Hope Dworaczyk

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Hope Dworaczyk Smith
Hope Dworaczyk Smith- Founder and CEO of MUTHA.jpg
Hope Dworaczyk Smith
Playboy centerfold appearance
April 2009
Preceded byJennifer Pershing
Succeeded byCrystal McCahill
Playboy Playmate of the Year
2010
Preceded byIda Ljungqvist
Succeeded byClaire Sinclair
Personal details
Born (1984-11-21) November 21, 1984 (age 38)
Port Lavaca, Texas, U.S.[1]
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]

Hope Dworaczyk Smith (/dəˈrɑːsɪk/ dvo-RAH-chick;[2] born November 21, 1984) is an American model and reality television personality. She is the founder and CEO of MUTHA, a skincare company, and was the host of Inside Fashion. Smith was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for April 2009,[1] and later became the 2010 Playmate of the Year.

Career[edit]

Modeling[edit]

Dworaczyk in 2009

She began her modeling career after competing in the Miss Texas Teen USA competition when she was 16 years old.[3] She was crowned Miss Teen Texas in 2000.[4] From there, she was signed to Wilhelmina Models, which represented her for runway shows including Balenciaga.[5]

Smith appeared on the cover of the April 2009 issue of Playboy magazine together with Seth Rogen. Her centerfold pictorial was photographed by Stephen Wayda.[1] She was later selected as the 2010 Playmate of the Year.[6] Her PMOY pictorial was in the June 2010 issue of the magazine which included a 3-D fold-out image of her.[6]

She has also worked as a runway model, toured for labels such as Versace and hosted and co-produced Inside Fashion in Canada on the E! channel.[7]

Her runway work includes such names as Balenciaga, Robert Rodriguez, Lana Fuchs, Leila Rose, Abaete, Joanna Mastroianni, Rosa Cha, XOXO and Miss Sixty. Other career highlights include a world tour for Versace with visits to Tokyo, Milan, London and New York City, and print campaigns for brands such as Patek Philippe and Elie Saab, among others.[8]

Television[edit]

Smith was a contestant in the spring 2011 edition of Celebrity Apprentice.[9][10] She won the task as Project Manager in week 7, and won $40,000 for her charity, Best Buddies International.[11]

Of her appearance in the show, she stated: "I went on the show with one goal. Not to leave until I won money for Best Buddies. I chose to play for them because it’s a great cause."[12]

In 2012, she participated in Fox's dating game show The Choice.[13]

Business ventures[edit]

Smith opened her first business, Oasis Med Spa, in Houston, Texas, in 2005. She received an aesthetician license prior to opening the medical spa, which she sold for an undisclosed amount in 2007.[5]

Smith is the founder and CEO of MUTHA, a skincare company.[14] The brand is projected to net US$3 million in 2021.[5] As of 2020, MUTHA donated 5% of sales to maternal care programs in regions with high maternal mortality rates.[14][15]

Smith published a book titled Your Body is Magic in March 2022.[16][17] The book discusses her pregnancy and birth experiences and offers advice to pregnant and postpartum women.[16][17]

Personal life[edit]

Smith was born and raised in Port Lavaca, Texas.[18] She graduated from high school at sixteen.[3]

Smith has worked with several charities, including International Medical Corps, Together We Rise and Unlikely Heroes.[19][20]

On July 25, 2015, Smith married billionaire Robert F. Smith, the founder of Vista Equity Partners.[21] Smith and her husband have four children together.[5] Smith gave birth to the couple's first child, a son named Hendrix Robert Smith, on December 19, 2014.[22] Smith gave birth to their second child, a son named Legend Robert Smith, on March 16, 2016.[23][24] In 2020, the Smiths welcomed twin daughters Zuri and Zya, who were born via surrogate.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Playmate Browse: Dworaczyk, Hope". Playboy Playmates. Retrieved February 2, 2011.
  2. ^ "Hope Dworaczyk Interview - Playboy's Miss April 2009" on YouTube
  3. ^ a b "Hope Dworaczyk Miss April 2009". Playboy. Retrieved December 30, 2013.
  4. ^ McCarthy, Ciara. "Unprecedented gift to Morehouse graduates comes from family with Port Lavaca ties". The Victoria Advocate. Retrieved March 10, 2022.
  5. ^ a b c d Davis, Dominic-Madori (September 9, 2021). "Hope Dworaczyk Smith balances raising 4 kids and running a multimillion-dollar skincare business. Here's how she typically spends her day". Business Insider. Retrieved March 10, 2022.
  6. ^ a b "Playboy Goes 3-D". CBS5. Archived from the original on May 15, 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2010.
  7. ^ Weisman, Aly (July 28, 2015). "A tech titan married a Playboy model in a wildly lavish wedding ceremony". Business Insider. Retrieved March 10, 2022.
  8. ^ "Our Clients > Hope Dworaczyk 2009". Andrew Freedman Public Relations. Archived from the original on August 29, 2010. Retrieved September 1, 2010.
  9. ^ "Hometown girl Hope Dworaczyk to star in 'Celebrity Apprentice'". The Victoria Advocate. Retrieved February 2, 2011.
  10. ^ "Interview with Hope Dworaczyk". ABILITY Magazine. February 2012. Retrieved April 2, 2012.
  11. ^ "Hope Dworacyzk — An Eclectic Career". ABILITY Magazine. February 2012. Retrieved March 10, 2022.
  12. ^ "Hope Dworaczyk Interview". Vegas All Night. Retrieved November 29, 2011.
  13. ^ Hibberd, James (May 8, 2012). "Fox's 'The Choice' cast revealed! Joe Jonas, Dean Cain, The Situation, many more—EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 11, 2013.
  14. ^ a b Salonga, Bianca (March 9, 2020). "Inspiring Female Founders In The Beauty Industry". Forbes.
  15. ^ Belfiore, Emily (December 9, 2020). "This Celeb-Favorite Skincare Brand Wants To Make Self-Care Accessible To Everyone". The Quality Edit.
  16. ^ a b Ilchi, Layla (March 8, 2022). "Hope Dworaczyk Smith Talks Her 'Your Body Is Magic' Book". Yahoo!. Retrieved March 10, 2022.
  17. ^ a b Ilchi, Layla (March 8, 2022). "Hope Dworaczyk Smith Talks Her 'Your Body Is Magic' Book". WWD. Retrieved March 10, 2022.
  18. ^ Lewis, Madeline. "Port Lavaca native to appear in upcoming Playboy magazine". The Victoria Advocate. Retrieved March 10, 2022.
  19. ^ Kim, Leena (June 17, 2020). "How Hope Smith Built a Beauty Brand From Her Kitchen". Town & Country. Retrieved March 10, 2022.
  20. ^ a b Barnes, Brooks (June 17, 2020). "How Robert F. Smith, the Wealthiest Black American, Is Making Change". Town & Country. Retrieved March 10, 2022.
  21. ^ Webber, Stephanie; French, Megan (July 25, 2015). "TV Personality Hope Dworaczyk Marries Robert Smith!". US Magazine.
  22. ^ Webber, Stephanie; Brown, Brody (December 19, 2014). "Playboy Model Hope Dworaczyk Welcomes First Child: Find Out His Name!". US Magazine.
  23. ^ "MUTHA HOPE on Instagram: "Our hands are full of happiness and our hearts full of love... Welcome to the world Legend Robert Smith. 7lbs 8oz 20&3/4 inches long.…"". Instagram. Archived from the original on December 24, 2021.
  24. ^ Marquina, Sierra; Brown, Brody (September 28, 2015). "Hope Dworaczyk Smith Pregnant With Second Child!". US Magazine.

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