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America's Next Natural Model is Going-Natural.com's annual pageant to celebrate the beauty and versatility of African hair.

Are you an aspiring model interested in participating? The competition runs from January through March. We accept submissions from September on. So make a note and register to stay up to date.

 

America's Next Natural Model is Going-Natural.com's annual pageant to celebrate the beauty and versatility of African hair.

Are you an aspiring model interested in participating? The competition runs from January through March. We accept submissions from September on. For now please just register and join the group 
 

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please get in touch with us as soon as possible.

Winner of this year's competition is Jayme Goodwin ANNM. You can see her commercial for Gruvi Juice below. 

 

Models of Miss NappturalityTiana Tamara Townsell - 2008 Ebony Clark - ANNM 2011 Teesha Borum - 2010

Going Natural.com presents the America's Next Natural Model Competition. Besides the title the winner will also be the new face of the Going Natural Hair Care products.

How does it work?
Ten selected models will compete for ten weeks for the title online via http://going-natural.com. This website will provide each contestant with personal web-space to express herself throughout ten challenges. Weekly votes from a jury and from going-natural.com members will determine who becomes the new face of Eden Body works and gets the Grand Prize that is still a big Surprise.

Who can join this competition? 
Anyone can join as long as you are 16 or older and have natural nappy, coily or kinky hair. However more than hair you need an attitude. You can also participate if you have locs or want to start them. If your hair is chemically relaxed and you want to join, you will have to commit to cut the relaxed part of your hair in the first week of the competition.

What does it cost to participate?
We ask a small fee of $14.99 to register. 

Why should I join?
If you are an aspiring model you should join because this is your big chance to get:
- Your first big gig: You will be the new face of Eden Body Works Products
- Exposure By joining the competition you can use the 10 weeks of free exposure to show the world who you are and why they would miss out if they don’t contact you. 
- Free products: You will receive free hair and beauty products to use throughout the competition to complete some of your challenges. Yes, you can keep the products after the competition and if you win you will receive the grand price of a $1000. 
- Free personal space on going-natural.com that includes your own album, blog and video space.

What are the requirements?
You need to have a digital camera to take pictures and you need to be internet savvy. In order to compete and get votes you will have to be able to update your personal space on our site with photo’s and details. Instructions will be provided but you need to be familiar with uploading pictures, videos and publishing text on the including pictures.

What are the terms and conditions?
If you are selected to compete for the America's Next Natural Model title you have to commit to complete natural challenges for 8 weeks. You will receive one task by email every week. Completing a challenge includes updating your personal space at least once a week with text, pictures and a one time video clip.

If you fail to complete one task or quit the competition before the 8 weeks end, you will have to pay the fee of $250 that covers the costs for your participation in this competition.

How can I join? 
If you know you have what it takes to become America's Next Natural Model, all you have to do is send us a clear headshot with your full name and a brief message as to why you think you are America's Next Natural Model. You will hear from us if you are selected. 

FAQ
My hair is relaxed but I like to big chop, can I participate?
Yes, you can but you will have to cut your relaxed hair of in the first week of the competition.

Do I need to pay a fee to join the competition?
No, you don’t have to pay a fee. Joining is free but if you quit before the competition is over you will have to pay the fee of $250.

The origin of Nappturality 
The word Nappturality was invented by Patricia Gains. To convey that nappy hair has spirituality of its own, she combined the words: nappy, natural and spirituality. Since Miss Gains founded the website http://nappturality.com/ in 2003, it has grown into a movement. With over 60.000 members it is host to the largest forum on the World Wide Web where women of color from all walks of life can blatantly discuss and share their personal natural hair experience. To honor Patricia’s hard work and to carry on all she’s doing, Going Natural initiated the Miss Nappturality Contest that has becom America's Next Natural Model.

Going Natural
The website http://going-natural.com was created to celebrate the journey of women going back to their nappy roots. Host and initiator of this competition is Mireille Liong-A-Kong. She is also the author of the book Going Natural, How to fall in Love with Nappy Hair.

Note: The goal of going-natural.com is not to judge anyone's choice of hairstyle or any hair type. The goal of this website is to bring home the joy of natural hair care and styling.

 

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