Charleston, SC (January 13,2014) Baker Motor Company -Charleston Fashion Week® (CFW), today released the names of who will serve as judges for the 2014 Rock the Runway Model Competition™ Two hundred qualified models make up this year’s CFW Rock the Runway™ Mode l Book. The panel of three judge’s possess backgrounds in the fashion industry and will select one male and one female Grand Prize Winner.
On the panel is CFW head model judge Karen Lee Grybowski, founder of the Karen Lee Group and international model scout. Karen has served as the director of Scouting for Wilhelmina, Pauline, and Elite Model Management and spent 15 years traveling the globe looking for new faces. She has discovered, coached, and promoted many of the fashion industry’s top models, such as Carolyn Murphy and Oluchi, at the onset of their careers.
Christina Zapolski, who currently represents South Carolina as Miss South Carolina USA 2014Zapolski is an American fashion model currently signed with Ford Models, gracing the pages of Fitness and Self magazine’s, among others. She was a top ten finalist in Charleston Fashion Week’s® 2012 competition, after which, she went on to work with clients including Chloe, Lanvin, and walk in Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2013.
Alongside the women will be Sebastian Smith an international photographer represented by top agencies in NYC and Europe. Recently named by Photo District News Magazine as one of the top emerging photographers for 2013, his portfolio features a distinguished client list that includes Victoria’s Secret, Valentino and Diesel, international magazines and a long list of celebrity clients. Sebastian’s most recent work has appeared in advertising campaigns in Times Square and fashion magazines throughout the U.S. and Europe.
Baker Motor Company Charleston Fashion Week®2014 takes place March 18–22, in Charleston, SC. For more information on CFW, the full schedule and tickets, visit www.charlestonfashionweek.com. Find@ChasFashWeek onTwitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Showcasing fashion designers, retailers, and models, Baker Motor Company Charleston Fashion Week® has fast become one of the premier fashion weeks in North America. Named the Biggest Style Event in the South by The Daily South and profiled on CNN, this multimedia event presents high-end runway shows, interactive entertainment, chic after-parties, and press events. The 2013 event held under the tents in Marion Square in Charleston, SC, featured more than 45 runway shows, Charleston Weddings Magazine’s Spring Bridal Show, Emerging Designer Competition: East presented by Benefitfocus, and Rock the Runway Model Competition™. Baker Motor Company Charleston Fashion Week®2014 is scheduled for March 18-22. For more information, visit www.charlestonfashionweek.com