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25/01/2017
#modellyf

Words by

Shanali Martin

Yesterday saw Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival hold its annual model casting at Melbourne Museum's Touring Hall.

With the event came hundreds of beautiful faces, all vying for a spot on the esteemed VAMFF runway. 

Shanali Martin stole a minute with a few of the models, between all the craziness that is a model casting. 

Melanie Bate, GIANT Model Management

  1. I’ve been modelling for… six years.
  2. I’ve been involved in VAMFF… the last two years. 
  3. How do you describe doing runway work? Fun.
  4. Name a famous model whose walk is great: Adriana Lima.

Caitlyn, FiveTwenty Model Management

  1. I’ve been modelling for… a few months, this is my first casting.
  2. I’ve been involved in VAMFF… this will be the first time.
  3. How do you describe doing runway work? The most exciting atmosphere.
  4. Name a famous model whose walk is great: Alice Burdeu

Anthony, Chadwick Models

  1. I’ve been modelling for… four years.
  2. I’ve been involved in VAMFF… three times.
  3. How do you describe doing runway work? Fun.
  4. Name a famous model whose walk is great: Sam Wines.

Lucian, Chadwick Models

  1. I’ve been modelling for… four years.
  2. I’ve been involved in VAMFF… this will be the first time.
  3. How do you describe doing runway work? Exhilarating.
  4. Name a famous model whose walk is great: Naomi Campbell.

Ellen, Chadwick Models

  1. I’ve been modelling for… two weeks.
  2. I’ve been involved in VAMFF… this is my first VAMFF.
  3. How do you describe doing runway work? I’ve never done it before. I think it will be interesting, more creative than shoots.
  4. Name a famous model whose walk is great: all ’90s supermodels.

Thomas, Chadwick Models

  1. I’ve been modelling for… a couple months.
  2. I’ve been involved in VAMFF… this is my first time.
  3. How do you describe doing runway work? Probably like making it look flawless, but I imagine it’s a lot harder than it looks.

Brittney, Brazen Models 

  1. I’ve been modelling for… one year.
  2. I’ve been involved in VAMFF… last year was my first year.
  3. How do you describe doing runway work? Very intense. I’m new to it.
  4. Name a famous model whose walk is great: Adriana Lima.

Ailene, FRM Model Management

  1. I’ve been modelling for… one year.
  2. I’ve been involved in VAMFF… this is my first time.
  3. How do you describe doing runway work? I imagine it’s very different to photoshoots, all in the moment.
  4. Name a famous model whose walk is great: Bridget Hollitt.

Isabel, Bella Management

  1. I’ve been modelling for… six months.
  2. I’ve been involved in VAMFF… this is my first VAMFF.
  3. How do you describe doing runway work? I haven’t done runway before, I imagine it will be fantastic.
  4. Name a famous model whose walk is great: Tyra Banks.

Konker, Scene Model Management

  1. I’ve been modelling for… one year
  2. I’ve been involved in VAMFF… this is my first time.
  3. How do you describe doing runway work? Really fun at the start, nerve-wracking at the start. And then you get used to it.

Kwabee, Vivien’s Models

  1. I’ve been modelling for… three years.
  2. I’ve been involved in VAMFF… once before.
  3. How do you describe doing runway work? A little scary and tedious sometimes, but the energy is amazing.
  4. Name a famous model whose walk is great: A$AP Rocky.

Leonardo, Scene Model Management

  1. I’ve been modelling for… two months.
  2. I’ve been involved in VAMFF… this is the first time. 
  3. How do you describe doing runway work? I haven’t done it before but it seems incredible.
  4. Name a famous model whose walk is great: I’m my own inspiration.

Lauren, Chadwick Models

  1. I’ve been modelling for… 10 years.
  2. I’ve been involved in VAMFF… three times.
  3. How do you describe doing runway work? Probably my favourite because there is so much adrenalin, because it’s a live show.
  4. Name a famous model whose walk is great: Coco Rocha.

Elias, Giant Model Management

  1. I’ve been modelling for… two years.
  2. I’ve been involved in VAMFF… this will be the first time.
  3. How do you describe doing runway work? I’ve done runways overseas. It’s pretty exhilarating, a huge adrenalin rush.
  4. Name a famous model whose walk is great: Deshun Wang, an 80-year-old Japanese male model.

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Photography: 
Kamilla Musland

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