announces contest to select spokesmodel for crowdfunding site

(PR NewsChannel) / January 17, 2013 / LAS VEGAS, the new website that “puts the fun in crowdfunding,” announced a nationwide contest to find a spokesmodel to be the face of its new and rapidly growing business.  In their nationwide online contest, ClickStartMe is offering 10 spokesmodel hopefuls the opportunity to be flown to Las Vegas where they will compete on stage for a $5,000 grand prize and fame as the site’s first spokesmodel.

Spokesmodel finalists will be selected from experienced or aspiring models that register and create a free profile on  Models who create a crowdfunding project on the site will have additional opportunities to win a spot in the Las Vegas finale to be held on May 18, 2013.  Several models have already registered for the contest, and many more are expected to join soon.

“We are looking for the smartest, savviest and most attractive model to be the face of ClickStartMe,” founder Tess Hottenroth says. “One talented model will not only win the cash prize and become an instant internet celebrity, but he or she will also be given opportunities to work with others who crowdfund products, inventions, films and videos on”

Crowdfunding, a growing $2.8 Billion industry, is an Internet phenomenon that allows individuals or businesses to seek financial support, often in small amounts, from the general public in exchange for “rewards” or other things of value.  Hottenroth notes that models are already creating crowdfunding projects on ClickStartMe, and are earning donations from friends, family members and fans to help them advance their careers by financing sessions with noted photographers, creating new portfolios, building new websites and more.

ClickStartMe has partnered with the performance-based nightclub The Act Las Vegas where ten spokesmodel finalists will compete on stage for the grand prize before a panel of celebrity judges and an audience of fashion industry insiders.  The Act Las Vegas, a destination nightclub with concentric performance platforms that can be viewed from several public or private vantage points, recently opened to critical raves.  Las Vegas Weekly called The Act, “exceptionally provocative, simultaneously sordid, artistic, gruesome, beautiful, raunchy and somehow elegant.”

The Act Las Vegas, located in The Shoppes at The Palazzo, is a 9,600-square-foot multi-level nightclub with a stage fitting of a small opera house, five bars, balcony boxes and a private backstage VIP area. Patrons enter through winding narrow, disorienting hallways to reach the main room, where tables and booths overlook a focal point stage rather than a dance floor. The Act Las Vegas is the latest venture of Simon Hammerstein, a seasoned theatrical producer and artistic director with nearly two decades of experience, who has been featured in Vogue, Vanity Fair and The New York Times.  Hammerstein, whose extremely popular night club/variety theatre “The Box” in New York and London have hosted more than a million patrons, describes his new Las Vegas club as “an opera house, dreamscape and a New York saloon, meets a Las Vegas Wild West kind of concert hall.” is the newest entry into the rapidly growing crowdfunding industry and has created a buzz within the industry’s comparatively sterile atmosphere. Unlike its competitors, provides individuals and businesses with an opportunity to easily raise funds online for almost any legitimate purpose, and also gives its users an online store in which to sell their products after funding. also recognizes the mass appeal of television shows such as The Voice, America’s Next Top Model, and Shark Tank, and has added this variable into the mix for online crowdfunding by holding contests for its users with valuable prizes and trips to exciting locations. credits its online Spokesmodel contest with driving more than 50,000 unique visitors to its site in less than a month, even before the site officially launched.

For more information on the ClickStartMe Spokesmodel Contest, click here.

For more on The Act Las Vegas, visit their Facebook page.

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