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Score surfer-girl confidence tips from Bethany Hamilton, plus WIN a new smile!

Surfer Bethany Hamilton knows what it’s like to radiate confidence. (Um, hello, have you seen her smile?) But the secret to her glow isn’t about her looks—it’s from living a healthy and positive lifestyle and knowing where she stands in her faith. Bethany knows that taking care of your mind and body are two of the best ways to increase self-esteem. And we’re spilling her secrets!
GL teamed up with Bethany to share recipes, workouts and tips that are guaranteed to make you feel great now…and by the first day of school, you’ll rock the hallways with your amazing new vibe. Plus, our friends at Damon® System are hooking you up with the chance to win an incredible smile makeover and a stash of Bethany’s faves. Rad!

Smile more!
Bethany is a courageous girl with a dazzling smile that highlights her confidence and positive attitude. But things weren’t always easy for her. At 13, Bethany had dreams of becoming a professional surfer. After a shark attack left her without an arm, Bethany's dream seemed dashed. But Bethany had drive—and she got back onto her surfboard. Today she is one of the top professional surfers in the world. When Bethany flashes her self-assured, radiant smile, it seems unimaginable that she suffered a horrible accident. Bethany believes that smiles make people beautiful—what’s not to love about that?


Deets on the Damon System

The secret behind Bethany’s smile? The Damon System, an advanced orthodontic treatment that is proven to be fast and comfortable. Now, the soul surfer has a smile she’s always proud to share. Damon Braces are a system that improves your smile by straightening your teeth quickly and easily. The best part? Damon Braces come in a clear option, so they are virtually invisible (meaning most of your friends—and your crush!—probably won't even notice them). Keep reading for info on how you could win a Damon smile makeover!

1. Sip on somethin’ surfer-approved…
Bethany loves to eat fresh fruits and healthy veggies to stock up on vitamins and fiber. When she knows she’s treating her body well, she feels fabulous inside and out.

Bethany’s Acai Coconut Smoothie recipe is sweet
and energizing—perfect for an after-school snack.

Acai Coconut Smoothie
2 packs Sambazon Original Açaí
 (or try 1 cup Açaí & berry mix, fresh or frozen)
1 organic banana

1 cup of organic coconut water
 (or try almond or rice milk)
5 oz Açaí juice (or try almond or rice milk)
Coconut flakes (optional)

1. Add Açaí Smoothie Pack or your berry mix, Açaí juice, coconut water and banana into blender.

2. Blend on high. Add more coconut water if necessary, but keep thick.

3. Pour into a glass and garnish with coconut flakes.

Bethany’s Banana Pineapple Colada is delish, refreshing, and super simple to make. It’s perfect to serve at a summer soiree or back to school bash!

Banana Pineapple Colada
2 bananas
2 cups fresh pineapple
2 cups pineapple juice
1 tsp ZICO coconut water
1 cup ice cubes (regular or coconut water)
*Bethany's Tip: Make coconut water ice cubes by freezing ZICO coconut water in an ice tray! 

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.
2. Blend well till smooth and slushy.
    3. Pour into individual serving glasses.
4. Garnish with a pineapple, banana or strawberry slice.
    5. Serve immediately and enjoy!
2. Try Bethany’s surfer-girl workout…

  • When Bethany isn’t riding waves, she loves to stay active by working out with her friends. CLICK HERE to try a calming yoga routine that’ll help strengthen your muscles.  
  • As a surfer, Bethany relies on her legs to stand up, keep her balance, and maneuver the surfboard. She recommends inner-thigh drops for girls looking for stronger legs. CLICK HERE for the one-move routine.
  • Bethany says she’s constantly asked about tips for a strong core. Her answer? The plank. CLICK HERE to master this super simple yet totally effective move. Plus, check out a training video of Bethany modifying similar moves for one arm:

    3. And tell us what makes you smile!
You have the chance to get a smile makeover just like Bethany did! In the “Smiles make us beautiful contest” presented by the Damon System, Bethany wants to hear what makes you smile. One grand prize winner will score a complete smile makeover using the Damon System! A second-place winner will chill with three cool cases of Zico Water, and a runner-up nabs a gnarly Rip Curl bag stuffed with a Soul Surfer DVD signed by Bethany. What are you waiting for? Enter the contest and start the school year off with a confident new grin!
    Here’s how to enter
    What makes you beam? Is it the jokes your BFF dishes out, or playing your fave sport? To enter to win, simply post a comment below by August 31, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST telling us what makes you smile (only one submission per person, please!). Bethany will pick three lucky winners by September 30, 2012. CLICK HERE to view the official rules and details.

by GL | 2/1/2016