Seven out of the twelve contestants that competed in the Basseterre High School Top Model Competition has moved into the finals.
A semi-finals round was held last Thursday Feb. 23 on the school’s “Mufti Day” and saw Desi Brown, Laurecsia Williams, Makeila Armstrong and Sylina Powell. Along with Ngozi Nicholls, Tamieka Gibson and Neidai Franklin all one-step closer in capturing the top model title.
The semi-finals occurred before a packed auditorium at the school with a tantalising opening number and carefully choreographed routines done by Jason Amory and Suelika Buchanan.
The contestants were judged on their facial expression, model walk, turns and poses as well as confidence and poise.
Due to time related issues the models only received the opportunity to model in two appearances that were sponsored by MLF Football.
After the appearances as seen on TV the panel of experienced Judges in the Fashion and Modeling arena in St. Kitts commented on each girl’s appearance as they walked for the judges.
The judges were Buchanan one of St. Kitts supermodels, Amory a model choreographer and dancer.
Ivor Carr an upcoming male model, Merisa Grant, a member of the major sponsor of the show Island Soul Entertainment.
Jennifer Williams a teacher at the school was also on the panel of judges she has experience in organizing the Miss Basseterre High School Pageant.
The contestants were given advice from the judges such as, to smile, control their walk, let more confidence show and to also remember that it was indeed a modeling competition.
The date is not set yet for the finals but they will take place on a later date in March. The winner of the competition will receive a portfolio photo-shoot, layouts in local magazines and other prizes.
The top five contestants will also receive a basket filled with small gifts.