Ka­tri­nah’s ex­cited by Top Model com­pe­ti­tion fi­nal

Stu­dent makes top 25 af­ter be­ing se­lected from hun­dreds

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

AN UXBRIDGE col­lege stu­dent has made it to the fi­nal of the world’s Top Model of Colour com­pe­ti­tion.

Ka­tri­nah Phenyo, 17, was cho­sen from more than 1,500 to be among the 25 fe­male fi­nal­ists at Grand Con­naught Rooms, on Satur­day, May 30.

The ap­plied sciences stu­dent, who lives in Uxbridge, as­pires to be a su­per­model and is in­spired by her mother.

She told the Gazette: “I’m so ex­cited to have made it as it opens a lot of doors and I will com­pete against women from all over the world.

“It’s my mum who in­spires me. She was a model and al­ways said to me that if you have a dream do ev­ery­thing you can to ful­fil it and don’t give up no mat­ter what. Noth­ing good comes easy and any­thing that’s easy isn’t that good!”

The Top Model of Colour, now in its ninth year, of­fers the tal­ented en­trants ex­po­sure to the world of mod­el­ling and an op­por­tu­nity to forge a ca­reer in the in­dus­try.

Ka­tri­nah is feel­ing pos­i­tive about the fi­nal and will spend the next few weeks pre­par­ing her­self.

She said: “I have been prac­tis­ing for the photo shoot at the fi­nal and break­ing my­self into my heels. I’m feel­ing ready for the fi­nal and will be get­ting my hair done and buy­ing new clothes this week­end.”

The young as­pir­ing model has high hopes for the fu­ture.

She said: “I hope to be­come a high pro­file su­per­model one day like Tyra Banks. If I win the con­test it will open many other doors and I’d love to also try act­ing, singing or danc­ing.”

Ka­tri­nah is con­fi­dent she’ll do well in this year’s con­test, but says she will con­tinue en­ter­ing con­tests if she does not win this time.

The prizes up for grabs at this years’ con­test in­clude a one year mod­el­ling con­tract with Ma­hogany Model man­age­ment.

Top Model of Colour over the years has pro­duced a num­ber of top mod­els that have gone on to be fash­ion de­sign­ers, ac­tors and su­per­mod­els.

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