Voting for the People’s Choice Award in the Highlight’s On Mental Health Illawarra’s Top Model competition has started.
See the professional photos of the 12 models taken by Alex Sturman, of Xander Productions, below and make your choice.
McKaylah Evens, Ruth Lee, Lucy Marron, Caitlin Bates, Lillee Francis, Savannah McDonagh, Jessica Pinkerton, Gianna Cheung, Coco Cignarella, Filip Maravic, Hayley Whittaker and Kyam Hunt are a;; vying for a modelling oportunity in Europe with CORE Artist Management, run by Paul James Hay.
Mr Hay is the son of Illawarra’s Top Model creator and organiser Robyn te Velde.
Combined the 12 finalists and more than 100 models who entered have raised close to $50,000.
The Illawarra Mercury is supporting the Highlights on Mental Health fundraising initiative to support the Light & Hope Mental Health Clubhouse in Wollongong with the two online competitions starting this week.
The winner of the Illawarra’s Top Model competition and Shoot The Model competition and people’s choice awards in both will be announced at the Highlights Ball and Awards Night at the Novotel Wollongong Northbeach on October 17.
The winner of the contract in Europe will be chosen by a judging panel of Australia and international fashion industry icons in Crown Street Mall on October 10.
Members of public are encouraged to watch that play out on a specially built stage from Midday.
And bookings for the ball can be made can be made at http://novotelnorthbeach.com.au/What-s-On/highlights-for-hope-hairdressers-ball.html.