The entry period for Project Green Search has closed, but now the really exciting part begins. Log onto the competition website now, and vote for your favorite contestant! Some 125 beautiful women have entered, with a very impressive and diverse array of green chops.
There's the mother of two who works to spread environmental awareness at her kids' school (pictured), a professional green life coach and an avid bike rider and green knowledge junkie. Contestants hail from both coasts and the heartland, and everywhere in between.
The finals for Project Green Search have been relocated to Los Angeles, California, and will take place Nov. 4th-6th, 2009. The 10 finalists will be chose by the expert panel of judges, who will take into consideration community voting.
From the latest press release:
The finalists have a fun and challenging adventure ahead of them. They will travel to Los Angeles, CA, arriving Nov. 4th, where they will stay at the beautiful Standard Hollywood hotel on Sunset Boulevard. On November 5th, each of the finalists will participate in an eco-fashion photo shoot at Courtney Dailey Photography, in the fashion district of downtown Los Angeles. They will model looks from apparel and accessories designers including Deborah Lindquist, Peligrosa, Mountains of the Moon by Melissa Baswell, Stewart+Brown, Spun, Rain Tees, California Rising, Charmone Shoes, Lavuk, Jonano, Smart Glass, EcoSkin, Emily Katz, Hess Natur, McFlashPants, among others. Make-up for both the eco-photo-shoot and the "Green Carpet" wrap party, will be done using Josie Maran cosmetics, along with a few other complimentary, eco and health sensitive beauty lines, and hair color and styling will be done by Beverly Hills salon, Shades Natural Color, using their very own natural, non-toxic hair color and product.
Following the shoot, our finalists will have one-on-one interviews with each of the judges, so they can get the knitty gritty on the ladies, ask the tough questions, get an up close and personal measure of their character & dedication. Our panel of celebrity, green living and entertainment industry judges includes Anna Griffin, founder and Editor In Chief of Coco Eco Magazine and former Hollywood red carpet correspondent on environmental and animal rights issues; Darren Moore, TV personality, Eco-MacGyver, founder of Ecovations, and co-star with Adrian Grenier on the Planet Green (Discovery Channel) series, Alter Eco; Deborah Lindquist, trail blazing, A-list, eco-designer with a cult like Los Angeles following; Josie Maran, supermodel and founder of her namesake natural beauty line, Josie Maran Cosmetics; and Michael Kaliski, founder and CEO of Omniquest Media, specializing in environmental and socially driven media; Starre Vartan, author of the book Eco-Chick, publisher of Eco-chick.com and eco-fashion writer extraordinaire; and honorary judge Summer Rayne Oakes, whose modeling career coined the term green model, and who is environmental activist, spokesperson and author of Style Naturally.
On Friday night, November 6th, the finalists will be the main attraction at the "Green Carpet" wrap party for Project Green Search, where party goers will sip organic cocktails, including the signature drink of the event, Zhena's Gypsy MarTEAni, made using Zhena's Biodynamic Teas, which are beyond organic, along with the best in organic vodka. Judges will evaluate the winners ability to show off the eco-designs they are wearing, get a measure on their speaking ability and charisma as the finalists interact with guests about the brands they are representing. During the course of the evening, the judges will turn in their vote, and just before 10pm, the winner will be announced and presented with a celebrated artist custom trophy made from recycled materials and LED lights.
The winner, if not already represented, will receive a contract with Hollywood Model & Select Talent Management, a compilation of professional images for her portfolio taken by Courtney Dailey, eco-fashion wardrobe with designs from Deborah Lindquist, Loomstate, Peligrosa, Rain Tees, Mountains of the Moon, Hess Natur, Stewart+Brown, Charmone Shoes, Smart Glass McFlashpants, Emily Katz, EcoSkin, Lavuk Green, California Rising and more; an organic & natural beauty care shopping spree at Future Natural, a gift basket of cosmetics from Josie Maran Cosmetics, cover shots and interior spreads in several print and online magazines including Organic Spa Magazine, Coco Eco Magazine, Peppermint Magazine, and others. Our winner will receive extensive exposure and support in gaining modeling, host, spokesperson or brand representative work with eco-fashion houses, green products lines, organic cosmetic companies, and more through LOHAS.
All parts of the competition will be filmed, reality show style. The organizers also invite those interested in green fashion to sign up on their site, because they want to continue the work of greening the fashion industry, beyond this year's competition.
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