Last Thursday, the sponsors and organizers of the Chinese American Model Competition (CA Model) held a press conference at Bennett Media Studio in the trendy West Village. Johnny, the MC, lost no time in introducing the crack team behind the operation to the eager audience. Attendees ranged from cameramen and journalists to other industry professionals.
CA Model had been envisioned by William Yip and Kim E. Wang. Mr. Yip co-founded the Miss NY Chinese Beauty Pageant twelve years ago, and has served as Chairman of the Board and CEO since then. Mr. Wang is the founder of Digital Art Video Inc. Together they approached Ed Bennett of Bennett Media Studio, and after winning his support, partnerships with key professionals made their idea an exciting reality. Yapster and Makeup Pro have strongly supported the competition as well. Representatives who were present each gave a short speech expressing their happiness at being a part of the team. Then the 13 models were introduced, and cameras began to click. Everyone had the opportunity to take a photo with the polished beauties.
The models with Kim E. Wang and Tanya Chuturkova of Digital Art Video.
For the models, things have only just begun. They will soon receive three weeks of intensive training in catwalk, dance, acting, fitness and holistic health management. Then comes their China Tour, where they travel to Taiwan, China and Macau for TV appearances and performances. They will also create their own micro film, to be judged on August 9th, at Bennett Media Studios. Despite the load, the trainers feel it is most important for the girls to learn, gain confidence and have fun. The final show, on August 23rd at Terminal 5, promises to be an entertaining affair. You can learn more about it all at chinesemodels.us.
Good luck to all the contestants! We urge you to support the competition.