In the 29th edition this year, the Elite Model Look team toured Singapore malls in October to offer a unique springboard to aspiring models. Besides an overall improvement in the quality of attendees as compared to last year, the number who met the minimum height requirements for both males and females also pleasantly surprised the Elite Model Look casting team. From the hundreds who attended the live castings at the roadshows, the team has selected 48 girls and 22 boys to participate in the National Casting (Semi-final)
During the National Casting, the contestants will first have their make-up done and hair styled by Make Up Store and Toni & Guy respectively. Next, all contestants will get the opportunity to showcase their best assets and personalities on the catwalk. The jury will study their photogenic qualities and modelling abilities and assess their potential in becoming tomorrow’s top models.
This year our semi-final judging panel will include EML Singapore Director, Mr. Eric Ceret, as well as Ms. Lisa Crosswhite and Ms. Justina Kozicki. Mr. Ceret, who hails from Paris, is both an award-winning fashion photographer and commercial film director, while the latter have both graced international catwalks. Ms. Crosswhite is currently the Director of Gnossem, a leading online fashion retailer, while Ms. Kozicki, after a stint in fashion design, is currently head of Investor Relations at CastleBay Capital.
At the end of the National Casting, the Elite Model Look jury will select the 18 finalists (12 girls and 6 boys) who will participate in the Grand Final on November 9th.
Starting Oct 28th, the day after the National Casting, the intensive preparation for the Grand final begins! With the exception of 3 days of downtime, it is a packed schedule all the way to the Final and these aspiring hopefuls will get a taste of what it is like to be a top model. Between stays in five-star luxury hotels at the Fullerton, the W and Hard Rock Hotel, the finalists will be chauffeured in top style by title sponsor Volkswagen to photoshoots, fittings, hair/make-up workshops, catwalk trainings and show rehearsals.
At the Grand Final, the male winners will have a chance to be selected by Elite Milan or Elite UK, as well as locally by Upfront Models. The female winner will join the winners of 70 other countries to participate in the prestigious World Final in Shanghai on Dec 1st, with the hopes of following in the footsteps of Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Karen Mulder, Stephanie Seymour and Gisele Bundchen, who have all started their modeling careers thanks to the Elite Model Look contest.
About Elite Model Look:
Created in 1983, Elite Model Look (EML) is now the most prestigious international modeling contest. A genuine career accelerator, the competition has propelled many aspiring and up-and-coming talents to become international top models such as Cindy Crawford, Stephanie Seymour, Gisele Bundchen, Constance Jablonski, Sun Fei Fei and Ming Xi.
It is the only contest that offers the opportunity to young girls of all nationalities, from all over the world, to become top fashion models and to begin a career with the best possible support. Elite Model Look sets up national competitions in over 60 countries, in which over 350,000 candidates participate.
For more info please visit http://www.elitemodellook.com/