Could you be the next Cara Delevingne, Kate Moss or Tyra Banks? Now’s your chance to find out!
We’re delighted to announce that top Scottish agency, The Model Team, will be sending scouts to the Scotcampus Freshers’ Festival @ SECC this year to see if any of you have the look, style and individuality to make it as a top model.
We caught up with Operations Manager, Cathy Owen, to find out what it is she looks for when scouting for new talent.
What are the top 3 things you look for in a potential model?
1. Height first. If I see a great face and they’re not tall enough it’s so disappointing, so now I always look for height and hope they have the face to match!
2. An unusual quality. We have many great models and have a reputation for excellent international connections, so with that competition they need to have a quirk or look that sets them apart.
3. Attitude. This is so important; we have worked with models who had all the potential, but not the drive or work ethic, and ironically models who had a great attitude but were not strong enough to model internationally. If we get the killer combination of models looks with great ambition and attitude we are in heaven!
What do you think about the ‘fake’ culture: hair, nails, tan, eyelashes, etc?
Honestly it’s so hard for us and clients to see past such an over-the-top look, people are doing themselves a disservice – natural is best. When people apply to us we ask for minimal or no make-up, and we expect our models to attend castings in this way too, as clients like to see a blank canvas and natural beauty. ‘Enhancing’ your look is much more appealing and attractive as opposed to the ‘fake’ culture.
What advice would you give students looking to be scouted at the Freshers’ Festival?
An individual sense of style certainly gets you noticed and we love to see our models’ personalities come out in their style, but for the purpose of assessing potential model looks I like little or no make-up and simple styling.
Scotcampus Freshers’ Festival 19th-20th September @ SECC, 10am-4pm.