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Giving the Glam
JANET MENDELSOHN writer
As a child in Rio de Janeiro, Maristela Rapo knew first-hand what it means to grow up poor. In a favela, a neighborhood dominated by crime, she and her four sisters were raised by a single mother, a housecleaner, who sometimes was too ill to work. Her father wasn’t often in her life. Gangs fought outside their door…
Maristela makes a studio appearance in New York!
Talks about how Giving the Glam came to be and the impact it has on the students.
Giving the Glam: Making Prom Dreams Come True for Local Teens
The cost of a prom can really add up, especially once you take into account the dress or tux, shoes, maybe hair or jewelry, and the ticket. So, a local woman started Giving the Glam to make sure every teen could have the night of their lives.
Students will go to prom in style
Former Boston boutique owner Maristela Rapo grew up poor in Brazil and left school to work as a housekeeper.
She never went to her high school prom….
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Updated: 7:56 PM EDT May 25, 2017
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