Did you know that some of the world’s biggest models were first discovered from model search competitions? Supermodel Cindy Crawford kickstarted her modelling career when she entered the Elite Model Management’s Look of the Year contest at 17. Aussie beauty Miranda Kerr shot to fame at 13 years old when she won the 1997 annual Dolly magazine/Impulse model competition. Brazilian bombshell Adriana Lima entered not one but two model search contests – Ford’s Supermodel of Brazil model search, and subsequently, the 1996 Ford Models Supermodel of the World contest, where she placed first and second respectively.
Now, several Singaporean model hopefuls have a shot at achieving their modelling dreams too, thanks to the Project M model search contest organised by Bugis Junction and Bugis+. Here, we’ve handpicked four standout contestants – read on to find out why we think they have what it takes to be the next modelling superstar.
1: Zina Ng, 19 (@thatszina)
Who: A current second-year Arts Business Management student at Ngee Ann Polytechnic.
When Did You Start Modelling: “I started out doing conceptual shoots when I was 17 with a stranger, who is now my close friend.”
Why Are You Taking Part In Project M: “I’m looking at it as a platform to build up on my self-confidence. Furthermore, I am fulfilling my passion for walking runways, doing photo shoots and also trying out a variety of clothes or activities that are usually out of my comfort zone.”
What Makes A Good Model: “Not just looks, but also a good attitude and personality, as you will be working with a lot of different people in the industry.”
Your X-Factor: “I am very adventurous. Being able to try out a spectrum of activities allows me to discover more about myself and this will be useful in the competition if I am assigned to do styles or tasks that I’m not used to.”
What Can You Bring To The Competition: “I think I can bring my hardworking attitude into this competition. Knowing that being a model is no easy job and requires lots of stamina and hard work to succeed, I will put in my 101% even in the face of adversity.”
Your Hobbies And Interests: “I play instruments and sing when I am free or just jam with my friends. In addition to that, I enjoy live streaming where I can connect with different people and also perform on that platform for people to enjoy.”