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Fashion Week Las Vegas model contest winners announced

Season 5 of Fashion Week Las Vegas ran from Aug 18-21, 2014. Unlike many other fashion weeks, Fashion Week Las Vegas puts a good deal of attention into promoting their models, and even providing them an avenue for a career beyond their shows. Envy Model Management has long been a partner, and awards contracts to the top models as rated by a panel of judges.

Winning model Shelbi
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Daniel Mahan of Envy with winners Shelbi and Hector
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Previous seasons have shown a pattern. Envy has offices in Los Angeles and New York, as well as their home base in Las Vegas, and the models chosen for those contracts tend to be the ones most suitable for the larger markets. For women there is a clearly-preferred type: tall, very slim, beautiful and young. So it was not a surprise when 16-year old, 5' 9” tall, size 0 model Shelbi won the women's prize. For men the requirements are less clear-cut, although height of at least 6' tall and a relatively slim body are more likely to be booked. So when Hector was announced the winner, again the pattern was confirmed.

Pictures of Shelbi and Hector are in the slide show for this article.