Where did you prepare yourself to be kissed this New Years? If you were Bus2alps, youmight just have been hanging out on the greatest stage in the world. When midnight struck, and the ball dropped in New York’s storied Times Square, Bus2alps, Ltd. Assistant Operations Manager Mike LaPorta found himself on the Times Square ‘Nivea Kiss Stage’ exchanging hugs and sharing in a surreal moment with Giuliana Rancic (of E! News), her husband Bill Rancic (entrepreneur and winner of the first ‘Apprentice’) and Taio Cruz (musical icon, really cool guy and hero to all the children in the world).
Mike, along with a dozen other revelers had the unique opportunity to spend the hours leading to midnight to hang out in the heart of the Times Square madness. The theme of the night, hosted by Nivea and organized by PMK•BNC was “prepare to be kissed.” The ‘Kiss Stage’ incorporated several vignettes with America’s favorite couple, Bill and Giuliana Rancic, warming up the crowd for midnight, Taio Cruz performing John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ right before midnight, a surprise marriage proposal, and a live-broadcast kissing contest in which Mike was unjustly snubbed of the championship (but still took home the second-best kiss in Times Square honors).
Segments of the night were broadcast on ‘NBC’s New Years Eve with Carson Daly’, ‘Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin Eve with Dick Clark’ and streamed live on Nivea’s Facebook Fan Page.
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