It was a thrilling affair last Saturday when the Exopa Modelling Agency staged the second edition of its monthly Exopa New Faces contest for the year 2012.
Wannabe model contestants selected after a rigorous audition put up some awesome performances to get the nod of judges Jon Germaine, KOD, Laryea Kingston and top model Jocelyn Nketia.
All 10 models did the best they could but after four rounds of stylish catwalking and dancing, 18-year-old Netherland Ghanaian Michelle Dekker came out as the ultimate winner.
She was the crowd�s favourite and as such the judges had no other choice than to adjudge her winner. Her catwalk was fierce and full of confidence. During the dance segment, she exhibited serious azonto moves.
Twenty-two-year-old human resource management student of Valley View University, Rose Essah, and 20-year-old Gifty M. Gamor, a student of the same school pursuing the same course, were first and second runners-up respectively.
Other contestants who represented countries like Nigeria and Burkina Faso did well on the runway but the Ghanaians and Dutch were far ahead.
The show started at 10:20pm, with model Zion and Janine Beathwaite as the emcees of the night. They introduced the girls one after the other, reading their vital statistics. The girls at this point tried to show off some of the skills they had learnt within a week. Some of them struggled while doing the catwalk for the crowd for the first time.
After the first break, emcees Zion and Janine entertained the audience with some jokes. The second category, which was the dance segment, was indeed the real competition for skinny and fleshy models to prove a point.
On the whole it was an exciting event. Movie producer Socrates Sarfo was at the event. Kofi Okyere Darko also passed through for the first time. Michelle will get a modelling contract with Exopa Modeling Agency and other juicy souvenirs including cover page articles in NEWS-ONE and airtime on Metro TV�s Allo TiGo.
The event will continue every last Saturday of the month at the Exopa Burg where the event always takes place. Saturday�s event had music performances by Black Kat, Bofo and a number of upcoming artistes.
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