Children Ages 5 – 10 Invited to SouthPark for Model for a Day Contest

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Charlotte-area children between the ages of 5 and 10, who are Simon Kidgits™ Club members, will have the opportunity to “walk the walk” for the chance to model during a Simon Fashion Now runway show, presented by Land Rover Charlotte. The show will take place at SouthPark on Saturday, October 23.

Contestants are invited to SouthPark to walk for a panel of judges, including local media personality Bridgette Wright, publisher ofCharlotte Style Magazine and Kimberlye Worth, public relations director for Barbizon Modeling & Entertainment Center-Carolinas.The panel will select 30 child models to receive the ultimate Model for a Day package, including a custom fitting for his/her runway look and the opportunity to walk in the 12:30 p.m. Simon Fashion Now show on Saturday, October 23.

Each of the 30 children selected to walk in the Simon Fashion Now children’s show will receive an exclusive Simon Fashion Now Kidgits gift bag and will have their name announced on SouthPark’s Facebook and Twitter pages!

Representatives from Barbizon will be at SouthPark from 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM on October 9 to meet with shoppers about modeling opportunities and answer questions about program offerings.

WHEN: Saturday, October 9, 2010
Registration and runway contest will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., or after the first 100 eligible entries are received

WHERE: SouthPark
Circle Court

MORE INFO: See entry form at check-in for complete rules and regulations. Those wishing to review the complete rules and regulations prior to October 9 may do so a Simon Guest Services.

Children wishing to compete must be members of the Simon Kidgits Club. Those who are interested, but who are not yet members may sign up online at www.simonkidgitsclub.com or at Guest Services through October 9. Membership includes a Kidgits Club membership card and T-shirt, scheduled entertainment and activities for families, a Birthday Club (including birthday card and gift redemption certificate), unique programs and offers, discounts, and a quarterly newsletter.

SouthPark celebrates dynamic fall fashion and trends with Simon Fashion Now™ presented by Land Rover Charlotte. Simon Fashion Now is a series of energetic fashion shows and interactive entertainment designed and presented by Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG), the country’s largest owner, developer and manager of high quality retail real estate.

The concept is a vibrant mix of accessible, luxurious and affordable style that affords shoppers the ability to purchase straight from the runway. Each event offers advice and insight into the latest cosmetic trends, must-have accessories, and, of course, fashionable flair available at select Simon properties. This event is open to everyone and offers dynamic free entertainment.

Visit the Simon Property Group website at www.simon.com. Simon Fashion Now is also on Facebook – fashionistas looking for the latest style news, contests, photos and event information for each stop can visit www.facebook.com/SimonFashionNow.

About Barbizon Modeling & Entertainment Center-Carolinas
Barbizon Modeling & Entertainment Center-Carolinas is a proud recipient of the Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from IMTA. Since 1939, Barbizon has trained thousands in modeling, acting and self- improvement.

All of Barbizon’s Programs offer the highest quality of instruction. Subjects include: Runway Technique, Print Work, Skin Care & Makeup, Projecting Self Confidence, On Camera Photo Shoot, Personality Development, Speech & Voice Projection, Interview Skills, Acting Workshops, Dress to Succeed, Model Posture, Nutrition & Exercise, Hair & Nail Care, Developing Model Manners and much, much more!!

Barbizon is also proud to announce its annual Scholarship opportunity. We give you an opportunity of a lifetime to win a free 4-year College Scholarship up to $100,000 to the school of your choice. One winner is randomly chosen every 12 months.

About Simon Fashion Now™
The concept of Simon Fashion Now was conceived through grand opening events at properties like The Galleria in Houston, TX, The Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas, NV and The Domain in Austin, TX. Through the success of these events, which became fashion focused in 2003, Simon decided to take the events national and Simon Fashion Now was introduced. The contemporary program was designed to make the runway relevant for the everyday fashionista. Spring 2010 stops included The Westchester in White Plains, NY; La Plaza Mall in McAllen, TX; The Fashion Mall at Keystone in Indianapolis, IN; Lenox Square in Atlanta, GA; The Domain in Austin, TX and The Galleria in Houston, TX.

About Simon Property Group
Simon Property Group, Inc. is an S&P 500 company and the largest real estate company in the U.S. The Company currently owns or has an interest in 393 retail real estate properties comprising 263 million square feet of gross leasable area in North America, Europe and Asia. Simon Property Group is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and employs more than 5,000 people worldwide. The Company’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol SPG. For further information, visit the Simon Property Group website at www.simon.com.

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