Videos: Top Model Worldwide Selects Models

July 25, 2011

[Updated] Earlier today [July 25] Top Model Worldwide announced the two young ladies who have been selected to represent Bermuda in the next Top Model Search. 14-year-old Julia Lines and 22-year-old Kalena Astwood will compete in the 2012 Top Model Worldwide Contest, which will be held in March 2012 in London.

Julia Lines [on left] and Kalena Astwood [on right] are pictured below with Deandra Brangman [center], who won the most recent competition.

Julia Lines Deandra Brangman Kalena Astwood Top Model Worldwide Bermuda July 24 2011-1_wm

Ms Brangman was crowned the winner of the professional model search campaign event in Britain earlier this year, beating entrants from Barbados, Jamaica, Malta, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States.

Following the Evolution Fashion Show earlier this month, thirteen ladies were shortlisted; Jenique Dubois, Sophie Fraser-Smith, Katherine Arnfield, Janae Niklaus, Julia Lines, Kalena Astwood, Joann Nichols, Sara Simmons, Carolita Joseph, Danielle Smith, Khianda Perman-Watson, Melissa Spurling and Sierra Reid. Joann Nichols was also invited to represent Guyana, and she has accepted.

Julia Lines Kalena Astwood Top Model Worldwide Bermuda July 24 2011-1-2_wm—–Julia Lines Kalena Astwood Top Model Worldwide Bermuda July 24 2011-1_wm

Premier Paula Cox and the Mayor of Hamilton Charles Gosling were in attendance for the announcement, which was made at City Hall. The video below shows Top Model Campaign Director Geoff Cox announcing the two models who will represent Bermuda.

Update: Premier Paula Cox spoke, commending the young women and also joked about her own height, asking why could she not be born 4 or 5″ taller. The Premier hugged both the winners, both of whom towered above the Premier.

Update: Mayor Charles Gosling also spoke:

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  1. K Dougie says:

    Gooooo Kaaaaalllll!!!! I am soooo proud of you. You’re already the best in my eyes! Keep it up girl. Represent Bermuda well. Love you xo

  2. Kochece says:

    Well done Deandra! Best believe I knew you could do it! :)

  3. Onion Soup says:

    Congratulations Julia and Kalena! You are both such beautiful young ladies and I know you’ll do well indeed in London next year. Strut your stuff on that catwalk for Bermuda!

  4. Wonderful says:

    Aww such great ladies all of you. Great job. Great speach Premier Paula Cox was very touching. Congrats to the 2 ladies and like Premier Paula Cox said Strut your stuff :)
    Lovely. Have a great day everyone

  5. Hudson says:

    Well done!

  6. Female Lookng in says:

    1st I’d like to say congrats to the both of you on a job well done. However as a parent I must ask am I the only one that feels that the 14 year old is too young to be exposed to this sort of thing? I mean shouldn’t it be a requirement to at least be finished high school.

  7. Just sayin says:

    Congrats to both but I think Bermuda had better to offer

  8. Zi Zi says:

    Bermp Bermp Jooooooo…ya got this babe, although you should be representing Bermuda!!! The wolf pack is proud of you babe!!!! Miss International a.k.a Joann Nichols <3