In August 2015 Modern Makeup I participated in a national competition in search of Canada’s next top makeup artist and am very proud to announce that I was awarded the runner-up position!
Contestants were judged over a three-week period by Sheriff Cosmetics on their work on models for both Top Model Search Canada and Miss Teenage Canada 2015.
The competition kicked off with over 80 models from all across Canada in the Top Model Search Canada pageant who were looking to get noticed by top modelling agencies from all over the globe. Models were judged on many different attributes including interview skills, photo shoots, runway and of course their overall look.
Check out some of the photos from behind the scenes from Top Model Search Canada 2015:
Above: The models receive a pep talk from their choreographer
Above: Me with some of my models on the final night! (Yes, I did all their makeup!)
Above: One of my models on Runway night
Above: Model Viktoriya Lyzova on Runway night, makeup by me!
During the Top Model Search Canada pageant I provided makeup for both the runway and for the photo shoot portion of the competition. Here are a few of the photos I have seen in which I provided the makeup for! Enjoy!
Above: Model Jayme – Instagram @Jaymelee_v
Above: Model Karli – @karliideson
Above: Model Viktoriya Lyzova – Instagram @viktoriyalyzova
Top Model Search Canada is a wonderful opportunity/experience for young models across the country who want to seriously get noticed. One thing that stood out to me amongst this group of girls was their kindness and their desire to succeed. I watched new friendships form that will last a lifetime and got to be a part of an unforgettable experience.
Just a few days after the Top Model Search Canada pageant came to a close I was back doing makeup for the Miss Teenage Canada 2015 pageant. This time, young representatives from all across Canada were in Toronto hoping to be crowned the next Miss Teenage Canada and move on to represent Canada in the Miss Teenage Universe pageant.
When you think of beauty pageants you may assume it’s all about the looks, but after being so closely involved and hearing all the girls’ stories, I would argue that being a contestant in a pageant like Miss Teenage Canada is one of the toughest and most rewarding experiences a young girl can be a part of.
These young women travelled far and wide, the majority of whom travelled alone without any family or friends and showed so much dedication and strength. They were put through rigorous rehearsals and had a full week of a schedule in which practically every second of their time was spoken for.
Check out some of the photos from the Miss Teenage Canada 2015 pageant:
Above: Model Jerica R – Makeup by me!
Above: The final night of Miss Teenage Canada 2015 with all contestants on stage
Above: Model Kaylyn R. – Makeup by me! – Instagram @Kaylynroe
I was very proud to have had the honour to participate in both of these incredible modelling pageants and to meet so many of the amazing young women who were competing. Coming home with second place is something I feel very proud to have accomplished. When I first entered the competition, I thought it would be a great experience and that’s all I was really looking for out of it, was the experience. As the competition got well underway I started to realize that I was one of the most talented artists in the competition and that I may have a chance at doing quite well. The realization alone was rewarding enough for me and although I did not come first, second will do just fine! I still feel like a winner just by having this wonderful opportunity to participate in two fantastic Canadian events.
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