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Snap-Trilogy: Miss England 2011 Alize Mounter

It’s the season for Beauty Pageants: With the Miss England final fast approaching, it’s time for the aspiring beauty queens amongst us to ensure our portfolios are looking tip-top to impress those judges. Contact us now for a bespoke shoot like the stunning Miss England 2011 Alize Mounter

info@ukmodelfolios.co.uk

Over the years we have shot many beauty queens for magazines such as Hello and Every Model Mag. The shots have gone on to win places and fast-track titles such as Miss England’s Best Beach Body round and just as great, get aspiring Beauty-Queen-Models signed to top fashion and commercial agencies.

Our annual trips to Thailand have proven very popular within the beauty pageant world too- after we recommended our luxury lingerie client, Harlette  de Falaise sponsor the calendar of Miss Galaxy England 2011 Melissa Reeves, Face of East Anglia 2011 and aspiring fashion model Eisha Acton also joined us at Hua Hin’s Sixth Senses Spa.

 

50’s Vogue Inspired Shoot With Miss England 2011

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We loved the UK February 2012 Vogue so much that we decided to recreate itself using the stunning Miss England 2011 Alize Mounter as our model

Make-up by J’adore Make-Up

Photography and Production by UK Model Folios

UK Model Folios, Miss London and Karen Karmody Collaboration

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Thanks to GaetanoAdinolfi, our fabulous Italian Agent, UK Model Folios are flying high in Italian press.

Check out our images photographed by celebrity photographer and UK Model Folios‘ prize possession, Alan Strutt of Rissikat Bade in stunning Karen Karmody (official designer for Miss England, Miss World’s dresses this year) featured on Zimbio

Read the article here and for more info on booking Alan Strutt please contact us 

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Thanks to Front UK and David Douglass for the invite to Miss England 2011, Alize Mounter’s farewell/ good luck dinner before she embarks on her Miss World journey at the fabulous Daphnes in Chelsea. An amazing evening had by all and great to see all the Miss England family together.

Good luck Alize, UK Model Folios and I wish you all the luck and love in the world and know you’ll do us all very proud xxx

P.S. Am loving red lippy at the moment! Random comment but it’s staying!

Eco Friendly on Another Level

Last night UK Model Folios attended the first evening of the Miss England 2011 finals at the Birmingham NEC and were in awe of the 61 eco-friendly creations created and warn by the stunning finalists. The pieces were undoubtedly amazing and presented the judges, which included celebrity photographer Alan Strutt, Dragon’s Den entrepreneur Richard Farley and Miss World with an exceptionally hard decision of selecting a final five, and then a winner. The winner received £500 and a fast-track through the competition in to the final 15 contestants, one of whom tonight will be crowned Miss England 2011.

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After the outfits paraded the catwalk, including floor length gowns created solely from magazines and newspapers, a skirt and boob tube with matching cape soldered with record vinyls, a dress and hat of playing cards, and a prom-style tutu dress created from an umbrella, the judges decision was so hard that they had to choose a final twelve as oppose to a final five.

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After the top eco-finalists, including Miss London Rissikat Bade strutted their stuff on the catwalk one more time, the decision was made and Miss Liverpool Sarah Farley was chosen as a deserved winner. Patriotic Sarah’s outfit, constructed from Liverpool newspaper Echo, was designed with her city in mind and whom she represents in the Miss England contest. Sarah thanked Liverpool for Its support and said her outfit represents her love and respect for her hometown. For us, the audience, we watched in awe at her amazing creation and effort that went in to producing this incredible ensemble of a Hawaiian-hula style outfit, and notably her enviable figure that found her in the top ten of the Miss England Best Beach Body competition.

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Take a look at some of the exclusive shots snapped by UK Model Folios photographer Roy Strutt and be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook tonight as we report directly from backstage and our VIP table at the Miss England 2011 finals

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Behind-the-Scenes At Miss England 2011, Birmingham NEC

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The Miss England 2011 finals are almost here, just one day away. Today sixty stunning finalists gathered at the Birmingham NEC to rehearse for what is the biggest event in the pageant world and UK Model Folios were there to capture it all exclusively to share with you.

This year UK Model Folios have been offered the opportunity to offer their services independently at the Miss England finals capturing those ‘what really goes on behind-the-scenes?’ shots and professional portraits of the ladies in That infamous evening gown. We advance our thanks to our amazing photographers Roy Strutt, Costas Constantinou and Antony Michael for their photography skills and support of UK Model Folios, and of course this event.

Today we wanted to share with you a quick glimpse of what happened at the rehearsals for the Eco Round- the opportunity for finalists to showcase their bespoke creations from recyclable materials. The rehearsals give them an opportunity to learn choreography and strut their stuff on the catwalk to a panel of highly credible judges who tomorrow evening will have the extremely difficult task of choosing the lady who will represent England for the year ahead and at Miss World 2011, which even more exciting for us Brits will be held in London.

Check out just a few of our shots below snapped by the fabulous photographer Roy Strutt and come back tomorrow for the result and first-hand shots of what happened at Miss England 2011!

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Miss England Beach Babe Finalists Hit MAXIM and BabeMag.com

Yes, it’s That shoot again. UK Model Folios teamed up with Miss England two weeks ago to shoot their top ten finalists for the Best Beach Body award sponsored by Sandstorm Boutique. As the finalists await the news of who has the most coveted bikini bod, the men’s mag circuit has gone crazy for the Miss England hopefuls. Check them out here on MAXIM and BabeMag.com.

Have a great weekend!

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Miss London 2011 is signed by Muse Management UK

As one of her fabulous prizes, Miss London 2011, Rissikat Bade is offered a year’s modelling contract with the fabulous Muse Management UK. Check out her model card!

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For more information on booking Rissikat please contact info@musemanagementuk.com 

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It’s Not Too Late- Miss South West London Shows Why…

Since UK Model Folios discovered blonde bombshell Margarita Nazarenko and encouraged her to enter the Miss London 2011 contest, it was no real surprise to see her phenomenal journey since…

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After Margarita, sponsored by promotions agency, Front UK came second in the Miss London final to supermodel-esque Rissikat Bade, she was handpicked by Miss England to participate in their semi-finals and run for the title once more. Winning a place there she will now represent Miss South West London in the Miss England grand final on July 19th 2011.

To maximise Margarita’s chances of winning, she is determined for the Miss England judges and the world to see her in her best light, and so after detox and some hardcore fitness training Margarita is looking in the best shape of her life, and feels amazing. The only thing left for her now is to update her portfolio so she has something to represent her properly on her profile on the Miss England website and during promotions for the competition. The last time Margarita updated her portfolio was over a year ago, so in her own words it needs ‘an overhaul’, and who better to help but her very good friend UK Model Folios?

Shoot producer and director Fay, co-styled Margarita’s shoot to create something commercial, high-end and sassy using inspiration from campaigns for Agent Provocateur and Marks and Spencers. Combining pieces from highstreet favourite Topshop with a classic blazer from Dolce & Gabanna, alongside stunning hair and make-up from celebrity stylist Krystle Gohel, Margarita looked every inch the born star she is.

Fay believed it was important for Margarita’s shoot to reflect her energetic and sensual side, whilst maintaining her sophistication and natural beauty, and she sure chose thought right as an overwhelmed Margarita chose a whopping 109 shots for her portfolio! Noteably she’ll have to filter this down for fear of boring the client but it proves how far UK Model Folios go to ensure your true beauty is reflected in the picture and moreover, how pleasing it is when you love what you see.

Margarita left our London studio yesterday ecstatic with the outcome of her day and judging by the shots below (specifically chosen for the Miss England competition) we can see why- best of luck Miss South West London, we know you are going to go very far!

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Miss England Beachwear Finalists Shoot

Today has been a very hectic day filled with hair, make-up, bikinis, lots of press and ten very hot Miss England beachwear finalists.

Out of 61 of the pageants finalists, ten ladies were selected by three sets of judges- Miss England, Sandstorm Boutique and Alan Strutt with UK Model Folios. It was a very tough decision to make because all of the finalists are absolutely drop dead amazing, but when the elated final ten turned up in our London studio today to shot by Alan they certainly proved they deserved to be picked.

The final ten ladies consisted of:

Miss Bath

Miss Every Model

Miss Flyde Coast

Miss Harrogate

Miss Lipsy

Miss Liverpool

Miss London

Miss Manchester

Miss Newcastle

Miss York

Whilst the ten ladies had their make-up done by top promotions agency, Front UK and hair styled by Art Directors from Toni & Guy Mayfair, Fay L. Bacon worked with Sandstorm boutique in selecting individual looks for each finalist, ‘I wanted to create something fresh and colourful to represent summer in England but also show off all of the finalists amazing curves and toned physiques. Sandstorm provided us with the most fabulous pieces to choose from including one pieces, bikinis and cutout swimsuits. However, I decided to put each of the girls in a bikini which best suited their shape and skin tone, and the pictures speak volumes for how amazing each of them looked. Getting in to a bikini is daunting for any woman, regardless of how confident body-wise you are, but these ladies shone and strutted their stuff like pros for the camera despite for some of them it being their first time.’

At 2pm after each finalist had been photographed, fifteen different press photographers arrived from national tabloids such as The Daily Star, The Sun and The Evening Standard. As the girls posed alongside eachother for the group shots, Miss London 2011 Rissikat Bade was asked for additional interviews and pictures to feature in the London Metro and others alike. Less than a few hours later and the stories have already been published, check out this feature in The Sun…

All of the girls left the London studio by 4pm after doing an interview for a selection of online lads mags that will feature today’s images very soon and give each finalist their own individual profile.

The Beach Body Award winner will be announced on the evening of the Miss England final on July 19th at the Birmingham NEC.

Who do you think should win?