Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 12, 2012
America's Next Top Model All-Star Cycle Finalists Dominique Reighard and Allison Harvard have emerged as the 'Newly Adopted Daughters of the Philippines'. Upon landing at Manila International Airport on May 23, 2012, it was obvious that this dynamic duo was ready to take over the remaining days of Philippines Fashion Week. Flying in exclusively for the two-part finale, Dominique and Allison, walked the runway in exquisite and luxurious gowns designed by Dubai based Designer and Filipino native Michael Cinco.
Set in a garden of paradise, the first shows’ white runway was flanked with a high standing tree filled with white-feathered branches, surrounded by white park benches and a white iron pergola set. Reighard and Harvard graced the catwalk in Cinco's baby blue contouring gowns laced with crystals before the crowd of Filipino socialites and dignitaries.
Dominique and Allison were front row guests of Ben Chan, Owner of Bench for the second show. The ladies joined the capacity crowd to cheer on Rajo Laurel's revolutionary themed celebration show filled with a Battle of the Bands dance-off that combined up tempo music and fashion to demonstrate the versatility of style. Both top models wore Laurel's jeans with Reighard baring a mid rift top with tan shoulder cape and Harvard wearing a button-up top carefully encrusted with jewels along the front.
Philippines Fashion Week also marked the launch of Michael Cinco’s fragrance, Impalpable, with Allison Harvard as the face of the alluring scent. Rajo Laurel also launched Rajo Uno and Rajo Dos, but not without taking time to thank Ben Chan for making his dreams come true.
This year’s Fashion Week in the Philippines was a special one for Ben Chan as the Branch brand celebrated its 25th Anniversary. Dominique and Allison showed no reservations in expressing their gratitude to have been a part of this commemorative week of events. “I look forward to another opportunity to work with the team at Bench and continue to inspire those whose lives I am touching to continue to dream big” stated Reighard.
ABOUT DOMINIQUE REIGHARD
Dominique is an international beauty of Jamaican, German, Scottish, and Indian ethnicity. The combination of her breathtaking beauty and her engaging personality make her someone you want to learn more about. Her contagious smile, exotic eyes and captivating charm all contribute to her global appeal and unparalleled connection with fans all over the world. She earned a spot on Cycle 10 of America’s Next Top Model (ANTM) and most recently on the Top Model Cycle 17, America’s Next Top Model – The All Star Season.
Dominique has been the favorite on the ANTM franchise and has finished fourth in both of the show’s cycles she has appeared on. In addition to being on ANTM, Dominique appeared on and was the winner of a competition based show by Tyra Banks, called Modelville. As a result, she spent 2009 as a spokesperson for the successful beauty line Carol’s Daughter. She appeared in national magazines including Seventeen and Essence. She has made appearances at New York’s Fashion Week and on the hit HBO series Entourage and the Tyra Banks Show.
Aside from the glamour of television and her music career, Dominique’s commitment to community enrichment and charitable support is never ending. Her advice to young aspiring models and other professionals: “Always be grounded, remain confident and keep your integrity.”
ABOUT ALLISON HARVARD
Allison Elizabeth Harvard is an American fashion model. She is best known as the runner-up of Cycle 12 of America's Next Top Model and the runner-up of America's Next Top Model: Cycle 17 All-Stars.
Her artwork is featured in the novel The Story Told at Night by Lisa Kuznetsova. Harvard is constantly working on commissioned art pieces in New York and art directing shoots which have yet to be released in two magazines. Harvard currently works with a charity called 'Mister Artsee.'
Since America's Next Top Model, Harvard has walked in the 2012 New York Fashion Week for Gemma Kahng and was featured in a spread for ONE Magazine. Harvard is the current face of the fragrance 'Impalpable' eau de parfum by Michael Cinco for Bench and walked in 2012 Philippine Fashion Week with her co-All Star Dominique Reighard. Harvard will be the first printed cover of 'We' the Urban Magazine coming out June 2012. Her advice to young girls is to "always have a sense of self and a sense of adventure."
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