WE?RE READY: Young models Rachel O?Halloran, 15, of Goonellabah, left, and Kiri Ormsby, 16, of Lennox Head, promote the North C
WE?RE READY: Young models Rachel O?Halloran, 15, of Goonellabah, left, and Kiri Ormsby, 16, of Lennox Head, promote the North C

Girls face up to their nerves

By RENEE REDMOND

rredmond@northernstar.com.au

RACHEL O'HALLORAN'S advice for modelling is to hide your nerves behind a smile.

The 15-year-old Gilchrist Casting model yesterday passed on her advice for those contemplating entry in the North Coast National's Face and Figure competition next week.

The Trinity Catholic College student said she had already completed a modelling and deportment course with Gilchrist Casting after joining last month.

"You have to practise in front of the mirror to make sure you look the part," she said. "Getting on the catwalk is the biggest adrenalin rush. The key is confidence and don't forget to smile."

Gilchrist Casting director Charmaine Gilchrist said the competition on Saturday, October 22, at the Circus Tent was open to girls and boys between eight and 16. Sign-on is 10.30am and the winner will score a free photo shoot with the agency.

Ms Gilchrist said she wanted models who appeared confident and had good presentation and catwalk skills.

"Make an effort with your

appearance and dress smart," she said.

Ms Gilchrist said the show's face and figure competition was a warm-up event for the agency's modelling quest on Sunday, October 30, at the Lismore Workers Club.

"It's a lot bigger, but the expectations are the same," she said.

Rachel encouraged anyone with confidence to enter the North Coast National competition.

"Don't take yourself too seriously and just have fun,"

she said.

nThe show runs from October 20-22 at Lismore Showground.



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