Black Opal names winner of 2013 True Beauty Model Search

NEW YORK — Ethnic beauty brand Black Opal has named Triveni Ravi as the winner of its 2013 True Beauty Model Search.

Chosen from more than 400 applicants and three finalists, 19-year-old Ravi is a nursing student from Los Angeles. Selected by a panel of judges from the beauty and entertainment fields; all applicants were evaluated based on essays, community service involvement, educational aspiration and a photo of themselves representing Black Opal's True Beauty.

A native of Perth, Australia, Ravi now calls Los Angeles her "home away from home" as she is pursuing a degree in nursing. Introduced to Black Opal by her mother, she has become a loyal follower of the brand.

As the grand prize winner, Ravi will be featured in Black Opal's marketing material worldwide. She received an all-expense paid trip to New York City and a professional photo shoot, complete with celebrity hair, fashion and makeup styling. In addition, Ravi will receive a year's supply of Black Opal skincare and cosmetics.

"We are excited that Triveni was selected as the 2013 face of Black Opal," stated Maya Brown, senior marketing director. "The selection process was very difficult this year as we had 3 finalists to choose from, but Triveni emerged the victor as a result of her engaging personality and diverse beauty. She not only represents today's multicultural beauty, but serves as an inspiration through her volunteerism and educational excellence."

In addition to the grand prize, scholarship awards totaling $15,500 were given to nine young women chosen by online fan voting. Each recipient will receive complimentary Black Opal skin care and cosmetics products and may also be given the opportunity to be featured in Black Opal worldwide marketing materials.

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