For Immediate Release
Miss Black Britain 2008 competition arrives for the 1st time in London
Filmon.com presents Miss Black Britain 2008
The model competition that raises awareness of Black models in the United Kingdom.
Now in its 3rd year, with the likes of Selfridges, Malmaison Hotels already
Sponsoring and helping to raise the awareness in past years. The competition has gone from strength to strength, allowing past winners of the title to appear on BBC shows, present at the Mobo’s, be picked for London, Paris and New York Fashion shows, meet with heads of state, represent young black women at diversification meetings and also be a spokes person on issues that affect young black and multicultural youth including Gun and Knife crime.
A regular contributor to the ongoing racists fashion Industry debate. Miss Black Britain is considered a flag bearer for what can be achieved if Black models are given a chance instead of being shunned.
This years Italian Vogue Black Model Issue once again raised the issue that Black models are being ignored in the marketplace, with excuses from we couldn’t find any black models to we sent the invite to the casting but no one turned up used by Model agencies. Miss Black Britain aims to counter this by gaining agencies and Fashion house’s acknowledgement of black models and their right to be treated and accepted equally to that of their white colleagues.
The lack of positive young black role models in Britain is a major concern. With media overload of reports of ‘gang violence’ and ‘Knife and gun crime’ specifically relating to young black’s. It is important that positive press relating to young black people is created and pushed into the masses. Miss Black Britain has already started and aims to be a main vehicle to create role models and positive press within the media for young black role models so that other young people can aspire to be the best.
“Being Black and British is something that we should identify with and celebrate”
Aneka Johnson, founder and organiser of Miss Black Britain
Over 4000 girls applied and where whittled down to 30 fabulous contestants, these ladies will have to promote and now gain as much public awareness as possible as they vie for the Title and Crown.
The Competition will peak on Saturday 22nd November, as the ladies will take to the stage in a glamorous and inspiring ceremony at the stunning The Leicester Square Theatre in London’s west end.
Presented by Kiss FM’s dynamic duo, morning breakfast DJ’s Melvin and Rickie with special celebrity guest performances and Judges. Miss Black Britain promises to be more than just a competition.
Not forgetting of course our beautiful contestants battling it out for the title of Miss Black Britain 2008.
Limited tickets available so please book in advance from www.ticketweb.co.uk
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