2012 Generation Next Finalist Announced

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For 4 years, TEEN VOGUE and O’Neill have given girls with fashion dreams the design experience of a lifetime. After going through hundreds of applicants 20 girls were chosen for phone interviews, from there 10 girls were chosen to interview in person at the Teen Vogue offices in San Francisco by representatives from O’Neill Design & Marketing and Teen Vogue and our 5 finalists were chosen!

Each finalist was assigned an O’Neill mentor and given a decade of O’Neill to design into in celebration of O’Neill’s 60th anniversary. Now they will start gathering inspiration and ideas in preparation for the design seminar with their O’Neill mentors the weekend of June 2nd at the Teen Vogue offices in SF.


The 2012 GenNext finalist (from left to right): Rachel, Taylor, Sidney, Heidi, Madelynn

Rachel Frost – assigned the 1950’s with O’Neill mentor Rachael. A freshman attending Encinal High. from the city of Alameda

Taylor Schultz – assigned the 1960’s with O’Neill mentor Kendal. A junior attending Presentation High. from the city of San Jose

Sidney Budlie – assigned the 1980’s with O’Neill mentor Anya. A freshman attending San Ramon Valley High. from the city of Danville

Heidi Peinthor – assigned the 1970’s with O’Neill mentor Jade. A freshman attending Bear River High. from the city of Auburn

Madelynn Prendergast – assigned the 1990’s with O’Neill mentor Cararayne. A freshman attending The Head Royce School. from the city of Oakland

Each of the girls will be learning the ins and outs of fashion design, marketing and event production while designing an original O’Neill dress. They will be showcasing their final designs at our November runway fashion show in hopes of winning the $5,000 dollar scholarship towards their future education, and O’Neill internship and much more!

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