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Pyoise models for charity

Published:Monday | February 20, 2012 | 12:00 AM

The 'Faces of the World' competition will be introduced to the Jamaican landscape come February 26 at the Sunken Garden, Hope Botanical Gardens.

The competition will be staged for the first time in the island and it is being organised by Pyoise Modelling Agency.

Founded in February 2005, the dream of Vashnie Clarke, a former model and CEO of Pyoise Modelling Agency, the young hopefuls are now in the training stage for the February 26 showcase. The winner will move on to India to participate in the international leg of the competition.

The show will have both international designers and judges, and the models will be showcased to win the 'Face of the World' title. Admission to this show is $1,000, presold $1,500 at the gate, and $3,000 VIP.

Reason for event

The Gleaner spoke to Jermaine Blair, general manager of Pyoise Modelling Agency, at the fashion show held in aid of the Kiwanis Club of Portmore at the Medallion Hall Hotel recently, who shared the reason for the charity event.

"The Kiwanis Club of Portmore is a charity group that helps the elderly and less fortunate with medication and school books, etc." As a result, the Pyoise Modelling Agency showcased a fashion show as a fund-raiser to help the Kiwanis Club of Portmore to continue their valiant efforts. The show had designers and stores such as Grandeur in 7th Avenue Plaza, Natalia Dulatt, Patwah Apparel, and others.

Blair also stated that they are planning to make the event into an annual one with hopes of improving as each year passes. "This year," he confessed, "we had planned for it to be better, but we didn't have as much advertising. However, the response has been fairly good re the show from other Kiwanians and persons in attendance."

- G. G.