the largest blockchain-based NFT game, offering players the opportunity to own land, use tools, deploy minions and weapons in battle, and customize their avatars. Alien Worlds operates on three blockchains – Ethereum, WAX, and the Binance Smart Chain (BSC). 

“Alien Worlds has completely changed the face of blockchain gaming. I’d even go as far as saying it’s touched and changed lives throughout the Metaverse,” said Duwain of Alien Army World. “We believe that the newly released Alien Worlds Missions will intensify the exploits of players everywhere.”

The widely anticipated launch of Alien Worlds Missions presents a whole new game experience for players. Explorers can use the in-game token, Trilium (TLM), to send a spaceship on each mission and compete for a share of the TLM token reward pot. In addition, each traveler receives an NFT from the mission (up to 5 per player per mission currently), which enables functionality both within the game and in community-created games based on NFT game card statistics or mission statistics. Because all activity is stored on the blockchain, all missions are open for the whole community’s view. This high degree of transparency encourages a strategic approach to the game and significantly boosts competitiveness. At the time of launch, there are eight different Alien Worlds Missions NFT game cards available as part of the charter set.

“The launch of the Alien Worlds Missions game on the BSC blockchain marks a historic time for the Alien Worlds community, further illustrating that ‘play to earn’ games can be highly engaging and create rewarding experiences for players, without relying on invisible, third-party advertisers, guiding and tracking their engagement,” said Saro McKenna, Co-Founder of Alien Worlds. 

* Plays: Number of transactions measured by number of wallet interactions with Alien Worlds’ smart contracts on a daily basis. DappRadar

 ^ Registered Game Players: Publicly available on the WAX blockchain.

About Alien Worlds

Alien Worlds is an NFT Metaverse where you can play with unique digital items (NFTs), stake Trilium tokens, travel on Alien Worlds Missions to the planets, vote in elections, and run for planetary council.

With around 3.6 million players and more than 700,000 Monthly Active Users (number of unique wallet addresses interacting with Alien Worlds’ smart contracts on a monthly basis, DappRadar), Alien Worlds has rapidly climbed the DappRadar ranking charts and inspired individuals to scale new heights of imagination in order to create, share and thrive in the Social Metaverse.

To access and play Alien Worlds and the new Alien Worlds Missions game, visit and the Explorers Station

For more information about Alien Worlds Missions and to interview Saro McKenna––Co-Founder of Alien Worlds at Dacoco GmbH, Duwain, or a member of the Alien Worlds player community, contact EKC PR at 310-441-1000 or



Alien Worlds Achieves No. 1 Most Played Blockchain Game with 11 Million Daily Transactions, According to DappRadar

Fast-growing Metaverse surpasses 700,000 blockchain verified players each month; introduces new UI to support decentralized app player activity

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Alien Worlds has been confirmed as the world’s most popular blockchain game with around 11 million daily transactions* by over 700,000 MAU (Monthly Active Users)#, according to on-chain smart contract activity tracked by DappRadar.

Launched in beta form during late 2020, the community of players has grown Alien Worlds to almost 3.6 million registered game players and NFT enthusiasts^. Early adopters were attracted by the ease of joining Alien Worlds, which unlike other blockchain games did not require cryptocurrency or the installation of a Metamask wallet to begin. 

In Alien Worlds, players quickly discover the appeal of a play-to-earn game that they build and govern for themselves, while exploring seven planets across the metaverse. Daily activities include creating Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), meeting other gamers in user forums and selecting land and tools for a chosen playing strategy.

“We’re thrilled to see the enthusiasm of our community in building new applications in a more impressive fashion,” says Kevin Wang, Partner at Longling Capital and Founder of Forgame, a Hong Kong Exchange main board-listed gaming company.

Alien Worlds’ success is founded on the aim of bringing important aspects of real life into the digital world. These include: NFTs registered on the blockchain to represent unique crypto assets; the competitive Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) structure that engages and motivates players who can manage the community on the Planet DAO they have chosen as a virtual home. 

“This game made it to #1 by providing possessions, an ecosystem, and an economic structure inside Alien Worlds,” said Max Infeld, an artist featured on Curiocards, the first art NFTs on Ethereum. “The Alien Worlds community has successfully inspired a generation of blockchain gamers to engage in the same intense co-operation and competition – mining, fighting, playing games and participating in governance – that is found in any earthbound community. That’s why the ‘social metaverse’ of Alien Worlds has taken off in less than 12 months.”

The Alien Worlds community of developers are now completing the design of a mobile-native UI which provides greater functionality on a single screen – including tabs for Notifications and Events – and makes it easier for players to access a fuller range of community activities. 

“Alien Worlds started with a vision to make the most of NFTs and blockchain technology by building a social and economic structure that gamers could explore and enjoy in many different ways,” explains Kevin Wang.

* Number of transactions: Measured by daily number of wallet interactions with Alien Worlds‘ smart contracts.DappRadar

# MAU (Monthly Active Users): Number of unique wallet addresses interacting with Alien Worlds‘ smart contracts on a monthly basis. DappRadar

^ Total Registered Player Numbers: Publicly available on the WAX blockchain.

About Longling Capital

Longling Capital is an angel investment firm founded by industry leader, Wensheng Cai. In recent years, Longling has been strategically engaging in blockchain technologies, including dozens of successful projects in Public Chain, DeFi, and NFT.

About Alien Worlds

Alien Worlds is an NFT Metaverse where you can play with unique digital items (NFTs), stake Trilium tokens to planets, vote in elections, and run for planetary council. With almost 3.6 million players and over 700,000 Monthly Active Users, Alien Worlds has rapidly climbed the DappRadar ranking charts and inspired individuals to scale new heights of imagination in order to create, share and thrive in the Social Metaverse.

To interview Sarojini McKenna, Alien Worlds Co-Founder at Dacoco GmbH, contact EKC PR at 310-441-1000 or


EKC PR Client, Lacey Sculls of VH1’s Rock of Love, Launches New VOD Streaming Service, STORM TV

Catch up with all your favorite reality stars and more for just $4.99 a month!

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – Lacey Sculls, the former reality show darling from VH1’s top-rated Rock of Love with Bret Michaels and Sharon Osbourne’sCharm School, is bringing back our past guilty-pleasure reality TV obsessions with her very own VOD streaming service, STORM TV.

Building upon the success of Talk of Love (Lacey’s esteemed weekly podcast where she interviews cast members of VH1’s “Of Love” shows to find out what really went down during filming), Lacey launched STORM TV to appease to a strong community of reality show addicts.

As the new home for Talk of Love, STORM TV also features an abundance of fresh, unscripted originals including What the French––a comedic talk show hosted by Rock of Love Bus stars Farrah & Ashley, Bitchin’ in the Kitchen––a crude but hilarious cooking and recipes show, and the highly anticipated ALL-STARS Reunion Show, which features twenty Of Love” cast favorites, marking the first time in over a decade that some of America’s most popular reality TV stars of the noughties will be reuniting together.

“For years, I’ve been hearing fans express to me how much they miss the iconic ‘Of Love’ reality shows, and the cast members who were on them,” explains Lacey Sculls. “I am thrilled that these fans will now have a new hub in STORM TV, where they can watch juicy content and catch up with everyone!”

Taking inspiration from previous VH1 reality series that featured the wildest, hottest and most controversial drama, STORM TV’s exclusive shows are produced by Lacey herself, with the assistance of several original producers from Rock of Love (2007-2009), Flavor of Love (2006-2008)and I Love New York (2007-2008) on the ALL-STARS Reunion Show. The streaming service offers reality dating, competitions, interviews, never-before-seen video and more, all created to be funny and make people laugh.

“I have two new ‘Of Love’ inspired reality shows in pre-production that feature former cast members who fans know and love,” says Lacey Sculls. “2022 is going to be huge for followers of these iconic reality stars, and I’m jumping up and down with excitement regarding what’s to come on STORM TV.”

Subscribe to STORM TV

For more information or to interview Lacey Sculls, contact EKC PR at 310-441-1000 or


Herrington Teddy Bears, Luxury Teddy Bear Brand Since 1986, Releases LE Pink Teddy Bear for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation

LOS ANGELES, October 12, 2021 / PRNewswire — October doesn’t just bring the official start of spooky season. It’s also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, where pink becomes the signature color, overriding orange. To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Herrington Teddy Bears –– world renowned teddy bear brand since 1986 –– has just released their limited edition (LE) endearingly soft and cuddly pink teddy to help those affected by breast cancer and raise money for a cure. 

For over 35 years, Herrington Teddy Bears has been designing and manufacturing distinctive, high-quality plush collectibles. Having always taken great pride in craftsmanship, their ultra-soft bears are individually hand-stuffed to maintain a perfect posture for a lifetime.

The newest in their ongoing collection, Herrington’s LE Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Teddy Bear gleams bright with its warm smile and ‘bubble gum pink’ velvety fur cozied up inside a white knitted sweater, which features a stitched breast cancer pink ribbon. Retailing for $45.00 (including delivery), a portion of the proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen, the largest breast cancer research organization in the U.S.

Not only serving as a cuddly companion for yourself, or someone you know affected by breast cancer, purchasing the pink teddy bear will assist hundreds of thousands of women in the ongoing fight against breast cancer.

“By releasing a special, LE Herrington Pink Teddy Bear, my company has created the opportunity for everyone to support the ongoing research to cure breast cancer by giving them something they could hold in their hands and hug, and offer up a beautiful way to share awareness,” says Chris Herrington, President & Founder of Herrington Teddy Bears. 

Every two minutes a woman in the U.S. is diagnosed with breast cancer and one in eight develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. The alarming evidence is real, making this month’s awareness efforts through a company like Herrington Teddy Bears all the more impactful and important.  

“For me it’s personal,” explains Chris Herrington. “My grandmother died of breast cancer and my mother of ovarian cancer, so I wanted to put my company’s resources to work in support of this wonderful cause.”

Herrington’s Pink Teddy Bear is a limited release and only available to purchase here through the month of October. 

To interview Chris Herrington, please contact EKC PR at 310-441-1000 or


EKC PR Announces Representation of Renowned Plus Size Hip Hop Dancer, Actress, Model & Influencer, Amanda LaCount, As Seen In Rihanna’s 2021 Savage X Fenty Fashion Show

With close to one million social media followers, Amanda uses her platform to promote body acceptance. 


LOS ANGELES, CA, October 5, 2021 / PRNewswire — EKC PR has signed renowned plus-size hip hop dancer, actress, model and influencer, Amanda LaCount, to its roster of clientele.

“I am very excited to be working with EKC PR,” says Amanda. “I can’t wait to take my career to the next level and see what the future holds.”

As one of the hottest rising stars in the dance industry, 20-year-old Amanda LaCount is a featured dancer in Rihanna’s 2021 Savage X Fenty Show, which premiered September 24 on Amazon Prime, marking the second time since 2019 that Amanda performed in the show. The Emmy-nominated special emphasizes body confidence and inclusivity, celebrating women and men who showcase a diverse range of body types.

“I feel blessed to be involved in a project packed with some of the most talented and beautiful people,” Amanda remarks. “I thank Rihanna for creating a show that makes people, like me, feel beautiful and seen. She’s changing the world and I am honored to be a part of her vision.”

Amanda was also recently seen dancing in SHEIN X: Rock The Runway, which premiered on September 26 and featured musical guests like The Chainsmokers and Saweetie.

With an exceptionally impressive dance resumé, Amanda has performed with an abundance of A-list talent such as Lizzo at Coachella, Meghan Trainor at the Radio Disney Music Awards, Keala Settle on Ellen, Lady Gaga in her “Stupid Love” music video, and Katy Perry in her “Swish Swish” music video. 

As a promising actress, Amanda was featured in ABC’s The Little Mermaid Live, alongside Queen Latifah and John Stamos; and in Netflix’s The Prom, starring Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman. 

Amanda’s talent and prestigious accolades has amassed her nearly 300K followers on Instagram, and over 550K followers and 9.1M likes on TikTok.

As an influencer, Amanda is passionate about using her platform to spread body positivity. She’s created her own movement – #breakingthestereotype™ – promoting the belief that any “body” can be a dancer, no matter their size. As a body positive advocate, Amanda uses her voice to speak up about issues facing body perception at various conferences around the world.

To interview Amanda LaCount, contact EKC PR at 310-441-1000 or


World Renowned Underwater Photographer and California Biology Teacher, Renee Grinnell Capozzola, Crowned the Winner of the Female Fifty Fathoms Award

The inaugural award was presented by Oceanographic Magazine’s Ocean Photography Awards and Blancpain. 

LOS ANGELES, September 30, 2021/ PRNewswire — Acclaimed underwater photographer and AP Biology teacher at Palos Verdes High School, Renee Grinnell Capozzola is on an award-winning roll, winning some of photography’s most prestigious awards and accolades over the past seven months, and further solidifying herself as a serious player in a male-dominated profession.

Just this month, Renee’s exceptional portfolio of work won her the Female Fifty Fathoms Award for the 2021 Ocean Photography Awards, presented by Oceanographic Magazine and Blancpain. The Female Fifty Fathoms category was created to celebrate inspirational women in ocean photography and encourage more women to share the beauty and mystery of the oceans, and its fascinating marine life. 

The 2021 competition received over 3,000 entries from underwater photographers worldwide, marking Renee’s win as all the more exceptional. 

For her win, Renee was gifted the new model of a Blancpain watch, designed specifically for their Fifty Fathoms Collection. Blancpain was the official partner of Oceanographic Magazine’s Ocean Photography Awards, where both parties revealed the winners at an event held at Blancpain’s London boutique on September 16th. 

The Ocean Photography Awards is a platform to showcase the awe-inspiring beauty of the ocean, as well as the threats it faces. Similarly, Renee’s passion for underwater photography stems from her awareness and dedication for the conservation of shark and marine life. She believes that her photography can be used as a powerful tool to bring to light the brilliance, but also delicacy, of our fragile marine ecosystems, making her a truly deserving and symbolic recipient for this award. 

“It is a real honor to have received the inaugural Female Fifty Fathoms Award for my work in underwater photography,” says Renee Capozzola. “I thank Blancpain and the Ocean Photography Awards for creating this award to celebrate women in ocean photography and raise awareness for ocean conservation.”

Earlier this year, Renee took home the top prize for the 2021 United Nations World Oceans Day Photo Competition‘s “Ocean, Life, and Livelihoods” category. She also became the first female photographer and American to win the “Underwater Photographer of the Year” award by the Underwater Photographer of the Year (UPY) competition, known as the world’s most competitive international underwater photography contest.

To interview Renee Grinnell Capozzola, contact EKC PR at 310-441-1000 or


Chef Reina, California’s Renowned Vegan Filipino Restaurant, Goes National On October 1, 2021

The beloved San Francisco-based restaurant will now be offering nationwide shipping of their exquisite food. 

LOS ANGELES, September 28, 2021 / PRNewswire — Did someone say, “VEGAN Filipino food?!” Yes, that’s right! And starting October 1st, anyone in the country can order the delectable cuisine from the very restaurant that paved the way for the plant-based Filipino eats, despite not living near the restaurant’s locale of San Francisco.

Chef Reina specializes in classic Filipino food with a vegan twist, and as the only vegan Filipino chef in San Francisco’s Peninsula Bay, owner Reina Montenegro has made a prominent name for herself in the culinary world. 

After closing her successful Bay Area dine-in restaurants (Nick’s Kitchen, Nick’s on Grand and Nick’s on Mission) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Reina rebranded under the name Chef Reina, existing now as an online ordering food concept which offers a menu of Filipino favorites recreated with a healthier, vegan spin. The restaurant is located south of San Francisco in Brisbane, where Reina’s walk-up storefront window allows her to safely cater to the community with in-person to-go orders.

Boasting a five-star rating on Yelp and countless positive reviews, Chef Reina is excited to announce the brand is going national beginning October 1st when flavorful menu items, such as Sisig and Tocino, can be shipped nationwide.

“Not a day goes by when I’m not asked by one of my Instagram followers when they can get ahold of Chef Reina food in their area,” explains owner Reina Montenegro. “Some beg me to open a restaurant in their city, while others say they drive hours just to have their fix. So, this new venture of being able to ship my food to anyone in the U.S. is exciting!”

Earlier this year, Chef Reina became one of the first restaurants in the country to serve OmniPork’s vegan luncheon, a plant-based version of Spam, and it was one of only nine restaurants to feature products from the Hong Kong-based OmniFoods.

As a tenacious female entrepreneur, Reina tweaked her business to help survive the pandemic, and now she’s paving the way for a healthier and more sustainable alternative to meat-heavy Filipino food. The nationwide launch of Chef Reina marks a significant step toward Reina’s vision of introducing vegan Filipino food to the masses and educating consumers on culinary activism.

To interview Reina Montenegro, contact EKC PR at 310-441-1000 or


Award-Winning Underwater Photographer, Renee Grinnell Capozzola, Makes Her NBC’s Today Debut Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 8, 2021


LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Acclaimed international underwater photographer, Renee Grinnell Capozzola, will make her debut appearance tomorrow morning on NBC’s TODAY in a segment during the 3rd hour showcasing a day in her life as a professional underwater photographer, as well as a high school biology teacher. 

TODAY’s Natalie Morales will follow Renee to Catalina Island, off the coast of Los Angeles, where they will join for an underwater diving and photography session. The segment will also feature Renee at Palos Verdes High School, where for the last 18 years she has taught AP Biology, highlighting her love of science and the ocean as she teaches future generations of promising young marine biologists.

“Being interviewed by Natalie Morales for TODAY is a tremendous honor and experience,” says Renee. “I hope viewers will enjoy my story and the beauty of the marine world.”

Renee earned her spot on the prestigious TODAY after some recent and very impressive photography accolades. She was named the overall winner of the United Nations World Oceans Day Photo Competition for “The Ocean: Life, and Livelihoods” 2021, and she was crowned the first female photographer and American to ever win the “Underwater Photographer of the Year 2021” by the Underwater Photographer of the Year (UPY) competition, which is known as the world’s most competitive international underwater photography award contest. 

As a mother, teacher and world-renowned photographer, Renee Capozzola is certainly an unstoppable and inspiring woman who not only takes exceptional underwater images, but also uses her platform to promote constructive change for our oceans and marine conservation, including endangered sharks and other marine life. 

Be sure to watch Renee’s segment during the 3rd hour of TODAY on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 9:00am ET/PT.

To interview Renee Capozzola, please contact EKC PR –– a full-service Branding, Marketing and Public Relations firm at 310-441-1000 or email:



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