Monday 10 December 2012

Modelcup SA National Finals 2012

Competition:   Modelcup – South African National Finals

Venue:             Misty Hills, Muldersdrift

Dates:              8 – 10 December 2012 

Mom called me into the room and told me that she needed to talk to me about something. What could it be?  Mom said that she received an invitation for me to attend the Modelcup SA Nationals in December.  Mom also explained that we are entering in the Open Division and that the competition will be very tough as I would be competing against all the Provincial winners.  Mom said we had to think about this carefully as I’ve never done this type of modelling before.  The choice was mine… and I said “definitely yes!!”.  That left us with only 2 weeks to prepare my biggest competition so far.

Day 1
We had to leave home early as registration started at 08h00.  We were doing two divisions today, Photographic and body.
Photographic: Everyone had to wear Jeans with a white/black t-shirt, minimal make-up and the look had to be natural.  We had to walk the ramp, stop in front of the judges and then do a range of poses in front of the camera.  And you are not allowed to stay in the same pose for longer than 5 seconds.  Luckily we watched the older girls doing their thing!

Body: We could choose between Gym Wear, Swimwear of Sports Wear.  Definitely swimwear for me!  I love my bikini.  In this division the judges look at how well the model show off and compliment her body through what she is wearing.

What a busy first day.  I learnt so much by just watching the older girls and had plenty of fun doing all of this!

Day 2
I was so glad that we started the day a bit later.  The second day opened with a workshop for the models and their parents.  I was a bit nervous today as I’ve never done Freeze or Beat modelling before.  For these divisions we could choose our own outfits.  
Freeze modelling:  This was so much fun.  3 – 5 models at a time stood on stage and had to pose/freeze as mannequins.  Dominique tried to distract us and tickled me under my arms, I really wanted to laugh but tried to keep a straight face.  We had to pose like we won the lotto and then again had to pretend we had terrible stomach ache.

Beat:  We could basically do anything as long as we do it to the beat of the music.  There is no right or wrong here as long as you feel and interpret the music.  You can dance, skip, hop, jump …..

The day ended with another workshop for all the models and their parents.  I was so tired from the day and we decided to go for a swim at the hotel.

Day 3
My two favourites today:  Ramp and Pageant!
Ramp:  This was the high fashion division and we could go way out with hair and make-up.  Loved my outfit (mom made the skirts).  This is like Fashion TV!  We had to walk fast, no smiling and just a quick pose in the front.

Pageant:  My favourite division.  We could wear any evening/cocktail dress or ballgown.  Judges were looking at presentation, personality and beauty.  We all had to give a speech about ourselves as well introduce the next contestant.  I was so nervous at first and my legs were shaking.  But, I think I pulled it off.


Awards Ceremony:  The big moment, everyone in the hall looked tense.  The winners (1st, 2nd & 3rd Places) would go on to the Champion of Champions event in 2013, and will also be part of the SA 2013 Team!  I knew it would be a challenge as I went into the competition with no points and everyone else already had points built up with the Provincials and had an advantage with the additional points.
I was truly shocked when they handed over my certificate and 
  • A Gold Medal for Pageant
  • Silver Medal for Photographic
  • Silver Medal for Body
  • Silver Medal for Ramp
  • Silver Medal for Freeze
  • Silver medal for Beat
I’m sure I heard mom scream in the audience!  I’m in the SA 2013 Team and will participate in Champion of Champions in March 2013.

Saturday 24 November 2012

Miss Christmas 2012

Competition:   Miss Christmas 2012

Venue:             Springs

Date:                24 November 2012

Christmas is just around the corner and everyone is getting into the holiday feeling.  Think that is why I’m so excited today!  Christmas tree full of decorations, Jingle Bells playing in the background and everyone just being happy.

I have never seen so many different Christmas outfits!  There are dresses with built-in lights, dresses that play Christmas tunes and so many more.  Each contestant also had to bring a gift for our age category.

The girls walked so nicely and the little ones were too cute.  I’m so happy because I made Top 5!  We all received gifts after the crowning and what a nice way to end the day.

Friday 9 November 2012

Miss Jozi Legs 2012

Competition:  Miss Jozi Legs 2012 

Venue:            Boksburg

Date:               9 November 2012 

I was so looking forward to this competition.  Mom got me a nice little dress and I couldn't wait to wear it.

On registration all the girls received masks to wear, each age group had a different color.  My group was red and matched my outfit perfectly.  Modeltv was there and recorded the show.  There were a number of VIP guests like Miss Teen SA and Mr Sir Africa. Wow, you should see all the tall girls!

I was so excited when my name was called for the Top 5! We received medals and the winners announced. 

Saturday 3 November 2012

Miss Mini Dollar 2012

Competition:   Miss Mini Dollar 2012

Venue:             Emperors Palace

Date:                3 November 2012

To think a year ago, this competition started my modeling journey!
Today we’re going to Emperors Palace.  Wow, what a stage!  It is just lights and bling and even more bling all over.  It was so busy and people running around all the time.  We had to wait back stage until it was our group to go up.  I was in a “bigger” category (9-12 year olds) and all of a sudden I was the smallest in the group. 

I didn't make it to the finals this time, but that's okay. I'm doing it because I love it, and I had great fun. Congratulations to all the girls!

And what do I do after such a competition?  I kick off the bling and have fun with my brother.

Friday 2 November 2012

Figures Graduation and Model of the Year

Event: Figures Model of the Year

Venue: Wynand Marais Hall, Birchleigh

Date: 2 November 2012

I’ve completed my first course at Figures modelling school and today is our graduation as well as the Figures (Kempton Park) Model of the Year event.
Our outfits were made and we all had to wear the same outfits.  All the girls looked beautiful.  I really enjoyed this modelling course and learnt so much.  It is so easy to learn while you are having fun and doing what you love.

Even though I didn’t make the winning places today, I feel that I’m still a winner.  I’ve completed my course and that is just the beginning for this Little Lady in Red …