Thursday, November 19, 2009
She's one step away from walking the runway alongside the world's most beautiful supermodels, and Carmel's Jamielee Darley can taste it.
"I can't believe that I'm this much closer," said Darley, 23, after being announced as one of the two final contestants in the Victoria's Secret runway model competition. Kylie Bisutti of Simi Valley was also named as a finalist.
"My dream is right there . I'm going to keep on pushing until I get it," said Darley.
Darley was one of 10 finalists chosen nationwide to compete for a spot as a Victoria's Secret runway model, known as an Angel, during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, scheduled Dec. 1 on CBS. Heidi Klum will host this year's show and Black Eyed Peas are scheduled to perform.
Current and past Angel's include supermodels Klum, Tyra Banks, Rebecca Romijn and Gisele Bündchen.
Darley answered an open call in Los Angeles and was selected as a finalist. She and the other finalists were shipped out to an apartment in New York City, where they competed in several "tasks" that included photos shoots other modeling gigs.
Darley made it to the final five through online voting, then on Tuesday she and the five finalists were brought out to Times Square, where the the top two were announced.
Darley's image was projected on a Times Square wide screen alongside the other finalist. Her jaw dropped as she saw she had made it.
"I am with her in New York and one proud papa," wrote Rober Darley, Jamielee Darley's father, in an e-mail thanking supporters.
The final online voting will be held beginning at noon Nov. 23 and ending at 5 p.m. Nov. 24. Fans can vote at www.vsallaccess.com or www.cbs.com/victoria.
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