Thursday 25th of October was a day of excitement in Barcelona as one male and one female model were crowned the title of Fresh Faces 2012 by modelmanagement.com and Traffic Models at Barcelona’s main commercial centre La Maquinista. Magdalena from Poland and Jose Manuel from Spain are the two lucky models to have won an exclusive contract with top agency Traffic Models and will become the image of modelmanagement.com!
The final selection of models was tough as the group of finalists was composed by really top quality young models, so it all came down to the judges to choose which boy and which girl really had what it took! For 2 whole days, models were put to the test by working out a very tight schedule.
At their arrival in Barcelona, models immediately went to the head offices of Traffic Modelswhere they met their potential bookers and managers.
After an intensive morning at Traffic Models, the finalists were brought to La Maquinista where they had scheduled a long afternoon of fittings and rehearsals with choreographer Marie-Ange Schmitt and President of Fresh Faces Marie Christine Pollet, who trained the finalists for their final catwalk. At the end of such an exhausting day, models could relax and socialize at the Hotel Majestic and Hotel Inglaterra which were their accommodations during their stay in Barcelona.
After several long hours of catwalk training, it was time for the models to go into photo sessions! Cool sessions took place in the Americana of Tommy Mel’s – a fantastic and truly original american diner. The setting was amazing!
On the day of the Grand Final, models were ready to show off all of their model talent infront of the panel of judges and a large audience at La Maquinista and thanks to their special training with Marie Ange Shmitt and Marie Christine Pollet, they walked the runway like real professionals!
As with all fashion shows, backstage moments are very chaotic. The Fresh Faces Final Catwalk presented each model in 3 main looks: Casual, Trendy and Swimwear therefore every change of look implied also a change in make-up! The team of Make-up artists and Stylists really showed their professionalism in managing the backstage in the most organized way possible and for this we give a special thanks to the entire Make-up team and Stylist Monica and her assistants Patricia, Ana and Ewelina.
As the models were preparing for their big Fresh Faces 2012 catwalk moment the judges waited patiently. After many months of the online Fresh Faces contest and numerous Live Castings before the 2 day event, the atmosphere was electric!
Towards the end of the night, the moment that everyone was waiting for was just a few moments away! The judges had made their decision and the announcement finally came for The Fresh Faces Winners!!
Magdalena and Jose Manuel were crowned with the title of Fresh Faces 2012, while Nuria won a campaign with Revlon Professional and Juan won a campaign with American Crew! This was really exciting for all the models as it means their careers will hit a memorable turn!
After the event, it was time for the models experts to discuss the event and the new found model discoveries within the VIP area. It was then time for some photo call moments with Mireia Valenti, Photographer and Founder of Nau Agency! Between one photo and another, guests could sip some tasty Spanish Rioja provided by Cune.
We’re already excited to know what will come next for our lucky winners, however one thing’s for sure: it will be big!
Congratulations to all the finalists and for everyone taking part in this year’s Fresh Faces contest!
See more about Fresh Faces here >