America's Next Natural Model is Going-Natural.com's annual pageant to celebrate the beauty and versatility of African hair. Started in 2008, the online competition can best be described as America's Next Top Model Meets the Voice online. It runs from January to March for eight weeks.
Tiana Tamara Townsell - 2008 Ebony Clark - ANNM 2011 Teesha Borum - 2010
The purpose of America's Next Natural Model is celebrate African hair naturally as well as to raise awareness about the hair issues that Black women all over the world are facing today*. With this competition, the organization intends to take its cause to the next level; broader and more in-depth. The goal of the America's Next Natural Model pageant is to set an example of natural beauty to show:
~ young girls and women of color that natural hair is beautiful
~ the corporate world that natural styles are professional
~ the beauty and fashion industry an unexplored world of hair and styles that they miss out on
The ultimate objective is a wider acceptance of natural hair styles as well as promoting healthy hair care practices that will lead to healthier hair and scalps in the African American community.
Ten aspiring models will compete for eight weeks for the title of America's Next Natural Model right here on this social web and networking site. We will provide each model personal web-space to express herself throughout several challenges. Weekly votes from a jury and the online community will determine who earns the title and becomes the winner of the competition.