These 10 ladies may be our prize-winners, but we had to sift through tons of inspiring stories to get to the finalist level. You’re all winners in our hearts (awww!).
Each winner scores:
- 2,000 OMG Points
- $300 value Goodie Bag
- 4 tickets (admission plus Goodie Bag) for the next GNO in their town
AND we’re rewarding the great girlfriends who nominated each winner with:
- 500 OMG Points
- 2 tickets (admission plus Goodie Bag) for the next GNO in their town
Best Supporting Girlfriend
Mel is amazing. She has been there to listen to all of my drama, including when my brother tried to commit suicide and two family deaths, among many other things. She always listens and doesn’t judge. She gives advice to the best of her knowledge, reminding me that I’m strong minded and pretty and to have faith that things will get better soon. Mel always finds ways to make me smile and I’m more then grateful. I hope this will show her that she has been a true blessing.
- Erica S.
Best Girlfriend Making a Difference
Emily lives in Brazil. Several years ago, she visited a local orphanage and discovered that it was about to be closed due to violations of government regulations. Emily sent emails to all of her friends and family seeking donations. Now, the orphanage is a sturdy, two-story brick building, complete with a playground and computers. She has secured clothing and school supplies for the children living there, and is working on career development and self-esteem programs.
Best 9-to-5 Girlfriend
A start-up is more work than you can imagine. Having a right hand that makes the late hours pass with laughter is invaluable. Jenn finishes my sentences, reads my mind, magically pops up in front of me with exactly what I need without me ever having said a word. I trust her, I rely on her, I enjoy her, but most of all, I just don’t think I could come here every day without her.
- Constance O.
Best Dressed Girlfriend
Rachel is the epitome of fashion! She always manages to look stylish, fresh and fabulous (even on a budget). Even though she’s usually rushing from one job to another or hurrying to get things done, she never looks frazzled. Somehow Rachel manages to look chic even when hanging out with her one-year-old son.
Best Comedic Girlfriend
No matter what drama is being thrown at her, she can always find a humorous thread that runs through it. Sometimes I think she should take her show on the road, but then I would miss the sound of her laugher, her hilarious stories and the joy she brings to my life.
- Dana F.
Best Haute Hostess Girlfriend
Nobody knows how to throw parties like Maria. She organizes everything from girl’s night out dinners, potlucks, summer BBQs and holiday events. Everyone looks foward to her parties—the food is delish, the mood is great, and the company of friends is fabulous.
- Elizabeth A.
Best Life of the Party Girlfriend
She puts the life in living, especially in the liveliest city in the world, New York! She knows every event going on in the city—from the world’s largest pillow fights to where we can catch underground salsa dancing. She started a blog, Facebook page and regular email blast of all the activities going on each day, and which ones she plans on going to. Her gung-ho “embrace life” mentality leads everybody around her to celebrities, prizes, and the coolest events you never knew were going on…that is, until you met Charlene!
Best Successful Girlfriend Crew
Deanna B., Lisa P., Ivy S.
Friends Deanna Brown, Lisa Phoenix and Ivy Smith formed Golden Girls and have been able to realize their dreams of having a successful business that gives back. Recognizing the need for a trustworthy yet enjoyable means of exchanging unwanted jewelry for cash, they created Golden Girls in May 2008, specializing in the purchase of precious metals. In just two years, Golden Girls has provided employment opportunities for more than 300 women in the U.S. and Canada. The company has also donated an unprecedented $600,000 to deserving charity and community partners.
- Jennifer W.
Best Creative Girlfriend Award
In addition to being wonderful and skilled web editor, she is always the first to explore trends in fashion and design. Even in high school, she always found a way to look unique in our school uniforms. Her latest venture, Two Dilettantes Fashion Blog, has finally made it possible for her to share her style with the masses. Whether she is gathering the girls for a fun clothes swap or sharing her inspiration via her Tumblr, Ashley is the source for all things creative. She will style you, do your makeup, create your invitations, help you with web design, go thrift store shopping, encourage you to spray paint anything.
- Katie C.
Best Reality TV Show Girlfriend Crew
Andrea, Alison, Kenya, Leslie
My friends and I totally deserve this award! We are always the life of the party wherever we go. If we have a spat, we make up and go back to doing what friends do best: shopping, laying by the pool; going out for dinner and drinks and most of all…being supportive of each other!