Venom Model Search Awards!

Images were delighted to be invited to the Venom Model Search held on the 3rd May at the Ascot Park Hotel in Invercargill. The event was organised by Adrian Barclay, finalist for this years Hair Expo NZ Hairdresser of the Year Awards in Sydney. Twelve stunning finalists strutted the catwalk decked out in the latest fashions from Lady Knuckles, Rawenergy & DT Carter.

This fundraising event for ‘Heart Children Southland’ is held every two years, discovering local models for Adrian’s photographic collections and stage shows and has been extremely popular, with the ‘who’s who ‘ of Southland attending! Adrian and the team from Venom also created ‘live on stage’ some amazing hair looks!

The big moment arrived with the announcement of Southland’s latest model talent... Maia Winiana! Maia was crowned the winner of Venom’s Model Search 2013. Maia is 16 years old and attends James Hargest College in Invercargill. Her distinctive looks ensure she has a big future as a model. In fact we were very impressed with all of the finalists! Must be that cool southern air!


Later on we joined everybody at the Emberz Bar for the ‘After Party’ which rocked into the wee hours! Just as well we didn’t have far to walk to our room! The event has been held four times growing from a small show in the arcade to a sell out crowd of 500. It’s an event now not to be missed!