Entries are streaming in for the exciting new runway model competition, the first of its kind in Limpopo, which was launched just over a week ago by Ace Models Limpopo.
The top male and female winner of the Limpopo Face of Fashion 2018 Runway Model Competition will each walk away with R15 000 cash, an international modeling contract with top modeling agency Ice Model Management and various beauty and clothing prizes valued at some
R100 000. There will also be awesome prizes for the top 10 male and female finalists. Explaining why Ace Models Limpopo decided to start this competition, owner Jacqueline Ferns, said it was because the beauty industry in Limpopo needs more national and international recognition. “Beauty in Limpopo needs a change, it needs something new and it is about time this province hits the big time!” she said. Ferns further said the agency is very pleased with the sponsors who have wholeheartedly come on board. These include Polokwane Observer, Mall of the North, Limpopo Toyota, Loolness and photographer Natalie Loots.
Top international modelling agency, Ice Model Management for which Ace Models Limpopo is an official talent scout, will be part of the judging.
The judges list is studded with celebrities in the modeling industry and will include Steffi Rinaldi, founder and owner of Ice Model Management, Joani Johnson, CEO of Mrs SA and founder of Ace Models, Casper Bosman, celebrity fashion designer as well as two surprise celebrity judges.
“This competition is a must for those serious about modelling careers. It is going to change lives. Enter now, even if you don’t win, it will open doors for, you will learn how to work hard and so much more,” Ferns concluded, using 16-year-old Ace Models Limpopo model Michelle Fox as an example. Michelle has just been signed up as an international runway model by Ice Model Management.
Entries close on 9 June and the finalists – 10 young women and 10 young men – will be announced on 16 June. The final will be held on 1 September at Mall of the North. For terms and conditions go to www.faceoffashion.co.za/terms-and-conditions/
Entrants should submit their completed entry forms together with proof of payment and a copy of their identity document by putting them into the white box that can be found at Mall of the North’s management office.
Story: KAREN VENTER