& NEXT Models Reveal Winners of International Model Search

Two Teens are Named the Next Faces of

NEW YORK, NY June 10, 2011 --, a leading online retailer for prom and special occasion dresses, along with NEXT Model Management proudly announce the winners of The Next PromGirl international model search.  After a month-long process of narrowing down all entries to ten finalists, followed by a public voting session, NEXT and PromGirl have awarded seventeen year old Breanne Smith from Fort Wayne, IN and sixteen year old Alex Fortado of Staunton, IL with winning prize packages.

“We are so excited to finally announce the two winners of the ‘Are You the Next PromGirl?’ model search,” says David Wilkenfeld, President of “We’re glad to make these girls’ dreams come true by kick starting their careers with modeling contracts with NEXT, one of the top agencies in the world. It really is the opportunity of a lifetime!”

From March 8th through May 6th, contestants entered on the website by submitting details and photos.  Industry executives at NEXT then reviewed all entries and selected the ten finalists based on overall appearance and photogenic qualities. Each of the ten finalists then created a short video explaining why they should be The Next PromGirl. The videos were posted to a landing page on the official website where the public could cast their vote once per day for their favorite contestant.

After one week, Breanne Smith and Alex Fortado had the highest combined totals (public votes 33%, judges’ votes 67%) and were crowned the winners. The prize package includes a general modeling contract with NEXT Models, an all expenses paid trip to NYC, one prom photo shoot featured on and one fashion photo shoot, a $500 gift certificate to and a professional style consultation.