Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Largest gathering of Holly Golightly look-alikes: Hurwitz Breast Cancer Foundation sets world record
FREDERICK, Md., USA -- More than 300 women donning their best Holly Golightly black cocktail dresses and tiaras took over downtown Frederick, MD, for the annual Breakfast at Tiffany's breast cancer fundraiser - setting the new world record for the largest gathering of Holly Golightly look-alikes.
Photo: The World's Largest gathering of Holly Golightly look-alikes. Photo by Bill Green
The Guinness world record for the most people dressed as Robin Hood was 1,119 at Castle Green, Nottingham, UK.
Guinness World Records also recognized The largest gathering of people dressed as Ninja Turtles: 786 participants at an event in Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.
Sponsored by Colonial Jewelers, the Weinberg Center for the Arts and the recently launched Someone With, the fundraiser supported an important cause while paying homage to the unforgettable diva played by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 classic movie Breakfast at Tiffany's.
A panel of judges selected the best Holly Golightly look-alike from the crowd, crowning her with a one-of-a-kind jeweled tiara.
"This is quite a sight — the streets of Frederick filled with hundreds of Holly Golightlys," said Paula Jagemann, Founder and CEO of Someone With and Co-chair of the Breakfast at Tiffany's fundraiser.
"It's such a fun way to support a deserving cause, bringing together friends and celebrating the inner diva in all of us. After all, how often do you get to wear a tiara?"
Frederick Mayor Randy McClement was also in attendance as an honored guest and officiate, as the fundraiser attempted to secure a World Record for the largest gathering of Holly Golightly look-alikes.
"Each year I look forward to this event as it showcases the spirit of the people living in Frederick," said Mayor Randy McClement.
"The Breakfast at Tiffany's event celebrates our community while raising funds for the important work of the Hurwitz Breast Cancer Foundation at Frederick Memorial Hospital."
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Tuesday, May 31, 2011