Josee Perron (shown in her before and after photos) is the Abbotsford winner of the 2018 Total Makeover Challenge. (Photoart by Simpson)

Josee Perron (shown in her before and after photos) is the Abbotsford winner of the 2018 Total Makeover Challenge. (Photoart by Simpson)

Total Makeover Challenge announces winners

Josee Perron of Abbotsford among winning challengers from four communities

Winners of the 2018 Total Makeover Challenge were announced during the Shape Your Vogue Fashion Show Gala on May 22.

The winners were Josee Perron for Abbotsford, Amanda Thomas for Chilliwack, Jennifer Wettlaufer for Langley and Julie Brassington for Vancouver.

The winners each receive a full year of dental services (up to $3,000 value) donated by the 123 Dental group, a specialty photo shoot with hair and makeup, a one-year gym membership at She’s Fit, a getaway trip for two, and more.

The challenge, presented by Shape Your World Society, was held in three segments over five months.

The first portion began in January and involved 30 women taking part in the fitness, health, personal growth/development and beauty makeover challenge.

At the end of the segment, the public was invited to vote online for their favourite challenger.

Those votes, coupled with judges’ results, determined the top 15 that moved onto the next round.

Those 15 selected challengers were then whittled down to the final five, plus a wildcard contestant, from each of the four communities.

Those challengers then participated in the gala event, held at Cascades Casino in Langley.

The evening began with mingling and time for shopping through the sponsor-provided gift baskets, as well as enjoying appetizers and a cash bar.

The first half of the program saw Chilliwack and Abbotsford challengers walking the runway in a fashion show, including shades and accessories.

The second half saw the Vancouver and Langley challengers take their turn on the runway.

This was followed by the announcing of the top categories and the winner for each city.

Videos throughout the evening – from EA Corporate Care – showed highlights from each city. There were a few tears shed by challengers as they remembered where they started and how far they had come.

There was also a live performance by Marika, singing “Unstoppable,” which she wrote just for the Total Makeover Challenge.

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