An invitation to see some of the most beautiful women in the world in a glorious location was exceedingly tempting (even without the offer of free drink), unfortunately I couldn’t make it. so Lincguide sent Cathleen Graham down to soak in the atmosphere and tell us all about it…
Miss Fashion TV is an annual event held at the Rocks Hotel and Casino in North Cyprus. I suppose it’s nearest comparison would be the Miss Universe or Miss World competitions. The winner is propelled into a whirlwind lifestyle of modelling, travel and parties. (Not included in the prize is a professional footballer).
It’s a hard life, but somebody has to do it.
If you haven’t been to the Rocks Hotel in Kyrenia, it’s facilities are first class and up there with some of the best Hotels in Vegas. The glorious evening starts around the newly refurbished pool area, atmospherically decorated with candles and a gorgeous blue fountain / waterfall feature.
A lot of thought has gone into the new redesign and its a wonderful area to relax with a drink and meet friends. The view out to sea is breath-taking, there is new lighting too on the decking area, resembling miniature sails when lit. Anwyay, it’s on with the show, and with a catwalk situated between the pool and the ocean, the models were going to have to be something to match the beauty of their surroundings.
The event was hosted by Sladjana Pejic, a well known Fashion TV beauty queen and Mehmet Ali Erbil (a famous Turkish Comedian). First up was the Bikini section (well it was very hot), followed then by a series of different outfit changes from various designers including Mehmet Kaymen and Haute Couture. The show buzzed along briskly and in the breaks we were entertained by the excellent singing of Levant Dorter and Berksan. Behind the catwalk was a huge screen so we could see all the action close up.
The judges (including a Designer from New York, Miss Fashion TV 2010 and Miss Turkey) narrowed down the field of 38 to a final 10, who then modeled über cool Emre, New York Handbags (as worn by Madonna, Beyonce and Michelle Obhama).
After some careful consideration the winners were
1st Alina Zhigulina from Russia
2nd Daniella Mijatovic from Bosnia
3rd Raychel Raquelle Garrison from USA ….And also
Miss Facebook Maya Kljajic from Bosnia
Miss Rocks Zhanna Tekleva from Russia
We sat next to The Ladies in Red who go round to most functions dressed in red to make people more aware about giving blood. It was great to see the show presented in English and Turkish, and exciting to get a glimpse of this showbiz lifestyle, even if it was just for a night.
Many thanks to the Rocks for their hospitality, incidentally look out for some fantastic live concerts coming soon at the Hotel including George Benson and Kool and the Gang.