Young model strikes Gold on con­fi­dence front with liv­ing art

Kalgoorlie Miner - - NEWS - John Ely

Kal­go­or­lie-Boul­der teenager Ash­lyn Cook is only a few months into her bud­ding mod­el­ling ca­reer, but she has al­ready taken the brave step of be­com­ing a liv­ing statue for this week­end’s mod­el­ling event.

The 18-year-old is one of four Kal­go­or­lie-Boul­der mod­els who will turn their bod­ies into liv­ing can­vasses as part of Sim­ply Gold, a fash­ion, art and food ex­trav­a­ganza to be held at The Lot 35 on Han­nan Street to­mor­row.

Ms Cook has been with Coun­try Im­age De­vel­op­ment Mod­el­ling Academy for only a few months but said she was al­ready feel­ing, she made the right de­ci­sion to get in­volved.

“I’m not very con­fi­dent, but since I’ve started mod­el­ling I’ve re­ally come out of my shell,” she said.

The young model hoped be­com­ing a liv­ing statue would help raise her mod­el­ling pro­file.

The two lo­cal artists trans­form­ing Ms Cook and the other three mod­els into a painted statue are Chloe Parkes and Taniece Wal­lis.

Ms Parkes re­cently com­pleted a spe­cial ef­fects course in Perth and promised to bring her new skills to the fore.

“I’ve got some re­ally cool ideas for this week­end but that’s all a se­cret,” he said.

As she painted Ms Cook’s skin, Ms Parkes said the de­sign she was work­ing on was just a taste of things to come, with each of the real de­signs to take up to four-anda-half hours to cre­ate.

Ms Wal­lis was a bit more forth­com­ing with their plans for Sun­day, stat­ing each of the four painted mod­els will evoke a dif­fer­ent as­pect of the event which had inspired Sim­ply Gold, New York’s Fash­ion Week.

Tick­ets for the event, which starts at 5pm, are avail­able from The Lot 35 or by phon­ing or­gan­iser Eshe Christie on 0447 744 874.

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