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Killer Collections Mario Make me a Model Fashion Finale...and the winner is

Megan Bueschel, SVP and Director of Marketing for Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas opens the event.
Megan Bueschel, SVP and Director of Marketing for Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas opens the event.
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Killer Collections Mario Make me A Model Fashion Finale
What a wonderful evening with over 300+ in attendance… on May 16, 2014 at the Museum of Broadcast Communications. Mario Make Me a Model presented its 8th year of finding fresh model talent. With Channel 2 as sponsor and host Rob Johnson was the Master of Ceremony for the event.

And the winner is!
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As the final test for the winner of Mario, Make Me a Model; the final 5 contestants participated in the Fashion show titled: Killer Collections and Mario, Make Me A Model. Here the contestants model with professionals intertwining with experienced talent. All 5 finalists performed well, but only one would be awarded the Winner of Mario, Make Me a Model.

Prior to the announcement, attendees were in for a treat. The Killer Collections fashions were showcased. The 2014 runway show featured more than 50 looks from Chicago designers including: Two Penny Blue, Misanthrope, Lagi Nadeau, Azeeza, Agnes Hamerlik and George Zaharoff.

The Final contestants: Grand finale designers
1. Julia Swibes, age 16 from Munster, IN-Modeled for Two Penny Blue
2. Joseph Dolecki, age 21 from Villa Park, IL-Modeled for George Zaharoff
3. Ashley House, age 17 from Philo, IL- Modeled for Azeeza
4. Aireal Boyd, age 24 from Fargo, North Dakota-Modeled for George Zaharoff
5. Kaitlyn Kush, age 17 from Oak Forest, IL- Modeled for Agnes Hamerlik

There were two announcements related to winning which included the winner for the Jockey ad, which went to Julia Swibes, and the winner of Mario, Make Me A Model is….Julia Swibes of Munster, IN. Congrats! to the winner.

The winner will receive...the winner will receive:
• A five-night Apple Vacations trip for two to Riu Palace Las Americas in Cancun, Mexico. The package includes meals and drinks at the resort, round-trip airfare and limousine transportation to O’Hare airport.
• One-year membership to Fitness Formula Clubs
• $500 in COSE™ cosmetics from Mario Tricoci

Acknowledgement of the Sponsors It was a wonderful evening a special acknowledgement of the sponsors: Wella Professionals, Michigan Avenue Magazine, Mario Tricoci (the hair and makeup team) Chosen Model Management, E Factor Women, Twisted Crave and Wanas Tequila 2 Spirits. Amazing goodie bags were provided to special VIP Guests.

About Mario Make Me a Model
“Mario, Make Me a Model” is the Midwest’s preeminent fashion event launching careers; inspiring young people and supporting Chicago’s fashion industry by identifying emerging talent, creating experiences and opening doors to opportunity. The program has launched the careers of young talent who have worked with virtually every Chicago-based periodical as well as New Beauty magazine, Neiman Marcus, Home Shopping Network, Nordstrom, Glossed & Found and Def Jam Records among others. Several have gone on to agencies in New York, Paris and Milan and still others have appeared in national television commercials including Carson’s and Southwest Airlines. In 2014, Mario, Make Me a Model returns for a sixth year, demonstrating the Company’s continuing emphasis on discovering young talent. Visit for more information on contest rules and regulations, to follow the aspiring models and for details on all of the “Mario, Make Me a Model” events.

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