Aéropostale celebrates you, the everyday teen, doing good every day. Whether that means helping others, caring for the environment or just being a good person, we appreciate teens that make a difference —no matter how big or small.
Our Real Teen 2010 contest found everyday guys and girls between the ages of 13-19 years old aspiring to do the right thing in life and embodying compassion, integrity and a spirit of teamwork.
We received over 5,700 Real Teen entries. And over 210,000 votes poured in from the teens' peers, which determined our Top 87. Why 87? Aéropostale was founded in 1987, so that year means a lot to us.
These winners received a $100 Aéropostale gift card and a Flip video camera so they could participate in the next phase of the contest, where they were asked to tell us what makes them real. In addition to their Flip video, they submitted photos, a questionnaire and a personal essay to show us how.
From these submissions, our celebrity judges selected the Top 8 Real Teens. The judging panel was comprised of a diverse group of teen experts, including editors and publishers of teen magazines, websites and charitable organizations, as well as a teen celebrity.
The Top 8 Real Teens featured on this site received a $5,000 personal college scholarship and will represent Aéro in our Fall advertising campaign.
Our Real Teens 2010 contest generated over 5,700 entries and was mentioned everywhere from JumboTrons in Las Vegas and New York City to websites like seventeen.com and cosmogirl.com.
About Aéropostale, Inc.
Aéropostale , Inc. is a mall-based, specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories, principally targeting 14 to 17 year-old young women and men through its Aéropostale ® stores and 7 to 12 year-old kids through its P.S. from Aéropostale (TM) stores. The Company provides customers with a focused selection of high-quality, active-oriented, fashion and fashion basic merchandise at compelling values. Aéropostale ® maintains control over its proprietary brands by designing, sourcing, marketing and selling all of its own merchandise. Aéropostale ® products can only be purchased in its Aéropostale stores and online at www.aeropostale.com . P.S. from Aéropostale (TM) products can be purchased in P.S. from Aéropostale (TM) stores and online at www.ps4u.com.
The Company currently operates over 900 Aéropostale stores across the United States and Puerto Rico, and Canada. The Company operates over 35 P.S. from Aéropostale stores.