More Photos: Young Hollywood Stars Inspire Girls At BYOU Magazine Events At Girltopia


BYOU Magazine’s Celebrity Empowerment Panelists left to right: Olivia Holt, Madison Pettis, Allisyn Arm, Peyton List, Kelli Berglund, Kat McNamara, Laura Marano, and BYOU Magazine Publisher Debra Gano.

BYOU Magazine brought in more than a dozen teen celebrity role models to Girltopia: The World of Girl, the country’s largest expo for girls hosted by the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles on November 9, 2013 at the L.A. Convention Center. Popular Disney & Nickelodeon stars offered inspiring girl-world advice and self-esteem tips on the BYOU Magazine Celebrity Empowerment & Girl Chat Panels, walked the “Pink” Carpet, and signed autographs to thousands of girls ages 5-18.

Celebrities participating in the panels were Kelli Berglund (Disney XD’s “Lab Rats”), Olivia Holt (Disney XD’s “Kickin’ It,” “Girl vs. Monster”), Peyton List (Disney’s “Jessie,” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” films), Laura Marano (Disney’s “Austin & Ally”), Katherine McNamara (“Girl vs. Monster,” MTV’s “Happyland,” BYOU Magazine’s “Kat’s Korner” columnist ), Allisyn Arm (Disney’s “Sonny With A Chance”/”So Random,” BYOU Magazine’s “Girl Talk” columnist), Madison Pettis (“The Game Plan,” Teen Nick’s “Life With Boys”), Ryan Newman (Nick at Nite’s “See Dad Run”), Sydney Park (Nick at Nite’s “Instant Mom”), and Bethany Mota (YouTube Superstar).

Also rounding out the panels were girls’ empowerment advocates Anna Caltibiano (author All That is Red), Karlee Roberts (actress/singer/anti-bullying advocate), Cassandra Perkins (actress/anti-bullying advocate/BYOU Magazine’s “Ask Cassi” columnist), and Ella Gano-Wyers (actress/BYOU Magazine’s “B-Silly” columnist). Panels were produced and facilitated by BYOU Magazine Publisher and Founding Editor Debra Gano.

BYOU Magazine is a national publication dedicated exclusively to building self-esteem in girls and features positive celebrity role models and “real” girls making a difference. For more information, visit

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7 thoughts on “More Photos: Young Hollywood Stars Inspire Girls At BYOU Magazine Events At Girltopia

  • November 20, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Love all the pics! 🙂


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