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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)