Models Walk The Runway at April 12 Spring Fashion Show

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by ALEX BAUMANN, CSU Public Relations Intern

The finale to Mankato’s Next Top Model competition will take to the fashion runway as the MSU Fashion and Commercial Photography Club hosts its Spring Fashion Show Friday, April 12, at 7 p.m. in the CSU Ballroom.

This event featuring four finalists showcases a variety of spring fashions and is the crowning moment for the FCPC’s model competition.

The Mankato Next Top Model is a six-week competition that started with 12 models. Each week a photographer picks a theme and does a photo shoot with all models, after this pictures are taken, photos were post on the club’s Instagram page @fcpcmankato.

“During the club meeting, the pictures are judged by the judging panel. The panel consist of four judges – a student guest judge, a board member, a photographer, and a photography expert,” said FCPC President Samuel Oluwadoromi. “These judges are given a rubric to which the all judge different aspects of the pictures from the photo shoot.”

The score of each models are added together and the model with the least score is eliminated. The model with the least score can avoid elimination is by having the highest like on Instagram, if that happens the model with the second least score gets cut from the competition. The finalists are going to be the final four models left in the competition after week five judging.

Audience members will get an exclusive look at spring couture from Vagabond Village, a charming vintage consignment shop in downtown Mankato. The event will feature over 25 unique outfits showcased on the runway.

At the end of the show, finalists will individually take the spotlight to showcase their catwalk skills. With the help of the audience, a winner will be crowned.

“The members of FCPC will be taking photos of the event and this helps their portfolio by showing their ability to do various categories of photography,” said Oluwadoromi.

Ticket prices are $3 in advance, $5 at the door. The event is open to students and the public. Purchase tickets online at OR follow FCPC on Twitter @fcpcmankato for information on CSU ticket sale dates and for the chance to participate in exclusive ticket giveaways.

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