Local model heads to Summer Sizzle BVI

One of Grenada’s top models, Aria Mary Francis has left the island for the British Virgin Islands to participate in the 9th annual Summer Sizzle BVI.

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Signature by Terry Donovan Events will present this fashion & lifestyle destination getaway event, from July 20 – 23, with events including the Culture and Style Welcome Party, BVI Swim Show, a Sailing Excursion and the highly anticipated fashion gala and VIP after-party.

The “Global Glamour” fashion show, which remains the highlight of Summer Sizzle BVI, showcases international and Caribbean fashion designers and models from some of the world’s top agencies including Ford, IMG, Elite, DNA, Major, Muse and RED. Sessilee Lopez, Arlenis Sosa, Georgie Badiel, Grace Bol, Henry Watkins and Tara Gill are among the top models, who previously walked the runway at this event.

Eva Marcille, America’s Next Top Model Cycle 3 Winner, who is a TV host and actress, will host this year’s “Global Glamour” event which will also include a performance by American R&B/Pop artist and actress, Jessica Jarrell.

The four-day event attracts celebrities, designers, models, international media, industry executives, fashion buyers and a diverse audience of affluent professionals and influencers from around the globe.




Summer Sizzle BVI also has a philanthropic component.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Summer Sizzle BVI Foundation, which provide mentorship opportunities for emerging fashion designers and models who have an interest in fashion designing, modeling, manufacturing, merchandising and fashion event marketing.

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The Ministry of Culture, through the National Lotteries Authority (NLA), is Aria’s main sponsor.

Aria has said that she is grateful to her sponsor, and to Donovan for the opportunity to once again walk the runway.

She looks forward to representing Grenada with her usual professionalism, grace and style.

The public can follow her journey at Instagram (@ariamaryfrancis), Facebook (Aria Francis) and Twitter (@ariamaryfrancis), to see updates of her participation in Summer Sizzle BVI 2017.

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