Cover Model Fashion Show - March 15, 2012
The fourth annual Jacksonville Magazine Cover Model Fashion Show will take place March 15, 7-9:30 PM, at the Casa Marina Hotel in Jacksonville Beach. Once again, the courtyard of the historic oceanside hotel plays host to an event that climaxes with the awarding of an opportunity of a lifetime to one young woman-a cover photo shoot and fashion layout within the pages of Northeast Florida's most widely read lifestyle publication. Follow in the footsteps of past Jacksonville Magazine cover models such as Yoanna House and Whitney Thompson (both America's Next Top Model winners) and our first three Cover Model Search winners Megan Henderson, Victoria Ward and Angie Ortiz.
See video highlights of the 2011 Cover Model Show, as featured as part of the inaugural Jacksonville Fashion Week.
This year, we debut a new Team Concept for the show. Here's how it works: Between 10 and 15 five-member teams will compete for the chance to win the 2012 title. Each team will consist of one model (randomly selected by Jax Mag) and four crew members (hairstylist, makeup artist, photographer and stylist). Each team will form its own crew, not counting the model finalist. Teams will be granted creative control for the show, meaning they will coordinate the model's hair, makeup and clothing as they see fit (allowing for some minimum standards as designated by Jax Mag). We will encourage teams to express their artistic flair and vision. Be exciting, daring and bold.
Best of all, the winning team earns the honor of styling and producing the 2012 Cover Model Search fashion shoot, including the interior pages and, of course, the cover! In addition, the winning model will be treated to a week behind the wheel of an amazing 2012 Centennial Edition Corvette. That's it below! Also, the winner has the opportunity to be featured in a new advertising campaign. Larry's Giant Subs has launched its "Eat Clean For Life" campaign and the 2012 winner has the honor of being a part of the advertising and promotional pieces. How's that for sweetening the pot? We may be adding more prizes to the package. Stay tuned for that.
As it has for several years now, the process began with the annual Best of Jacksonville Party (January 26 at EverBank Field), where we hosted an open casting call for Model Search participants. Immediately following the party, a maximum of 15 finalists will be selected from all the hopefuls who turn out for the casting test photo sessions. Next, finalists will contacted by Jax Mag. They will be invited to join the assembled teams for the official selection social, set for February 22 (new date), 7-9 PM at Latitude 30. That night, teams will be paired with their models in a blind drawing (in other words, until the names are selected lottery-style, teams do not know who their models will be). That's all part of the challenge, folks.
The Model Finalists for 2012 are: Theo Noe, Maria Davis, Georgina Kalaitzis, Makalaya Brie, Niamh Hart, Tabbatha Roux, Kaylee Ann Barker, Catherine Delestre, Julia Savage, Lissy Twaits and Ashlen Alexandra. Good luck, ladies.
Our Cover Model Teams are as follows:
Les Femmes: Amy Wilson, Mindy Stamulis, Tracey Upson, Argie Mitra and Nicholas Graziano
Meow & Barks: Traci Evans, Pekela Riley, LaTavia Dawson and James Schlefstein
Creative Expressions: Johnakeshia Thompson, Iris Richards and Brittani Bowman
The Attack Pack: Lauren Gherardi, Holland Morgan, Jo El Snyder and Veronica Jones
Hip to Be Square: Lucy de la Guardia, Jennifer Jolley, Vanessa Johnson, Halina Lubczanska and Pamela Hilton
Jacksonville Fashion Week: Mel Intemann, Chuck Putnam, Carrie Wilson, Mario Peralta and Matthew David
Girls With Integrity: Ashley Luxemberg, Sherry Diedrich, Jessica Kennedy, Alex Michelle and Brianne Loveday
Sol Divas: Traci Stubbs, Sylvia Treasures, Calvin Bolden and Keisha Jones
Team Indigo: Danielle Danese, Christian Griffin, Michal May, Jennifer Chabri and Erica Danese
Style Authority: Krista Nilsson, Casey Powell, Melissa Robinson and Christine Burkhart
Team BO$$: Liza Chung, Paul King, Lindsay Wirht, Nerida Barker and Lizzie Danner
More information regarding the competition will be posted in the coming weeks. Questions regarding teams, sponsorships or additional participant details may be directed to Carol Kimsey at (904) 389-3622 or 716-9839 (cell) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets to the Cover Model Fashion Show start at $25 per person for general admission. Preferred tickets are $40 and include reserved seating and two complimentary drink tickets. All ticket buyers will be registered into a drawing for a free two-night stay at the chic Hotel Duval in Tallahassee.
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