What do Melina Kanakaredes, Louis Mandylor, Chris Chelios, Elias Koteas, and Tina Fey all have in common? They are but a few notable examples of the ever growing presence of Greek individuals within the entertainment and sports industries. Then you look for the younger generation of Greeks who are beginning to make waves. One such individual comes from the “Sopranos” state of New Jersey . Her name is Sophia Manolis. While Ms. Manolis is blessed with “Aphrodite” looks and charm, she is also known for her drive to succeed as well as for her innovative and creative thinking. Case in point, Ms. Manolis has not one but two business ventures – – “Green Girls Golf” and “Sophia” Cosmetics – – and she also has a successful spokes modeling career.
Ms. Manolis grew up in a typical strict Greek household with all the usual trimmings. As expected, she was not the type of woman to conform to these rules. Her mother, who is from Corfu, was a nurse and her father, who was from Athens , was an owner of various fuel stations. While her parents may have come from a more traditional upbringing, Ms. Manolis was quick to adopt her parent’s strong work ethic, which has served her well. “I would say absolutely I owe a lot to my parents. They were strong minded and I believe I inherited that from them.” Coming from a traditional Greek home does not mean she doesn’t have her own point of view. In fact, Ms. Manolis is the first to tell you that she is “outside the box.” “I can not conform to one structure and like to open myself up to new experiences. I think more Greek men and women should follow that model and then I believe we can be a force in the entertainment industry.”
Ms. Manolis studied marketing at Rhode Island University . Afterward, she enrolled in Christine Valmy International, an aesthetic school in New York , NY . With her parent’s strong ethic ingrained in her mindset, Ms. Manolis planned to one day open her own spa and salon with the knowledge she acquired from these higher learning institutions. This plan was later sidetracked when she was introduced to spokes modeling. As she began to build momentum in this role, other doors of opportunity were being open to her. She began acting and continued spokes modeling, which served to increase her exposure. Typical of Ms. Manolis, as she embarked into the entertainment world, she did so with strong fervor with one clever idea after another.
One example of Ms. Manolis’ innovative spirit and creative thinking is called “Green Girls Golf.” This is a premier golf caddy and event hosting service which features female golf caddies. These caddies accompany golfers during their round of golf. While that may seem “par for the course,” this service is quite different. The female golf caddies are models and spokes models. It goes without saying that they’re extremely attractive, have outgoing personalities, and are charming, polite, and professional. They’re also knowledgeable in the rules and etiquette of the game.
Green Girls will meet you at your selected course and spend the day ensuring that all your golf caddy needs are met. They’ll take care of everything, including organizing your golf cart, ordering meals, club selection and maintenance, ball retrieval, distance advice and club choice, greens analysis and more. Furthermore, they’ll tally and maintain the scorecard and will pose for pictures. The female golf caddies of Green Girls Golf enhance the overall golfing experience and will leave a lasting impression. Playing golf has never been so pleasant, enjoyable, and memorable.
Another way that Green Girls Golf is different is their committed to the environment. To begin with, the attire that the female golf caddies wear is eco-friendly. In addition, they will only use electric caddy cars. Ms. Manolis’ Green Girls Golf is the only one that offers this service on the East Coast. She is planning to expand her service to the Carolinas as well as to the West Coast within the next year. To learn more about this premier event hosting and golf caddy service, please visit: http://www.greengirlsgolf.com/greengirlsgolf_about.htm.
In her role as a successful spokes model, Ms. Manolis is no stranger to the needs and requirements of what everyday cosmetics should be able to do for women. That’s why she developed and began marketing her own line of cosmetics, affectionately entitled “Sophia.” According to Ms. Manolis, what truly makes “Sophia” so original is that the packaging is made with Swarovski Crystals. She goes on to say that “anybody can use these cosmetics, whether they’re in the theatrical world, movie or an everyday woman. The beautiful assortment of colors actually stays on you.”
The “Sophia” packaging comes with its own signature bag and box. The stand is geared to be like a “one stop shopping” where the customer can receive many services all at once. “It is a color line, not an age defying product. Yet we offer many bright palates and bright enhanced color to actual pigments of the eye shadows. We have a wide assortment of shimmers to tints, which will enhance your color for your next business meeting or a night out on the town.”
The “Sophia” cosmetics line is due out later this year and will be sold exclusively through salons and spas. You can read and learn more details regarding “Sophia” at: http://www.sophiascosmetics.com/Services.html .
In addition to focusing on her “Green Girls Golf” and “Sophia” Cosmetics business endeavors, Ms. Manolis is also a director at a spa. Her other her true passion in life is spokes modeling (for more details, please visit: (www.sophiamanolis.com). In fact, recently Ms. Manolis won the Playboy Golf and was invited to the Playboy Mansion . She worked the golf outing and traveled across the country in relation to Playboy Golf.
Ms. Manolis is the type of women who is both self-made and driven to succeed. At the same time, she maintains a healthy appreciation for everyday life. While she has an active calendar, she also makes time to actively participate in various charities for disabled children, orphanages, police benevolent events, and suicide victims for teenagers. Her long term goal is to continue to be a driving force and positive role model so she can positively impact the modeling industry.