Monday, May 22, 2006
THE FINALISTS ARE HERE!
Hooray! The day has finally come! 23 Finalists arrived in San Diego yesterday. They were shuttled and limoed to the beautiful Grand Pacific Palisades Hotel in Carlsbad, right next to LEGOLAND. We had an awesome reception for them last night at the hotel. People from the Model Shop, PR Team and our General Manager John Jakobsen got to mingle with all the Model Builder Search Finalists. It almost felt like a family reunion to me since I traveled to all of the cities and had met almost everyone before.
3 Finalists with 3 Model Builders... these people look like they've know each other forever!
Model Designer, Mariann Asanuma, Finalists Mathew Clayson and Steve DeCraemer
Finalist Kevin Tiemeyer, Me and Kelly Spicer
Bryan Blanco and Jared Barkdoll, both from SF, reconnect here...
John Jakobsen says a few words to the crowd.
PR girls - Kelly Spicer and Chrystal Kranz greet the Finalists at our check in table.
Michelle Muro and I with Finalist Jason Poland
Gabriel Castorena made something cool with the table bricks.
Mikhail Blokh tries on my bling.
Jose and Ed make sure all the models at LEGOLAND are spotless - these 2 are pros and cleaning up themselves!
Bryan Blanco is a tattoo artist... his tattoo fits right with our theme! Points for that?!?!?!