For those that didn’t know the Scottish Fashion Awards has become somewhat of a scandal. The awards ceremony has been plagued with negative attention mainly from the frontman of the British rock band Mariillon, Derek Dick. He accused the association of treating models with minimal or non-existence care, models as young as 15 were kept waiting for hours in freezing rooms with little to eat or drink.
These remarks came shortly after Derek Dick’s daughter Tara a model who had been nominated for the model of the year category had lost out to Tali Lennox (the daughter of Annie Lennox a Scottish singer-songwriter, political activist and philanthropist). However Derek Dick’s outburst had not ended there he coyly commented that the award for model of the year was predetermined to Tali Lennox.
Organisers of the awards ceremony hit back to Derek’s comments branding him as a “bad loser” and “I think this is the reaction of an over-emotional dad who wanted his wee girl to win”. The Organisers had clearly seemed to note that this stunt may cause more harm than good to his daughters modelling career. In regards to the awards fixing scandal the award’s chairman Tessa Hartman had said “I also think it’s a bit silly of him (Derek Dicks) to suggest the judging was pre-ordained. All the girls do well because we give them this phenomenal platform. I put Tara’s magnificent face on the cover of our even magazine”.
Other than these turmoil’s the awards ceremony seem to go without a hitch, with the likes of Millie Mackintosh, David Gandy, Jade Ewan, Alexa Chung and Stella Tennant being present it seems that this awards ceremony may become a must attend in the near future.
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