The search for Illawarra’s Top Model in 2016 has started and entrants are starting to come in for the annual Highlights on Mental Health fundraising initiative.
Ashleigh Doherty, of Wollongong, Chloe Ryan, of Windang, and Olivia Strumfin, of Dapto, are the first three entrants and organisers are starting to hear expressions of interest from many more aspiring models.
The first three entrants got a taste of what is to come this weekend when they took part in a photo shoot for some filming to help promote the event. It involved having their hair done by Roza Rojano, of Total Bliss Salon, makeup by Nadeen Hunt and fashion provided by Jam Woman.
Illawarra’s Top Model founder Robyn te Velde said an information forum would be held on June 21 at Centro Events Wollongong at 7pm for anyone interested in entering Illawarra’s Top Model.
She said the initiative was all about supporting mental health in the Illawarra and all entrants who register on June 21 would go into the draw for $200 shopping voucher at Wollongong Central.
“This is an important opportunity for potential entrants to gain all the information they need, and to ask questions,” Mrs te Velde said.
The forum will include details on how to enter, what the categories are, what the entrants will be in the running to win and how they are likely to benefit from the experience.
Mrs te Velde said Dragons Community Partnerships ambassador Dan Hunt was going to speak at the forum.
She said there were many likely benefits for young men and women involved in Illawarra’s Top Model for 2016.
She said it was a personal development opportunity that would help them build confidence, engage with the community, build self worth, make new friends and find opportunities for social interaction. They will learn about posture, poise, grace, styling and personal image and be coached on runway technique.
Further information about the Highlights on Mental Health initiative for 2016 can be found at www.highlightsonmentalhealth.com. Winners to be announced in October.