Feb 13, 2012 • By

Fashion Week contest winners


Doyle and Sharon Nanney received the V.I.P. treatment at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City over the weekend.

No, they’re not cutting-edge fashion designers. But they are indeed very important to us.

The Nanneys, from Clinton Township, Mich., won Fiber One’s “Great Taste Giveaway” contest, earning them a trip to the Big Apple. Doyle works in auto manufacturing, Sharon is a stay-at-home mom.

I talked to them Friday afternoon, to find out how the trip was going. They had just experienced two fashion shows, a backstage tour, and a hair styling session.

“Being here in the middle of it, we felt like stars ourselves, just being around all of that,” Doyle Nanney says. “It’s really energetic. It’s been one of the best experiences to see something that most people don’t get to see.”

“It’s exciting to see how much they get done in-between each fashion show,” says Sharon Nanney.

Doyle entered the contest at Sharon’s urging, in hopes of winning a gift card for a handbag. They were both shocked to find out they won the grand prize.

“I never in a million years thought we would win!” Sharon says.

(The Nanneys, with members of our Fiber One team at Fashion Week.)

Beyond Fashion Week, they planned to visit Times Square, Chinatown and the 9/11 Memorial.

They told me they’d like to go back to New York City in the summer, with their extended family.

“It’s one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever been to. The people are wonderful,” Doyle says.

Fiber One is a sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, which is formerly known as New York Fashion Week. It started in 1943 and is held every February and September. It is one of four major fashion weeks held around the world; the others are in Paris, London and Milan.