Hailing from the nation’s capital, Grand Turk -Brielle Swann makes a clean sweep atThe Dollhouse, Cycle5 of theTCI Top Model Contest to become the FACE of the Turks & Caicos, TCI Top Model 2014! As contestant number seven, Brielle stood out from her fellow contestants and charged to the fore with her exotic features, cinnamon skin tone, lithe physique and brilliant personality. Shy, but bubbly all the same, the 5’9” North Backsalina born beauty not only won the contest, but also captured all five event awarded prizes: ‘Industry Readiness’, ‘Best Body’, ‘Model’s Portfolio’, ‘Best Runway Walk’, ‘Fashion Forward’, that along with walking away with the ‘Mainstream Media Darling Award’ which was won in a pre-event competition. Brielle makes TCI Top Model history by being the first winner to achieve a clean sweep on event night.
“This moment is a dream come true. Modeling has always been a passion of mine and now I am on the road to realize my potential,” said Brielle. The newly titled 2014 TCI Top Model who enjoys church fellowship activities, swimming, fashion modeling, music and the arts, along with hanging out with family and friends went on to add that: “Winning the 2014 TCI Top Model Contest is indeed a boost to my confidence and to the morale of girls in Grand Turk who would like to compete but are to reserve to do so. I hope that they would follow in my footsteps, sign up, participate, study and prepare themselves - as the sky is the limit!”
The TCI Top Model Contest & Fashion Extravaganza was a creative and fashion forward triumph, which saw a catwalk competition of seven beautiful young ladies vying for the title of TCI Top Model 2014. Brielle Swann captured the 2013 TCI Top Model title, with Je’Cannya Garland and Nathanelle Louis placing First Runner’s Up and Second Runner’s Up respectively. The event featured performances by Robyn Hinds, Penrhyn Brooks, Ryesha Higgs, Khambreal Garland, Shara Bowen, Rock It Hot Dance Faculty and Jemina Louis, Little Miss Enid Capron Primary School.
Friday’s show at The Williams Auditorium in Providenciales saw the contestants taking to the catwalk in four fashion segments: Fleurs (Impact Appeal), Dangerous (Rock That Look), Pristine Swim (Best Body) and The Glamorzons from Cockburn Town (Fashion Forward). All looks were on trend, fashion forward, edgy, creative and pure fashion power. Making special appearances were Samentha Etienne, TCI Top Model 2013; Washanda Registre, TCI Top Model 2012; Mauqueita Carter; Miss Body Beautiful 2013 and Snwazna Adams, Miss Turks & Caicos Universe 2013.
The audience at The Dollhouse - the theme for this year’s event – were blown away by an opening passage that left them thrilled and on their feet as it was a tour de force! It showcased a fierce dance routine lead by Courtney Robinson, the Director of Production, who along with Shara Bowen and Ryesha Higgs danced to Britney Spears ‘Work B*tch’ wearing a funky black attire.
TCITM Cycle5 contestants and Courtney Robinson
There were also multi-media and video presentations that documented the TCI Top Model Contest & Fashion Extravaganza: its history, training, event partners, organizing committee and those that made it an overwhelming success. The 2014 show’s production outdone all that came before and left all in awe, wondering, how can the team top that.
Of the production, Courtney Robinson, Director of Production said: “I am truly honored to head a team that is passionate about giving those in the Turks and Caicos Islands an opportunity to shine, a platform to debut, and the tools to grow as individuals. The annual TCI Top Model Contest & Fashion Extravaganza is our way of giving back to our community and our hope is that everyone moving forward can dream big, follow it to the fullest, and help establish a creative industry in these “Beautiful By Nature” islands.”
As the winner of the 2014 TCI Top Model Contest, Brielle Swannreceives an opportunity of a lifetime. Named the FACE of the Turks & Caicos, TCI Top Model 2014, she will be managed exclusively byRoyele Models for one year. Brielle will be featured on the cover and in an editorial spread in the 2014 Summer Times of the Islands magazine, have a profile page in Destination: Turks & Caicos Islands 2015 edition, editorial in the 2015 Discover Turks & Caicos Magazine, featured on Island Life & Times online magazine courtesy of Tropical Imaging Ltd, a photoshoot courtesy of Brilliant Studios, a test photoshoot by Paradise Photography, round-trip-ticket to New York City, luxury get-away on Caicos Adventure’s Lady K, full body treatment and products courtesy of The Regent Palms Resort Spa, $500 gift certificate to Wish Boutique located at the Regent Palms, three months membership to Rock It Hot Fitness, one year of hairstyling services courtesy of Kier’s Hairapy, six months makeup services courtesy of 3MayJEssenceMakeupArtistry, Apple Ipad with accessories courtesy of Pentecost Bookstore, ongoing personal development courtesy of Learn & Lead Educational Center, digital camera courtesy of Business Solutions, top of the line dual chip phone fromIslandCom Wireless and a luxury gift basket from La Parfumerie.
Not only did Brielle win TCI Top Model, she won all five of the event’s most coveted awards along with the attention and interest of Marissa Surmenkow, Director of Scouting for New York Model Management. The judges were Claire Parrish, Advertising Manager, Times Publishing/Times of the Islands; Chef Nikita O Skipping, Owner & Founder of Crackpot Enterprises; JohnTsavalas, Celebrity Chef; and Head Judge Ianthe Williams-Scott.
New York Model Management were interested in J’Keyah Jolly and Sanadia Forbes. Times of the Islands were interested in doing a future pictorial with Ryesha Higgs, Je’Cannya Garland, Zaria Ingham and Junhee Parker.
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