Search launched for catwalk stars in Bradford

Modelsearch scout Yevette Monroe chats to prospective model Jason Futhee last year

Modelsearch scout Yevette Monroe chats to prospective model Jason Futhee last year

First published in News Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , T&A Reporter

Talent scouts will be out and about in the city centre on Saturday on the lookout for Bradford’s most photogenic faces.

They will be scouring the city for potential entrants in this year’s Bradford Modelsearch competition, so if you have what it takes to strut your stuff from ‘Kirkgate to Catwalk’, you might just catch their eye!

Now in its 13th year, the contest is run in conjunction with the Kirkgate Centre, the Telegraph & Argus and DK Model Agency.

The scouts will be in and around the Kirkgate Centre between 11am and 4pm this Saturday, and again on April 19, looking for people with the desire to model some of the hottest looks around. If you miss the chance, you can still nominate yourself by submitting a photograph and completed entry form before the closing date of Sunday, April 27.

Forms are available from the Kirkgate Centre, or the Telegraph & Argus office on Hall Ings. Successful contestants will be invited onto the catwalk for heats in the Kirkgate Centre on Sunday, May 4, with the most promising going through to the competition finals on Sunday, May 18.

The expert panel of judges, who will choose eight winners overall, will feature representatives from DK Model Agency, Modelsearch, previous winners, and retailers from the Kirkgate Centre.

Caroline Godber, of DK Model Agency, said: “We are always keen to be involved and see the potential new faces from the Modelsearch in Bradford.

“This competition gives all male and female competitors a very realistic opportunity to be seen, experience a real catwalk, gain confidence and meet new friends. All competitors should come with the right mindset, the right attitude and be realistic about their potential, as some people will obviously be more successful than others.”

The finalists will also be put to the public vote in the T&A Readers’ Choice category, with photographs published in a supplement on Friday, May 9. Shopping vouchers worth £500 will be divided between a male and female winner from each of the four age categories, and DK Models, whose client list includes Asda, Aldi, Argos, Regatta, and Joe Bloggs, will potentially choose one male and one female to join their books.

“This is the perfect platform to get noticed for representation by a model agency,” said Catherine Riley, Kirkgate Centre manager.

“We want people of all ages to come along, so please don’t wait to be discovered.”

The free competition is divided into age categories; four to six, seven to ten, 11 to 15 and 16 plus, with no upper age or size limit.

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