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An ex­pe­ri­enced model and a begin­ner came to­gether in a posh set­ting to cre­ate hol­i­day magic for this is­sue of Grand.

Re­becca Hardy, grac­ing the pages of Grand for a fourth time, is well known as the 2007 win­ner of Canada’s Next Top Model.

To this day, even though she’s built a ca­reer in sales over the past eight years at Forbes Mazda in Water­loo, that top-model ref­er­ence is top of mind for most peo­ple who en­counter her.

“It’s funny be­cause my hair has changed so many times over the years,” she says, re­lax­ing for a mo­ment post-photo shoot in the warm sur­round­ings of Loloan Lobby Bar’s din­ing area be­fore head­ing out into a cold, wet Water­loo af­ter­noon.

On this day, Hardy’s hair is in a more nat­u­ral blond state but, over the years, it’s been many colours, such as brown, red and black.

Now 33 and get­ting ready for her wed­ding in the new year, the Mill­bank res­i­dent still books modelling gigs from time to time. Her fel­low Cameo Mod­els co-star on this day,

Michelle Lin, is mark­ing her first Grand Style shoot but not her first time in Grand.

We pub­lished a story about her in the MarchApril 2017 edi­tion, talk­ing about how her look – Asian and now stand­ing six feet two inches tall – puts her among a small per­cent­age of mod­els and has the po­ten­tial to make her highly soughtafter. She has al­ready turned down in­ter­na­tional of­fers that came her way more than a year ago. Given that she’s still only 14, her mother’s re­luc­tance to have her daugh­ter pur­sue the world of high fash­ion is un­der­stand­able.

Michelle is quite happy to wait, say­ing she’s busy enough with her stud­ies at Kitch­ener’s Cameron Heights Col­le­giate In­sti­tute, play­ing the pi­ano and pur­su­ing her lat­est ex­tra-cur­ric­u­lar in­ter­est – vol­ley­ball.

Aca­dem­i­cally, her sights are set on pur­su­ing law and busi­ness. And as fun as this Grand ex­pe­ri­ence was, she says a modelling ca­reer will hap­pen if it’s meant to be.

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