We have been following the LUXE Paris contest for quite awhile now. The 25 semi-finalists, were reduced to 10 finalists and now we have a winner. The 10 finalists met the judges at a brunch where they were asked to walk the LUXE Paris runway. It is also at this event that they got 10 free outfits of their choice from LUXE Paris.
The judges rated the contestants and a final tally showed that Orelana Firehawk is the new LUXE Paris Look of the Year 2016.
From Belgium, Firehawk is a model for AIM agency and this is the second year she was a finalist in the Look of the Year contest. She is also Miss V Belgium for the last two consecutive years. Our new Look of the Year 2016 wins L$25,000 Lindens in cash, a transferable scholarship at Superior Modeling Academy, a fashion shoot in the magazines MANIERA SL, ModeLS and Miss SL, and one year of free shopping at LUXE Paris.
The first runner up is Aealla Illyar Gracemount. From Oklahoma USA, Gracemount is also Miss SL Ireland and a graduate of Fashion Institute and MVW Academy.
The second runner up is Bell Della Rosa Frayar. From New Jersey USA, Frayer is a graduate from CWS, Nexus and MIss SL Academy and it is also her second year as a finalist in the contest.
Congratulations to our winner but also to all the finalists. Firehawk distinguished herself with a fabulous styling of the LUXE Paris Petunia Jumpsuit (see her picture) but all the finalists showed an amazing elegance!
The panel of 7 judges was Boniefacio Boniefacio Boucher, owner of ModeLS magazine, Lorelei Maggs-Myer, Look of the Year 2015, Katie M. Bolissima. founder of Superior Modeling Academy, Marcus Lefevre, CEO Miss SL Organization, Deepthinker Oh, Managing Editor at MANIERA SL magazine, and Parisian Skytower & Mika Palmyra, co-owners of LUXE Paris.
Text by Mika Palmyra and Deepthinker Oh. Photos by Boniefacio.