Good genes: Seth Wilson *Photo supplied
Good genes: Seth Wilson *Photo supplied
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FRIDAY, FEB. 17: A young Bermudian has found himself in the top five of a male model competition.

The competition has been organized by Shortlist Magazine and Premier Model Management.

Chemical engineering student Seth Wilson, 19, said there were different locations throughout England where organizers scouted potential candidates.

His mother Suzanne modelled in the 1980s and was a Bermuda Sun Girl in 1988.

Seth told us: “I received an e-mail during the Christmas holidays from Premier Model Management saying that I had been passed through to the second round and that I would have to go to their London offices for an interview and to take some photos.

“I had previously watched a documentary on Channel 4 about this modelling agency so it was very surreal when I entered the offices and saw familiar faces and surroundings.”

He continued: “I met with one of the bookers from the men’s division and she took my measurements and then asked me about my personal life and such.

“I then followed her to take some pictures... she said she would keep in touch and let me know how things go. 

“A few weeks later, I got the e-mail saying I was one of the five finalists in the competition.

“I was naturally very excited.”

Now Seth is looking for support.

“The last hurdle to jump is to gain the most votes.

“I had done some modelling in Bermuda, even featured in a shop window, but I never really thought I had what it takes, but that may change and I am starting to think differently.”

The top prize is £1,000 spending money at DKNY and a year’s contract with Premier Model Management, and an appearance in the Shortlist magazine.

To vote for Seth, go to http://www.shortlist.com/style/shortlists-model-competition. Voting ends February 29.