Could you be next top model?
THE Middleton Guardian has paired up with Middleton Shopping Centre to hunt for the models of the future.
The Modelsearch team is inviting children from the age of four onwards and adults of all ages to enter.
Any budding models are invited to come to a scouting day at the shopping centre, this Saturday, May 27, from 11am and 4pm at Middleton Shopping,
The scouts will take a picture and details of the models and select around 60 people, who will be invited back on Monday, June 12, to a casting at the centre.
At the casting session judges for the stores at Middleton Shopping and the Modelsearch team choose a girl and boy in each of the age categories, four to six, seven to ten, 11 to 15 and 16 years and over.
These models will then go on to attend a professional fashion shoot at the Centre in the autumn, when they also receive a digital portfolio of their pictures.
These eight models will feature in publicity material for the fashion stores at the centre and one of the final eight (chosen from any of the categories) will be selected for an all expenses fashion shoot in London in Spring 2018 with top international photographer Lou Denim, who has photographed Robbie Williams, Rita Ora and Jessie J as well as working on fashion shoots for H & M, and Levi.
Centre manager Lynette Howgate said: “We have some brilliant fashion stores at Middleton Shopping, so we are keen to find the best local talent to model their collections.
“Who better than our local shoppers and their children to be our own supermodels and where better than the pages of Middleton Guardian and the malls in our scheme to begin the search? We think Modelsearch will be a lot of fun which will take one person on a real voyage of discovery with a trip to London for a top quality fashion shoot.
“In November last year, Mary Joanna Coogan from Blackley was not only the adult winner the Middleton Shopping Centre’s Modelsearch competition, she was also one of the top eight who had a taste of the fashion life when she attended the London shoot.
“We obviously have some great looking people in the town and hope that, once again, one of the eventual finalists will go to London for this fantastic modelling opportunity.”