In 2008, Ascot Racecourse launched the annual Face of Ascot model search at Royal Ascot.
Co-sponsored by Models 1 and the Sunday Express (and later Karen Millen, House of Fraser, Moss Bros, and others) the Face of Ascot competition aimed to find a female (and later also a male) model and ambassador to represent the racecourse for one year.
On the Tuesday and Wednesday of Royal Ascot, scouts from Models 1 searched the Grandstand area to find a new female and male face that embodied the spirit of Ascot Racecourse and Royal Ascot.
At the end of the two-day search, the winners were selected to return on the Saturday of Royal Ascot for a makeover and presentation of the Face of Ascot live on the BBC.
The Face of Ascot winners represented Ascot Racecourse at events throughout the year, participated in photo shoots, and featured in Ascot’s promotional materials.
Royal Ascot Guide
Royal Ascot is the premier British horse racing and social event of the summer season, and is not to be missed by locals and visitors that want to experience a uniquely English tradition (and catch a glimpse of the Queen, of course).
The world’s best horses and jockeys compete at Royal Ascot for high stakes.
But horse racing isn’t the only thing Royal Ascot is famous for. In recent years Royal Ascot has become synonymous with fashion, particularly hats.
Women wear their most fashionable dresses and most elegant hats while models strut down the catwalk at Royal Ascot’s fashion show.
Royal Ascot Details
Royal Ascot is located in Berkshire (near Windsor Castle), and is just under an hour by train from London. Get your Royal Ascot tickets early to make sure you have a chance to sip some Pimm’s or champagne and enjoy the races.
Royal Ascot Tickets
Royal Ascot tickets can be purchased online from the Ascot Racecourse website or by calling 0870 727 1234. Royal Ascot ticket prices vary depending on the day and the type of admission.
Standard tickets for the Tuesday and Wednesday of Royal Ascot are the least expensive. Grandstand admission is more expensive than the Silver Ring, which is more expensive than the Heath Enclosure.
Tickets for the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of Royal Ascot are slightly higher, and vary depending on the day. Thursday and Saturday tickets are the most expensive.
Royal Ascot Discounts
Royal Ascot tickets can be purchased for a discount if you buy them before 31 December the prior year. The amount of the discount varies by day and by admission type.
Group ticket discounts for Royal Ascot are available for groups of 10 or more people, 10 to 60 people, and 61 or more people.
Discount codes are available from participating magazines, so be on the lookout for promotions in your favourite publications.