Mayumi shines at Miss World Next Top Model 2016

MayumiMayumi Fernando was among a bevy of beautiful young girls who took the stage in Lebanon last week for the “Miss World Next Top Model 2016” contest.

Mayumi, an old girl of Gnonodaya College Kalutara, works at a private bank and was a member of her school athletic team, volleyball team and was also the games captain.

A resident of Kalutara, Mayumi said she wouldn’t be where she is today if not for her parents.

She also heaped praise to Kamil, Monthila, Shanika, Amanda, Jake, Chatu, Harshani and all the other students of “Walk With Brian Kerkoven ” who have helped her in many different ways.

Her friends from outside the industry have also helped her in every possible way including for her to travel to Lebanon in style to take part in the competition.

After joining “Walk with Brian Kerkoven” Mayumi was trained to walk, she was put on a strict diet, exercised and followed a strict workout session.

Asanka Atapattu and Brian Kerkoven nominated her to be Sri Lanka’s representative at the “Miss World Next Top Model 2016” contest and she left for Lebanon to compete against 45 girls from different countries.

Ravi of Kellyfelder sponsored her casual wear outfits for the event while her evening dress was designed by Brian Kerkoven.

Brian started off his career in the fashion industry as a model and today he is a model trainer, choreographer and model manager.

Models who have started under his direction, have been very successful and are regularly seen on the major catwalk shows, some have moved into the acting circuits and generally are at the topin one way or the other

Mayumi 2At auditions for all top shows in Colombo, it is always his joy to see his Icon Models, always being selected, because of their presentation, look, walk and attitude.

Any student who attends ‘Model with Brian Kerkoven”, is assured of individual attention, as there are only 10 students in a class and each class lasts for 2 hours, trained in a cool relaxed atmosphere, where team work is the key to success.

The staff at Model with Brian Kerkoven are keen on sending out models of a very high standard, in their personal behavior, etiquette, and understanding of the job, etc.

Models who have completed the training, will be added to the Modeling Bureau and with their performances they will be categorized as Top or Icons models.

Currently ‘Model with Brian Kerkoven’ offers two model training courses, one is the “Be a Model” training course, the step up in the field of modeling and the other “Ramp Up” training course, exclusively designed for the models who are qualified for international pageants and shows.


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