MTV to Feature Shannon McIntosh in Docu-Reality Special
 August 24, 2011| 
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McIntosh To Be Part Of MTV Presents Seventeen Magazine’s Pretty Amazing Contest on Aug 30

 

SANTA MONICA, CA – MTV Networks, the world’s premier youth entertainment brand, announced today that MTV would air a docu-reality special MTV Presents Seventeen Magazine’s Pretty Amazing Contest on August 30, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. EDT.   With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV will profile INDYCAR “Mazda Road to Indy” USF2000 race car driver Shannon McIntosh, along with the four other finalists who are competing for the October 2011 cover of Seventeen Magazine.

 

“To think just a year ago I wasn’t racing full-time yet and today have the opportunity to appear on an MTV special is very humbling,” said McIntosh. “Being followed by cameras for a couple weeks was definitely an experience in itself and I can only hope that people will see the passion I have for my racing career as well as a bit of who I am. I really have to thank the Hearst Corporation, Neutrogena, MTV and the production company VIMBY for giving me this platform to tell my story.” 

 

McIntosh learned in May 2011 she was a finalist to grace the October 2011 cover of Seventeen, the iconic fashion and beauty magazine for 13 million teen girls, as part of the magazine’s inaugural "Pretty Amazing" real girl cover contest.  The 22-year-old from Miamisburg, Ohio, was featured in the August 2011 issue in a one-page spread and is also featured in the September issue, which is currently on newsstands.

 

MTV cameras captured McIntosh during her race weekend at The Milwaukee Mile in early June 2011 along with her trip to New York City for a makeover, photo shoot, and a luncheon with actress Miranda Cosgrove, star of Nickelodeon’s hit show iCarly. 

 

To catch McIntosh on MTV Presents Seventeen Magazine’s Pretty Amazing Contest, tune into MTV on Tuesday, August 30, at 8:00 p.m. EDT. 

 

Should McIntosh win the cover of Seventeen’s October issue, she would also receive $10,000 from Neutrogena®, and be the first athlete to grace the magazine’s cover since Olympian Dorothy Hamill’s 1976 iconic cover. 

 

About MTV:
MTV is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand.   With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people.  MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile.  MTV’s sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is the leading destination for music, news and pop culture.  MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  For more information, go to www.mtvpress.com

 

About Shannon McIntosh:
Shannon McIntosh is a 22-year-old autoracing driver who competes in INDYCAR’s ‘Mazda Road to Indy’ USF2000 National Championship Series for Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing, the most successful team at that level.  McIntosh began her racing career at age 5, and has amassed over 100 combined victories through Quarter Midgets and USAC Midgets. With over 17 years of racing experience under her belt, she brings a wealth of oval track knowledge unlike most drivers entering the series with little or no oval experience.  She was the highest-ranking female on pavement in the Midwest in 2006 and named “DARF Asphalt Driver of the Year” in the USAC Ford Focus Midget Series. Some of McIntosh’s other accolades include being awarded the coveted Kara Hendrick Memorial Scholarship while attending the Lyn St. James Driver Development Program as well as being named a recipient of the 2010 Pitfit scholarship. McIntosh is currently the sole female driver in the USF2000 National Championship Series and the only American female driver in the developmental “Mazda Road to Indy” pipeline.  McIntosh has been a guest or profiled on a variety of platforms including, USA Today, Just Jared, Jr., AOL.com, SEVENTEEN, GLAMOUR, Girl’s Life Magazine, TLC’s Sarah Palin’s Alaska, and Indianapolis Woman, among others. For more information, please, http://www.shannonmcintosh.com, http://www.twitter.com/shannon_mac, or http://www.facebook.com/shannmcintosh

 

About Seventeen
Seventeen (www.seventeen.com) is the best-selling monthly teen magazine, reaching more than 13 million readers every month. In each issue, Seventeen reports on the latest in fashion, beauty, health and entertainment, as well as information and advice on the complex real-life issues that young women face every day. Readers can interact with the brand on the digital front, with the Seventeen Ultimate Fashion Flipbook iphone app as well as with the monthly edition of the magazine on the iPad. In addition to its U.S. flagship, Seventeen publishes 13 editions around the world. Seventeen is published by Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst Corporation (www.hearst.com) and one of the world’s largest publishers of monthly magazines, with nearly 200 editions around the world, including 20 U.S. titles. Hearst Magazines is a leading publisher of monthly magazines in the U.S. in terms of total circulation and reaches 88 million adults (Spring 2010 MRI).

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