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Black Opal Beauty Model Search Goes Live on Facebook

The search is back for the new face of Black Opal Cosmetics. The leading beauty brand for women of color, announces its 2013 Black Opal True Beauty Model Search.

The national contest kicked off on Feb. 4 and online entry will run through March 4, 2013.  One grand prize-winner will be awarded a $10,000 educational scholarship and become the new face of the brand for 2014.

Black Opal is on the hunt for women of color who are beauty enthusiasts, striving for educational advancement, committed to bettering their community and naturally beautiful both inside and out to be the next face of Black Opal.

Applicants will be evaluated based on essays, community service involvement, educational aspiration and a photo, which represents True Beauty.

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A panel of judges from the beauty and entertainment worlds will include, singer/songwriter and VH1’s Love & Hip Hop cast member and R&B singer Olivia; Celebrity Make-up artist Frank Guyton; Noted and board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Cheryl Burgess ; Celebrity Hairstylist Eric Bland; Style Network’s Chicagolicious cast member Valencia; and Celebrity Fashion Stylist Andre Austin.

Black Opal Beauty Prize

One grand prize-winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship (payable directly to the school), an all-expense paid trip to New York for a photo shoot, and the opportunity to be featured in the lead Black Opal’s 2013 marketing materials.

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In addition to the grand prize-winner, two finalists will receive $2,500, an all-expense paid trip to New York City and a place in Black Opal’s marketing materials, while seven finalists will be awarded $1,500 scholarships (payable directly to the school). All winners will also receive complimentary Black Opal skincare and cosmetics products.

True Beauty hopefuls, can enter to win the national contest by visiting or via Facebook at Black Opal Beauty.

Entrants must complete an entry form, upload three recent photos of themselves (taken within 3-months) and write a short essay.  No purchase necessary.  For complete rules, visit

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