By Kurt Campbell
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Sixteen gals and boys from across Guyana last evening commenced the eight week journey of vying to become the first ever Guyana Next Top Model.
The inaugural model challenge which is organized by the proprietors of the Millennium Manor Hotel, located on Hadfield Street is expected to mirror the phenomenon that has taken the United States and other parts of the world by storm (America’s Next Top Model).
Yonnette Bacchus at the launch on Thursday (January 9), explained that the idea is to identify new and fresh talent and provide a platform for them to be exposed.
“We wanted fresh faces, new talent, models that have never been exposed so we went to Berbice, Linden and right here in Georgetown to find these persons.”
The competition officially begins on February 12 and will run up until April 20. It will be televised once weekly and will see a total of two persons being eliminated. The models will undergo weekly challenges and the public will play a critical role in selecting the winner despite the presence of three judges. Chief Judge Yonnette Bacchus made it clear that she was not only looking for beauty but also brain.
The competition also has three local designers who will be tasked with dressing and styling the models weekly. The winner will walk away with over $1M in cash and prizes and a one year modeling contract with the Millennium Manor Hotel.