Janine Tugonon wins international modeling competition
The winners were announced on Saturday, October 1, and Janine shared the news, saying: "I thought I did really bad during the testshoot/final casting since I was having a bad day that day. But got the call from my agent [a] few days after and it was AMAZING!!! Thank you so much [Nu Muses] for including me."
i thought i did really bad during the testshoot / final casting since i was having a bad day that day But got the call from my agent few days after and it was AMAZING !!! Thank you so much @numuses for including me. Merci beaucoup @davidbellemere !! Je suis éxcitée de travailler avec vous. Vous les gars mon rendue très contente! #repost @numuses with @repostapp ・・・ @steveshawphotos and @davidbellemere are proud to present @tugononjanine as a 2017 #NUMUSE. Click the link in the bio to learn more about Janine. | Photo taken by @davidbellemere at the NY Casting
"Being in this calendar is a huge opportunity to showcase my beauty and personality, a great exposure for me and hopefully will be the beginning of a long lasting successful career in this field I'm very passionate about. Hope I'll be given the chance," she wrote.
Janine also answered why she thought she was a timeless beauty: "I consider myself a timeless beauty because of the kindness, the confidence, the strong personality, mindset and perspectives I have inside of me. My aura is reflected by what's within me. And that is timeless, the complete package (mind, face, personality) I can give and show from the inside."
Watch Janine's message on the Nu Muses site below!
Nu Muses is a search for 12 calendar models, created by treats! magazine creator Steve Shaw and photographer David Bellemere, who has shot for magazines Vogue and Marie Claire, as well as brands like Hermes and Lanvin.
"The mission of NU MUSES is to celebrate the forgotten art of the classic nude, to capture the elegance and romance of the female form, worthy of gracing fine art galleries and walls," reads the Nu Muses website.
Winners of Nu Muses will have a nude photoshoot with David himself, $10,000, a trip to Miami for the calendar's launch at Art Basel, a feature in the December issue of treats!, and a feature in a documentary.
On her thoughts on nudity, Janine told Nu Muses, "Nudity for me is ART at its purest form. It is the bare, the untouched and the raw beauty that a woman can showcase and be proud of."
The 11 other girls who will be featured with Janine are:
- Rachel Cook
- Jessica Clements
- Nidhi Sunil
- Isabelle Boemeke
- Alejandra Guilmant
- Sabina Karlsson
- Ariela Soares
- Keilani Asmus
- Vika Levina
- Ebonee Davis
- Anna Wolf
Congratulations, Janine! – Rappler.com