Francis Quarshie wins The Portrait Reality Show
The grand finale of The Portrait Reality Show, an annual fashion show organised by Exquisite Modelling Empire, came off last Saturday at Coconut Grove Regency in Accra with 26-year-old Francis Quarshie taking home the ultimate prize of US$ 1,000.
His closest competitors were Keziah Aboumey and Delali Agor who also won US$ 300.00 and US$ 200.00 respectively as first and second runners up.
The event which was climaxed by “The Exquisite Runway”brought together hundreds of fashion enthusiasts and local designers.
Jayson Nana Sarpong, Chief Executive Officer of Exquisite Modelling Empire, said ‘The Exquisite Runway’ was to contribute to domestic tourism and highlight the handiworks of upcoming fashion designers while discovering new modelling talents.
According to him, it was to also pave way for the fashion designers to introduce their brand to a larger audience as they strove to increase their client base through event marketing platforms.
Expressing satisfaction at the outcome of the event, the CEO who is also the producer of the show said the finalists emerged after a rigorous selection process and that there would be more enthralling editions in the years ahead.
Mr Francis Quarshie, an Offshore Safety Officer, took up modelling as a part time role. He said he would continue to aspire for bigger laurels despite winning the The Portrait Reality Show.
The finalists were adjudged by Mr Nurudeen Mohammed, Public Relations Officer, Wisconsin International University College in Accra, Mr Ransom Brown, Business Development Manager, APG Network, and Miss Angelina, Chief Executive Officer, Gelin Beauty Treats.
By Ernest Nutsugah