The Urban Model Awards is a unique annual red carpet awards show that recognizes and celebrates the success of urban models in the industry. These models have graced the covers of, and have been featured in magazines, music videos, fashion shows, movies, TV shows, etc. The UMAs are the only awards ceremony that acknowledges the accomplishments and hard work that these beautiful women have put in the year before.
We also have categories for magazines, photographers, make-up artists and more, as they also play a major role in the success of these models.
After our very successful events in Washington, DC and Miami, FL, we have decided to move this year’s event back to the nation’s capitol, Washington, DC. The DMV area (DC, Maryland, Virginia) is the home of many of the models in the industry as well as celebrities, athletes, artists, etc. We have chosen the very popular Prince Ballroom to be the home this year for our event.
This year, the UMAs will hosted by Autumn Joi (VH1 Reality Star) & Prince Dajour (Former BET Host).
The DJ for this event is “Shadyville DJ” DJ GEMINI. There will be also LIVE performances by Kenny Iko and Verse Simmonds.
The UMAs will once again have all the hottest, sexiest and most popular models in the game all in one place. All nominees competed head to head as the public voted on our site for each category. Saturday August 4th at The Prince Hall Ballroom in Washington DC all winners for each category will be announced at the show.
Special invited nominees are Keyshia Dior, Rosa Acosta, Jessica Burciaga, Suelyn, Bria Miles, Daphne Joy, Vanessa Veasley, Brook Bailey, Yaris Sanchez, Blac Chyna, Kyra Chaos, Amber Priddy, Jael Lima, Marisa Elise, Wankaego, Sheneka Adams, Draya Michelle, Erica Mena, Kimbella, Elease Donovan, Charm Killings, Tammy Torres, Tia’mone, Cat Washington, Raven Athena, Kristal Solis, Masika Kalysha, Pretty Jamee, Heather Bianchi, Allain Victoria, Jeny Romero, Brittany Dailey, Tanyka Renee, Miss Faren, Bianca Eva, Keani Cochelle, Nv DreamGirl, Mizz Dr, Erica Lynne, Noelle Tyler, Mz Nikki Sweets, Ms Ashle Danger, Miss London2u, Tabby Brown, Vanessa Bee, Elisha Jade, Carmel Candy, Jahreem the Dream, The Brooks twins, The Guzman twins, The Collin twins, The Nvus twins, The Benson twins, The Chi twins, and more along with the industry’s top photographers, make-up artists and magazines!
Also the sexy model/video vixen turned mogul Keyshia Dior with an Urban Model Mogul Award, as well as DJ Kay Slay of Straight Stuntin will be honored with the Urban Mogul Award. We will also be honoring the late great Chuck Brown (creator of Go-Go music) with the Urban Musical Legend Award.
There will also be a lot of celebrities and surprise guests.
The Offical Home of The 2012 UMAs!
The Prince Hall Ballroom
1000 U St. N.W.
Washington D.C. 20001
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