30thMay, Dubai 2012: Dubai, the fashion capital of Middle East is all set to host the “Trendsetters 2012” a talent show that serves as a platform for amateur models to create a place for themselves in the glamorous world of modeling and showbiz. Trendsetters winner gets a chance to represent the UAE in Miss India World Wide2013, in Malaysia, an international beauty pageant which attracts participation from 35 countries. Emirates Vision, organizers of the fifth edition of Trendsetters, today announced the grand finale will take place on June 20that Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dubai.
Commenting on the event John Matthew, managing director of Emirates Vision Events, said: “Trendsetters is the only platform in the UAE which provides an opportunity for expat Indian girls, to enter the glamorous world of modeling. The event sets stage for the selected candidate to showcase her talent and get recognized at a global level by ensuring an entry into the international beauty pageant Miss India World Wide.”
“For this year, fifteen participants will be selected through auditions and will undergo intensive 10 day training in personality development, public speaking, grooming and makeover, etiquette etc. It’s a life changing experience for all the participants irrespective of who makes the final cut. The participants would be trained by expert faculty, specially flown down from Mumbai for this event. Bollywood’s ace fashion photographer Sameer Sawant is all set to create professional portfolios for the 15 finalists “
The organizers are on a talent hunt and invite applications from Indian girls residing in the UAE, between the age group of 17 to 26 years. A combination of looks, talent, confidenence, style and presentation are the qualities required to make it to the final 15. While the participation is free, the entries should reach the organizers by 5th June 2012. The aspirants are required to submit a close-up and full-length profile photographs along with the registration form.
Commenting on how Trendsetters providers a global platform to modeling aspirants in the Middle East, Eisha Ramrakhiani – National Director of Miss India World Wide for Middle East said: “Indian girls in the Middle East have a lot of talent, but lack the self confidence. Trendsetters, intensively grooms the participant, inculcating confidence and poise, required to stand-out at a global level.”
Middle East hosted the event for the first time, with Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, providing a dazzling backdrop for an eclectic talent show as 30 participants from across globe competed at the Miss India World Wide 2011.
“Miss India World Wide is the most conservative beauty pageant and does not encourage skin show or swim suit rounds. Parents from even the most traditional families are very comfortable with the event format as it largely focuses on holistic personality traits.”