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Celebrating Petite – The Gambita Fashion Show

On October 25th, eight fabulous petite models came together from across the country to strut their stuff on the runway and compete to become the new face of petite online “e-tailer”, Gambita. The finalist included: Anthea Leslie (5’0″), Nathaly Del Carmen (5’2.5″), Rachel Pierce (4’11), Sharon Carcamo (4’11.75”), Claudia Cutlip (5’2″), Emmy Santiago (5’2″), Kaleigh Friend (5’1″) and Salone Johnson (5’2″). At the end of the night, Kaleigh Friend was selected by the judging panel as the new face of Gambita.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend the event myself but based on all the photos I’ve seen (some below), ALL the contestants rocked the runway! I’m not sure how the fashion industry came up with the notion that models need to be so tall before they can even step foot on a runway but Gambita has certainly proven otherwise. Petite women can walk the runway just as fiercely as any other 5’9″ runway model out there. In my opinion, it’s all about the attitude and confidence — not the height.

Gambita winner, Kaleigh’s advice to her petite peers? “Don’t let anyone tell you that caring about fashion means you’re shallow or silly“.

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The new face of Gambita, Kaleigh Friend!
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(Photos: c/o Gambita)

Celebrate Petite With Gambita In NYC

Hi Petites!

Do you live in or near New York City? If you do, you’re in luck because you can party with petite “e-tailer” Gambita tomorrow, Friday October 25th at the Dream Downtown’s PH-D Rooftop Lounge from 7-10PM!

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Gambita’s petite model finalists will be working the runway wearing all the latest styles available from Gambita while guest judges – fashion blogger Sara Zucker, Third Wave Fashion’s Cyndi Ramirez, and stylist Samantha Lim will be choosing the winner and next face of Gambita.

Visit the Gambita blog to learn more about each of the 10 finalists, and for information on how to cast your vote on your favorite petite model. Find more information and RSVP for the event here.



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Calling All Petites!


Being petite and trying to break into the modeling industry can be exhausting. Luckily, Gambita, the newest fashionable online boutique for petites has just launched a petite model search and they’re looking for you! Gambita is passionate about creating a community of proud petite women and this is just one of the many ways they’re doing it. Gambita wants to highlight real petite women who are beautiful inside and out.

Check out all the details here. Contest begins August 1st.

Ariana Villegas: “Flawed And Chic ”

A few weeks ago I shared a post about the new face of BCBGMAXAZRIA contest. Little did I know, this inspired fellow petite, Ariana Villegas to enter the contest!

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Here is Ariana’s entry:

“I’m 5 feet tall, I don’t have the modelesque figure and my facial bone structure is average. I think I am the face of BCBGMAXAZRIA Spring 2013 because I am not the cookie cutter model. The brand always showcases clean, simple and sophisticated designs in their clothes. I rarely saw over-the-top clothes from BCBGMAXAZRIA. I always interpreted this as a statement that the BCBGMAXAZRIA woman does not need complicated and elaborate clothes to exude her confidence and individuality. The BCBGMAXAZRIA woman is comfortable with who she is and loves her flaws. I am definitely not perfect in a lot of ways but I try to work things out by accepting my imperfections and using these to find my individuality and inner glow. At the end of the day, these flaws make me uniquely chic and that makes me a BCBGMAXAZRIA woman.”

Go Ariana!! I always love to hear about petite women going after what they love so I’m supporting Ariana by voting and hope that you will vote for her as well! We have to support petite models everywhere!

Vote for Ariana here and show her your support! You can vote multiple times through Facebook and Twitter too.

Hurry, voting ends March 29, 2012.