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Volvo Sends Albany Resident to “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” World Premiere in Los Angeles

Volvo Sends Albany Resident to "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" World Premiere in Los Angeles


Brandy Hogan, who won Volvo's "What Would You Wear?" Facebook contest, to be among the first to see the highly anticipated film


Fans can still enter to play "Journey to the Wedding" for a chance to win a Brazilian getaway and a Volvo S60 R-Design at



ROCKLEIGH, N.J.(Nov. 8, 2011) ­­-"The Twilight Saga" will come to life for Brandy Beaudoin-Hogan, 26, of Latham, N.Y., when she attends Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" world premiere in Los Angeles on November 14. Hogan was the winner of Volvo's "What Would You Wear?" Facebook contest.


Out of almost 1,700 photo submissions, Hogan's photo received the most votes on Volvo's Facebook page. Hogan spent an entire day choosing the perfect outfit to wear to Edward and Bella's wedding. She chose a purple, one shoulder ruffle dress, with silver stilettos, purple drop earrings, a silver clutch and diamond bracelet because it's "exactly what she would wear" if she was invited to the wedding of the century. She chose purple because it invokes romance, magic and mystery.


"When I got the call that I won, I couldn't even breathe I was so excited," said Hogan. "I'm so thankful to Volvo and everyone involved with Twilight because attending the world premiere and having a chance to meet Rob is my ultimate dream. I am truly Rob's biggest fan and I live, breathe and talk about Twilight 24/7. I've never been to L.A. and am ecstatic to be given this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!"


Hogan continued, "My husband, Dan, thinks I'm obsessed because I recite quotes from the films constantly and even wore a necklace and earrings inspired by Twilight at my wedding."


Hogan, a medical transcriptionist at The Plastic Surgery Group in Albany, also pens a Twilight blog at, and regularly hosts Twilight-themed parties before every premiere. 


From October 15-23, individuals visited Volvo's Facebook page ( to upload a photo or drawing of what they would wear to Edward and Bella's wedding for a chance to win tickets to the world premiere. In addition to premiere tickets, Volvo will also provide the sweepstakes winner and her younger sister, Nicolette Boston, 18, of East Greenbush, N.Y., with round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations, and $500 in spending money. Hogan chose to bring her sister because she got her interested in "The Twilight Saga."


Volvo's ticket giveaway to the premiere is just one of the grand prizes being awarded by Volvo as part of its online promotions developed by Euro RSCG New York surrounding the fourth installment of "The Twilight Saga." 


Through November 18, participants can also register to play Volvo's online game, "Journey to the Wedding," for a chance to win a trip for two to Rio de Janeiro, which includes a stay in the same luxurious house where Edward and Bella spent their honeymoon. The lucky winner will also take home the actual 325-horsepower Volvo S60 R-Design that Edward drove in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1." With a perfect marriage of style and substance, Volvo's S60 R-Design features best-in-class acceleration, performance and fuel efficiency, making it Volvo's most dynamic and sporty model. 


How Volvo's "Journey to the Wedding" Game Works

Players (ages 13 and up) can register at through November 18 to play the interactive game. In the game, fans make their way to the wedding of Edward and Bella by completing a series of three challenges. The player who finishes the final challenge in the shortest amount of time will win the game. Volvo will announce the winner on or around November 28.


In addition to the game, fans will want to visit the website's online photo gallery for photos of Edward and Bella and learn more about Edward's Volvos, including the Volvo C30, Volvo XC60, and Volvo S60. For complete details, and to learn more about the game, fans should visit Volvo's Facebook page and Twitter account.


Fans who don't win the online game but still want their own Volvo S60 R-Design can visit a local Volvo retailer or go to to build their own. Edward's S60 T6 R-Design is all-wheel drive with an automatic transmission and features Saville Grey metallic exterior, off-black leather interior, 18-inch diamond-cut Xion alloy wheels, sport chassis, active dual Xenon headlights, rear spoiler, climate package, multimedia package, BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) and keyless drive.


The next chapter of "The Twilight Saga" will be released as two separate films with the first of the two - "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" - slated to be released in theatres on November 18, 2011, and the second coming to theatres on November 16, 2012. Academy Award® winner Bill Condon directed both films starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. In "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1," Bella (Stewart) and Edward (Pattinson), plus those they love, must deal with the chain of consequences brought on by a marriage and honeymoon, and the tumultuous birth of a child... which brings an unforeseen and shocking development for Jacob Black (Lautner). With more of the romance, passion, intrigue and action that made "Twilight," "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" and "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" worldwide blockbusters, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1," based on Stephenie Meyer's bestselling book series, begins the conclusion of the tale of vampire love, boundless friendship, acceptance, and finding your true self. The project, based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series, is written by Melissa Rosenberg with Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt and Stephenie Meyer producing.


About Volvo

Volvo Cars of North America, LLC, ( is a subsidiary of Volvo Car Corporation of Gothenburg, Sweden. VCNA provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to Volvo automobile retailers in the United States, and oversees Volvo operations in Canada. For more information please refer to the VCNA media website at:, and follow Volvo's blog at:


About Summit Entertainment, LLC

Summit Entertainment, LLC is a worldwide theatrical motion picture development, financing, production and distribution studio. The studio handles all aspects of marketing and distribution for both its own internally developed motion pictures as well as acquired pictures.  Summit Entertainment, LLC also represents international sales for both its own slate and third party product. Summit Entertainment, LLC releases on average 10 to 12 films annually.





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