EUPHONIK (real name Themba Nkosi), one of South Africa’s most successful young DJs, is expected to grace the Elite Model Look (EML) Zimbabwe final model search at the Harare International Conference Centre on Saturday night.
Report by Melissa Mpofu, Entertainment Reporter
Euphonik has a reputation for being able to please a diverse crowd and guests who will attend the EML event will have an opportunity to witness him live on the decks.
EML Zimbabwe executive director, Janice Costa confirmed the developments saying Euphonik would also play at the after party to be held at the Rainbow Towers VIP Lounge.
“VIP guests will have an opportunity to mix and mingle with Euphonik before and after the show. There will be a red carpet event before the show and an after party where guests will wine and dance with Euphonik,” she said.
Costa said VIP guests will feature on the Star Gist programme which is aired on DStv’s Africa Magic channel.
“Star Gist presenter, Vimbai Mutinhiri and the Star Gist production team are already in the country for the Elite model search. Vimbai will interview VIP guests on the red carpet as the event will be a high profile one with international standards,” she said.
Rising songstress, Ammara Brown will also entertain guests during the event. Costa said they had not included many musicians on the programme since the event was mainly about modelling.
Twenty models, Tracey Winterboer, Alisa Adams, Saahirah
Ismail, Marble Nyathi, Lauren Macintosh, Rairo Gunguwo,
Panashe Pfende, Beth McGaw, Malaika Mushandu, Rumbi Mazai, Fadzai Muvuti, Chipo Malinganiso, Robyn Lawler, Cathrine
Chigarira, Tonderai Koschke, Carey Murphy, Marcia Bangure, Thabiso Phiri, Anesu Muzondo and Chantel Georg will battle it out for the top model title after an intense week of training.
The models will parade in five outfits including safari, formal, night wear, futuristic, bikini and evening wear. All their outfits were sponsored by Elite and the contestants will be judged by a panel of the world’s top fashion experts, including renowned designers, celebrity photographers and top models. Amongst the jury are EML president Michaela Goddard-Quesada, Jonathan Denga, Jerry Costa and Laurie Macpherson.
The winner will represent Zimbabwe at the EML world contest in China. They will be judged based on photogenic qualities, personality, natural beauty and potential to correspond to current fashion trends.
The top three winners of the EML world final contest will secure contracts worth 300 000 euros awarded by Elite Model Management (EMM). They will also sign contracts with the global EMM network.
The Elite international model search was first launched in 1983 by Paris based Elite Model Management and this is their first time in Zimbabwe.
As the premier source for discovering fresh new faces each year, with over 350 000 contestants in more than 70 countries, the modeling contest of the Elite network has become a worldwide renowned event.
Every year, EML teams travel throughout the world in search of the top models of the future. Elite currently manages over 2 000 models.