Sunday 23rd November 2008 – 17 finalists took part in the Face of Mane Street 2009 model search competition, held before a packed audience at Bournemouth’s Cumberland Hotel.
All of the contestants had been given a crash course in how to walk like a haute couture model courtesy of Kellyanne Morgan and Emma Von Lindholm of LMP Models Ltd.
The 12 girls and 5 guys had been hand-picked out of 225 entries for the grand final fashion show following an open casting session at the hotel at the end of September.
After more than half an hour of deliberation, 22-year-old Michelle Smith and 23-year-old Christopher Baker were revealed as the faces of 2009.
The two winners will be starring in a photo shoot for the January edition of Dorset Society Magazine.