Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Style 369's Model Search (And Guess Who's a Finalist?!)

I'm not very good at keeping secrets, but actually this one was a success!

Early November, I stumbled upon a link for Style 369 & Evans Size 14+ Model Search. The winner being featured as the new face of Style 369 or a spread in Spring 2012 Evans catalogue, plus a consultation with Models1. (Exciting right?)

Obviously, I was intrigued by the competition, and thought, as ever, 'why not?'  the worst anyone can say, in my eyes, is 'no.' And so, I sent in my stats, profile, portrait & full length shots and hoped for the best.

However, I told no one I had entered. Usually with these things, I expect the worst and so never really make a big deal about it. But, when I got an email yesterday saying "Congratulations, you're one of the finalists," I couldn't believe it! (And now I am telling everyone!)

Of course, there are other finalists, and still, I really don't expect to win, far from it; but just to be considered is a really great feeling.

Feeling Healthy & Happy.

I've mentioned before on my blog my thoughts on being & loving yourself, weight and that overall, health is of main importance - so to be part of something that is all about celebrating all the different variations of womens sizes, to me is an excellent thing.

As you can see from above, my figure is of the curvy kind and thanks to mother nature supplying me with 36DD's and a butt the size of the equator I am {happily} a size 14 woman. Although its not always been that way, I am now nevertheless very pleased with my size and all that comes with it.

What next?

The finals are in London on the 6th December, NEXT TUESDAY! I'm not sure what it will entail, but fingers crossed is all I ask :)

Wish me luck amigos!



  1. Wow that's so exciting! Congratulations! Not surprising, you are gorgeous. Will be thinking of you on Tuesday, knock them dead xxx

  2. Congratulations! Good luck for the finals! :)

  3. WOOOO, that is SOOOO COOL!!! Best of're stunning and I'm so excited for you!

  4. WOW. Congrats babe. More people should celebrate the fact they have a different body shape to the next woman...individuality rocks & so do you. HIGH 5.

  5. Shannon Maree Jenkins7 December 2011 at 11:59

    Hello! Pretty sure I met you (in the toilets of all places) at the final!
    I stumbled across your blog when I was trying to find out more info about the competition...
    How did you find the whole process?


  6. Hey! Haha, yeah I think we did meet :)

    I loved it! Enjoyed the little photoshoot and was great to meet some of the others too, what about you?

    Looking forward to the results! Not sure when they are, but good luck to you! X

  7. Shannon Maree Jenkins9 December 2011 at 17:05

    How did you get on?
    I didn't make it to the final shortlist :(
    Although I did feel myself that there were women there more suited than me!
    So hey ho!

  8. I didn't make it! Unfortunately.
    But what can you do :)... It was fun anyway!
    Sorry you didn't make it either, would love to know who did though! X

  9. Hi

    I was wondering whether there were 2 separate 2011 Evans Size 14+ model search.

    *How could you have received an email as a finalist on 29 November (as you stated "yesterday" in your blog dated November 30 2011?

    According to the Terms and Conditions @ :, Finalists were not supposed to meet until 15th December, 2011 (Thursday) - see below:

    13 The Panel will compile a shortlist of successful Applicants (the “Finalists”) by 2/12/2011 and the Finalists will be notified by email or phone by 9/12/2011. The Finalists’ photographs, along with Finalists full names and locations will be displayed on and/or between 9/12/2011 and 6/1/2012 (the ‘Shortlisting Period’). Any change will be notified in advance.

    14. The Finalists will be asked to attend a finalists’ day at ExcelModels1 headquarters in London on Wednesday 15th December, 2011 where they will meet the Panel. All finalists must be available to attend on this day. Return train travel (standard class) from UK mainland train stations to London will be provided by the Promoter. Applicants resident in Eire will also be provided with return ferry transport.

    There are 200 of the entries received featured in the Gallery @

    I also entered but did not hear anything by 2 December 2011.

    I have visited the site to see details of Finnalists but it has not been published yet.

    You also stated: "The finals are in London on the 6th December," - The Terms and Conditions states: "...... a finalists’ day at ExcelModels1 headquarters in London on Wednesday 15th December, 2011 - It appears that a lot of changes were made or what.

    Anyway best wishes to the winners!

    The agents know what they are looking for so ....... as should be with competitions, I kept an open mind

  10. Hi Shal.

    Yes you're right, a lot of changes were made.

    I did hear from the agency on the days stated on my blog and did go to the short list day on Tues 6th. This was part of the selection process I guess and then the winners were notified.

    I think only the 5 finalists will go to London on the 15th for a final photo shoot, although still not sure as obviously I didn't get through :)...

    Then I suppose they will go online some time after that.

    Hope that helps.

    Sam x

  11. Thanks Sam

    I must confess that your photograph is stunning. You sure are a beauty and look like a real woman who eats well yet sensibly.

    Who knows? Sam, the agents might have something for you in future and maybe some others and me ...... They have seen our photos and something somewhere might just come up in future.

    Kind and stay sweeeet x

  12. Hi Sam

    By the way, how did you set up your blog and how long have you been at it? What does it cost to maintain it?

    I really like the layout and the nice subtle colours and design.

    And by the way I meant to type "Kind Regards" in my initial response

  13. Thanks for the kind words Shal! Really appreciated.

    I just set my blog up through Wordpress, the only thing I paid for was the domain name, layout and header, but those are now mine to keep and so won't cost me any more than that to run it :)

    Hope that helps.

    Happy Holidays!

    Sam x

  14. Hi Samantha

    Happy 2012!

    Have you seen the finalists?

    I visited the style 369 website today and here is the link:

    Enjoy and have a great year.

    Shal x


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