So I decided to take the plunge and broaden my horizons by entering a contest, I will share the journey here and see where it ends! MMI is a contest where the model promotes herself through her own capabilities and styling, I am feeling excited!
To enter the contest we had to send in two photos of oneself a head shot and a body shot, I could of done a lot better with these pics but as I was on the last few days of the dead line to send them in I admit I rushed and hoped for the best.
1st Challenge – Who wore it best:
First challenge we were given a base outfit and had to style around it. The outfit consisted of pants and 3 snowmen and we could change any of the textures in our styling, again we had to submit a body shot and a head shot..ok so how hard can this be.. hmm well for starters I have no idea on taking texture from 1 item and placing onto another but was able to at least change the colour of the pants.. we also had to incorporate 1 of the snowmen into our styling..
Ok, well I played around with wind light but dam.. whats going on with my white top as its no longer white and why did I submit this pic looking like this 😦 my snowman isn’t even on the ground.. sigh I can do better so why am I not..hmm I am better than this and need to challenge myself more and use what I have already learned at AMA..
Second Challenge – Pose Off!
This was a fun challenge where we could use either static or animation poses to fit the theme of a battle in a boxing ring, we were scored on our 1st 3 poses, our descriptions and our outfits! After the initial 3 poses we then went head to head with an aponent and battled it out through poses, until the last man was standing.. he/she was then the winner.
I thought long and hard about this challenge trying to come up with the best superhero/ character I could think of in order to kick ass, I ended up thinking totally out of the box and it paid off in my scores..
The inspiration behind my styling comes from the everyday battles that many people endure these people are not fictional superhero charachters but real people facing real battles with Breast Cancer, my styling today promotes Breast Cancer Awareness.
1-My shaved pink hair and Fedora hat were purposely chosen to signify a certain statement, the statement is “Don’t judge a book by its cover unless you know it’s true story” (Hair is S.E Ruth Shaved Hair Base and Hat is CC Stingy Brim Fedora by Couture Chapeau)
2-I chose my tank top because it displays the words Fight like a Girl and a pink ribbon in aid of Breast Cancer and is by “TwisteD KnickerZ Creations
3- My underwear is from Asteria and chosen because if a girl is gonna fight then they really should wear big comfortable panties that cover all!
4-My Boots I Love not just because they are Pink but they remind me of Gladiator boots and as I am going to battle then they fit the theme nicely, these are the wild lara boots from United Colors.
5-Pink Bento gloves from Masoom very feminine and allow easy movement of the fingers and great for clutching any hand help weapon such as my knife from Mary Janes stash box in the MP
6-A handy lace garter very feminine and comes with a Hud so you can change the lace to any color I chose this because it comes complete with guns and I think it looks super sexy
7- A simple but expensive pair of Chop Zuey Diamond earrings called Rock n Ice and, I may be going to battle but Diamonds are a girls best friend.
8-Last but not least I am wearing a body Tattoo from Zibska chosen because it covers me in mathamatical equations and I feel that it signifys the complexity of Cancer when used in my styling. Research has shown that many Health care proffessionals use maths as a teaching tool to demonstrate the result of alterations in cancer cells.. this tat says it all!
In my over all styling I have tried to portray femininity strength and a willingness to fight fight fight.
Third Challenge – Hero’s & Villains
For this challenge we worked in pairs and had the choice of styling either a hero or a villain.. In this senario I was the Hero, we decided to choose the two witches from the wizard of oz movie, the good witch Glinda and the wicked witch of the west.. Due to different time zones my partner and I had difficulty in coming together at the same time in order to put our theme together but we eventually succeeded and credit goes to my partner in crime LeAnn because she really worked hard to pull it all off ..
Our fourth challenge-Represent
For this challenge I represented London in the Uk and styled accordingly to show how I spend a typical Saturday shopping in the Capital..
Fifth Challenge -70s TV Show
So having made it this far we have been asked to style a character from a Tv show that ran in the 70s, this challenge really threw me and I had a complete melt down thinking that I just could not do anymore styling.. I went completely brain dead and was ready to give up, I had been eating sleeping and breathing challenges and I just felt it was time to pull out, I did not feel like I was succeeding and quite upset that I was not making it into the top 5 each week, I felt that my work wasn’t any good and I felt really deflated.
I did end up completing the challenge and my chosen character was Jeannie from the American sitcom series I Dream of Jeannie..
Sixth Challenge and Semi Fianals-High Fashion Animal
After receiving my feedback for my I dream of Jeannie challenge I was quite upset that despite my best efforts I had not made it into the top five yet I felt that I had done quite well over all, I still have a way to go with the photography part of the challenges as I am not good at using wind lighting or taking pictures in SL without the use of outside Apps.. I look at other peoples styling in the challenge and I must admit that I do wonder how their marks are always high yet it’s my styling that always gets faults but it is what it is lol and I soldier on regardless.. I had so much doubt with this styling and I must of changed my mind at least five times before settling on one look. My chosen style was Leopard print although I did try other animal prints too..
Well after todays feedback from the semi finals High Fashion Animal I found that I had made it into the finals!
What utter shock and surprise, I was so full of mixed emotions.. I was tired deflated nervous and happy all at once, I had been so sure that I would be eliminated this week but how wrong was I.. Just one final challenge to complete before the new Mr & Miss International would be announced, I received our final challenge instructions with mixed feelings but after giving it some thought and listening to previous feedback I thought to myself.. Hell I have nothing to lose here because this has been my own personal challenge and to make it to the finals is all I could of wished for and anything else would be a bonus, I decided to push the nerves and negativity to one side and to go for this full steam a head by giving it all I could but most of all having fun with it.. and that is just what I did..
The final styling was not one but three different themes, 3 different outfits with two pictures per outfit..
First Outfit-Japanese Streetwear
Second outfit- My Funny Valentine
Third Outfit.. Avant Garde Trash
Totally loved this last challenge although it was exhausting and mentally challenging I went for it come what may.. And I came third runner up, it was all over and an experience I shall learn from as my very 1st pageant contest.
Third Runner up Mr & Miss International 2019