Throwback Thursday: What Were the 2019 AIA Awards Really Like?

Updated: Apr 7, 2021

In Los Angeles, California, the calendar is usually filled with highly-anticipated awards shows, red carpet romps, and star-studded soirees... but the year 2020 looked a little different. With the spread of COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders in effect, this part of our social lives has slowed to a temporary halt.

On this Throwback Thursday, we're blasting to the past with one of our favorite memories in recent years: attending the 2019 American Influencer Awards!

The steps of the Dolby Theater. The steps are marble with pink glitter separating each step. The stairs lead up to a golden marble foyer.

On November 18th, 2019, supermodels, reality stars, and the nation’s top beauty gurus gathered at the iconic Dolby Theatre, home of the Oscars, in Los Angeles, California for the second annual American Influencer Awards. As renowned celebrities and artists like Kim Kardashian, Tyra Banks, and Lala Kent arrived at the venue, attendees and nominees alike buzzed with excitement. The event, which recognizes “the greatest contributors and top talent in beauty across social media”, recognizes renowned and emerging social media beauty influencers in a variety of categories ranging from hair artists to lifestyle bloggers.

Dr. Justin Yovino and Dr. Sarah Yovino decked out in formalwear pose with Patrick Starr on the pink carpet at the American Influencer Awards. Patrick wears a colorful sequined dress and a starfish-themed headdress.

Doctors Justin and Sarah Yovino of Ideal Face and Body Beverly Hills made a highly anticipated appearance. The doctors have supported the American Influencer Association since the very beginning, proudly partnering with the award show this year and walking the pink carpet every year since the inaugural award show at The Novo LA Live in 2017.

“We’re huge supporters of our patients, and we love being a part of the inclusive influencer community,” said Dr. Sarah Yovino of their ongoing affiliation with AIA. Indeed, many of the awards show's nominees, presenters, and performers frequent Ideal Face and Body.

After arriving with the host, Patrick Starrr, the star-studded affair kicked off with interviews by the always effervescent Henry Vasquez of Hank and Henry on the hot pink carpet, a fun reinvention of the classic red carpet. Hank’s art and Henry’s heart lit up the atmosphere as he hobnobbed with each guest. He gushed over the Yovinos.

“I love them!” Henry exclaimed, “[Dr. Justin] did some stuff on my belly, and [Dr. Sarah]'s done some stuff on my face, helping all of this mug look a lot better!” he chuckled.

Ideal Face and Body is known for its celebrity facial and body treatments and is the home of the renowned PRECISION SCULPT® awake liposuction. These exclusively offered procedures allow Hollywood's elite, like Henry Vasquez and Nikita Dragun, to achieve the perfectly “snatched” waist and face!

Dr. Justin Yovino and Dr. Sarah Yovino pose with Caelynn Miller-Keyes, Dean Ungler, and a friend of the Bachelor Franchise at the American Influencer Awards. Dr. Justin wears a tuxedo, Dr. Sarah wears a satin top and black slacks, Dean wears a black outfit with flip flops, Caelynn wears a cream-colored mini-dress, and the friend wears a gold-and-black tunic.

The pre-party was held in the Dolby Theatre lobby and was filled with the who’s who of stars. As long time fans of “The Bachelor” enterprise, Drs. Sarah and Justin Yovino enjoyed schmoozing with Caelynn Miller-Keyes and Dean Ungler of the wildly popular spinoff “Bachelor in Paradise.”

The event was full of exciting and emotional moments, including a special appearance from Kim Kardashian West. She described the event as “a very special night.” Kardashian participated in the awards as a presenter, honoring her long-time makeup artist and BFF of 11 years, Mario Dedivanovic of Makeup by Mario, with the coveted Artist Achievement Award.