On Saturday 27th November the Top Model of Colour (TMC) 2010 Grand Finale event was held at Porchester Hall in West London.
Top Model of Colour (TMC) is a modelling competition with a difference. It’s been going strong for 5 years and takes competitors from black, mixed, Hispanic and other ethnic minorities who are typically under represented in the modelling world. One male and one female winner is chosen from a honed, toned and stunning mix of finalist’s who have been whittled down from hundreds of applicants. With the backing of the TMC corporation the winners are guided towards supermodel greatness within the UK and Worldwide (former winners have had shoots and catwalk opportunities as far reaching as Gambia and New York). We headed down to the finals this weekend to get in on some front row action and we don’t do front row by halves because Flavour Magazine’s staff writer Mary Bello was the head judge for the men’s category.
The chiselled and lithe contestants were put through their paces in swim, casual and eveningwear categories whilst their catwalk potential and future supermodel credentials were scrutinised by a judging panel that made Simon Cowell look friendly.
Jason Best and Nana Afua Antwi were named as the male and female winners.
With stunning looks and bodies that place them on par with any budding supermodels out there the sky is the limit for these two.
Flavour magazine salutes this enterprise. TMC strives to get diversity recognised within the modelling world and alongside other initiatives like the Black Vogue Issue, its making great strides in getting the fashion world to stand up and notice the beauty within all races.
Words By Mary Bello
For more information on TMC visit www.topmodelofcolour.com