IT’S back - and it’s bigger and better than ever!
Yes, the search has begun to find the Face of Fife 2013 - and this week we present our first entries.
The annual competition has expanded this year to cover all five titles in the Fife Free Press Group, meaning even more opportunity for beautiful girls all over the Kingdom to have a chance of landing the title.
And once again the final will take the form of a live fashion show, giving our finalists the opportunity to be a model for the day.
This year’s showcase event will also be held in a new venue, Society in Kirkcaldy, on the afternoon of Sunday, September 8 in front of a live audience.
The finalists will have their make-up and hair professionally done on the day and will then take to the catwalk to model the latest stunning collections from Kirkcaldy shop Secret Wardrobe, which specialises in unique and retro fashion, as well as dazzling jewellery from Eloise.
And as well as enjoying their fantastic day in the spotlight, our models will be in the running to land some amazing prizes.
The lucky winner will scoop £500 courtesy of Society, as well as a professional photo-shoot and portfolio from Ivan Graham at Catch Photography, makeover from the top professionals at Migele Experience, and the choice of two outfits from the final from Secret Wardrobe.
And we are also delighted this week to announce that Burntisland model Becky Weatherley will be one of the judges for the final show.
Becky (22), who recently launched the Central Scotland Modelling School with photographer Nikki McLeod and make-up artist Emily Simanavicius, has been a professional model for four years but first started when she was just 14.
And this first-hand knowledge of the business at such a young age made her keen to be involved.
“I know exactly how a lot of these girls will be feeling, full of dreams, and some may want to make modelling a career,” she said. “But I also know how tough it can be and hopefully I can meet them and pass on any help or advice I can.
“All young girls are beautiful, no matter what shape or size they are, and this competition is a great way for them to get a taste of what it’s like to be a model.”
It was this desire to help young girls with their confidence and self-esteem that inspired Becky to help set up the Central Scotland Modelling School and as part of the fantastic prizes on offer for the winner, Becky and her partners have generously donated a place on one of their Foundation Courses. This is a four day course worth £350, consisting of skin-care, make-up, posing, model direction, catwalk posing, health and well-being. Also included are two professional photo-shoots with professional make-up and hair, and a catwalk show at the end of the week for friends and family.
In addition, all 12 finalists will receive a £50 voucher towards a Foundation Course, valid for a year from the competition.
Remember, entry to the competition is FREE - and is open to any female aged 16 or over on July 26, 2013.
Over the coming weeks we will profile as many entries as we can and then invite our readers to help choose the finalists.
So don’t delay, get your entry in now - Face of Fife 2013 promises to be the opportunity of a lifetime for anyone who has ever dreamed of taking part in a fashion show and having a professional portfolio taken.