On the 10th of December, I was invited to the Fresh Look Fresh Faces Colorgirl Search at The Bee, Publika. Where I witnessed girls handpicked by the jury through rigorous selection processes involving 26 universities, six universities prom night and eight university classroom curriculum engagements to compete for the title of the Fresh Look's Fresh Face for their Colorgirl Search 2015.
Fresh Look owned by Alcon is a brand that specializes in Color Contact Lenses. Throughout the competition, all of the contestants were wearing Fresh Look Color Contact Lenses that uses 3 in 1 color technology to make the contacts look natural. As someone who's wearing specs myself, I feel really intrigued to try out these color contacts to see how natural they look.
Some reputable names were present as juries including celebrity model Miss Amber Chia, the CEO of the Malaysian Youth Community, Mr. Jason Ko and the Marketing Manager of Fresh Look, Mr. Simon Koi.
There were some rad performances by Lu and Friends and Sheikh Gadafi.
The girls look ever so elegant in their dinner dresses sponsored by Zalora that the judges had a difficult time deliberating.
Fret not, the next round certainly helped to weed out the best contestants with the most sparkling twinkle in their eyes, the biggest hearts, and the brightest minds as this round required them to introduce themselves and answer the question of "how do you incorporate colors in your life, to make it more colorful?". Sounds very abstract, for sure, but there were some really great answers among the contestants. During this round, they also strutted down the runway in their favorite street style.
After much deliberation by the judges and some refreshments courtesy of The Bee, the winners were announced.The top 12 contestants were given a certificate of participation appreciation and an RM200 worth of voucher from Amber Chia Academy, Zalora and hamper from Kiss Me. The lucky Grand Prize winner wins a participation appreciation certification, Amber Chia Academy vouchers worth an RM1000, Zalora vouchers worth RM500, Kiss Me hamper worth RM600, a camera worth Rm1799 and a grand prize trip and a photoshoot session in New York City, USA.
I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to have a little Q& A session with the winner, Miss Katrina Kayora Ong, who is currently doing an ADTP program at Inti International University, Nilai.
Q : How does it feel to win?
A : Honestly, I'm still quite speechless, when they said my name, I was like, "did I hear it right?" It was really overwhelming.
Q : Do you have any message to young girls who would like to enter or try to enter competitions such as this?
A : You know what, don't be afraid. Definitely, just go for it. Eventhough, it feels so far-fetched and it's so outside of your comfort zone. Believe me, this was really out of my comfort zone and this competition really helped me build my confidence. That's just how it is, you take chances and you learn from it.
Q : Lastly, what's your favorite color?
A : I have to say blue.
Overall, I had so much fun and I want to extend my gratitude to Fresh Look for inviting me to witness this amazing event! Furthermore, I would like to congratulate the 30 finalists, the top 12 winners, the grand prize winner Miss Katrina Ong and lastly Fresh Look for putting together such an amazing event. If I was a little bit younger, heck I would have wanted to join too! It was such a great effort by Fresh Look to look for talents amongst the younger generation and I am truly proud I had to be apart of a positive movement such as this!
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