Chandla off to LA
CHANDLA Manning is not your usual Fashion Bash wannabe model entrant and that is probably why this 13-year-old has already won her ticket to Los Angles.
The winner of each Townsville Fashion Bash section – tweens, intermediates and adults – receive a trip to Hollywood as well as anyone ambitious enough to sell more than $ 5000 worth of raffle tickets for the competition.
The Grade 9 St Anthony’s Catholic College student left nothing to chance, going through 50 raffle books by dedicating her every spare moment to fundraising since August 2010, with the help of her mum Jodie and younger sister Milah, so now she is off to the movie star mecca.
She will fly to the US after the Fashion Bash in April and is over the moon, looking forward to visiting attractions like Universal Studios, Kodak Theatre and the world’s most famous shopping strip.
‘‘ I am going to take lots of spending money for Rodeo Drive and hopefully spot a real Hollywood star in one of the trendy fashion stores,’’ Chandla said.
While the Black River local, who loves sport and going bush with her horses, may also get the opportunity overseas to meet with talent scouts and go to a casting session.
The goal-driven teen, who spent her Sundays for the past six months selling tickets at Willows markets, is surprisingly not interested in being a model, but does want a professional career in front of the camera.
‘‘ She wants to get into television and at the moment she is doing compering and public speaking training through Toastmasters,’’ said mother Jodie.
‘‘ She loves the camera but has no real ambition to do modelling as a career, because she has her mind set on education and studying something like journalism.’’