Hey Curvy Cuties!!!
I am soooo excited to share some Awesome news with you!! One of our favorite plus size fashion retailers Torrid, will be hosting a live casting call right here in Atlanta. That’s right boo, if your in Atlanta and surrounding areas, make sure to check out the Torrid 2018 Model Search! It all goes down on Saturday August 12th from 10am to 5pm, at the North Point Mall located on 1000 North Point Circle Alpharetta, GA 30022.
Are You The Next Face Of Torrid?
Torrid is bringing their much anticipated model search back for the third year. If you have been following the brand closely like myself, then the adrenaline has been kicking in ever since they kicked off the 2018 Model Search on Torrid.com in May. To make the competition even hotter, they have been hosting live casting calls in four “major” U.S. markets including Los Angeles, Seattle, Houston, and of coarse Hot Atlanta!! For the first time this year they even held a live casting in Toronto, Ontario, (Can we say International Curves, yasssss!)
The 2018 Torrid Model Search is even more fierce this year. Torrid has curated a panel of judges to appear at select live casting events and advise on the top ten finalist selection. This year’s judges includes: Ashley Nell Tipton, influencer & Project Runway winner, Candice Huffine, supermodel and face of Torrid’s Fall 2017 #TheseCurves denim campaign, and Priscilla Ono, celebrity make-up artist.
Pause. Speaking of celebrity make-up artist Priscilla Ono… When I found out that she was coming down to the “A” to be a guest judge. I had to make it my duty to get the inside scoop on the upcoming Atlanta live casting. Priscilla and I had a great chat about the 2018 Torrid Model Search and discussing her role as a guest judge.
A Conversation with Priscilla Ono
Just in case you didn’t know, Priscilla Ono is a well recognized and respected celebrity make-up artist, that gets a pass for legally beating beautiful faces for a living! With over 13 years experience under her belt, this Mexican bombshell is taking no prisoners. Priscilla literally grew up from being a little girl that use to lock herself up in her grandmother’s bathroom doing her makeup, to living out her wildest dreams of building a desirable celebrity clientele. We have seen her work on some of the hottest celebs in the game: Rihanna, Iggy Azalea, Amber Rose, Dawn Robinson, formerly of En Vogue, and most recently Sanaa Lathan, just to name a few.
When I asked Priscilla on how did her involvement come about with Torrid and the 2018 Model Search. She stated that she has been wearing Torrid clothes since the age of eighteen. “Torrid was really the first brand that showed me plus size clothing.” Priscilla described her style back then as being a rocker chick: wearing jeans, jackets, and concert t-shirts. “It was such a memorable moment and just a great feeling to go into a store and buy clothes that fit my body.”
“I’m a Torrid girl!”
After hearing Priscilla’s passion and support for the Torrid brand, even a blind person would be able to see that this working relationship is true, authentic, and real. She also persuaded me on how Torrid has the best fitting jeans and bras. “I have a big butt and Torrid jeans fits my butt!” I mean we gotta give kudos to Torrid for making clothes that provides a great fit.
Being less than two weeks away from the Atlanta live casting model search. I had to ask Priscilla, what will she exactly be looking for to help select the winner? Ladies, make sure that you are taking note, because she put extra emphasis on personality! “It’s just not about looks, you need personality. You have to mesh well with people too, your gonna be working with other models, so you just can’t be competitive, you have to learn to learn from one another and be open to taking critiques and constructive criticism.” Did y’all catch those jewels dropped…… Torrid is definitely on a mission to find that next fresh face with a winning personality!
In addition to bragging rights of hosting one of the hottest plus size model searches. Torrid recently announced their participation in this year’s New York Fashion Week. This will be the first time ever that the plus size brand has been apart of the epic event. To make things even sweeter, the top ten finalist of the 2018 Model Search will be walking in New York Fashion Week representing the brand. Priscilla shared her thoughts on the recent announcement stating, “This is such a great opportunity, I’m really excited for this one!”
“Konfident Kurves means authenticity, being authentic to yourself. When your authentic, you just radiate confidence and that’s what people want to see. To me that’s true beauty.” -Priscilla Ono
When asked to share a few tips on how to be successful in pursuing a career in beauty, fashion, and entertainment. Priscilla simply stated to “Always be humble.” She expressed how she has seen many people start from nothing and become famous and think they have it all “being bougie”, only to loose the success and not regain it back. Her words of wisdom were not only touching but also motivational. There was nothing but positive vibes and great energy throughout our entire conversation. She expressed her excitement for the upcoming Atlanta live casting and promised to bring that same positive energy with her.
Curvy girls, I hope you are ready to bring your “A” game on August 12th. Will you be Torrid’s 2018 Model Search winner??? I’m wishing everyone good luck and to definitely have fun while enjoying the experience. For more information on the Torrid 2018 Model Search visit www.Torrid.com, and make sure to follow the beautiful Priscilla Ono on her IG @PriscillaOno
Written By: Tammy Davis