Contestants of the most glamorous show of the year 'Face of Fashion 4 Africa' have spoken of their minds the reason behind participating in this much anticipated event.
The competition, which is expected to brought together young boys and girls for glamour, glitz and sensational beauty is slated for Saturday 22nd December 2012, at the Kairaba Beach Hotel. The Face of Fashion 4 Africa Gambia initiatives is an international modeling competition aim to showcase Africa in a beautiful and attractive way. Some of the contestants who spoke to What's On, explained as to why taking part in this noble initiatives design to unearth hidden talents.
Ibrahim Ceesay, alias Iba model, 23 year old, explained that with the coming of the event will further create avenue and chance to learn more about the international Industry and to develop Gambian industry. The competition, he added, is not actually a competition but a lesson, which many people are going to learn from it, so as to push forward for the Gambian industry. "Am not competing with anybody am here to compete myself to learn and expose to be able to train young model designers for the future".
Elvis John and Sally Jobe, 20 year old and 21 years respectively, all share their impressions taking part in the event. Both spoke on great opportunity this event will expose them as models in their quest to lag the country flag high. They also acknowledged that it will further encourage youngsters to take modeling as a profession even though the Gambian is far lacking in this are compare to other countries.
Masabi Camera and Aminata Elizabeth Njie,19 year-old and 25-years respectively express similar sentiments.Like other models, Masabi Camara was a winner of 2011 Miss July 22nd Scholarship Pageant and with the experience gathered in previous event, her vision is to open an office to coordinate and encourage academic and technocrats by additional of funding to the education. "Modeling is one thing that improves the way of fashion in the Gambia, though we are all in the Gambia, but we don't it as much serious. She noted.
Other models such as Sarah Abraham and Mariam Ceesay, a19 year-old and 27 year-old respectively, echoed similar sentiments. Both are optimistic that the event will further promote our tradition taking into account the Gambia is full of culture, tradition and peace and loving people.