U.S. TEEN STARS ZENDAYA AND BELLA THORNE REVEAL THEIR SIGNATURE ‘MILLIONS OF MILKSHAKES’ SHAKES
Popular TV stars reveal their signature shakes at Virgin Megastore, The Dubai Mall
- Zendaya’s shake consists of Chocolate Chips, Cookie Dough, Almonds, Ice Cream and Whip Cream and Bella’s shake is a combination of Mixed Berries, Ferrero Rocher, Oreo with Whip Cream
- Both shakes will be on menu at the new Millions of Milkshakes UAE from tomorrow, when pair launch shakes with fan meet & greet at The Dubai Mall on March 30th
- Twenty per cent of net proceeds from the girls’ shakes will be donated to Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre for next three months
Dubai, UAE, 29th March 2012: Teen stars Zendaya and Bella Thorne have revealed the ingredients of their signature Millions of Milkshakes shakes ahead of the official launch of their drinks at the world-famous milkshake bar tomorrow (Friday 30 March). As part of their four-day stay in Dubai to launch their shakes, at the invitation of the UAE master franchise holder for Millions of Milkshakes, Emirates Hospitality, the TV stars created their very own beverages at Virgin Megastore, The Dubai Mall for fans and media.
The girls, whose trip to the Emirates is their first to the Middle East, shared their excitement at creating their shakes, visiting Dubai and Abu Dhabi and the opportunity to meet so many of their UAE fans. Following in the footsteps of reality TV stars Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner, who officially launched Millions of Milkshakes in the UAE with signature shakes in October, 15-year old Bella and 14-year old Zendaya have created their own shakes, which will be on the Millions of Milkshakes menu from tomorrow.
Bella Thorne said, “We are so excited to be here in Dubai! We’re having a blast and we are so excited to meet our fans at Millions of Milkshakes tomorrow. I hope that they enjoy my shake! I have a very sweet tooth so my shake is made of mixed berries, Ferrero Rocher, Oreos and whip cream!”
Zendaya’s shake is also as sweet as she is! The ingredients include chocolate chips, cookie dough, almonds, ice cream and whip cream. Zendaya said, “My shake is delicious, it’s all of my favourite treats in one shake! I’m not worried about calories; I dance off everything! We are having an amazing time in Dubai and we’re looking forward to visiting Abu Dhabi too”.
This week Mr Aldaba Saif Al Darmaki, Chairman and Founder of Emirates Hospitality, the UAE master franchise holder for Millions of Milkshakes, announced that for the next three months 20 per cent of net proceeds from the girls’ signature shakes will be donated to the Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre in Dubai to support children with special needs. Yesterday the girls paid a surprise visit to the centre to sign autographs and spend time with the children.
Mr Aldaba Saif Al Darmaki of Emirates Hospitality said “The response to Bella and Zendaya’s visit has been exceptional. At Millions of Milkshakes, we’re dedicated to bringing a taste of Hollywood to the UAE. After the success of the Dubai opening, there are plans to open another UAE Millions of Milkshakes, possibly at an Abu Dhabi location.”
The Millions of Milkshakes team also confirmed that they are in talks to bring other high profile stars to the UAE and invite them to make their own signature shakes.
Sheeraz Hasan, Founder and CEO of Millions of Milkshakes, said, “The fans of the UAE really respond well to our concept of celebrity shakes, and appreciate the opportunity to get closer to Hollywood stars with the brand. It’s great to have Bella and Zendaya here at Millions of Milkshakes Dubai, I know that they have been very touched by the welcome they have received. The girls recently created shakes at Millions of Milkshakes Hollywood branch, and I knew they would love it here in the UAE”.
“Virgin Megastore is thrilled to have such fun, energetic and youthful icons of today’s music and dance industry visit our store at The Dubai Mall all the way from Hollywood. Bella Thorne and Zendaya Coleman have really shaken things up for our younger customers who have shown up at Virgin Megastore to show their enthusiasm, and couldn’t be more excited to meet the girls at Millions of Milkshakes on Friday,” said Olya Moskalenko, Public Relations & Events Manager, Virgin Megastore.
Bella and Zendaya join a long list of Hollywood actors, musicians, and athletes who have tried or created shakes at Millions of Milkshakes outlets including Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Miley Cyrus, Pamela Anderson, Shaquille O’Neal, La Toya Jackson, Lindsay Lohan, David Beckham, Leonardo DiCaprio, Reese Witherspoon, Mallika Sherawat, Adam Sandler, and the Jonas Brothers. The Millions of Milkshakes outlets have become a hot-spot for celebrities with a love for milkshakes, as they can create their own signature shakes which are then featured on the menu.
Millions of Milkshakes will host a meet and greet photo opportunity and autographs with the girls on Friday 30th March at The Dubai Mall. Wristbands for the strictly limited meet and greet photo opportunity and autographs with the girls, and are on sale at Millions of Milkshakes The Dubai Mall and Virgin Megastore The Dubai Mall. Alternatively, fans can call the MOMs UAE hotline numbers. Wristbands are priced at AED 400 per guest. For more information visit www.millionsofmilkshakes.ae
Bella and Zendaya at Millions of Milkshakes UAE Hotline Number
Meet and Greet Event, Friday March 30th @ Millions of Milkshakes, The Dubai Mall
Ticket Hotline: +97150 852 7141
About Bella and Zendaya
Bella Thorne was born in Florida and has three other siblings, Remy, Dani, and Kaili Thorne. At the tender age of six weeks old, Bella shot her first pictorial for "Parents Magazine." She has continued to grace the covers of many national and international magazine and catalog covers since. She has appeared in more than 40 commercials. Bella was the spokesperson for Texas Instruments for 2 years. She relocated to California and has begun pursuing her dream of an acting career. She also spends time in New York. Besides acting, Bella loves to hike, swim, snorkel, dance, and paint. She loves her wolf cub, Vodoo, and her cocker spaniel, Pyro. She also has several cats. Bella loves the "Nomad" organization which helps provide education, food, and medical supplies to impoverished children in Africa. Bella currently sponsors a child named Lydia Kanini Kiio in Kibwezi, Kenya.
Zendaya, which means "to give thanks" in the language of Shona, was born in Oakland, California. She now lives in Los Angeles, California with her family and her dog, named Midnight. She was a part of the California Shakespearean Theatre where her mom worked as a House Manager. She would help out in the theatre and even got to do many plays after. Zendaya started her career as a fashion model for stores such as Macy's, Old Navy, Sears and Mervyn's.
About Millions of Milkshakes
Millions of Milkshakes is a family milkshake bar, where every teenager wants to be seen and where parents can’t get their children to leave. The concept is simple – customers design their own perfect milkshake with over 50 delicious toppings to choose from. Any of these toppings can be blended with a choice of ice cream, non-fat yogurt or non-dairy ice cream to make their own custom shake or sundae. The Millions of Milkshakes menu is designed purely by the customer’s choice, ranging from healthy alternatives to candy, chocolates, cereals or protein boosts. Whatever the customer desires, Millions of Milkshakes gives them a milkshake tailored to their own taste. www.millionsofmilkshakes.ae
About Virgin Megastore:
Virgin Megastore is a global leader in entertainment and lifestyle retail, and the number one entertainment destination in the Middle East. A one-stop shop for all your entertainment needs, Virgin Megastore offers a wide range of products, including CDs, books, games, movies, gifts and the latest in technology, as well as a wide array of services complementing the product range. It is a unique shopping experience that offers innovative and exclusive products and services for all age groups, and caters to the local and expat cultures through events, activities and talent support. Virgin Megastore is a global brand with a local flavor. Join Virgin Megastore on Facebook, www.facebook.com/virginmena, and follow them on Twitter, @VirginMegaME. Learn more about Virgin Megastore’s products, events and purchase tickets online by visiting www.virginmegastore.me.
The Dubai Mall
Located in the heart of the prestigious Downtown Dubai mixed-use development, The Dubai Mall is the largest shopping and entertainment destination in the world. With a total internal floor area of 5.9 million sqft, The Dubai Mall offers 3.77 million sqft of gross leaseable space and features 1,200 retail outlets, two anchor department stores and over 160 food and beverage outlets.
The Dubai Mall offers an unparalleled retail mix combined with world-class dining, entertainment and leisure attractions. The 440,000 sqft Fashion Avenue dedicated to haute couture positions the mall as the fashion capital for the region.
A prime attraction is Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, featuring a 270-degree walkthrough tunnel and the world’s largest viewing panel. The mall’s strong family entertainment components include KidZania®, an innovative children’s ‘edutainment’ concept that has been introduced to the region; SEGA Republic, a 76,000 sqft indoor theme park; the 22-screen Reel Cinemas with a total seating capacity of 2,800; and the Olympic-sized Dubai Ice Rink keeping adults and children entertained all-year round.
For visitors, there is also an adjoining 5-star premium hotel, The Address Dubai Mall, and undercover car parking for over 14,000 vehicles.