Next Hot Model UK competition winners set to experience Seychelles photo shoot
2013 winner of the 'Next Hot Model UK' posing in a photo shoot in the Seychelles islands. This year's winner will get the same amazing opportunity (Next Hot Model UK Facebook)
(Seychelles News Agency) - Two talented budding models from the United Kingdom will be jetting off to Seychelles for their first professional photo shoot. According to a press release from the Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture, models Daisy and Robert, who beat 22 other finalists to be crowned the Next Hot Model UK 2014, will be sponsored by the Seychelles Tourism Board for a photo shoot in a tropical paradise.
|Daisy, female winner (Paul Cox/Next Hot Model UK/Facebook) All rights reserved||Robert, male winner (Next Hot Model UK/Facebook) All rights reserved|
From February this year, the annual Next Hot Model UK competition scoured Southern England to discover the most talented aspiring and unsigned models.
Teams of talent scouts traveled through town centres, supermarkets, malls and events looking for the South’s most beautiful people, signing up over 2000 entrants which would eventually be whittled down to the top 15 males and 15 females for the Grand Final Catwalk Show.
|Contestants of the modelling competition 'Next Hot Model UK 204' (Paul Cox/Next Hot Model UK Facebook)|
The final, which took place on 6 June at the Hilton Brighton Metropole in the popular holiday town of Brighton, was attended by over 500 guests, including a delegation from Seychelles.
The Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Sherin Naiken, was a guest judge at the event and had the difficult task of determining which young models were the most deserving to enter the exciting world of fashion.
|Sherin Naiken (second from left) discussing with other judges the choice of the best model (Paul Cox/Next Hot Model UK Facebook) Photo license: All Rights Reserved|
The founder and creator of Next Hot Model UK, Fatosh Kalan, said the competition was a unique opportunity for aspiring models looking for their big break.
“Besides winning exclusive modeling contracts from London PRM model agency, the winners will also be jetted off for a week of pure luxury in the islands of Seychelles where they will receive a photo shoot of a lifetime,” she said.
The competition, which is in its fourth year, is run in conjunction with London model agency PRM, and Kalan says the final was a good opportunity for all the finalists to gain exposure for themselves and experience on the catwalk.
The final included four catwalk events, including an introduction for the male and female finalists, casual wear, swimwear and finally the glamorous evening wear catwalk.
Guest judge Sherin Naiken said the Seychelles Tourism Board is working with the organizers to plan their photo shoot which will is scheduled for September this year. This will be the second time that STB has sent the winners to Seychelles for photography sessions in paradise.
“After a successful photo shoot last year, which won us a lot of coverage in the fashion and lifestyles magazines in UK, the organizers approached us again in January, informing us that they would like to offer their winners a trip to Seychelles again this year,” said Naiken.
“It is a pleasure for us to work with them again, and we would give all our support to ensure the photo shoot will be another success and Seychelles will benefit from the visibility that would come with it.”