Young ladies looking to cut it in the international modelling scene must make their way to Sky Lounge (Gaborone) this weekend for the Botswana edition of World Supermodel auditions.
Former winner of the world competition, Nature Inger, will head the judging panel to select two lucky young ladies who will represent Botswana at the World Supermodel pageant in South Africa in March.
Inger told Lifestyle on Friday that they will be looking for a young woman between the ages of 16 and 19, and another one between 20 and 28 years.
“This weekend’s auditions will focus mainly on women with the right looks,” Inger said. She said those who qualify for the next stage will be judged on other factors that include intellectual capacity. The women have to be at least 1.7 m tall.
“We will have a crowning event where the final two will be selected,” she said. It shall be open to the public. Also on the judging panel will be Uyapo Ketlogetswe (fashion photographer), Sarah Marie (Shinka Beauty Studio), and Kat-Kai-Kol-Kes (activist),” said Inger.
Inger represented Botswana at the world pageant in Fiji (2014) and won.
“I have always loved fashion and I did my first photo-shoot when I was just twelve years old,” she once told The Pageant Planet. “I fell in love with it and hunted down every modelling opportunity thereafter.” She said although she had quite a bit of experience with high-fashion and runway modelling, she had never competed in a pageant until she took part in the World Supermodel Pageant in Fiji, in November 2014. “I had so much fun and I am honoured to have returned to my home country, Botswana with the crown,” Inger said.
The World Supermodel production is an international competition for models aged between 20-30yrs and was created to identify the next leading World Supermodels regardless of their marital status.
This choreographed show reveals the world’s latest fashions and leading designers from each delegate whilst showcasing and promoting their country’s culture and lifestyle to the rest of the world in an honest and fair competition. But more importantly, it’s an opportunity to discover the world’s most outstanding individuals whilst providing them with a platform for international achievement and national recognition.
World Supermodel provides an opportunity for young ambitious women to put themselves into the national and international spotlight; to be identified and applauded for being talented, articulate, fit and healthy. World Supermodel believes these are just some of the key qualities of the modern woman that deserve to be promoted and encouraged. The ninth annual World Supermodel international pageant takes place between 12 and 21st March, 2016 in South Africa.