Charged catwalk


That summed up the action on Saturday night during Combermere School’s fifth annual model search competition, Set It Off – Beauty and the Beat.

After the smoke cleared and the 11 models had strutted their way across the stage in the five segments – Resort Wear, Final Touch, Tai’s Journey, Personal Style and Music Genre – Allysa Mayers emerged the winner, ahead of Giesel Fields and Desiree Taylor before a packed Major Noott Hall.

Cassandra Francois was adjudged the Most Photogenic.

Organiser/Teacher Dionne King told Barbados TODAY that the contest was so close that one point separated the top three and two and three points divided the top five contenders.

The girls, all drawn from the senior school, chose to show off fashions associated with spouge, heavy metal, dub step, soca, dance hall, and classical music.

Dancer John Hunte led the panel of judges that included Adzil Stuart and Ann-Marie Burke, who looked at how the girls carried themselves, what they wore, their attitude and if they posed appropriately.

King also said that the winners received gift baskets while the top five finalists were given automatic entry to model at BMEX 2013. Through this is it hope they can gain exposure as a stepping stone to careers in this area. (DS)

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