Chanel Stewart (left) and Madalen McClelland are making an impression in Girlfriend magazines modelling competition.
Chanel Stewart (left) and Madalen McClelland are making an impression in Girlfriend magazines modelling competition. Trevor Veale

Locals strut into model contention

IT sounds like the dream job laced with the triple bonus of exotic locations, gorgeous clothes and beautiful people and two local girls are about to take their first steps on the catwalk through the Girlfriend Rimmel Model Search competition.

Chanel Stewart, 14, from Korora, and Madalen McClelland, 15, from Moonee Beach, have been selected to enter the second stage of the modelling competition.

The girls have been selected from hundreds of young hopefuls from across Australia and will be heading to Sydney on July 7 to participate in the next leg of the competition.

Despite Chanel’s young age, she has already had success in the modelling world.

The Bishop Druitt College student has done modelling work around town and was runner up in the Stab surfing magazine, Little Weeds model search last year.

“I have a little experience of modelling and I will give it my best shot and I will see how it goes,” she said.

However, this was Madalen’s first experience in modelling.

The Woolgoolga High student said she wanted to be a model but was astonished when she was accepted into the next round of the competition.

“I am really nervous because I didn’t think I would get in,” she said.

In its 20 years of running the competition, Girlfriend has prided itself on finding fresh, new teenage talent discovering modelling stars like Sarah Stephens, Alyssa Sutherland and Abbey Lee Kershaw.



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