Diana Miko, Fitness Model Short Class Winner –
First and foremost, please accept a BIG THANK you for organizing a high profile event filled with endless opportunities. A few weeks have passed and I am finally able to gather my thoughts and wrap my head around everything that has transpired as a result. As you know, I have been anticipating this event since the day you told me about it. Going into it I didn’t know exactly what to expect but given that it was your idea I knew it had FANTASTIC & FABULOUS written all over it! Good job on keeping all of the excitement to yourself until the day of the event! Again, “BIG Thank You” to YOU, Mitchie and Gary for all of your hard work and time put into making PowerTec a success. I am certain that this event will not be forgotten by me and the other attendees for more reasons than I can list!
First and foremost, I think it’s important to place emphasis on the guest list. You managed to gather many industry leaders and decision makers to be a part of this event, and while I can only speak for myself, I know that all of the competitors are grateful for the opportunity to be placed in front of them. Needless to say, I absolutely loved seeing you again, enjoyed meeting the judges, guests and all of the contestants. I have made some wonderful connections with people I heard so many incredible things about, finally met some of my Facebook friends in person, and I know that I have made some great, long lasting friendships that will only cultivate with time.
Moving on to the evening of the finale I don’t even know where to begin. The set up at Drai’s rooftop and the surrounding views were beautiful and put together with the atmosphere and an upbeat DJ made an ideal party combination. Runway, cameras, action! I will say however that the mermaids were the highlight of my night (putting aside all the male models walking around exhibiting their six packs in their swim trunks!). In a nutshell and without going into too much detail, there was not a dull moment throughout the evening.
The aftermath is more than I could have imagined. I walked away with 1st place in Short Fitness Model Division and 2nd in Overall Fitness Model Category which was a huge accomplishment and honor for me given that it was my first competition. As a result, I am now officially signed with Sports + Lifestyle Unlimited Agency and look forward to working with them on upcoming projects! I cannot express my excitement and gratitude for this opportunity. As if that is not enough, I am fortunate to have won photo-shoots with two amazing photographers with whom I have wanted to work with for quite some time. Aside of all that, I was able to network with several wonderful individuals and I hope to have the opportunity to work with them as I move forward with my aspirations.
A special thank ‘YOU’ for all of the help, support, guidance and encouragement you have given me leading up to the event. It is greatly appreciated. I look forward to utilizing all of the potential opportunities you have provided and to further unfolding my path on the journey into the fitness industry.
With much gratitude,