Local Military Spouse Dedicates Talent and Knowledge to Empower Young Adults

The El Paso Ultra Model Competition is a contest of beauty, skill and talent. It gives contestants the opportunity to experience real-world modeling situations and determine if they have what it takes to become a professional model. Through a series of four challenges, contests learn runway techniques, commercial/editorial photography and acting. Contestants receive general public votes and industry judging all from the click of a button at the contest's website.

El Paso, TX, April 16, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Veteran military spouse, Tondaleya Shamley, has been working in the modeling and fashion industries for almost 30 years. She never knew her hobby and extra-curricular activities would become a way to give back to the community. Mrs. Shamley formed The El Paso Ultra Model Competition (EPUM) in January 2007 after being faced with her husband’s second deployment to Iraq. “The EPUM Competition gave me an outlet where I could keep myself pre-occupied and connected to something I love to do. It helped me get through our family’s most difficult times.”

The El Paso Ultra Model Competition was created to give aspiring models within the El Paso and surrounding area the opportunity to experience and seek out other avenues and opportunities within the Fashion Industry. This is a fun way to learn and interact with other aspiring models. These experiences are important to any model's career. The techniques and information Contestants learn and experience are invaluable. Contestants are placed in real world situations and continue to compete until one El Paso Ultra Model has been selected by the general public and a panel of industry judges. Mrs. Shamley makes sure all contestants walk away from competition with experience, know-how and tools needed to get started in the modeling industry.

The EPUM Competition is now accepting registrations for the 2010 challenge. All female contestants must be between the ages of 18 and 24. There are no height, size or weight requirements for this competition. All contestants must complete the online registration process before Sunday, April 2, 2010.

“It feels great to have won the El Paso Ultra Model Competition because it opened great doors for me, and gave me more opportunities in the modeling industry.” Elisa Ruiz, 2009 EPUM Winner

To become a contestant, all contestants must pre-register online at the El Paso Ultra Model competition website to be casted as a contestant.

Mrs. Shamley is also the Editor-In-Chief of epStyle e-Magazine, El Paso Fashion Examiner, Fashion Contributor and Creative Director/Fashion Editor of Army Wife Magazine, Coordinator of the El Paso Ultra Model Competition, and Industry Author.

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Tondaleya Shamley