INTERVIEW WITH KELVIN HEWITT DIRECTOR OF No 1 MODELS
Photographs By The Gibraltar Youth Production Team (GYPT)
1 – Tell us about the History of miss Teen
No1 Models was created in 2010 by Director/ Producer Mr. Kelvin Hewitt with an aim to set a different standard for Gibraltar. No1 Models main goal is to help others and we do this through our beauty with a purpose programme.We incorporate this in all our events. No1 Models encourages girls to use their beauty in a positive way. They recognise that using this platform positively helps society and raises awareness wherever needed, and not solely for personal gain.
In 10 years No1 Models has produced 23 shows with extremely exceptional positive feedback. Since it was established, Miss Teens focus has been for this program to provide a fair environment in which young women have the opportunity to better themselves. The pageant encourages the contestants to gain self-awareness, self-confidence, individual pride, act age appropriate and greater social awareness.
Each contestant improves their ability to communicate effectively, to speak in public and to stand up for what they believe in. Each young lady who has previously entered this program have prioritised different goals, our staff strives hard to assist each person in their personal quest for excellence.
I am pleased to say that each year, a large number of contestants who have never been in a pageant before, face any individual fear and empower themselves to the point of finding this pageant to be a rewarding and worthwhile experience.
Many contestants, with no previous experience nor expectations have won the Title first time round! many others return other consecutive years because of the positive experience they had in our program. Each young woman walks away from our program a little more ready to deal with the world around her, and more importantly, the world ahead of her.
2 – What would you say have been the biggest achievement of the past 10 years?
We have achieved many things in the past 10 years, representing Gibraltar internationally has been one of the proudest moments within our pageant. We have resulted in many title wins but the best achievement was winning the international title of Miss Petite Model universe last year.
3 – How do you see the future of No. 1 models and Miss teen in the coming years?
I would like to see No1 Models participating in major events for Gibraltar like for example the Miss Gibraltar pageant. I will continue to do what I love and help support young Girls in our community boost up their confidence and self-esteem. I would like to take the stigma of beauty and say that I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself!
Article provided by the Globe Magazine Gibraltar