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Model Quest Is Bigger Than Ever

Model Quest Is Bigger Than Ever

What: Model For Life
Where: Western Suburbs Leagues Club
Author: Jade Lazarevic
When: Wednesday March 23, 2005

HE first heat of this year's Model For Life competition will be held at West Leagues Club tonight.

With the contest now under way, organisers are calling on all aspiring models to take part in the prestigious annual event.

Model For Life is open to both experienced and first-time models and was developed in the Hunter Region 16 years ago with the aim of providing potential young models with an opportunity to break into the professional modelling scene.

The contest has been so successful over recent years that it has grown to encompass heats on the Central Coast, Port Macquarie, Grafton, Tamworth, Coffs Harbour and Ballina and four heats in Sydney.

This year Model For Life is heading further south, travelling to Wollongong for the first time.

Past Model For Life grand finalists and contestants have included Hi-5 member Charli Robinson, actress Rhiannon Griffith, actor Jon Bennett and Queensland ballet principal Adam Blanche. Last year's adult grand final winner Joelle Gabriel has gone on to work in Sydney and was a finalist in the Dove Face of the Year competition. She was also a joint winner of last week's Newcastle heat of Miss Universe.

Model For Life is not just a modelling competition; it also acts as a major fund-raising activity for The Spastic Centre, and last year alone raised $15,000 for the cause.

Model For Life is open to males and females and is divided into four age categories: Tiny Tots 3-6 years, Juniors 7-12 years, Teenagers 13-15 years and Adults aged 16 years and over.

Three finalists are chosen from each of the four age divisions.

All finalists selected advance straight to the grand final to be held at the Civic Theatre Newcastle in October.

There are plenty of fantastic prizes up for grabs this year including holidays to Los Angeles and the Gold Coast, modelling contracts with leading agency Models and Actors, photographic studio shoots with Imagine Photographic Studios and more.

Entry forms are available from Stockland Shopping Centres and branches of the Commonwealth Bank and can be downloaded from www.hdpromotions.com.au

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