Casting Call for Face of Maritime Beauty Pageant Begins
All is set for the 2019 auditioning of contestants into the 4th Edition of Face Of Maritime International (FOMI) beauty pageant.
In a press statement issued on Thursday in Lagos by the organisers of the Pageant, Platform Reporters, necessary arrangements have been put in place to ensure a hitch-free casting this Saturday, Sept 7, 2019.
According Mr Sylvanus Obasi, the Project Director of FOMI:
"Over 100 contestants have registered and are ready for auditioning on Saturday. We are in touch with the contestants via our WhatsApp platform.
"We have sent out the audition requirements in terms of dress code, hairstyle, type of make-up allowed as well as what to expect during the audition.
"The girls are in high spirit and we envisage a successful audition on Saturday", Obasi stated.
Speaking further, the FOMI founder revealed that the venue for this year's FOMI audition is the Auditorium Customs Training College, Ikeja - Lagos, and the audition would commence by 9am prompt.
Mr. Obasi confirmed that this year's theme for the audition is hashtag #I'm onboard. This he said is in line with the theme of 2019 Seafarers Day earlier marked by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
Notable maritime dignitaries have been invited to address the contestants and also witness the casting call.
Face Of Maritime International is a yearly industry pageant of international standards which advocates greater participation of women in maritime careers. FOMI was founded by Platform Reporters in July, 2016. The aims and objectives of FOMI are built on four pillars, namely:
a. to change the perception that maritime is all for men.
b. to Champion Girls-Go-To-Sea campaign.
c. to Promote Nigeria's maritime tourism potentials
d. to mentor and empower young women in maritime career path. .
CONDITIONS FOR ELIGIBILITY:
1. Contestant must be female from any country of the world.
2. Could either be a student, a young professional or a graduate.
3. Must have SSCE as minimum education qualification.
4. Contestants/graduates from maritime academies or with maritime background is added advantage.
5. Contestants must be between the ages of 18 and 28.