I AM ME AWARD WINNER 2016
AYLA SUTHERLAND - FACE OF BEAUTY NEW ZEALAND
MAZAALAI AMBASSADOR AWARD WINNER 2016
JOSEPHINE MAFOA - FACE OF BEAUTY SAMOA
I AM ME WINNER 2016
Face of Beauty New Zealand 2016
I AM ME, no matter what we have or do not have, we can always find a way to empower someone else.
"I believe in the 'I AM ME' Motto. I want to reach a wider platform of people to share my message: be confident and give back." - Ayla Sutherland
SAVE THE MAZAALAI
In a press conference dedicated to "Save the Mazaalai," this year's international contestants joined hand in hand with the Mongolian ministry in setting up a fund for protecting the Gobi bears. The contestants once again showcased a series of video presentations and development plans which includes establishing a nature reserve to restore a safe habitat for these rare wild species and launching working groups to explore ways of increasing their population. Catch some of their videos below. They also attended a charity event organised by the Mongolian Youth Federation. It aims to to strengthen child protection systems in Mongolia, by changing social norms, legislation, policies and services.
I AM ME Winner (Face of Beauty NZ - Ayla) and the Mazaalai Ambassador (Face of Beauty Samoa - Josephine Mafoa) will be raising funds ($50,000USD) to go towards #savingmazaalai #gobibears
I AM ME AWARD
Since the I AM ME workshop began, the I AM ME special award is annually awarded to one contestant at the Grand Final of Face of Beauty International. The 2016 award winner is AYLA SUTHERLAND from NEW ZEALAND. Past Winners include: Christel Willems (Face of Beauty Curacao 2013); Helen Myo Ko (Face of Beauty Myanmar 2014); Julijana Nikolis (Face of Beauty Australia 2015). They all showed great participation, integrity, sportsmanship, confidence, and self-belief in everything they did which especially shone through in the I AM ME Workshop.
I AM ME WORKSHOP
After the success of 2013's workshop, Face of Beauty International 'I AM ME®' Workshop has annually been added to the Face of Beauty International Schedule. What is the I AM ME Workshop? Face of Beauty International holds a one day workshop called 'I AM ME®' which involves the participation of our candidates from around the world.
Along with the Sports Day, Touring Days, Fashion Shows, and Group Activities; the I AM ME Workshop further develops young contestants confidence and friendships. Face of Beauty International is an international event that is known for ‘I AM ME®’ which involves the participation of contestants from around the world in a workshop that further develops the young contestants' confidence, skills, friendships and their ability to place community work on a global platform that allows for international visibility.
The 2016 event is held under a slogan for protecting the Mazaalai, commonly known as Gobi bear which is considered among the rarest & critically endangered large mammals on Earth. Its population is now only 22 with only one female Mazaalai left. During the "I AM ME" event, this year's contestants were divided into 5 groups to present their respective projects & plans to help save the Gobi Bear through the resources & access they have in national and international levels. In the end, the Group 5 led by Josephine Mafoa representative of Samoa won this important phase of the competition.
Face of Beauty International aims to encourage contestants to find beauty and to become that beauty. Young ladies can gain greater confidence in themselves through sharing their knowledge, experience, and developed skills with peers from around the world who may struggle to find their beauty and potential within themselves. We believe that such positive encouragement and support from our peers and family is needed in our society.
We find out what beauty means to our Face of Beauty contestants through their Face of Beauty International journey including the workshop. We believe all young women are perfect and beautifully unique in their own way. Our contestants and winners will continue to be Face of Beauty worldwide and encourage young women to find their own beauty/confidence to help them strive for the best in their lives.
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Face of Beauty Samoa 2016
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