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Rubbing Elbows With Chanel Iman, Rachel Roy, And Judges For L.e.i. Model Citizen Contest


INO Mommy was invited to join Chanel Iman, Rachel Roy, and other judges for L.e.i. Model Citizen Contest. The casting was held in Haute Spot retail store at White Plains mall where girls ages 15-21 were given a chance to meet the judges and make their own video for the contest.

L.e.i. stands for “life, energy, and intelligence,” and judges are hoping to find a girl who meets these criteria. I spoke to Allan Ellinger, Chairman of Fashion Delivers, who said there are no height or weight requirements, he is looking for a girl with poise, someone who is self-confident, presentable, and is not camera shy. Allan said that he is happy that size 6 models are now in demand, “this is what people want to see because this is how an average woman looks like.” The winner will walk away with $100,000 college scholarship, but what about the modeling career? “The girl will have to be aggressive and be put in the right hands,” said Allan. Fashion Delivers, a national charity, is playing a big role in this contest; they are encouraging young girls to donate a new product to benefit the charity.

(Video taken with VADO Pocket Camera)
Haute Spot will hold varies events in White Plain Mall during the four-week time frame. Check out the event calendar at teenvoguehautespot.com.

You can also vote for your favorite video submission at leimodelcitizen.com until April 6th.

Written by Victoria

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.


  1. Chanel is great, I met Rachel Roy the other day very nice women.

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