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Models struck their stuff for SWGA Top Model Competition

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Contestants excited to make it to next round Contestants excited to make it to next round
Sylvester native Tawaskee Hill says he's the next Top Model Sylvester native Tawaskee Hill says he's the next Top Model
SWGA Top Model will hold 4 rounds of competition SWGA Top Model will hold 4 rounds of competition
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Aspiring models from all over Southwest Georgia flocked to Albany this afternoon to make their name known. Over 250 people came out to strut their stuff at the first annual Southwest Georgia Top Model competition held at the Albany Civic Center.

Some contestants practiced their cats walks while others were pooped out from a long day of competition. But one thing was for certain - walking out with a golden ticket meant you were moving on to the next round.

For 39 year-old Sylvester native, Tawaskee Hill, his time to shine was now.

"I feel like I'm a global person even though I've been local all my life but I feel like I've got what it takes," says Hill.

And apparently the judges like what they saw because they passed him through to the next round.

"I'm Tawaskee Hill and I made it," says Hill.

"The best thing is to see someone walk out that door who said, you know what I don't think I could make it and then when you see them walk out the door with a gold ticket, they are loving it, they are more confident, so that's a great thing to see," says Event Coordinator, Bernetta Quimbley.

Not everyone was as lucky because the competition was high, but the rewards are even higher.

"Opportunity to receive a contract with major modeling companies and other department stores. Also winners will receive cash prizes and the opportunity to be the cover of Southwest Georgia top model magazine," says Yaz Johnson, CEO of YAZ Productions.

Judges say the free event was just what Albany needs.

"I think this is a good event for the city of Albany, we need some more things in the city that are positive so we're very excited to bring something to the city and people are really responding," says Brenda Johnson with YAZ Productions.

Contestants who moved onto the next round will participate in a series of fashion shows until 12 winners are left to represent Southwest Georgia's Top Models.

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