In the past couple of weeks, I have had the pleasure of being involved with the Ford Supermodel Of The World competition, the East African edition through my PR and Marketing company Nairobi VIP Parties.
Like many years before it, this years competition license holder was SuraZuri Models, Kenyas top modeling and casting agency. The Kenyan fashion industry can boast one famous Ford Supermodel Model title holder, Ajuma Naisenyana. This African beauty went on to have a very successful fashion modeling career in the European and America. She is now back in Kenya, looking to settle down and get involved in the local fashion industry.
Ajuma has always come back home during the annual Ford Supermodel competition to show these young ladies some support. This year, she was part of judging panel along with myself, proprietor of Surazuri Models Lyndsey McIntyre, Tiphani Gist an American musician and fashion industry enthusiast, Barbara Minishi a seasoned photographer to whom all the pictures I have posted up on this blog are credited.
It was a long journey however, I believe we managed to scour the country to find the young ladies who we think (according to Ford Models NYC criteria) could go and represent Kenya later this year, at the Ford Supermodel of The World competition in New York, to compete for coveted USD250,000 contract!
Here they are!
We had a tie at the 2nd runners up position2nd Runners UP ( Sonietta & Elsie)
Above: Sonietta Thomas (2nd Runners Up)
Above: Elsie Njeri (2nd Runners Up)
Above: Georgina Anderson (1st Runners Up)
Above: WINNER FORD SUPERMODEL OF THE WORLD SEARCH (KENYA) :
photographs courtesy of Barbara Minishi Photography