This year’s winner of most beautiful woman of NYC- inside and out- Courtney Dawson.
When you look at Courtney, what you see is a stunning girl – that “type” of classy girl with the perfectly manicured nails, impeccably straightened hair, and sophisticated outfits that would make her, what we often refer to as “marriage material.” The charming a bubbly personality is only an added bonus to whatever lucky man (or friend) who may has the privilege of knowing her. Courtney is listed on nearly every social roster, and is the Principal for Courtney Dawson & Company, a consulting service for the fashion and entertainment industry. My mailbox is always filled with new events Courtney is holding or supporting, which makes me feel rather lazy that a girl working this hard can look so impeccable yet I can never find the time to get a proper manicure.
What you don’t know about Courtney, however, is that she has been diagnosed with the incurable and life threatening illness of Scleroderma. When I learned this, it came as an absolute shock because from my knowledge of patients with the same diagnosis, they are by no means as active, put-together, and optimistic as Courtney is. Naturally, her personality seems to be finding the good in the bad, and has since developed the Dawson Scleroderma Foundation. The way Courtney plans for her Foundations events is typical Courtney style; they are often fashion oriented and lighthearted, making the evening enjoyable as well as educational.
Courtney was put on this Earth to make a difference, and as disturbing and heartbreaking it is to know that she has this condition, I know that Courtney will continue to fight until there is a cure, all while having a brave face and trying to lead her life as normal as any of her other friends would.
Scallywag’s notes: Courtney congratulations! You are this years winner of most beautiful woman of NYC- inside and out. Whilst most people would take themselves out of the picture, you on the other hand choose to dig in and get creative. Event after event, cause after cause, Courtney who is a personal friend of mind I should tell you completely inspires me, and to be honest I regard her as a true hero. She is a radiating beauty who serves to inspire others and the collective community.
Just one thing Ms Dawson, now that we’ve established you are a hero, and a beautiful one at that, just remember I am expecting you to be around for a whole long time to come- after all, you’ve got a new title to defend.