5th Annual Natural Talent Alliance Model Search 2018
The 5th annual Natural Talent Alliance Model Search was an absolute smash. With over 100 models and 10 top industry Panelists it was amazing to see the fashion projects and shows in cumulation for 2019. The panel had representatives from Bridal Expo, Mode Models International, ONE Beauty Academy, the MS Society of Canada “Winter Gala” fashion show.
Top Calgary fashion photographers covered the event, including Zev Vitaly Abosh of PhotoArt4U, and Brandie Sunley of Edward Ross Photography, as well as Kelly Hofer, Elle Yifan Xu and Doug Wong Photography. The creator of the Vizard Show and Masks International, Olga Sem, and of course Standout Publications own Catherine Tkach and Douglass Cressman were also in attendance, as were outstanding beauty experts Ivonne Arsenault MUA and Kyra MacPherson MUA.
Models had the chance to perform their catwalk, strike their poses and network with the panelists after the audition. I also gave a quick crash course in how to walk the runway to some of the newer talent. At the end of the search Olga Sem announced seven awards to be presented to outstanding models from the audition, which included a professional photo shoot done by her team, and wearing her creations. How fabulous is that! If any models missed the search but still want to stay up to date with the NTA, all information and upcoming events are posted on the Natural Talent Alliance Facebook page.
In my opinion, the best thing about NTA is that we are not an agency, but rather a collaborative of top industry professionals who cast and recommend talent without taking booking fees. We are industry professionals with similar core values, looking to help talented artists achieve their dreams and build a better industry.
Written by Carolynne Scoffield and Photos by Kelly Hofer