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If you want to be a model and you think you have the talent in you then here's a golden chance for you. All the wannabe models should head towards Zouk at Crowne Plaza for the 'Zouk Model Hunt 2013' contest every Mondays until the end of the month. The 'Zouk Model Hunt 2013' is not just looking for the next Mr Zouk and Ms Zouk, but has gotten bigger and better this year and is now powered by Thursday magazine.

Right from its auditions the contest selects and grooms the models to a truly professional level. Zouk has tied up with Splash this year for its expertise on style and grooming of models as they are selected. Confirming the same Madiha Javed, marketing manager, Zouk lounge, Crowne Plaza Events, says "the contest is not just finding local talent but is going to help these models find a career too. We want to make sure they get jobs," she adds.

The contest will have local scouts hunting the next face to represent their brands in Oman. "We are into the third week of the contest and some of them have already bagged projects, photoshoots, portfolio shoots, campaigns and a lot of gifts," she says. In addition, the models are put through a fitness regime and grooming, getting these guys ready for the ramp. The 'Zouk Model Hunt 2013' kick-started on  February 4 and has been auditioning for young models, "In the last three weeks we have seen a good number of boys and girls head to Zouk, for auditions," says Madiha."This year the event has seen the participation of Omani girls and boys on a larger level which is a positive thing," says Madiha and added that selecting has been tough for the judges. For the Grand finale stylists from Splash will accompany the finalists to Splash stores and handpick the clothes best suited for them. The models get to try garments with expert advice.
 
"The models will get a real taste of how the modelling and fashion world works," adds Madiha who says the winners are in for a big surprise. "First of all you get the title of being 'Mr & Ms Zouk', a Zouk calendar photoshoot. They will also be exposed to the Splash fashion show in Dubai and we are going to make sure they get some good campaigns for their future," says Madiha. The contest selects three guys and girls every week who make it to the semi-finals on the 18th of March and will be shortlisted for the Grand Finale on the 25th March. The models are being graded on beauty, smile and eye contact, pose and confidence, physique, presentation of looks and quality of response.

Zouk is also planning to divert its attention to outdoor events, concerts and charity events and is part of the Elite hospitality group (mother company). Other sponsors: Al Nahda Resort & Spa, Fotofactory,  Billissima Modelling Agency,  spaloon,  360 degree restaurant,  Nails Lounge,  VLCC,  Hawk Fitness Centre,  Al Qabas Printing Press and The Jungle Restaurant.

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