Q&A: Alyce Kyles from Adpro Management for World Supermodel Australia
Khloe Soenario chats to Alyce Kyles from Adpro Management about what it takes to be an international catwalk queen ahead of Saturday's World Supermodel final at Ba8...
World Supermodel is a big, internationally respected competition. Why did Adpro Management decide to bring the competition north to Cairns?
We are looking to nurture entrants from many of the major capital cities and regional centres throughout the country. Many of the most beautiful women that have gone on to major modelling success have been from regional Australia, whether it be Jennifer Hawkins, Rachel Finch and Miranda Kerr, to name a few.
How do our local girls compare with the national and international stage? Do we have someone with what it has to take their modelling career to a new level?
Cairns and north Queensland have some amazing talent. The combination of their natural beauty and Aussie charm is a real winner. Based on Heats 1 and 2 at Bá8, we have seen some absolutely stunning models and there is no doubt that a number of those entrants have the potential to go on to modelling success at a national and international level.
Many people see modelling as an easy profession, but anyone in the industry knows this is not the case. How are the local girls handling the pressure?
From the feedback received and the video footage it seems the local models that have entered have what it takes to not only look the part but to also handle the pressure and perform on the catwalk. Modelling has many facets and requires a number of skills and it seems that the girls from Cairns are modelling at the highest level.
How do the judges choose a winner? What are the categories each model is judged on?
There are five qualities the judges will be looking for in order to pick a winner. These range from: photographic ability, catwalk skills, swimwear figure, sophistication and confidence. Each of these qualities combined will showcase the models potential to the judges. We are looking for a natural beauty that has the ability to model at an international level and represent Australia as a fine role model and ambassador.
After the Cairns competition, where do the winners progress to? What kind of career progression can a win provide?
We have two categories: Teens and Models aged 20+. The winner from the teen category will have the opportunity to represent north Queensland, being flown to Sydney with the Cairns 20+ winners to compete for the national title. At the national final there is the opportunity for the models to present themselves to VIP guests from the beauty/fashion industry as well as photographers and the media. The national winners of both categories will be flown to Fiji for the international final from November 18-25.
The competition has already been going two weeks – what’s been the most memorable moment so far?
The competition has been a wonderful experience for everyone involved. Each of the models have bonded and kept efforts to communicate and support one another throughout the weeks. This event is building friendships and experience and we are honoured to have such valuable models entered.
Which companies are supporting World Super Model in Cairns?
Say I Do Wedding Gowns, Bella Rose Designs, AJ Hackett, Ivy Florists, Priceless Gems, The Bakery, Mt Franklin, Faceup Makeup and HDeVolutions.
Any last words?
It is important for the models to know that true beauty shines from within and if a model wants to be successful she needs to apply herself with a high level of integrity and professionalism.
See World Supermodel Cairns Final is this Saturday at BÁ8, from 6.30pm-9pm. Entry is free.
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Local beauties: Laura Woodcock, Zoe Rappolt, Leah-Jane Thomas and Kayla Parkinson are in the finals for World Supermodel this weekend.
On the catwalk: Lavina Coburn and Madalina Mardale at Ba8 for Heat two of WSM in Cairns.