Friday, February 15, 2013

Black Opal Presents: The True Beauty Model Search

From time to time I'll get messages from young ladies inquiring about entering into the modeling/hair modeling world. Since I'm not an expert on this topic, I figured that I can at least add some value by sharing opportunities to generate more exposure. Black Opal sent me this press release for their upcoming model search. Keep reading to learn more.

Black Opal Model Search
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NEW YORK, NY – January 28, 2013 – The search is back for the NEW face of Black Opal Cosmetics! The leading beauty authority for women of color, announces its 2013 Black Opal True Beauty Model Search. The national contest kicks-off on February 4th and online entry will run through March 4th 2013. One grand prize winner will be awarded a $10,000 educational scholarship and become the new face of the brand for 2014.

Black Opal is on the hunt for women of color that are beauty enthusiasts with educational aspirations to be the face of the brand who are courageous enough to experiment with various looks and styles that compliment their beauty routine. A TRUE BEAUTY is a confidant, self-assured, chic, stylish, modern and articulate woman whose beauty radiates from within. Her light shines bright and she takes pride in her beauty as well as her brain. If this sounds like you, then Black Opal needs to hear from you!

Applicants will be evaluated based on essays, community service involvement, educational aspiration and a photo, which represents TRUE BEAUTY.

A panel of judges from the beauty and entertainment worlds will include, singer/songwriter and VH1’s Love & Hip Hop cast member and R&B singer Olivia; Celebrity Make-up artist Frank Guyton; Noted and board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Cheryl Burgess; Celebrity Hairstylist Eric Bland; Style Network’s Chicagolicious cast member Valencia; and Celebrity Fashion Stylist Andre Austin.

We continue to raise the bar each year with the True Beauty model search,” said Maya Brown, Senior Marketing Director of Biocosmetic Research Labs. As our society is evolving, so are our standards of True Beauty. We want the best and the brightest of today’s young elite to vie for this opportunity to showcase their talents. ”

One grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship (payable directly to the school), an all-expense paid trip to New York for a fabulous photo shoot, and the opportunity to be featured in Black Opal’s 2013 marketing materials. In addition to the grand prize winner, two finalists will receive $2,500, an all-expense paid trip to New York City while seven finalists will be awarded $1,500 scholarships (payable directly to the school) as well as a chance to be featured in Black Opal promotional materials. All winners will also receive complimentary Black Opal skincare and cosmetics products.

True Beauty hopefuls, can enter to win the national contest by visiting or via Facebook at Black Opal Beauty. Entrants must complete an entry form, upload up three recent photos of themselves (taken within 3-months) and write a short essay. No purchase necessary. For complete rules, please visit

BLACK OPAL offers limitless possibilities in cosmetics and skincare to enhance the diverse beauty and address the unique needs of skin of color. With this targeted focus, BLACK OPAL has solidified its position as the most trusted beauty brand for women of color. BLACK OPAL is a global brand available in 30 countries worldwide.

BLACK OPAL products are available by visiting, Walmart, CVS/Pharmacy, Rite Aid, Duane Reade, and OTC Stores nationwide.

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