The competition on the runway was so intense that Mario chose two aspiring
models as the winners of the 2011 Mario, Make Me a Model competition.
Mercedes Johnson of Chicago and Juni Park of Skokie, Ill., secured the title at
the Mario Tricoci & vitaminwater® Present InspireDesign show at Fashion
Beauty and style innovator Mario Tricoci watched Johnson and Park and
finalists Lynn Tatge (Mount Prospect, Ill.), Alexandra Cangelosi (Orland Park,
Ill.) and Zachary Ross (Chicago, Ill.) prove to the audience that they were model
material after a two month transformation, which included a makeover from
Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas, runway instruction by Factor Women,
and personal training with Formula Fitness Clubs.
"Choosing just one winner was impossible because we had such a diverse,
talented group of finalists this year," Tricoci said. "I have been following their
progress through their TV shoot, makeovers and the fashion shoot and realized
this was going to be our toughest choice to date. The transformation in each of
these individuals has been inspiring. But once the finalists walked the runway,
Mercedes and Juni clinched it when combined with the great work they did in
the other parts of the competition."
As the winners of Mario, Make Me a Model, Johnson and Park will receive a
five-night trip for two to Riu Palace Las Americas, Cancun, Mexico that
includes meals and drinks at the resort, round-trip airfare, and limousine
transportation to Chicago O'Hare for the trip. Johnson and Park will also receive
$500 in COSE by Mario Tricoci cosmetics; a year's supply of vitaminwater®;
and a one-year membership to Fitness Formula Clubs. All of the finalists will be
featured in a fashion advertorial spread in Michigan Avenue magazine's
November issue and are being considered for a modeling contract with Factor
presented by Mario Tricoci and vitaminwater®
Mario Tricoci announced the winners of the fourth annual
Mario, Make Me a Model competition Mercedes Johnson of
Chicago and Juni Park of Skokie Capture Title
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