MISS SL Agency models to judge pageants

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Jun 14 (45 days ago)
Marcus Lefevre-Enimo wrote
It is suggested that MISS SL Agency models should get invited to judge the MISS SL, MR SL and AVISTAR competitions in a rotating system, to involve everyone in the subsequent recruitment of potential future models.
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Jun 14 (45 days ago)
RoyaleSun wrote
I see potential problems with this...people will vote for their friends...not for styling ability, poses etc...so I vote NO
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Jun 14 (45 days ago)
London Fallenwynter wrote
I think its fair and right to allow past participating models a chance to judge subsequent pageants, trusting they will be objective and not persuaded by familiarity with a contestant.
Jun 14 (45 days ago)
Malachi Alexander Sinz wrote
This is a hard one because i just started judging in the MISS SL pageant and i was given the chance so i would love for other people to be given that same opportunity. I saw friends up there on stage but in that moment i knew what i had to do and i judged people on what they put in front of me not based on our friendship. So while i see the risk changing up rotations of judges can be either very healthy on the view of the company from the outside in or people can take advantage. so ill have a hesitant vote yes because that is one thing that ive heard from outside sources that MISS SL Pageants always have the same judges. Maybe have a probation period or some kinda policy that can be enforced to help smooth over the problem.
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Jun 14 (45 days ago)
CheyenneSadee wrote
I think rotating the judging panel is smart, it's impossible to stop "favoritism" if it's going to happen its going to happen whether they are agency models or not. Always having the same people judging could pose more of an issue than rotating people from the agency in my opinion
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Jun 17 (42 days ago)
Melinda Bayn wrote
I could judge a friend. what's more, they know that I would do it being even more demanding because I know them and I know what they are capable of and whatnot. Being objective is called!
The problem will be to detect who is objective, responsible and professional in this ... How to know without giving them a chance?
Jun 17 (42 days ago)
Tiy wrote
I think the current system seems to work well, however if 1 or 2 of the judges were part of this system I do not see any harm that could come from it. I agree with Melinda - when it comes to scoring I have no friends :P
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Jun 17 (42 days ago)
Marcus Lefevre-Enimo agent wrote
There's no system in place. It's not a secret that I usually ask Hikaru, who's inviting judges at my request, to invite a few certain people to judge and leave the rest of the judges to decide by himself, so that we have most of the time a 50/50 situation. 50% of the judges are requested by me, 50% are requested by him. That's all of a system there is. There are certain rules in place, which I observe, i.e. if someone declines an invitation three times in row, we're not inviting them anymore and if I see that an individual is given a high score (10) or low score (1) to a candidate when it's absolutely not justified, those judges are on my watch too. Latter I just cannot catch always. The idea I have in mind, but it's not discussed yet, is to increase the judges panel generally to be 12 judges instead of 10, since we lately often had more than 10 anyway and to reserve 2 spots to agency models, in a kind of rotating system. I.e. in a MISS SL Pageant that would allow 22 agency models to judge during the competition. Over the course of one year it probably would be 40 or more agency models who can have an opportunity to judge.

There's just things to consider:

a) Not all of the agency models are actually interested in being a judge. As our judges know, it's demanding, it's time-consuming and it's a responsibility.
b) Not all agency models are always available to the times our challenges take place, referring here to this suggestion: https://support.missslorganization.net/037747-Alternate-show-times.
c) Many models have rather poor PC's and have to take a lot of technical measures to even survive walking in a show (i.e. the advantage of watching it on a live stream is by grace and favour through our friends from Die Villa Media Entertainment, it's not 100% granted to be available at all times).
d) There was an attempt by me to have a judges sign-up form at the very begin, 2015 -2017 I think... but ended up with submissions from people I've never ever heard from...

Latter could be a thing, to be meant for MISS SL Agency models only, allowing models to decide themselves, if they actually want to be available to judge or not. Granted, we may not always be able to accommodate all models, who are signing up, i.e. due to the number of challenges etc.

Lastly, I'm absolutely NOT confident to have every model from the MISS SL Agency being a judge for the live interviews.

That's my thought process so far, I'm going to debate it these days and with AVISTARS approaching we may come to a decision and plan soon.
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Jun 18 (42 days ago)
Hikaru Enimo-Lefevre agent wrote
I have no friends, i have family :P
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Jun 18 (42 days ago)
Hikaru Enimo-Lefevre agent wrote
On top of what Marcus said, I agree on what it is, I would rather pick someone who is not in the model scene to be a judge, as you know some of the judges that I bring in are Bloggers, Photographers and even Designers who i felt that they can dress well than any models ( no offense) and they DO NOT know any of them who is on stage, their job is to see what is good especially the styling and also poses.