Iconic Model Gameplay Challenge with Contest

I’ve been meaning to share my Iconic Model Gameplay Challenge with my readers for ages, and I thought it would be more fun to turn it into an interactive contest!  So while I share with you how to play this challenge, you can follow along as I play it and participate by voting–then be entered into a giveaway contest and have a shot at winning some great prizes!

To enter the contest, all you need to do is VOTE each week while the challenge is underway.   This contest will run for 6 weeks (from July 19 until August 30).  There will be prizes given each week and a grand prize given at the end of the challenge.  Every time you vote, you will be entered in the weekly prize draw and earn an extra entry in the grand prize draw.  If you participate each week, your name can be entered in the grand prize draw up to 7 times.  If you win a weekly drawing or the grand prize and you would prefer to pass the winnings to a friend, you are free to do so (they must have a Sims 3 Store Wishlist with eligible prizes on it).  Winners will be selected using Random.org, so all participants have an equal chance to win!  (The first vote is a bonus entry that will be included in this post, see voting details below.)

Each week, voting will be open Friday through Sunday, and the results posted on Monday.  Weekly prizes will be gifted on Mondays.  The Grand Prize will be gifts worth up to 2000 simpoints, and weekly prizes will be gifts worth up to 500 points.  Winners will be chosen using Random.org and I will select prizes from the winner’s Wishlist to gift them as quickly as possible.

The Iconic Model Gameplay Challenge is a fun little game to play with the Sims 3 when you just don’t know what to do but you feel like simming.  This gameplay challenge requires the World Adventures Expansion Pack, as it does rely heavily on the photography skill.  Aside from that, you will also need a house with enough beds for 8 sims, one sim that will act as the Photographer in the challenge, and 7 sims to be models.  In most cases, the model sims should be Young Adult Females, but you may wish to modify the challenge and try it out with different types of models.  Generally, the models should be sims that you created, but I have chosen 7 townie sims from Isla Paradiso to demonstrate the challenge.

This gameplay challenge was inspired by the Next Top Model television series, so if you’ve watched that series before, many aspects of the challenge will be familiar to you.  Each week, the model sims will participate in a skill challenge and they will be taken on several photo shoots.  The best photo taken of each model will be presented at the end of the week.  Each week, one model will be kicked out of the house, until there is only one model remaining.  If you’re playing by yourself, you will select the model to kick out based on the photographs taken that week.  For this interactive contest, I will be relying on you–my readers–to vote for which model to kick out each week 😉  The first (bonus) vote will be to pick which model you think will make it all the way.

Now that the basics have been explained, I would like to introduce you to the 7 townie models from Isla Paradiso that I selected to be contestants in the Iconic Model Challenge.

Rei Matsuri

Gabrielle Arias

Yvette Yee

Malala Almira

Ariel Walsh

Jessica Alvaro

Karlie Goldberg

Here is your first chance to enter the contest!  Please vote for the model that you think could be Isla Paradiso’s Iconic Model.  Do not vote based on hair style or colour, as these models will be given makeovers several times during the challenge.  Which model do you think will consistently produce the best photographs, based on her facial structure?

To place your vote and be entered in the giveaway, please comment* on this post with the name of the model you think could win this challenge, and include the link to your  Sims 3 Store Wishlist**.  The weekly prize drawing will take place on Monday, so you have all weekend to get your votes in!  You will also earn one entry in the grand prize drawing, which will take place on September 2nd.

*Please note that all comments are moderated, so you might not see your comment posted for a couple of hours after you submit it.

**If you would prefer to nominate a friend for the giveaway, please include the link to your friend’s Sims 3 Store wishlist.  The wishlist must have items worth up to 500 simpoints for the weekly drawing, and items worth up to 2000 simpoints for the grand prize.

***UPDATE about the Weekly Giveaways: pixiegamer asked if it’s possible to “bank” winnings from one of the weekly giveaways, in hopes of winning again.  YES, if you win, you will be notified and you can select to “bank” your winnings–that way, if you win another weekly giveaway, you could select a more expensive prize or a set.  Each weekly giveaway prize is 500 points, so one could be very lucky and win a few times, allowing them to select a set or something later 

This vote is now CLOSED and the winner for this week’s giveaway has already been selected.  Click the link below to view the results and read about how the competition is going.  Stay tuned for a new vote post on Friday, July 26, and take another shot at the next weekly giveaway!  Thanks to everyone who participated in this vote 😀

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28 Responses to Iconic Model Gameplay Challenge with Contest

    • enkeli63 says:

      Thank you for your vote! You’re now entered in the weekly giveaway and the grand prize giveaway as well 🙂 Ariel Walsh had a tiny bit of a makeover already, since I didn’t want any of the girls starting off with the same hairstyle! She originally had the same hair as Jessica Alvaro. All of them will be trying new hair styles and new outfits during the competition though, so it’ll be fun to see how they look in different styles!

  1. BlackZanie says:

    I think Yvette Yee would make a perfect Isla Paradiso Iconic Model 🙂
    Here’s the link to my wishlist: http://store.thesims3.com/myWishlist.html?persona=BlackZanie
    I can’t wait to discover the first challenge…

    • enkeli63 says:

      Thanks for your vote! This first vote will determine the “Fan Favourite,” although there’s nothing keeping that girl from getting kicked out later–she’ll at least win a nice item to keep 😉 You are now entered in the weekly giveaway and the grand prize drawing 😉 Good luck!

  2. Erja888 says:

    My vote goes to Gabrielle Arias
    Wishlistlink: http://store.thesims3.com/myWishlist.html?persona=Erja888

  3. adwilson1991 says:

    Several caught my eye, but my vote goes to Ariel Walsh. Her eyes and features are striking & she looks like she has a few tricks tucked up her sleeves. This should be an interesting challenge LOL

    WL link: http://store.thesims3.com/myWishlist.html?persona=ADWilson

    Thank YOU for doing this… I think it is going to be GREAT fun 😀

    • enkeli63 says:

      Oh thank you! I’m hoping this will be a lot of fun for everyone 🙂 I enjoy this gameplay challenge a lot because I like modelling but I don’t play with any mods or cc, so I don’t enter the forum modelling competitions. Plus I also really like the photography skill, so it’s a lot of fun for me to play this way. I’ll share a little story of the challenge as it progresses too. Thank you for your vote! You’re now entered in the weekly giveaway and the grand prize drawing 😉 Good luck!

  4. Very Difficult choice, all take beautiful pics, but after a little bit of debating, I vote for Gabrielle Arias.
    http://store.thesims3.com/myWishlist.html?persona=Springfairy556

    • enkeli63 says:

      Thank you! I had a lot of fun picking the townies for this challenge. EA did a pretty good job with the townies in Isla Paradiso, but I did tweak some of the girls to be a little nicer looking than they started 😉 Gabrielle actually needed a little more work than others, so I’m very glad to see she’s getting so many votes! Anyhow, you are now entered in the weekly giveaway and the grand prize drawing at the end of the summer. Thanks for participating 😀

  5. MissCee says:

    I like Yvette Yee, she has nice cheekbones. Thanks for hosting 🙂
    Blessings,
    Miss Cee

    • enkeli63 says:

      Awesome! Thanks for voting 🙂 You’re now entered in the weekly giveaway and the grand prize drawing. Good luck 😉

  6. pixiegamer says:

    I like Malala, but I get the feeling Gabrielle is going to win, based on the comments.

    Question: If we win, can we choose to ‘bank’ our winnings in hopes that we might win again?
    *example: if we win twice, we’ll have 1000 SP to spend, which as a whole could be used on items 500 SP by themselves could not buy in the Store.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway! 🙂

    • enkeli63 says:

      Actually, that’s a great idea. I thought of that too, just yesterday 🙂 I will add that to the rules and an FAQ in the Sims 3 forum announcement thread. Thanks for bringing that up!! I will modify this post to include details about the gifting process, but I think it’s a good idea if someone would like to “bank” their winnings. That way, if they do get lucky, they could potentially select a more expensive set or something later on 😉 I really appreciate you asking that question!

      I think you’re right about the vote, but this particular vote wont affect much. It just determines the Fan Favourite, and that sim will win a prize that may help her in skill challenges during the competition. The future votes will be for which one to kick out, and that will all depend on the images the models produce each week.

      You are now entered in the weekly giveaway and the grand prize drawing. Good luck!

  7. enkeli63 says:

    I’m just about to add up the votes and do the first giveaway draw.

    I am not entering any of the giveaways, but I still get a vote 😉 I had to wait until just before the voting closes to place my vote, so I wouldn’t potentially bias anyone.

    My vote is or Yvette Yee, although I definitely like the look of many of these models and I think they all have potential (well, maybe not one of them! lol)

    The voting for this week is now CLOSED. Readers are fee to continue commenting on this post, but no further votes or entries will be counted for this week. Thank you to everyone who participated in this week’s vote!! The random drawing will soon take place and the first weekly giveaway winner will be notified. Everyone who voted this week has earned one entry in the Grand Prize drawing as well.

  8. My vote goes to Ariel Walsh,awesome giveaway.
    Bless Your Heart….
    http://store.thesims3.com/myWishlist.html?persona=xenacullen

    • enkeli63 says:

      I’m sorry, the first giveaway has already been drawn and the winner was announced earlier this morning. The next vote and giveaway will be opened on Friday of this week. Please come back on Friday to see the new photos and vote for the first girl to kick out of the house 😉

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