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PROUD TO BE ORGANISING MISS LONDON AND MISS HIPPODROME 2014!

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ICM MISS LONDON

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MISS HIPPODROME 2014

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The search has begun to find

ICM Miss London and Miss Hippodrome 2014!

Floods of young women from across London have submitted their applications with aspirations to become the lady to represent the World’s finest City and casino in this year’s Miss England final.

With previous winners including, ITV’s, I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here beauty, Amy Willerton, there are high hopes this will be the year London brings home that coveted crown.

Shoaib Abedi, Director at ICM Capital said: “We are proud to be exclusive sponsors of ICM Miss London and Miss Hippodrome 2014 taking place in one of the leading global cities for business, education and culture. It is important to us, as an international organisation, to support universal charities and non-profit organisations. Miss London’s organisers have in recent years raised over 25,000 GBP for the Beauty with a Purpose charity, a cause which dates back to 1972, and we’re looking to increase that figure dramatically this year.”

Organiser of the regional heat, Fay Hill said, “ICM Miss London and Miss Hippodrome 2014 promises to be a night full of glamour and excitement as twenty-five of the City’s finest women go head-to-head for the ultimate in beauty pageant titles. I am delighted to be working with many prestigious and well-respected industry professionals including our presenter for the evening, The Cosmedic Coach, Antonia Mariconda and former Mrs Russia and now Mentor to our ladies, Marinika Smirnova. This will be my fourth year of organising the event and I know with ICM Capital’s support, it’s going to be the best yet!”

ICM Miss London 2014 is sponsored by ICM Capital http://www.icmcapital.co.uk

Award-winning ICM Capital is an international online Forex and CFD trading firm offering 24 hour access to a diverse range of trading products including foreign exchange, commodities, futures and indices. New and existing clients are supported by our multi-lingual and experienced client support team in over 16 different languages. Traders can manage their own account efficiently with their personal account management system ICM Access, which provides diverse account funding opportunities, updates on important economic events and useful trading tools.

The Finale event will take place on Saturday April 26th 2014 at London’s Hippodrome Casino. For more information on attending and receiving press passes, please contact fay@ukmfpageants.co.uk

For more information on ICM Miss London and applying to be in the competition, please contact fay@ukmfpageants.co.uk

For more information on ICM Capital, please contact…

 

London Headquarters tel: +44 207 634 9770
Email: marketing@icmcapital.co.uk
Website: www.ICMCapital.co.uk

 

About ICM Capital

ICM Capital Limited has quickly become recognised for its energy and drive by building strong relationships with some of the major leading financial services providers, specialising in online trading services for private, professional and institutional clients. Strategically located in the global financial centre, London, UK, ICM Capital headquarters are a major meeting point for business.

ICM Capital Limited is a company registered in England and Wales, registered number: 07101360. ICM Capital Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Register Number: 520965. Registered address: Level 36, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AB, United Kingdom.

AMY WILLERTON, I’M A CELEBRITY, GET ME OUT OF HERE

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As you may or may not be aware, Amy Willerton is more than just a model to us, she’s part of our UK Model Folios family. We are so proud of how she has conducted herself in the jungle thus far, despite being a victim of some clear mistreatment by other camp Members.

We met Amy through sponsoring the Miss London beauty pageant (regional heat for Miss England and Miss World). We spotted from the offset she had that certain something; the ‘X-Factor’ if you will, and we were right.

Travelling to Thailand with Amy after she won a photoshoot with us and Alan Strutt to shoot there was a real highlight. It was on those stunning beaches we shot her debut calendar and spent time really getting to know the real Amy.

Here’s some of our highlights! #TeamAmy x

FASHION AND LINGERIE PORTFOLIO, ALIZE MOUNTER

Previous Miss England 2011 Alize Mounter came to the right place for lingerie and fashion portfolio updates, check out some of the stunning images we shot for her and watch this space_____ as MAXIM think they’re very cool too and will be publishing an exclusive set soon!!

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Rissikat, Britain’s Next Top Model

Rissikat is no stranger in the UK Model Folios studio. After we discovered her in the Miss London beauty pageant back in May 2011, she is now like part of the furniture.

Rissikat is currently on our tv screens competing as a finalist in Elle Macpherson’s, Britain’s Next Top Model; we watch her like proud parents every Monday on Sky Living as she dominates the screen with her beauty.

Check out these stunning images of Rissikat shot by one of her favourite photographers, Alan Strutt, art directed and styled by us, and the fabulous hair and make-up by Gabby

For more information on booking a shoot with UK Model Folios, contact us info@ukmodelfolios.co.uk

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Amy Willerton on MAXIM

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Winner of Signed by Katie Price, Amy Willerton was discovered by UK Model Folios in 2011 when she was set to compete as Miss Bath in the Miss England final. Despite not actually being able to follow through with the final due to a clash with the show’s filming, we kept in contact with Amy encouraging her to pursue modellinfg and a life in the limelight. It was therefore no big surprise that once suggesting an exclusive, debut lingerie shoot with the stunner for MAXIM UK, they JUMPED at the chance, and looking at the images article here shot by phenomenal Alan Strutt, it’s no wonder why!

http://www.maxim.co.uk/girls/celebrity/28000/amy_willerton.html

Model: Amy Willerton for more information contact Black Sheep Management (info@blacksheepmgt.com)
Production/Art Direction/Digital Handling: Fay L. Bacon, UK Model Folios (ukmodelfolios.co.uk)
Hair and Make-Up: Jay Pinxie Turbull www.jayturnbull.com
Styling: Fay L. Bacon, using Sandstorm Boutique Swimwear (sandstormluxury.com) and Katie’s Boutique at Store Twenty One (http://www.storetwentyone.co.uk/katies-boutique/icat/katieprice/)

 

UK Model Folios Take on Miss London 2012

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After a very successful intro to the pageant world- founders of not only the most publicised Miss England contestant ever but also one worthy of Vogue and MAXIM publication- we think it’s only right to go again and find yet another truly fabulous beauty Queen!

The stunning fashion model Rissikat Bade was the very lucky and deserved lady to win the title of Miss London 2011 in Cafe de Paris in May. Amongst some of her enviable prizes was a campaign for Sytner Mini whom also loaned Rissikat the extravagant Mini Cooper for three months so she could glide around in style, several beautiful dresses by Miss World designer, Karen Karmody, agency representation and a campaign for celebrity jeweller Mark J Walsh’s diamond range. She now has a portfolio to die for thanks to Alan Strutt who shot a variety of stunning commercial, lingerie, fashion and beauty images for Rissikat.

Still need convincing on whether Miss London 2012 is the right competition for you, check out misslondon2011.co.uk? Otherwise please submit two photos, your height, full name, date of birth, London address and stats to info@ukmfpageants.co.uk now!

ENTRANTS MUST LIVE, WORK OR STUDY IN LONDON

MAXIM UK COLLABORATION

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We are extremely excited about our recent collaboration with MAXIM UK. The huge brand with a subscription base of 750,00 in the UK alone have chosen UK Model Folios to shoot their main page articles after working with them on Miss England’s Best Beach Body. The four lucky newcomer models Rissikat Bade, Jessica Linley, Naomi Young and Hollie Dowding were co-selected by the MAXIM Editor and UK Model Folios to be the first in showcasing our amazing photographic opportunity and will follow the likes of Megan Fox, Nicole Scherzinger and Eva Mendesto who have also appeared on MAXIM.

MAXIM UK were ecstatic when Alan Strutt agreed to shoot the models for UK Model Folios and as expected he did not disappoint. A great friend of UKMF, Miss London 2011 Rissikat said about her MAXIM shoot, ‘I was so excited when I was told I was one of the four lucky ladies to shoot with Alan Strutt for MAXIM. The atmosphere in UKModelFolios studio was as always very relaxing and happy. It was amazing to work with Alan again, as well as shooting with the beautiful pageant girls, Naomi Young and Jessica Linley. The Harlett lingerie, which was provided for the shoot, was stunning and I just can’t wait to see the results.’

A special thanks goes to Harlette Lingerie, another exciting collaboration of ours- we have recently linked up with Harlette to shoot the stunning TV personality and model Melissa Reeves 2012 calendar wearing the exquisite Harlette garments. We were also ecstatic when they agreed to lend their sought-after and very luxurious pieces for the MAXIM shoot and as expected, the models were blown away by the elegant yet tres sexy lingerie- even the Maxim Editor himself commented on the one-off Harlette peacock lingerie set saying, ‘hot knickers, very hot!’

Another special mention and appreciation goes to the fabulous Sandstorm Boutique– we completely heart their fabulous swimwear and after using many of their super-hot pieces in Thailand just had to use them for MAXIM too.

The articles will be published on various occasions over the few months starting with stunning model, Hollie Dowding. Keep watching to read and see our work in action!

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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