Since December, the 20 young participants of the model competition Face of Africa Germany (FOAG) have been working on it – now they finally had the opportunity to show at the final show, the jury their strengths and talents and the fight for the title of “Miss FOAG” for to season 1.
The initiator of FOAG, Model Runway Coach Ernest O. Look , led jointly with co-host Elisabeth Kaneza in the Berlin Universal Hall by the evening, both the jury, consisting of Linda Asamoah, Georg Andreas Suhrand Susan Enjema Aweh , as well as the equally enjoyed audience. Among the numerous fans and supporters of the candidates mingled alongside some ambassadors of Africa, some celebrities such as former national football player Gerald Asamoah, jungle participant Sarah Knapp, Henry de Winter and the designer duo of purchase box & Jahn.
As with the Pre Fashion Soirée a few weeks ago was once again clear that “Miss Face of Africa Germany” is more than just another title of Miss X any beauty contest. In addition to charisma and appearance Miss FOAG is namely also combine tradition, modernity and individuality alike and the title, in addition to a possible foundation stone for a future career, as an opportunity, aware of the problems to show social commitment and to provide social work education.
Accordingly, different were the tasks that had to master the participants last Friday.
The first challenge concerned their catwalk skills. Contributed the candidates evening dresses Labels NatFash, Aye collections and Coko Diamond. From the classic torso dress to elegant jumpsuit models bribed with bold colors, large prints and rich fabrics. Thereafter, presented at the “Dance of the Countries” each participant in their national costume traditional dance of their homeland.
According to the first jury decision were now allowed to the eleven remaining participants present their speeches that they had previously worked. Committed and confident they talked about the issues that they care about, such as faith, pride, future, education, success and equality.
After this round, the last six candidates still the questions of the jury were allowed to set before the winner was announced. Julee Asamoah of Ghana has established itself as champion before Eunice Miano and Hellan Opodi , both from Kenya and all beautiful final outfit wear made by Afrolucious designs.
For Julee is the finale of FOAG just the beginning, because the beautiful and expressive young woman now holds their first year model contract with Ernest Look Fashion Production, including shooting in South Africa in hands and trip to Ghana were she is from which all air ticket are sponsored by Ethiopian Airline as the main sponsor, Fashion shoot with ErnestLook Fashion Label with along Design Made cloths, more grooming and among others to be added. All for a career start up into the fashion world.
A varied music program accompanied competition. From pop to R’n’B to hip-hop everything was there. In addition to Jennifer Tania, Dave Rasheed , Carl Eills, Kingsley Quainoo, Melody Okuns, redrowz, Deeday &Mziah and, Shon Abram , the winner of “Italy got Talent” bribed Daniel Adomako with his expressive falsetto voice and Afro Soul sprayed with infectious rhythms pure joy.
At the after-show party was still celebrated with great music from Djs like Auspre, DJ Bamba, Dj HappyGal. An evening full of glamor, which was dominated by the self-confident young women, came to an end and you can look forward to next year for the second season the new Face of Africa Germany is in search.
© RCR Stefanie Elias