If you want to become the face of professional modeling in the country, practice your walk and fierce poses and let confidence exude from within as the Professional Models Association of the Philippines (PMAP) just launched a search for the country’s next model of influence.
Dubbed as Modele Philippines, the model search is a project of PMAP under the auspice of renowned fashion designer Renee Salud, in cooperation with Zen Institute and A Concept. The model hunt is open to both aspiring and experienced models with excellent potentials in becoming game changers in the country’s professional modeling. The competition will also give local designers an opportunity to promote and feature their brands.
Only 10 female and 10 male models will be chosen to be part of the contest that will run for a period of six weeks. Participating models will be under the tutelage of 20 experts in the country’s fashion industry. This is to prepare each participant for a tough battle of fashion and beauty and to hone each model to become the image of Philippine modeling industry in the global scene.
Four master classes will be conducted by fashion experts such as models, photographers, fashion directors and stylists. Experts include supermodels Joey Mead, Apples Aberin, Rissa Mananquil,Tweety de Leon, Marina Benipayo, Ariel Atendido, and top fashion directors Raymond Villanueva, Robbie Carmona, Jackie Aquino and Cata Figueroa, among others.
At the competition, models will have a chance to wear creations of top designers such as Randy Ortiz, Veejay Floresca, Avel Bacudio, Jerome Lorico, Pablo Cabahug and Ivarluski Aseron.
After each class, the models will face a preliminary challenge to test their ability to project in front of the camera and walk the runway. On the journey to becoming the Modele Philippines winner, the models will attend real go-sees and castings and present themselves as junior members of PMAP to real clients.
The finale will be held in April, where only one male and one female winner will be chosen as the first ever Modele Philippines titlist.
The ball is now rolling with the first go-see held recently at Desiderata Lounge in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. The next go-see is slated next in Februrary. Models in Visayas and Mindanao will also have a chance to join as PMAP plans to hold screenings in Cebu and Davao.