Rare Under 40 Awards Highlights Amazing Millennials

Rare Under 40 Awards

FanBolt is set to cover the Rare Under 40 Awards this Saturday in DC! The event will recognize 24 amazing individuals for their contributions to the world and the inspiration they’ve created in those around them. From work in the non-profit area to politics, entertainment to technology, the recipients showcase some of the best millennial talent our nation has to offer, and we couldn’t be more excited to feature them!

Take a look at a few of the nominees we were most impressed with below!

Ariel WinterAriel Winter

You may recognize Ariel as Alex Dunphy from Modern Family. Off-screen however, things haven’t always been that great for the starlet.

In 2012, Winter filed for emancipation from her parents due to emotional and physical abuse. Her emancipation wasn’t granted until May of 2015.

Early last year, Winter underwent breast reduction surgery in order to feel more comfortable with her own body. Her chest was causing her pain, and she was tired of constant sexualization in the press due to it. She commented to Glamour magazine that she feels that she’s exactly how she was supposed to be now. [Read more]

Alexandra CurtisAlexandra Curtis

Alexandra “Allie” Curtis not only attends graduate classes at Brown University but she’s also competed in Miss America pageants – all while also inspiring women both young and old across the nation.

Curtis’ platform, “Leading Ladies: Equipping Young Women with the Skills to Lead” has the goal of encouraging women to pursue leadership positions and succeed in industries they have been historically underrepresented in.   [Read More]

Celeste CurrieCeleste Currie

During her undergraduate years at Syracuse University, Celeste Currie became all to familiar with the cold, and after a fail search to find the perfect infinity scarf, Currie decided to make her own.

Currie, who was 19 at the time, liked her scarf so much that she thought others might like it as well, and thus her company Soulscarf was born.

Soulscarf donates 20% of all proceeds to charity, and each scarf has a different color heart stitched into a small tag, which represents the causes that the company supports. [Read more]


Lucius is comprised of band members Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe. They’ve traveled across the country making a name for themselves with their 2013 album “Wildewoman.” They’ve opened for bands like Jack White and Tegan and Sara.

During that journey, Lucius also promoted a specific type of feminism by turning their album’s namesake into a movement. The phrase “Wildewoman” became an identifier for a strong female who doesn’t mess around. [Read more]

And those are just 4 of the 24 amazing individuals that are being honored at this year’s awards! Want to check out the full list of winners? Check out the full list of winners here.

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Rare’s Under 40 Awards takes place in Washington D.C. on April 16th, 2016, and FanBolt’s Emma Loggins will be co-hosting the red carpet – so stay tuned for additional updates from the event!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Rare; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.


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