GATTON teenager Tess Crichton beat more than 400 other girls to be selected as one of eight state finalists at the 2011 Girlfriend Rimmel Model Search at the Westfield Chermside Shopping Centre earlier this month.
Girlfriend Magazine editor and judge, Samera Kamaleddine said Queensland showcased top talent at the event and it was a challenge to narrow down the hundreds of entrants down to just eight.
Samera said Tess stood out from the crowd with a unique look and was an easy choice for the judges.
“Basically she has a very unique look and we knew the minute she walked up to the judging table that it was a unanimous decision,” she said.
“She looks like a ‘real' girl and she looks like a Girlfriend reader.
“She has very model like features, especially her eyes.”
Tess said the event was a great experience and she only entered for a bit of fun, not expecting to be chosen as a state finalist.
“It was an amazing experience and it was just a great place to make friends from around the state,” she said.
“I was really shocked and I didn't think I'd get through, especially because of the people I was up against, I didn't have modelling experience and others did.
“I'm not looking to do it as a career but it gave me great confidence to enter other modelling competitions.”
The nationwide annual Girlfriend Rimmel Model Search is Australia's most prestigious modelling competition.
After the model search has toured the nation, six national finalists will be selected in August with the overall winner announced in November.
The overall winner will receive, among many other prizes, a two-year contract with CHIC Model Management and a 12-month contract with Rimmel London Australia.
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