2013 Seagram’s Gin Georgia winner, Antonia Blain with 2013 “Alabama winner, Ashley Smith

Written by | Ray Cornelius 

Seagram’s Gin and The Starfire Group hosted the 2014 Seagram’s Gin Calendar Model Search for Georgia last night in Atlanta. Eight young ladies competed for the opportunity to appear in the nationally published calendar.

Over 500 attendees packed Le Fais Do Do special events venue hoping to catch a glimpse of their favorite beauty.  RC was there as an “unofficial” judge for the competition along with special guest celebrity judge, Tony Rock and 2013 Atlanta winner Ms. Antonia Blain.

The competition consisted of a question-and-answer session and swimsuit competition. The winner would receive a sash/crown, a $500 Cash Prize, a 4-day/3-night stay with photo shoot at an exotic location and a fashion/style makeover.  Seagram’s Gin execs Jennifer Pierdant and Al Copeland were also on hand to serve as judges for the evening.

Spotted at the event were Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta  cast member DJ Babey Drew and Atlanta-based abstract painter, Monica Tookes who created art work inspired by Seagram’s Gin.  Check out a few photos below and tell us what you think.

 Bump Up the Night

Seagram’s Gin 2014 Model Search Contestants

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L to R: Rafaelle Miggiano, Pamela Ricardo, Joyce Glenn, Debra Glen, and Laquia Howard

Ray Cornelius with Antonia Blain, 2013 Seagram’s Gin Georgia winner

Atlanta artist Monica Tookes creating a piece inspired by the evening

My “unofficial judge” comment cards used to amuse the audience during the competition

2013 Atlanta winner Antonia Blain tallying scores with celebrity guest judge and comedian, Tony Rock

Antonia Blain and Tony Rock pause from tallying to pose for the camera

And the winner is…Joyce Glenn along with 1st Runner-Up, Laquia Howard and 2nd Runner-Up Pamela Ricardo

Ray Cornelius with comedic actor Tony Rock

Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta’s DJ Babey Drew poses with Monica Tookes

The Starfire Group’s I’na Saulsbery with Winner, 1st & 2nd Runner-Ups

and Seagram’s Gin Brand Mgr. Jennifer Pierdant

Tah-dah…Monica Tookes’ painting inspired by Seagram’s Gin slogan, “Bump Up Your Night”

Photography Credit/Ray Cornelius