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Elle (Canada) - - Anniversary -

We in­vited our five #EC­Mod­elSearch fi­nal­ists to do a live shoot at Saks Fifth Av­enue. Talk about pres­sure! Pho­to­graphs by evaan kheraj

Ce­leste Oliver Age 20 Home­town Whitby, Ont.

At 16, Ce­leste Oliver helped build a med­i­cal fa­cil­ity in Nairobi, Kenya, as part of a Me to We pro­gram. No big deal. Haul­ing rocks and mix­ing ce­ment for a cause gave this for­mer bal­le­rina a sense of pur­pose. Now, she’s ex­cited about the pos­si­bil­ity of step­ping in front of the cam­era to per­form—some­thing she hasn’t done since she stopped danc­ing. She’s also hop­ing to prove to the world that mod­els are a lot more than just a pretty face. “I’d want a young girl to say one day that I’m a dy­namic per­son who cares about peo­ple,” she says. h

Vis­cose chain-strap gown and cot­ton Hen­ley top (Bal­main), leather booties

(Jimmy Choo) and gold-tone-metal and Lucite earrings and Lucite mother

of-pearl neck­lace (Alexis Bit­tar)

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