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Best Buddies Asian Extravaganza


The fact that Allie LaForce (Miss Teen USA), Chelsea Cooley (Miss USA} and Natalie Glebova (Miss Universe) share an apartment in New York City doesn’t necessarily mean they’re “best buddies,” but they did show up together at the Potomac home of Sargent and Eunice Shriver to celebrate the 17th Annual Best Buddies Ball on October 15th looking like a scene out of Sex and the City. If it weren’t for the adjacent private rooms where Kennedy family memorabilia enthralled many of the guests, you would have thought you were in Chinatown. And if it weren’t for the lack of a costume it would have been hard to distinguish the fun loving Sarge from the Chinese Lion and New Year’s dragon dancers with whom he frolicked in between photo shoots.

The“Asian Aff air” theme made for a colorful scene which made it possible to pair a buddy with an intellectual disability and one without for one-to-one friendships. Still stunning“Dallas” star Linda Gray didn’t at all resemble her semipathetic character on the long running TV series which pitted her against Hollywood big shot Larry Hagman in the role of her S.O.B. “husband” J.R. The evening got even more raucous when soft -rock Grammy winner Cyndi Lauper kept the neighbors awake, including those on sleeping pills. Most popular decision of the night: Having a driver.

Bobby Shriver, Nancy Keil, Mark Shriver and Sydney McKelvey

Anthony shriver with Best Buddies
Abby Pearlman and Rep. Roy Blunt

local talent
Rep. Joanna Emerson, Dorothy Blunt, Lisa Lambert, abby pearlman,

C. Edward Taylor and Diane Brown
bob and rose cohen

Leslie Greer and Winston Bao Lord
Jack Davies

Bennett Zeir, Marsha Ralls and Chris Kelly



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