Friday October 18th, 2013 by VDeLuca
The Fresh Faces 2013 Grand Finals last Tuesday 15th of October at W Hotel Barcelona were an enormous success! Our 30 finalists arrived in Barcelona last Monday from over 20 countries to prep for the Final Runway show and.. they were amazing!! The young aspiring models trained for 48 hours with the exceptional choreographer Marie Ange Schmitt to gain confidence and enhance their runway skills, and let us tell you, the task was not easy at all as the models had to walk on a water runway to the beat of upcoming DJ Star Davide Nicolucci!
The fashion show was divided into 3 parts: Casual, High Fashion and SwimWear. All three looks were narrated by our incredibly talented Fresh Faces presenter Stephanie Figueira. In the first casual outing, models were wearing Salsa Jeans and the exclusive Fresh Faces T-shirt designed by Campus Sportswear (featuirng the face of Fresh Faces 2011 winner Sita photographed by Sergio Cattivelli). Following the casual, it was time for the high fashion outing. The crowd was amazed by the fabulous looks going up and down the runway! To start off, the gorgeous Nicole (Portugal) and Nenad (Serbia) showed off exquisite bridal looks by designer Ramón Herrerías which left the public speechless for the beauty of those garments. To top it off, Nicole was wearing incredible Swarowski crystal earrings and necklace which made every woman jealous!
Last but not least it was time for the swim wear! Judges could therefore see the models in all their beauty, judging not only their walks and attitude but also their bodies – which is key to any model who wants to have a successful career. The girls wore bikinis by Magento&Amarilla while the boys wore bathing suits by Superdry. The looks were enhanced with great accessories such as sunglasses by Sunglass Hut, beach bags by Superdry, footwear by Aldo and more accessories by Santa Casilda. AMAZING!!
Every single look was applauded by all the over 200 people watching the show that night, and it would have not been possible without the contribution of Josep Pons and People Make-up hair styling teams, Ref of Sweden hair products provided by Volosy, and special thanks to stylist Gijs Hoogendam from Touch Hair Salon Barcelona, Rituals make up and the coordination of Makeup Artist Carmina Camps and Styilist Laia Gomez!
As the show was over, the Fresh Faces 2013 Jury made a long deliberation as the decision of selecting the 2013 Fresh Faces winners was one of the most difficult in the history of the competition. But the decision was made! And the winners of Fresh Faces 2013 are… Bogdan (MRA Models – Romania) and Fan (ESEE Models – China)!! Bogdan and Fan won a cover shoot for Productionparadise.com‘s Showcase Magazine and worldwide online exposure provided by Modelmanagement.com!
But the prizes continue as the partners and sponsors also chose their winners! Horse Magazine chose Elisabeth from Crystal Models (Paris) to be the face of one of the editorial spreads of the next issue of the Magazine, and Commercial Centre La Maquinista chose Manuela (from Fotogen Ag – Switzerland) and Felix (from LST Models – Austria) as the winners of a 200 Euros Shopping Spree!
You can see all the highlights for yourself in this behind the scenes Fresh Faces 2013 video made by the coolest filmmakers in Barcelona www.yunico.es
Hold your breath this video is awesome!