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 Every Model
Miss Flyde Coast
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?
The biggest national beauty pageant, Miss England is fast-approaching and it’s sixty finalists are busy prepping, exercising, and detoxing every nook and cranny to ensure they bag that much coveted crown. We just wanted to post these amazing shots snapped by Alan Strutt for UK Model Folios of the current Miss England, Jessica Linley to show this years ladies how high the standards are for that extra incentive to be fabulous.
Jessica and the Miss England team were so overwhelmed by these shots they have already been used in several publications and will be on the front cover of this year’s Miss England programme.
Miss England 2011 finalists- look and learn- Jessica is a hard act to follow!
© Fay L. Bacon, UK Model Folios
Between shooting Coleen Rooney and Patsy Palmer for two separate issues of Hello in the last month, Alan has also been busy working with UK Model Folios shooting several campaigns with Miss London 2011 Rissikat Bade for diamond and watch specialist Mark J Walsh, Sytner MINI Canary Wharf and designer Karen Karmody. To add to this he also shot the front cover and inside spread of Miss and Mr Every Model, for the industry’s leading fashion and commercial model magazine, Every Model summer issue, released today!
With the calendar season fast approaching, Alan has a string of celebrity calendars lined-up to shoot which comes as no surprise after the stunning work he shot last year including another beautiful calendar for iconic model Kelly Brook and the 50’s pin-up inspired glamour shoot for Peta Todd. Both calendars were a huge success and went alongside the 12 other titles Alan shot all of which can be found at celebritycalendars.co.uk. As an extra treat for you all, UK Model Folios are teaming back-up with Alan in September to shoot calendars and portfolios in Thailand’s Koh Samui! For more information on this trip or for further information on Alan please contact us.
We’ll leave you now with a few snapshots of Alan’s most recent work for UK Model Folios and some inspirations for your 2012 calendars…
Anna clearly bagged the title and represents our city in the Miss England final next week because of her adoring charm and incredible beauty. We wish her the best of luck in the final round.
Here’s a snap of Anna looking edgier than usual and showing her rock ‘n’ roll side