Total Girl Philippines, the first and only lifestyle magazine for tween girls, successfully staged the 2015 Total Girl Model Academy on April 19, 2015 at the Glorietta Activity Center, Palm Drive, where aspiring young models, ages 8 to 13, went through a series of workshops before the go-see finale.
The hopeful participants received a passport upon entering the venue, which guided them through the different stages. Each stage was led by professional mentors who helped them hone their styling and modelling skills. The first stage was the styling studio where they discovered their own style, with the help of Raizel Dy, a fashion stylist and make-up artist who worked in some of the country’s fashion magazines. Then at the second stage, they proceeded to the catwalk class where they flaunted their styles through ramp modelling, proper posture, and personality coaching with Ning Corteza, an instructor of runway modelling, imaging, and visual posing. With everything ready, during the third stage, they learned basic camera posing where they found their best angle with the help of Photography Coach Heidi Aquende, a commercial and editorial photographer. The fourth stage gave them a chance to practice what they learned from the previous stages. The photo booth produced “comp cards,” otherwise known as model’s set cards, for participants to take home as souvenirs. The last stage is the final test of this event: the go-see. Here they applied everything that they’ve learned from the entire workshop, in front of a panel of judges.
From more than 100 young hopefuls, the editorial team of Total Girl will choose 10 winners to be featured in Total Girl’s September 2015 Fashion and Beauty issue. Aside from being featured, the winners will also get special prizes from the sponsors. Though the winners were not yet announced on the event itself, they will be contacted by the Total Girl team in the following days.
Total Girl Model Academy is a great opportunity to empower young girls to live their best tween lives ever- being confident, cool, and fun! This is definitely one memorable summer experience for all who joined as they learned stylish ideas that would help them shine bright.
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