40 young female and male models from Las Vegas, turned out in the 104-degree temperature to participate in the Model Search for the upcoming Fashion Week Las Vegas Season 5, on August 18-21 at Las Vegas Soundstage Studios. The hopefuls individually walked the line for the chance to be among the 50 chosen from all over the world.
A panel of industry experts will judge the 50 finalists as they walk and the winners – one female and one male – will each receive a two-year contract with Envy Models. All models registered online and those unable to attend the Las Vegas Model Search were required to send videos of their walk. Since the inception of Fashion Week Las Vegas three years ago, more than 430 models from all over the world have registered for this competition.
The various designers showing their lines at the event can choose the models to display their garments on the runway from the final 50 contestants, pictures of whom will be posted on Facebook and also on a private site for the designers, on which they can make their choices, 30 days before Fashion Week Las Vegas commences. The 50 finalists will be chosen by Russell J. Frank, Fashion Week Las Vegas’ Runway and Stylist Director.
Fashion Week Las Vegas is the brainchild of Milka Von Rhedey, who owns the name and the trademark. So far, there are 30 designers from South Africa, Dubai, Paris, Trinidad, Georgia (Russia), the U.K., New York City, Texas, Boston, and California that will be attending the August event. Fashion Week LasmVegas consists of runway shows, the Runway Model Competition, designer competitions, and entertainment.