SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Stacy-Ann Taylor Studio is pleased to announce its first annual SXM Model challenge which will decide which model will become ‘The Face of Stacy-Ann Taylor Studio’ for the coming 12 months.
This search will have 12 models between 13 and 23 years old participate over a six-week span in which each week new challenges in the field of modeling will have to be faced. Based on their performance during each particular challenge, every week one participant will be ‘eliminated’ from this year’s ‘The Face of Stacy-Ann Taylor Studio’ while the others proceed to the next week.
The final 6 contestants will be part of the grand finale at Holland House Beach Hotel on December 12th where the eventual winner will be chosen who will become ‘The Face of Stacy-Ann Taylor Studio’.
The goal during each of the 6 challenges of ‘The Face of Stacy-Ann Taylor Studio’ is to highlight the beautiful history and culture of St. Maarten and St. Martin combined with touristic highlights of our beautiful Island. To emphasize these historic, cultural and touristic gems, the challenges will be held at locations like Fort Amsterdam, Fort Louis, the Courthouse, Freedom Fighters roundabout, Emilio Wilson Park, Coralita lookout point, Pinel Island and much more.
The 12 models that will be part of the 1st edition of ‘The Face of Stacy-Ann Taylor Studio’ are:
Beyoncé Williams, Mijiala St. Luce, Tianna Mathew, Fritche Ann Soriano, Mahalia Jackson, Maliek Short, Tefari Prevoo Francisco, Zidania Charles Gumbs, Sharees Thomas, Gabriël Sequaris, Emilly de Meza, Leedje Amancia.
The performances of the models during the weekly challenges will be judged by Vanina Gerard, Alexandra Hubert, Rudolph Davis, Keoma Hamer and Stacy-ann Taylor which will be complemented each week by 2 highly skilled and professional guest judges. Some of the judges that have confirmed so far are: Charisse Piper, Roberto Arrindell, Clara Reys, Tracy (Teeze) Dawkins, Anna Richardson, Marchal James and Ricardo Bethel.
ABOUT STAY-ANN TAYLOR AND THE STUDIO
Stacy-Ann is a self-taught makeup artist, with numerous years of experience at MAC Cosmetics as senior makeup artist and product specialist. Stacy-Ann has been working in this field for over half a decade and has been lucky enough to do makeup for so many amazing clients both locally and internationally and for so many different occasions, like bridal makeup, fashion makeup, photo shoots, corporate websites and commercial video’s to name a few.
Besides makeup, fashion has always been her passion ever since she can remember. Before pursuing a career as a makeup artist, Stacy-Ann has been working at different boutiques in St. Maarten like Liz Claiborne and Qui Boutique. Whether your closet is in need of a makeover, or you need something eye catching for a special event, Stacy-Ann is there to tackle the task.
With all the experiences gained in the makeup and fashion field, Stacy-ann now decided to establish her own Studio to bring her knowledge together and help clients with makeup artistry, image consultancy, creative concept development, photography assistant and models. For this last group Stacy-Ann specifically started a modeling agency.
The modeling Agency of Stacy-Ann Taylor Studio has earned a reputation for the ability to grow some of the best and talented individuals in the industry. The Agency has created a diverse group of talented individuals, connecting them with the best in the business. The aim is to pave the way to success for our aspiring stars, providing them with all the tools, resources, and personalized attention they need to make it to the top.
Since the start at the end of June 2020 the Agency now has more than 30 aspiring and enthusiastic models signed up, all eager to further develop their modeling techniques, skills and to enhance their confidence and poise. Most of the models that signed up are teenagers and young-adults between the age of 13 and 20 years old but also adults, mature and full-figured women signed up with the agency.
The model agency focuses on offering a variety of services were models are required like (corporate) promotional video’s and photo shoots, video and photo shoots for the music and entertainment industry as well as cat-walks and fashion shows for both the local as regional market and in the future the international market.
So far the feedback Stacy-Ann Taylor Studio has received from the models, parents and the community as a whole is extremely positive with most credits for the fact that the Agency offers young motivated St. Maarteners a chance to excel, build their confidence and step in the spot light as first step to a successful (international) modeling career.
This was also the main reason that Stacy-Ann Taylor Studio recently offered 3 scholarships to young talented youngsters who were eager to become a model but due to the present economic circumstances were not in the (financial) position to sign up with the agency and to build their portfolio while working with professional photographers.
CONTRIBUTORS AND CONTACT
‘The Face of Stacy-Ann Taylor Studio’ is made possible due to several extra-ordinary contributors namely: Holland House Beach Hotel, BZSE Law, Imagen Graphics, Marvel Painting Company, St. Maarten Department of Culture, St. Maarten Tourist Office, Office du Tourisme St. Martin, Oyster Bay Beach Resort, Hopfit SXM, Carita Day Spa SXM, Glam Fashion Boutique, Brazilian Bikini Store SXM, and Villa Les Jardin Bellevue.
Last but not least a special thanks needs to go out to the following persons that volunteered and contributed their free time, energy and knowledge towards this project: Vanina Gerard, Alexandra Hubert, Rudolph Davis, Cameron Hyman, Elvis Harrigan, Thomas Prost, Fiel Efenio Keoma Hamer and Ricardo Bethel.