The 2010 edition of the Guyana Model Search kicked off with a bang at the Tower Hotel weekend of March 26th with models vying to be included in the upcoming reality series. Aspiring models from all walks of life came forward seeking a chance at a dream to present style.
The two (2) day casting saw a variety of heights and bodies displayed before a panel of qualified adjudicators – Pam Dillon, Kirk Cambridge-Delpesche, Christopher Goodridge ,Negla Brandis, Vivian Dash, Meleesa Payne and Richard Young.
This year’s inclusion of the fuller figure model ignited the already blazing trail of fabulous women – Mo’nique, Queen Latifah, Jill Scott, Oprah Winfrey, Kirstey Alley, Jennifer Hudson and America Ferrera.
The final selection has been made with Episode One in preparation for the shoot where a mind-boggling ten (10) bodies would be dropped from the original cast. Three (3) winners would be announced in early July on a live telecast. Through a fascinating line-up of episodes posing challenges and unearthing true potential, the Guyana Model Search winners would be revealed. On hand were last year’s winners, Jamain victor and Yolander Kerr offering tangible hope and selective tidbits to the wary and discerning.
The Guyana Designer/Stylist Portfolio also got off on the weekend with a fresh cadre of budding stylists in ripping form brandishing their designs and profiling their style options to the judging panel.
We at CFSTYLE.com endorse endeavors like the designer portfolio because we believe it is fundamental to the development of the Caribbean Fashion Industry and the founders of this event believe that this is important for the fashion industry in Guyana. We applaud Sonia Noel for her visioning and her opening up a way to empower youths, continuing to pave the way for a sustainable development platform in the future.
Kirk Cambridge-Delpesche (international make-up artist and stylist) ‘the experience was awesome’, ‘the initiative was forward thinking’, ‘I was honoured to be part of a modern, Guyanese movement to advance fashion.’
Richard Young (Caribbean impresario and Artistic Director of GMS, D/SP,) ‘again, it is my privilege to serve and buttress the foundation of an unique fashion direction – the emergence of a South American/ Caribbean aesthetic. This momentum is being consolidated and harnessed through these dynamic television installments strengthening the presence of a true Guyanese fashion identity.’