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Andrea Rodgers is the Founder of Miss A (AskMissA.com), which covers the intersection of charity and lifestyle for 1.5 million unique readers annually. Based in Washington, DC, Miss A has a presence in 21 U.S. cities with 30 editors and hundreds of writer. Andrea was inspired after 9/11, and became heavily involved in Washington’s charity circuit in an effort to give back to the community. At the core of the Miss A brand is Andrea’s personal belief in the positive power of volunteering and charity — not only to benefit those less fortunate, but to improve the individual, business or brand that gives their time, money and energy to a cause. AskMissA.com serves as a technological platform which connects editors, writers and readers around this core belief and shines a spotlight on the best nonprofits, charity events, cause marketing campaigns and philanthropic & stylish people, businesses and brands to inspire others to get involved.

Andrea Rodgers is a member of the Vogue 100, a hand-selected group by Vogue magazine of 100 influential decision makers and opinion leaders across the country known for their distinctive taste in fashion & culture. She has been featured in Vogue, W and Allure, CNN, Fox News, NOS Dutch Public Broadcasting, TV Tokyo, France 24, Alhurra, USA Today, Washington Post & Politico.

Vogue’s September Issue Photo Shoot: T Minus 1 Day

With Guy Friday, Mike Carson at Leukemia & Lymphoma's Man & Woman of the Year Finale Gala on Saturday Night

Well, it’s 4am. I could barely sleep last night. I’m not sure if it’s from the excitement of my impending trip to New York, or if it’s because I slept on my sofa and gave my mother my bed. After seeing my photos from Saturday night’s Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year Finale Gala at the Ritz-Carlton, I think I may have lost too much weight for this photo shoot. My chin’s all pointy and I’ve developed sunken cheeks. I swear, it’s a Catch-22. You get your body the way you want it, and then your face goes to hell. You younger girls don’t have this problem as much since you haven’t lost facial volume….yet. As people lose weight, they lose fat – fat can mask wrinkles in the face. I was thinking I might need to eat some cheese burgers, but hate to ruin all the work I’ve done on my body. Rather than gain weight, I think I’ll add volume back to my face with Juvederm after NYC.

While tomorrow’s photo shoot is important because my photo and profile will reach the 13 million readers of Vogue’s September issue, and potentially readers of Glamour, W and Allure over the course of the 6 month ad campaign for a luxury beauty brand, today is also an important day. This afternoon, I have a meeting in Time Square with a major women’s brand. They have asked me to write for them on their website which reaches 2 million people each month. I look forward to meeting with them to find out more about this opportunity.

Most likely, I won’t be able to post over the next few days, but please follow me on Twitter and Facebook for updates as they happen!

– Miss A

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