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Published: 12/8/2008

Star Launch

CONGRATULATIONS - Mieka Pauley! The 2008 winner of the Cosmopolitan Star Launch!

Cosmopolitan StarLaunch™ - The Search for the Next Fun Fearless Female Rockstar - Presented by Nikon, Pantene, CoverGirl and bebe!

This September, Cosmopolitan kicked off a nationwide search for the next fun fearless female rockstar.

Over 500 artists submitted music videos on YouTube, which were then narrowed down to the Top 10 semi-finalists by a judging panel of A&R professionals. You, the online community, then voted to choose the top 3.
Mieka Pauley
On Friday, December 5 at the star-studded Cosmo StarLaunch finale, headlined by Natasha Bedingfield and Solange Knowles and hosted by MTV's Damien Fahey, the 3 finalists performed in front of a sold-out crowd of 3,000 fans and judges Sylvia Rhone (President/EVP Universal/Motown), David Novik (Sr. VP A&R, Decca/Universal) and Mike Mangini (Grammy Award-Winning Producer and Musician) at Terminal 5 in New York. 

America, the live concert audience, and the judges voted...and crowned Mieka Pauley the Winner of the first-ever Cosmopolitan StarLaunch, taking home $10,000 plus a 3-song EP recording with a hit-making superstar producer, upcoming performances at Cosmopolitan events and prizes from Nikon, Pantene, CoverGirl, bebe and FanBridge.