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Vaughn Lowery, 360 Magazine

VAUGHN

Vaughn Lowery’s heart pumps passion and produces positive change. His career has taken him from humble beginnings in Detroit to a full scholarship to Cornell University. From there, he became active in modeling, acting, and producing screenplays. Now, Vaughn is the publisher and founder of one of the leading fashion and lifestyle magazines of today, 360 Magazine.

Vaughn won over television audiences when he appeared in Kmart’s smash hit Joe Boxer commercial, dancing his self-titled “Boxer Boogie” wearing nothing but his Joe Boxer underwear. With this “brief” appearance, Vaughn Lowery, a.k.a “Joe Boxer,” soon became a household name. He appeared with Leeza Gibbons on “Extra”, Katie Couric on “Today Show”, and Jay Leno on “Tonight Show” boogieing down with them and performing his signature dance. According to the Detroit Free Press, Vaughn’s “Boxer Boogie” has paid off, helping Kmart sell roughly $20 million in Joe Boxer apparel a week.” In just the first year he was responsible for Kmart selling over $1.5 billion of duds, besting Martha Stewart’s launch year with over $500 million in sales.

The Detroit native embarked on an acting and modeling career during a trip to New York City when renowned make-up artist Sam Fine set him up with a fashion photographer, Fadil Berisha. Before his appearance as “Joe Boxer,” Vaughn worked as a successful print model for such companies as Gap, Target, Skechers, Old Navy, Bath & Body Works Fragrance, Nordstrom, and Marc Ecko. He also worked as a runway model for Tommy Hilfiger, Phat Farm, and Karl Kani. He has graced the pages of FHM (SA), URB Magazine, and Glamour.

Vaughn continues to be busy in the media. A few years back, ABC News “Primetime” aired a segment chronicling his life, along with the tragic John Ritter story. Vaughn has also filmed a Super Bowl commercial, completed a high-profile Dasani Water billboard ad campaign, appeared on “America’s Next Top Model,” where he stirred up some controversy, guest-starred on the comedy, “Scrubs,” and screened his controversial 35mm festival film, “The Young & Evil,” at Sundance 2009, which was nominated for Cardiff’s Iris Prize within the same year. He was also named Seventeen Magazine’s “17 Hot Guys.” The last film Vaughn acted in is called “The Company We Keep” (directed by Roy Campanella), where he plays a fast-talking manager within the record industry, Barry. Currently, Vaughn is in the midst of producing a short film “Chasen Life,” which won a writing competition. He is also adapting audiobook “Say Uncle” into a feature-length film and pitching his third reality series. Moreover, he’s in the process of establishing 360 Fest, a film festival that will introduce and screen some of the most provocative short and features in the world.

Outside of Vaughn Lowery’s entertainment endeavors, Vaughn has always determined to give back and continues to keep his personal promise to be a contributing citizen to those in need. He has lent his name and support to: Women At RiskHuman Rights CommissionMarch of DimesHeart of Los Angeles Youth, and schools across the nation where he encourages kids to be their best. Furthermore, Vaughn serves as the Brand Ambassador for both Falling Whistles, which supports war-affected kids in the Congo, and Pink United for breast cancer awareness. He sits on the board of Awakening Young Minds, a nonprofit organization that conducts emotional education workshops for troubled youth.

Vaughn Lowery’s talents are only overshadowed by his winning personality, infectious smile, and his ability to capture hearts as one of the most engaging and approachable individuals in the entertainment industry.

Signed copies of Vaughn’s memoir,  Move Like Water × Be Fluid, are available on 360’s e-Commerce shop and Audible.

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ST. JUDE HOLIDAY PRODUCTS

These are the gifts that keep on giving! As you are planning your holiday gift guide coverage this year, please consider featuring St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s holiday products. Every gift sold from the hospital’s Thanks and Giving campaign directly benefits the families and children of St. Jude. This allows for families in need, to never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

 
Starting September through December, holiday shoppers can #GiveThanks for the healthy children in their lives by supporting those in need. 2017 marks the 14th annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign. St. Jude products are featured on the website, where you can download images as well as price and proceeds details. Products include everything from Her, Him, Kids and the Home!

 
The site features St. Jude branded products with 100% of the proceeds going to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Also offered is a collection of items by St. Jude celebrity friends like Sabrina Soto, as well as items from St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign partners like Kmart TUMI, HSN, Pottery Barn, West Elm, Brooks Brothers, Ann Taylor, Kay Jewelers, Williams-Sonoma, HomeGoods, New York & Co. (The Limited) and more.

Potholder and Oven Mitt Set

Brooks Brothers Necktie 

BeYOUtiful Cosmetics bag 


Sabrina Soto Sherpa Blanket 

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign – created by Marlo, Terre and Tony Thomas, the children of St. Jude founder Danny Thomas – is an annual tradition with tremendous public support for the hospital’s lifesaving mission. Kicking off November 1st and running through the end of December, St. Jude Thanks and Giving is an unprecedented union of celebrities, media, retail and corporate partners that ask consumers to donate while they shop to support St. Jude. Everyone can help raise funds that are vital to the research and treatment taking place at St. Jude by visiting participating partners during November and December or donating at stjude.org.

 
More than 70 leading brands support the campaign, representing a cross-section of premier brands in retail, travel, hospitality and media. These companies help raise funds and awareness for St. Jude through in-store and e-commerce initiatives, specialty merchandise and social media engagement. Thanks to the support generated through campaigns like St. Jude Thanks and Giving, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food—because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.