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Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Norwich Fashion Week is set to have an injection of glamour as a celebrity model joins the catwalk team.
Junaid Ahmed won the most popular UK Asian model at The Asian Fashion Awards last year and has modelled for Matalan and Beales department store as well as starring in television commercials for Clearasil, Nivea and Marks and Spencers. The 18-year-old is currently filming a documentary about his modelling career to date which is set to air on Channel 4 in June.
His career has made him a star in Pakistan and in his home town of Peterborough, and now he wants to be part of Norwich’s very own fashion week.
“I’ve never been to Norwich before but when I heard about Norwich Fashion Week I wanted to be part of the project right away,” says Mr Ahmed who counts The Only Way Is Essex stars Amy Childs and Lauren Goodyear as his close friends.
“I enjoy meeting new people so I cannot wait to meet the rest of the modelling team.”
Norwich Fashion Week co-founder and owner of womenswear boutique Vanilla, Anita Vadhir believes that Junaid’s touch of glamour will add sparkle to the Norwich Fashion Week launch.
“We already have a strong modelling team in place and at the moment we are adding to this by holding auditions to find more girls and boys to grace the catwalks in March,” says Ms Vadhir.
“Having Junaid as part of the team is great as he will bring his experience to the team and he could be a mentor for our male models, which we need more of!”
Celebrity is not new to Norwich Fashion Week, although in the past it was modelling on the Norwich catwalk that resulted in fame. Kris Dillon who took part in the first Norwich Fashion Week in 2010 has gone on to star in the film In Love With Alma Cogan alongside John Hurt and Roger Lloyd Pack, and in an episode of Made in Chelsea.
Last year’s Face of Norwich Fashion Week winner Molly McGeachin, below left, has recently been signed by top London modelling agency Elite and has recently done a shoot for fashion magazine Look.
If you think you have what it takes to model on the Norwich Fashion Week catwalks in March turn up to the final audition at The Forum tomorrow between 6.30 and 7.30pm. There are no size or age restrictions but you must be over 16. In particular the Norwich Fashion Week team are looking for men, so if you think you have what it takes. go to tomorrow’s audition and see if you can make the final cut.
Norwich Fashion Week takes place from Thursday March 7 until Thursday March 14.