This past weekend tons of contestants traveled to Opelousas, LA for the first ever Louisiana Model Search. The contestants were given the opportunity to strut their stuff for a panel of local celebrity judges in hopes of winning some amazing prizes. The panel of judges included Joe Sam from TV 15 KLAF, Simone Foeman of Images and Modeling, Carla “Serenity” Baker (Author & Fashion Expert), and Darian Ellis of America’s Next Top Model.
All of the contestants were also given the opportunity to have a meet and greet with Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Cynthia Bailey. Cynthia whom was invited as a special celebrity guest shared some advice on how to make it in the industry with the crowd. She was also given a key to the city by Opelousas Mayor Reggie Tatum. Out of almost 500 contestants, one grand prize winner Brianna Hunt, won an all expense paid trip to Atlanta, Georgia. She will then be given the opportunity to compete in Cynthia Bailey’s Model Expo in June. This amazing event was produced by Louisiana native Carlton Morton of Real Housewives of Atlanta & The Bailey Agency. He hopes that this will inspire everyone to follow their dreams even if they are from a small town.
Unrivaled Magazine was able to chat with Cynthia about her experience with The Louisiana Model Search and upcoming projects. We also tried to get her to give us the exclusive 411 on the upcoming season of Real Housewives of Atlanta. Check out the video below and see what she had to say.