By Laman Ismayilova
A press conference dedicated to the Best Model of Azerbaijan
2022 has been held at Hypnoze Baku club, Azernews reports.
Speaking at the press conference, the national director of Best
Model of Azerbaijan 2022, Elkhan Pashayev, noted that within the
framework of the project, free casting and the opening of the
competition will take place in July.
A semi-final will be held at Elektra Events Hall at the end of
August. The final night will be held at Baku Crystal Hall in
'The main goal of the project is to enable the contest
participants to pursue a modeling career and properly represent the
country on international catwalks. We have contracts with Turkish
companies that will help promote models in the international
arena,' said Elkhan Pashayev.
The contest is open for 18-30-year old models. The minimum
height required is 1.65 m for female models and 1.80 m for male
More detailed information will be available on the competition's
website and social pages.
The jury includes Associate Professor of the Azerbaijan State
University of Culture and Arts, fashion designer, Honored Art
Worker Fakhriya Khalafova, People's Artist Aygun Kazimova, and
fashion designer Yegana Sadikhova, businesswoman and producer Ruhi
Aliyeva as well as representatives of Turkiye and France.
Moreover, Baku is expected to host the Best Model of the World
2023 bringing together models from more than 50 countries.
'Best Model of the World has been held since 1955 under the
leadership of the president of the competition, Erkan Ozerman. In
Azerbaijan, this competition was held twice in 2002 and 2007 under
the leadership of Aygun Kazimova and Ruhi Aliyeva. Many years
later, the competition will once again be held in Baku under my
leadership. I will do my best to organize a modeling competition at
the highest level, ' said Elkhan Pashayev.
Honored Art Worker Fakhria Khalafova stressed the importance of
implementing projects for the development of the modeling
'The development of the modeling industry is also associated
with the fashion industry. It is a beautiful and creative
environment, a modern business area, where there is always a demand
for participation in various projects, and cooperation with glossy
magazines, photo studios, modeling agencies, fashion houses, and
runway shows. We will try to choose worthy applicants who will
successfully represent Azerbaijan abroad. We wish you all success,'
the fashion designer said.
Yegana Sadikhova spoke about her priorities for participation in
In her remarks, Yegana Sadikhova stressed the importance of the
external and internal beauty of models, intelligence, and a sense
Meanwhile, Azerbaijani models were twice recognized as the best
at Best Model of the World in 2007 ( Rustam Jabrayilov) and in 2021
( Aydan Yashildag).
Best Model of Azerbaijan choreographer, actress, and participant
of beauty contests Narmina Ramazanova noted that she would share
all her experience and knowledge with the contestants.
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