Models race for the crown

2015-07-23 06:01
PHOTO: envisions photography

The 16 and open age group winners are (from left) Charne van Rooyen (third) Talisa Cornwall (winner) and Katelyn Thompson (second).

PHOTO: envisions photography The 16 and open age group winners are (from left) Charne van Rooyen (third) Talisa Cornwall (winner) and Katelyn Thompson (second).

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A PRESTIGIOUS pageant took place at Umthunzi Hotel and Conference Centre on Saturday. Organised by Stacey Upfold from Ultimate Events, the Miss and Mr Day at the Races was well supported by models, their families and friends.

Models arrived bright and early that morning and enjoyed a two-hour preparation workshop with style guru, Kevin Ellis.

After the workshop models went to rehearsals. They then got dressed in their Durban July Captains Table­-themed outfits.

All returned in the afternoon for photos with Wayne Rust Photography and ?Envisions Photography.

Fashion gurus Ellis and Gareth Greeves, who choreographed and styled contestants on the X Factor South Africa series as well as Durban July winners for 10 years in a row, dressed and styled 17 Ultimate Events models who opened the show.

“This in itself was a incredible sight to see and I am proud to have been associated with them.

“They definitely added a element of absolute class and elegance to our theme,” said Upfold.

In total 61 models were present of which 44 were contestants in the pageant­.

Prizes included a Tablet, holiday vouchers, photoshoots, jewellery, beauty products, designer dresses, hampers and vouchers.

Spectators enjoyed wine on arrival, and waitresses serving eats followed by a candy buffet.

Winners also received “automatic finalists” entry into the prestigious sixth Annual Africa Model which takes place on 24 October at Umthunzi Hotel and Conference Centre.

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