The New Face of Sharons Couture 2013
From the oriental Raihan whose East Asian features blended perfectly with the ethnic dresses, Marlene who was half-Italian and half-Asian stunned in a beautiful green and the English Laura, who loved the opportunity to dress up as an Asian bride for a day.
Despite being from such different backgrounds, each girl became Desi for the evening. They were confident, intelligent and independent and only served to make us proud of being British Asian.
Next was the deliberation process as the judges left the hall to discuss who should be the next Face of Sharon’s Couture, and the audience were left to wait in bated breath and eager anticipation for the announcement. In between, came a musical interlude by Kiran Dhanoa.
But the time eventually arrived, as the new Face of Sharons Couture, 2013 was finally announced to be 21 year old beauty, Nawal Parkar. Raihan won the Winner of the Public Vote, followed by Marlene and Shaan who came Joint Second Place, with the First Runner Up being Sonia in a blue number.
Winner Nawal, was ecstatic about her win: “I’m just so happy to make it to this far and to be an Ambassador of Sharons Couture. I just can’t wait to get started now. I’m really excited.”
When asked how it felt to be a British Asian model, Nawal said:
“I’m just really empowered by it. It’s such a good opportunity to represent the Asian culture in a British way.”For Sharons Couture owner, Haré Dhami, the event was a huge success and all the effort and hard work paid off:
“Each contestant was absolutely amazing. They were stunning. I mean we had girls apply from all over, even overseas. I am so proud of each and every girl because I can just see how, when they came to the auditions, they’ve grown in confidence, and their walks, their presence. It was amazing.
“As well as the hosting, I was involved with the choreography, even dressing. So backstage it was manic. Rimy did a fantastic job. So it was a good night,” Haré added.
But the show didn’t end there as guests were invited to the After Party Show where they had a chance to mingle with the models and backstage crew as well as strut their Bhangra moves on the dance floor.
Nawal, the new Face of Sharons Couture 2013, has much to look forward over the coming months. As well as being the Brand Ambassador, she will also model numerous exclusive couture designs and bridal wear exclusive to Sharons Couture and represent the brand at all future events.
Watch highlights of the event at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDGC--TYJuw