At long last, one reality show with a strong Houston connection has made its way to the tube and for the premiere on Monday night, several hundred fans poured into new downtown nightspot The Capitol at St. Germain for a launch party. The crowd turned out in support of Page Parkes Eveleth, who has a leading role in the program — E! Entertainment's Scouted.
As many as 200 celebrants including models from Page Parkes Corp., corporate team members and friends from around the Houston area packed the spanking new supper club and event space for toasts, taste treats and a TV viewing of the show that is touted online as "aspiring models are plucked from obscurity."
Before the show began, Page expressed her gratitude to the guests. "I want to thank everyone for tirelessly watching me look for tall, skinny chicks." The crowd cheered Page and Tabitha Pagel Garcia, Page Parkes' corporate director, as the scenes rolled by on a large screen TV suspended above the club's stage. Among the first to raise their hands in applause were husbands of the two stars — Bob Eveleth and Arthur Garcia.
Guests sipped on Smirnoff cocktails and sampled contemporary comfort fare from The Capitol's chef Kevin Bryant, formerly the personal chef for country star George Strait.
The runway-ready crowd included Todd Ramos, Travis Shirley, Milton Townsend, Clifford Pugh, Lara Bell, Lori Freese, Roseann Rogers, Shelley Taylor Ludwick, Chris McCauley and Vickie Snow and Stuart Rosenberg.
Churrascos for charity in Sugar Land
Michael Cordua opened the doors to his third Churrascos Restaurant in Sugar Land on Sunday and 375 hungry Cordua fans poured in to celebrate and to raise funds, more than $20,000, for Casa de Esperanza.
Guests checked out the stunning artwork of architect Jordan Mozer while sipping on Latin cocktails and sampling small bites from the Churrascos menu. Leading the charge as benefit chairs were long-time Casa de Esperanza supporters Susan and Mark Papa, Raynell and Tony Singletary and May and Lindsey Tape. Serving as co-chairs were Megan and Brad Beauchamp and Christine and Jay Sherman. Dee Koch served as honorary chair.
With Judge Jim Richard serving as auctioneer and Sugar Land City Councilwoman Jacqueline Chaumette serving as emcee, it was a guaranteed lively scene. Contributing to the fun were Sugar Land Mayor James Thompson and wife Gay Thompson, Rosenberg Mayor Vincent Morales and wife Regina Morales, Drs. Sonal and Subodh Bhuchar, Julie and Scott Breeze, Lillie and Chris Breaux and Marilyn and Albert Glover.
Senior weightlifting champ
Applause, applause for Dr. Paul Radelat, who took top honors in the 75- to 79-year-old category at the WPC World Championship men's masters raw bench press competition earlier this month in Riga, Latvia.
He bench pressed 82.5 kilograms or approximately 182 pounds. Let's hear it for the doc, who when not training works as a pathologist.
Carolyn and Jimmy Robertson a dining duo Saturday night at Tony's where a host of notables had dinner including Carolyn Farb, University of Houston College of Architecture dean Patricia Oliver, Joyce and Arthur Schechter, Punkin and Walter Hecht and Arlene and Marshall Hoffman.