YOU have picked your top ten finalists and now it’s almost time to see who will be crowned Wakefield’s Next Top Model.
On Friday, our finalists were styled by ten of the best stores Trinity Walk has to offer and photographed ready for Sunday’s final.
The glamorous final, at sponsors Trinity Walk, will be the culmination an afternoon packed full of entertainment on our full-length catwalk.
The show will be hosted by model Jill Pollitt, who has been in the fashion industry for 30 years.
She’s worked with designers such as Vivienne Westwood, and alongside stylists on This Morning, Ten Years Younger and How to Look Good Naked.
Along with her colleagues from Catwalk Model Management in Leeds, Jill helped prepare our finalists for the event so has already had an insider’s view on what they are like.
She said: “I’m really excited about the final. The modelling world is always changing, and we’re looking for something unique, and we’ve definitely got that in our final ten. Gone are the days of the pale and waif-like models - bold and sassy girls with a retro look are really in.
“The girls the readers have chosen have got so much confidence, I’m looking forward to seeing who will stand out from the crowd at the final.”
The winner of Wakefield’s Next Top Model will win a prize-package that any hopeful fashionista would love to have. She will become the face of the Wakefield Express and Trinity Walk and appear in fashion shoots for our women’s supplement What Women Want.
Catwalk Model Management will give the winner a 12-month modelling contract, which will include being put forward for photographic and catwalk work, and representation on their website.
The company also puts forward extras for the likes of Coronation Street and Emmerdale, so our winner could soon be gracing the small screen.
Mark Bradley, editor of the Wakefield Express said: “Last year’s final was a really great event and this year should be even better. We’re pleased to once again be working alongside Trinity Walk to find a local, talented person to represent the newspaper, the shopping centre, and the city.”
Trinity Walk Centre Manager Susan Mendoza said: “It has been great to see so many entries coming in and such a wealth of hidden talent. It is going to be very difficult to choose the winner from our ten fantastic finalists, to all of whom I wish the best of luck.”
The Wildcat Dolls will kick off the entertainment at Trinity Walk at 12pm, followed by a catwalk menswear show starring Wakefield Wildcats players.
The entertainment will continue into the afternoon until the Wakefield’s Next Top Model final begins at 2pm.
This year’s event is not ticketed, so we want to see as many people as possible supporting their chosen finalist.
See next week’s Express for a full report on the final.