Kani Ladies model contest winner announced!
Shay Dechelle – winner of the 2009 Kani Ladies Model Search
Selected from over 2000 aspiring models in a contest that ran for five months, 25-year-old Shay Dechelle has been chosen as the face of Kani Ladies Fall/Winter 2009 campaign.
Thousands of people cast their vote on DrJays.com and on February 2nd, Karl Kani, Boss Lady and top Dutch photographer Ruud Baan crowned the Ford model and pharmacy student the winner.
Dechelle, an Arizona native, says she’s always had a passion for modeling and supermodels such as Chanel Iman, Jourdan Dunn and Coco Rocha have inspired her to pursue a career in modeling.
Kani Ladies’ newest model wins a glamorous photo shoot in Paris, France with renowned photographer Baan, an all-expenses paid five day trip to Europe for her and a friend plus a Kani Ladies apparel package worth US$1500.
Runner up Kemylee B and third place winner Laura Watson have both won apparel packages (second place worth US$1000 and third place worth US$500).
For more model action, make sure you check out our current Fresh Faces of Spring 2009 contest.
Here’s the list of the 10 winners of $100 Kani Ladies gift packages from those who voted:
Oak Ridge, NC
Newport News, VA
St. Albans NY
North Canton, OH
Cristina De Vellis
New York, NY