That's right! Our finalists have been selected. Now the choice of the winner is up to you! Once we have additional photos from each finalist we will post them on Facebook together and let the "liking" begin. We want you to choose our next model.

When we started our search for Hapari’s next model, we had no idea what kind of a response we would get. We hoped that our customers, fans and followers would get into the spirit and enjoy the contest, but we underestimated just how much support we ended up receiving. For that, we want to thank you. You truly made this contest as fun and exciting as we could have hoped. We had 135 entries total, which made the contest that much more fun.

THE FINALISTS ARE:

Hapari's Swimsuit Model Finalist

CATEY BALL

Hapari's Swimsuit Model Finalist

ASHLEY SKY

Hapari's Swimsuit Model Finalist

JULIANNA BURROWS

Hapari is committed to making bikinis, tankinis and plus size swimwear that is made for every woman, making her feel comfortable and beautiful. This contest was about finding the perfect fit for our image and mission. We consider this contest a HUGE success and want to turn the final decision over to YOU!

We were very excited to see our followers, customers and fans rally together and support each and every contestant. While our ultimate goal in the contest was to find our new model for Hapari, we want to say that every contestant brought something special to offer.

One finalist—Catey Ball, was chosen by you—our fans. By tallying up the Facebook likes, we let popularity cast its vote. The other two finalists were chosen by the entire Hapari staff & owners.

Each finalists has been asked to send in additional photos which we will post in a new album on Hapari’s Facebook page. From these new pictures we want to ask you to choose the next model for the swimwear company.

Hapari will post the photos of each finalist on the same day (in the near future), and the contestants will have until October 14, 2011 to gather the most Facebook likes. The contestant with the most likes will be chosen as the winner and receive a trip to Florida to model in the company’s 2012 photo shoot, a payment of $2500, and the chance to have her photos published on the Hapari website, advertisements, catalogs, and other materials. Runners up will each receive $300 gift certificates.

We felt it would be the best approach to hand over the final decision to you. After all, the customer always knows best! No matter who the winner is we want to express our sincerest thanks to every woman willing to enter into the contest, throw herself out there and express her original beauty.

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