Thursday July 19, 2007
Student wins model search contest
By Bhavani M
A philosophy and economics student from Petaling Jaya won the Estee Lauder Model Search 2007 contest held recently at Mid Valley Megamall.
Wan Noraishah,19, beat 3,000 girls and made it to the top 10 and finally became the new make-up brand envoy for Estee Lauder Malaysia and also as the new in house model for A Cut Above.
I was shocked when my named was announced as the winner as I thought even making it to the top three was good enough, said Wan.
She said that she took part just for the fun of it and also to get a nice photo of herself.
Winning smiles: The top three winners (from left) Sally Suharly, Wan Noraishah and Samantha Tan.
The first runner-up title went to Samantha Tan, 22, from Penang while the second runner-up was Sallie Suharly, 19, of Penang.
Apart from winning prizes worth RM5,000 and RM10,000 from Estee Lauder, Warehouse, and A Cut Above respectively, Tan and Suharly will be helped by a professional team to create their modelling portfolios.
The models were judged on beauty, how photogenic they were, communication skills, poise and physical appearance.
The girls were prepared for the competition through a one-day intensive catwalk training by Andrew Models, who coached them on walking style, posture, confidence and poise before they hit the runway in The Finale walk-off competition in front of a panel of judges.
They were dressed and styled in Warehouses latest Autumn/ Winter collection.
Out of the 3,000 girls who took part in the Estee Lauder roadshow held in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Bahru, Melaka, Miri, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, and Ipoh, only 10 were short listed for the finale.