Wilhelmina Models Fêtes 30+ Models with a Fabulous Soirée
Last night, on a bright captivating city sunset of vivid auburns, Wilhelmina Models, gathered a troop of beautiful people at the Dream Downtown to toast this year 30+ Model search semi-finalists. With gorgeous views of the Manhattan skyline serving as the night’s backdrop, the 10 supermodel hopefuls (some of whom we suspect signed ironclad agreements with magical creatures to maintain their youthful appearance and beauty) sashayed down the especially created runway for their final challenge. When it was all done, supermodel and style expert, Roshumba Williams, who served as the night’s MC, awarded 35-year-old, Chia Jenious-Nevamong a contract to Wilhelmina models. In addition to her modelling contract, Jenious-Nevamong, will also receive a $1000 shopping spree to Macy’s, a $1000 Miraclesuit swim wardrobe, and a fashion feature spread in O, The Oprah Magazine. We caught up with the newly crowned winner, here’s what she had to say about the experience.
TFR: What made you decide to enter this contest?
Chia: I felt 30 and fabulous and I said ‘why the heck not’. So, I did it. Wilhelmina was gracious enough to have this contest and here I am.
TFR: How do you feel about winning?
Chia: I don’t think its all synched in… I haven’t processed all of that yet; so I am not quite sure just yet. I feel amazing… amazing.
TFR: How do you think your life is going to change?
Chia: I don’t have a clue but I am sure nothing but good things and meeting great people.
TFR: How does everyone around you feel about you entering and now winning?
Chia: Thrilled! They are are so thrilled. My children are thrilled. My husband is over there beaming ear-to-ear. He is so excited. My mom is just beside herself.
TFR: How old are your children?
Chia: I have two, one is 15 and the other one is nine.
TFR: WOW. You look amazing and incredible. How do you maintain your figure?
Chia: I run. I just love to run. I run five miles a day.
Here are some images from the evening and earlier portion of the event.