Pattaya seeks Fresh Faces, sponsors

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Pattaya hopes to host the finals of the Thailand Fresh Faces modeling contest in December, but needs private organizations to kick in the 5 million baht budget.

At a Sept. 7 Tourism and Culture Committee meeting, Pattaya Rattanachai Sutidechanai and other city council members and representatives from private groups watched a presentation from Model Management, the company behind the international modeling contest.

Launched in 2010, the contest was the world’s first to combine online voting, social media promotion, and live events with a major modeling network. Thailand will hold an event in Bangkok and plans to host the finals in Pattaya in December.

Representatives from the modelmanagement.com and a group of models propose the Fresh Faces 2015 contest be held in Pattaya.Representatives from the modelmanagement.com and a group of models propose the Fresh Faces 2015 contest be held in Pattaya.

The winner will go on to complete in the Fresh Faces finals in Barcelona, Spain next year.

But Rattanachai said Pattaya City Hall is unable to fund the 5-million-baht project and suggested organizers set up a local committee to liaison with local organizations and businesses interested in being sponsors.

The councilman said the city could possibly support the event by providing the location and necessary support services.

The event will be discussed again in a future meeting.