From Tiaras to Tech: Former Miss Universe® Brook Lee Re-Lives Career and Personal Highlights Thanks to YesVideo

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YesVideo’s ‘Remember When’ Program lets celebrities like former Miss Universe / Miss USA Brook Lee view and share video memories of pageants, traveling around the world, and precious family moments

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90 Million American families have old videos in various formats collecting dust in closets – and celebrities are no different. YesVideo is helping TV host, tech ambassador and former Miss Universe® and Miss USA® Brook Lee preserve and share some of the most memorable moments of her life – like a Miss Universe photo shoot in Miami, relic shopping in Paraguay, hula dancing onstage in Long Beach, and visiting American troops at Warrior Base in South Korea. Now, through her work with YesVideo, Brook is publicly sharing select personal video scenes for the first time in an effort to show how valuable it is to digitize old home movies before they become damaged or lost.

Brook is the second celebrity to participate in YesVideo’s ‘Remember When’ series. Soccer star Brandi Chastain has also worked with the company. To celebrate Brook’s participation, YesVideo is offering one free video transfer per person, which can be activated by visiting Brook’s landing page.

As the only native Hawaiian to win both Miss USA and Miss Universe titles, Brook burst on the scene in 1997 capturing Miss USA in Shreveport, Louisiana, then the Miss Universe in Miami Beach, Florida. Since her pageantry days, Brook has made several memorable television appearances and hosted numerous TV shows in Asia and the United States. Now focused on raising her six-year-old son, she currently serves as Tech Ambassador for the popular blog, MommyLovesTech.com, where she shares tech-savvy tips to help make motherhood a little easier.

“I’m thrilled to see all these amazing moments from my past come back to life – great memories of traveling through Paraguay and meeting our U.S. troops in South Korea at the DMZ, but also, the early precious moments of becoming a first time mom…simple moments like watching my husband and son playing in the pool in Hawaii together,” said Brook. “This is a whole other side of me that I was reminded of – memories I had nearly forgotten. I’m thankful to YesVideo for saving my memories for myself, and for my family.”

Brook’s latest project is trying to keep all the former Miss Universes in touch, through what she calls “The Universe Society”. “There was no formal way for Miss Universes to connect to each other, and I really felt this need to talk to other titleholders who had been on the same wild ride as I had been on. There’s no one else who understands what it’s like, and so I decided to create a group.” The first event for The Universe Society was an official viewing party to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Miss Universe, back in 2009.

Brook helped set up the party in LA, where she lives. Nearly a dozen former Miss Universes attended, some traveling from as far away as Namibia. “The other women were so excited to have this opportunity to connect. There was a flurry of emails and calls, and it was like planning this wonderful class reunion. We got to share updates on kids, weddings, and our lives post-pageantry. The viewing party went very well, and we’re working on our next event.” Brook has stressed the value of preserving their pageantry video to other women who have participated in events like Miss USA and Miss Universe. “Whether you win or not, it’s important to preserve this time in your life. Time truly flies by – I can’t believe it’s been 17 years since I was crowned! I’m so grateful for the technology that makes me able to connect to other Miss Universes who are spread out all over the world, and lets me re-live those memories and share them with my fans.”

But more than volunteering her time as the organizer of The Universe Society and working as a TV personality and blogger, Brook’s favorite gig – and the one she spends the vast majority of her time on – is caring for her young son, Fynnegan. “I’m really looking forward to sharing some of my favorite memories with him as he gets older.”

As the nation’s #1 memory factory, YesVideo is the most trusted provider of home video digitization; Brook Lee joins 7 million American families who have already used YesVideo to preserve their favorite memories. Retailers like Target, Walmart, Sam’s Club, CVS, Rite-Aid, and Costco all offer the YesVideo service to their customers.

“We are thrilled to be working with Brook as she shares her most celebrated memories with others,” says Michael Chang, CEO of YesVideo. “Many of our customers are women just like Brook who cherish their family moments and want to share them with their kids, and future generations, but aren’t sure where to start. Brook is helping us get the word out that it’s easy to do with YesVideo, and absolutely priceless to have these amazing memories safe and accessible.”

How the YesVideo experience works:

1. Bring your old media to a local participating retailer like Target, Walmart, Sam’s Club, or Costco; or, send your media directly to YesVideo. YesVideo accepts film reels (8mm, 16mm), VHS, Beta, slides, photographs, negatives, SD cards. For silent movies, you may select from a variety of musical backgrounds.

2. Orders are processed in less than 4 weeks in the United States, at either the YesVideo headquarters in Santa Clara, CA, or the company’s Georgia location.

3. You will receive a DVD of your movies, and if you have opted in to have your memories stored online, you can watch them on your computer, connected TV, smartphone, or tablet.

4. Make some popcorn and enjoy your videos with family and friends!

To check out some of Brook’s favorite memories, and receive a code for one free video transfer, please visit: http://yesvideo.com/brooklee

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About YesVideo:

YesVideo > Brings Back Memories.

Stop and picture your favorite family memories. Relive them in your mind…the most special moments of life, experienced with the ones you love…. weddings, graduations, birthdays….

But those memories are often being held hostage, with old VHS tapes and film reels collecting dust in closets, attics, basements and garages.

YesVideo can bring back those memories. We turn old family tapes and films into online videos that you can watch and enjoy over and over again on your computer, connected TV, smartphone, or tablet. And, you can also share them by email or on Facebook.

7 million customers have already trusted YesVideo with their favorite video memories. Retailers including Target, Walmart, Sam’s Club, and Costco rely on YesVideo to handle all of their video transfer needs. And once we put your video memories online, they are safe & secure, for good; we will store your videos online for you, for free, forever.

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