FORD MODELS is honored to invite you to take this wonderful opportunity to make your dreams come true.
SOMW will be covering the event and taking one on one interviews with the participants and we hope to see a lot of you at this wonderful event, which has changed the lives of numerous models around the world.
FORD SUPERMODEL OF THE WORLD 2009
U.S. OPEN CALL
For over 70 years, Ford Models has been the platinum standard in model agencies. Throughout the past 30 of those years Ford has orchestrated a global search to find their newest face. Each year nearly 50 young women from as many countries make their way to the international finals of this search hoping to grab a coveted Ford Models contract worth $250,000 – and to begin a life like none she has ever imagined.
This year for the first time, Ford Models will be hosting the search for the U.S representative on the same day in New York (W Hotel Lexington, NY) and Los Angeles (W Hotel Westwood, LA). On Saturday, November 21, thousands of hopefuls will line up for a rare opportunity to meet with Ford Models scouts and managers to see if they have what it takes to be the agency’s next supermodel. The Ford team will be on hand to take digital shots of each girl, engage them in a brief interview and see them walk. Additionally Bliss Spa will be on-hand with incredible free products for all participants and Ford Artists will be standing by to work with candidates on hair and make-up while providing casual sessions on putting your best face forward. As an added bonus, current Ford Models will also be on-site to give the candidates last-minute tips and share stories about how a career in modeling has offered them opportunities that same never encounter through their entire lives.
At the end of the day, via video conferencing, the Ford Models team will sit down to deliberate on which applicant best exemplifies this season’s Ford girl. Along with usual model criteria, Ford will be looking for a combination of someone who embodies current trends in within the editorial industry as well as showing potential for longevity. Past Supermodel of the World searches have launched the careers of Chanel Iman, Alexina Graham (Burberry Spring 2009 ad campaign) and current Style.com and Models.com Top 10 Newcomer, Jacquelyn Jablonski.
Once the winner is announced, her globetrotting lifestyle will be just around the corner as the world finals of the search takes place in December in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Over the course of the international finals will be a grueling 4 days of non-stop test shoots, fittings, runway lessons and cultural activities that will act as a Model Boot Camp to determine who will walk away with the prestigious contract.
Those interested can register online at http://www.fordmodels.com/smowapply