Runway Model Challenge

February 9th   SouthPark Mall

Partial proceeds from this event will be donated to a local anti-bullying organizing.
Go HERE to see photos from last year's event!!
DETAILS This event is taking place at the SouthPark Mall in Strongsville. SouthPark Mall is an upscale bi-level shopping mall located in Strongsville, Ohio, a Greater Cleveland suburb. Its anchor stores are Dick's Sporting Goods, Dillard's, JCPenney, Kohl's, Macy's, and a former Sears. It also includes a 14-screen Cinemark Theater. Being one of the largest shopping centers in Ohio at 1,654,292 square feet (about 154,000 m2), SouthPark Mall is also ranked 45th in the top 50 largest shopping malls in the United States. The mall features more than 180 specialty shops and restaurants, and is the largest retail destination in Greater Cleveland
This challenge is for ages 5-19 and contestants must be the required age for their age division for the year. Contestants will have access to rehearsal space with runway training from an professional runway coach and model and guest speakers at no cost before the challenge on scheduled Sundays and depending on what age group will determine rehearsal time (see below).
The first round challenge “Formal Wear” is for all age groups to model a gown fitted from Darlafoxx...”where we do formal different and where the experience exceeds expectations”. These gowns are on a “borrow-only” basis-there is no fee. These gowns will be your source of inspiration for the Formal Wear scene. You will be fitted (by appointment only) in order of registration. The Paul Mitchell School of Cleveland will be the sponsor for hair and makeup for this scene for all models. All models will have a consultation with a stylist before the event.
The second round challenge “Wild Card”. The “Wild Card” scene is strictly styled by the contestant keeping in mind to be respectful. All contestants are to provide their own music for each scene which will be approved.
Both scenes will be judged by five judges and will be based on a scoring system of 100 points. Creativity-20 pts, Appearance-20 pts, Crowd Participation-20 pts, Execution-20 pts, Consistent Modeling=20 pts.

The scores from both challenges will be tallied up at the end of the Wild Card Scene and the top percentage from all age groups, depending on the number of registrations per age category: 5-9, 10-12, 13-15 and 17-19 will move on to the finale on February 17th at Dave & Buster’s in Westlake. More details for the finale on February 17th will be released to those contestants on February 11th. Prizes will vary per age group and will be awarded at the finale on February 17th.

The winner of the age category 17-19 will win a published photo shoot including HMUA with Haute Ohio Magazine “Ohio’s ONLY High Fashion Publication”. www.hauteohiocom FB & IG OGFW_Official (valued at a little over $900)

The registration fee for this challenge is $30 and the deadline for registration is January 19th or until we have reached maximum capacity for each group.  
There will be a judge panel of five judges:
1.Courtney DuPerow from Americas’s Next Top Model Cycle 22
2.Danielle Wiggins, WKYC Ch 3
3.Jackie Bertolette, Editor In Chief at Haute Ohio Magazine  
4.Zach Dickey , Special Event Consultant ● Dave & Buster’s Cleveland  
5.Sheharah McIvor, Model, Actress, Wellness Coach, Brand Ambassador

Entry Rules
The first round gowns fitted by Darlafoxx will be your source of inspiration and for the hair and makeup. The gowns from Darlafoxx must not be altered in any way. Pictures of the gowns that are chosen for the competition from Darlafoxx will be taken at the time of the model fitting. The gown will not be fitted again until the day of the challenge at the challenge.  

Contestants can register in person at Darlafoxx, 70 SouthPark Center, Strongsville, Ohio 44136 with a complete registration form and payment of $30, online, or call to make arrangements. The deadline is final. No entries will be accepted after the closing date of 1.15.19. Payment must be made in full at the time you register. This can be done by cash, credit card or check payable to Darlafoxx.  

* There will be absolutely no refunds for any reason. * Prizes are not transferable.

Rehearsal Schedule (Not Mandatory)
661 Broadway Avenue, Bedford, Ohio 44146 (downtown Bedford) Sundays
Tuesdays 7p-8p SouthPark Mall/Strongsville

SundaysAges 5-13Ages 14-19

Nov 4th1p-2p2p-3p
Nov 11th 1p-2p2p-3p
Nov 18th 1p-2p2p-3p
Nov 25th all age groups 1p-3p
Dec 2nd1p-2p2p-3p
Dec 9th1p-2p2p-3p
Dec 16th1p-2p2p-3p
Dec 23rdall age groups 1p-3p
Jan 6th1p-2p2p-3p
Jan 13th1p-2p2p-3p
Jan 20th1p-2p2p-3p
Jan 27thall age groups 1p-3p​


Danielle Wiggins Born, raised and educated in Northeast Ohio, Danielle Wiggins is the morning traffic reporter 
and anchor of the Live on Lakeside news segments at WKYC. Danielle also contributes stories she writes, shoots 
and edits to both WKYC's digital and on-air content.  In addition to her daily TV responsibilities, Danielle was also
 the co-creator, host and producer of the station’s "Rising" initiative. "Rising" told the stories of people in Northeast 
Ohio who have overcome obstacles to achieve success and are inspiring others to do the same.

Zach Dickey is formerly the Special Events Consultant for Dave & Buster's Cleveland and currently is the Senior 
Corporate Sales Manager for the Louisville Dave & Buster's. Zach firmly believes promoting diversity and a strong 
community as a path way to success. In Cleveland, he helped to increase Dave & Buster's involvement in local 
philanthropies, created the Grades for Games scholastic achievement program, and partnered with Darlafoxx to 
facilitate a anti-bullying campaign competition with the grand prize of an after-prom event at Dave & Buster's 
Cleveland. Zach loves pop culture, music, television, and art.

Jackie Bertolette Becoming Editor In Chief at Haute Ohio Magazine was a natural progression for Jackie Bertolette. 
With decades of experience as Fashion/Editorial Photographer, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer and most recently 
Model Manager, Jackie has spent her entire professional career in fashion, music and the visual arts. The founding of 
Haute Ohio Magazine is the fruition of her dream to work at a fashion magazine but she could never have imagined that
 it would be one that she launched! As that magazine's popularity increases, she has added Ohio Fashion Week to her list 
of companies and now produces it's black tie fashion gala, The Upper Echelon Runway. Both Haute Ohio Magazine and 
OHFW focuses on Ohio and Midwest fashion industry talent and their mission is to offer a platform for our world class
 talent to be showcased.

Sheharah McIver was born and raised in Erie, Pa. She attended Kent University where she earned a bachelor’s in 
Exercise Physiology and an MBA. She currently has her own business as a personal trainer and wellness coach 
and enjoys transforming lives. She is the mother of a beautiful daughter who is already beginning to walk in her 
mother’s footsteps of being a model and an actress. Sheharah has walked in several runway shows, been principle
 talent in several commercials, as well as the Lead for an upcoming web series. Sheharah is also a bodybuilder and 
has been competing for 5 years. Her hobby as a bodybuilder has recently lead her into stunt work. Her goal is to 
continue to uplift and encourage individuals to lead a healthy lifestyle in mind, body, and spirit.

Courtney DePerow 
American model who is best known for America’s Next Top Model Cycle 22; she was one of the 9 finalists. 
She currently has over 30,000 followers on IG and over 6,000 followers on Twitter. She has said that she was
 very sheltered growing up and that her mother taught her to be caring.