Thursday February 11th, 2016 by Rachel Thomson
After months of voting and hard work our Fresh Faces World finalists hit Barcelona during Fashion Week for a crazy three days full of photo shoots, catwalk training and competing in our Fresh Faces final! All models arrived on Tuesday, 2nd February in the heart of Barcelona’s city center to the very hip and trendy Generator Hostel. Generator Barcelona is described as the ‘place to be’ with it’s welcoming atmosphere, tasty food and urban chic design- perfect for accommodating twenty-one young aspiring models!
Tuesday, 2nd February: Models arrive in Barcelona to the Generator Hostel
Upon arrival the models got the chance to meet one another as well as the ModelManagement team before enjoying a light lunch and an action packed day! It was a busy first day; all models met photographers for some casual photo shoots in the Generator Hostel and then answered some interesting questions for Modelmanagement.com. The majority of our Fresh Faces contestants are currently at school, completing studies or working whilst pursuing a career in modeling… That’s why they came all the way to Barcelona!
After an exciting but hectic first day all models got the chance to relax in the evening and enjoy a nice meal together. The dinner was also held in the Generator Hostel. After dinner all models went to bed to rest and get a good nights sleep before an early start for shootings on Wednesday morning!
Wednesday, 3rd February: Photo shoot day and catwalk training
Wednesday began early (07:00 start) for both ModelManagement and the Fresh Faces finalists. It was shooting day and numerous photo shoots with stylists and hair & make-up artists were held in different locations around Barcelona! All models enjoyed getting their make-up and hair done by our stylists as well as trying on numerous outfits for the shoots. It was a long morning and photo shoots took up most of the day until the afternoon. Thanks to our photographers, stylists and models everything ran smoothly and everyone enjoyed themselves.
In the afternoon it was time for Catwalk training! All models met Marie Ange Schmitt – our fabulous catwalk trainer from previous Fresh Faces contests – and spent the afternoon practicing their walk for the runway.
Thursday, 4th February: Fresh Faces World Final
The grand final took place in the heart of Barcelona’s historic center in Casa Llotja de Mar on Thursday evening. The ModelManagement team and all Fresh Faces finalists arrived at the venue for 18:30 in time for hair styling, make-up and fittings which all had to be done before the show. We were privileged to have Mac cosmetics doing make-up for all our models and ensuring they looked fabulous for the competition.
The competition kicked off at 21:30 and all models took the catwalk in front off a large audience – agencies, scouts and of course the judging panel. Firstly, all models wore a casual pair of jeans from Oxygene accompanied with ‘Fresh Faces’ tees before slipping into lingerie by Yamamay. Along with their make-up and outfits all models killed the catwalk before our Fresh Faces winners were announced!
All models did an amazing job and in our eyes they are all winners… however the judging panel announced Victoria from ISIS Model Management (Nigeria) and Marian from MRA Model Management (Romania) as our Fresh Faces World Finalist winners! After the competition and multiple photos all models and the ModelManagement team attended the VIP after party at CDLC to celebrate a busy three days of hard but fun work.
We hope you enjoyed the read and updates on what went down in Barcelona during Fresh Faces World Finals. There is still plenty more to come, so, keep yourself updated and don’t forget there’s always a chance to apply for next years contest!
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