New York, New York – September 9, 2016 – In front of an adequate audience, and after several years of industry experience and a successful international fashion career ASM Fashion Week founder and producer, Amit Singh Chauhan in collaboration with Pamela Privette of PL Enterprises presented its first ever modeling competition.
PageantLive founder Paige Clark and Viscaya Swimwear designer Lisa Opie hosted the two-hour event with live reporting from Rene Bionat. Singer and songwriter, Syrena Nikole Hanna gave a stellar performance on the ASC runway stage.
Pageant coach Chris Franz, model and body positive activist Catherine Schuller, K2 Models Managing Partner James Smith, NYPD Lieutenant Adeel Rana and Ms. Tourism New York Fatena Qassem made up the judging panel.
Throughout the competition, 26 contestants from all over the United States competed in three categories: black & white fashion, swimwear and creative fashion. Author and award winning pageant coach Kyle Haggerty of Haggerty & Associates served as the choreographer and mentor to the models.
Ms. NYFW Model: Mia Boggs of Marietta, Ohio
Mr. NYFW Model: Tommy Maksanty of Woodbridge, VA
Ms. Petite NYFW Model: Elida Loci of Manhattan, New York
Ms. NYFW Ultra-Model: Leslie Flores of York, Pennsylvania
The winner’s prize package includes: round-trip airfare and deluxe hotel accommodations to Dubai and the opportunity to walk in ASC Dubai Fashion Week, a glamorous photo shoot, scholarship and become the face of Stampede School of Modeling in D.C., modeling and coaching session with pageant coach Chris Franz of Raising Kane Productions, a Vizcaya Swimwear bikini, a custom handmade purse from Marc Defang NY, a rhinestone sash and professional representation by ASC and PL Enterprises.