How awesome it would be seeing your own self on the pages of most high fashion magazines, seasonal TVC and/or fashion ad campaigns, or being the frequent face of runway shows, plus attending prive parties in the metro or flying back and for just for your photo shoot in Singapore and Tokyo. Isn’t that cool right?
But don’t you know that before you become that IT Model of the Decade, you must undergo the screening / go-see / audition or whatever they call it.
Okay, once modeling was also been part of my dream and I think strutting the runway is like walking in heaven (yeah I fantasize it a lot) but then years have passed and I realized it wasn’t for me, after realizing it is REALLY NOT FOR ME.
(That’s one of the reasons why this website is born so I can express myself and of course be the model of my own. #shamelessadvertising)
Anyway, things was got excited when I was invited to cover a go-see event of MODELE PHILIPPINES and PMAP known as Professional Modeling Association of the Philippines, two of most prestigious modeling association in the country.
And I can’t believe I’m in their go-see event!
I’ve been to numbers of runway shows locally and international, but for a go-see this is my first-time. I thought this is incredible (a huge shout-out for my PR friends from AMPR for tagging me).
MODELE PHILIPPINES and PMAP are currently opening its doors for its new roasters of the “New Models of Influence”, and their first leg was held last Saturday in F1 Hotel, Bonifacio Global City. Next stop will be in Cebu and Davao City. The chosen models will be mentored, preparing them for tough challenges of modeling, and judging them ala ANTM, and the ONE will be the first ever MODELE Philippines.
Just listening to the panel of judges (especially from Mama Renee Salud) makes me think it is not that easy. If you are a super-sensitive person (or balat-sibuyas in Filipino metaphor) you might cry. Good thing each of all candidates have their own way to handle stress and pressure in front of the panel, and that is way cool! Challenging your confidence, asking about your past, and other issues that some candidates find it uncomfortable, but still holding their ground – ah it is unbelievable. They are really good.
Some of them have professional modeling experience, some attended a modeling summer camp, and others have not – just relying on their guts, self-studying with runway shows online and on TV. And there are some who are just born to be a model, with zero background but strikes every angle in absolute perfection.
Honestly, I couldn’t help but to take some notes each time Mama Renee utters her words. She’s full of surprises, and honesty -- no wonder there are lots of people in the industry likes her to be their mentor and friend.
Some came early with their BFF’s , some traveled all the way from Rizal with her Mom for her first go-see! Ah, it was so touching hearing their Moms’ words of encouragement, and full support no matter what. Indeed they are blessed.