Entries open for Miss Intercontinental UK 2012

3 Feb 2012

StarNow is partnering with Miss Intercontinental UK, which is now accepting applications for 2012.

Three lucky ladies will go to the international finals in April to represent England, Scotland, and Wales. The winner will receive an incredible prize package, including dresses from The Dress Studio, a portfolio with FAB Photoshoots, and an introduction to EKA Model Agency.

Contestants must be aged 17-26 on 1 July 2012. There are no size, height, or weight restrictions.

Apply now

Entries open for Miss Teen Great Britain 2012

3 Feb 2012

StarNow is partnering with Miss Teen Great Britain, which is now accepting applications for 2012.

The winner will receive some fabulous prizes, including £1,000, Fake Bake products, Beauty UK makeup, Cosmetics from I Love…, a modelling portfolio with FAB Photoshoots, dresses from The Dress Studio, a mini-break with Barcelo hotels, and much more! There will also be prizes, awards, and goodie bags for the finalists.

The finals will be held on 30 September.

Entrants must be aged 13-18. There are no size, height, or weight restrictions.

Apply now

StarNow teams with Models 1 for UK model scout

1 Feb 2012

StarNow teams with Models 1 for UK model scout

StarNow is thrilled to be partnering with the leading model agency Models 1

Models 1 is looking for males and females to be the future stars of catwalk and editorial campaigns, for clients such as Vogue, Topshop, and Burberry.

Models 1 has been London’s top model agency for over four decades, with a roster of international stars including Yasmin Le Bon, Twiggy and Linda Evangelista, as well as hot new talent such as Anais Pouliot and Josh Beech.

Modelling is not just about having a pretty face. It’s about dedication, hard work, and confidence. .

Models 1 are now sorting through the applications and an announcement will be made on the site shortly.

Interview with 2011 Show Me Shorts Best Actress Winner, Nicole Gulasekharam

10 Jan 2012

Nicole Gulasekharam is an Australian actress best known for her roles in 'Bed of Roses' and 'As the Bell Rings'. She recently took home the StarNow award for Best Actress at the Show Me Shorts Film Festival for her performance in the Australian film The Kiss.

StarNow: We noticed that your acting credits go back to when you were quite young! When did you decide you wanted to be an actor? And how did you first get into acting?
Nicole: It started when I won the role of Annie in ‘Annie’ the musical at the Regent Theatre when I was nine years old, which to this day I believe to be the biggest fluke! But that’s where I fell in love with the idea of playing different characters and people. So I started taking acting lessons, got a couple of jobs, and now I’m hooked!

StarNow: Who is your agent? And how did you find them?
Nicole: I am currently with Ian White Management. I knew them through a course I did, and through friends.

StarNow:Is it very different acting in a film than it is for TV? What advice would you give any budding StarNow actors?
Nicole: Both film and TV are lots of fun and really stimulating. With film, it’s great because you can take more time to work out your journey from start to finish before it begins. With TV, you may not necessarily know what’s going to happen to your character, which can also be exciting! My advice is to get as much training as possible, and of a wide variety. You don’t know if something will work for you unless you’ve tried it.

StarNow: Have you been to many unsuccessful auditions? We hear it’s hard work dealing with the rejection, but all part of the job. Have you ever had a disaster audition? And what pearls of wisdom did you learn from it?
Nicole: I am the master of unsuccessful auditions! I haven’t had any disasters as such, but have definitely learnt that if you’re not prepared, then there’s no point doing it. You’ve got to make the time and put in the work for auditions, but when they’re over, you just have to forget about them and move on. I believe that the best way to come out of an audition is: “I am really happy with what I did, so what’s for dinner?”

StarNow: We see that The Kiss has won a few awards at festivals in Australia and New Zealand - that's great! Has the film’s success helped you in your career? What’s next for you, Nicole?
Nicole : I absolutely loved making The Kiss. The people I met while making it were all so talented and lovely to be around, which definitely helped make the film a success, and I hope I will get the chance to work with some of them again in the future! Who knows what’s next for me? I’m just really trying to get as much training as I can, so I'm ready for anything that comes my way.

StarNow: What's your StarNow profile address, so other members can find you?
Nicole: You can check out my profile here.

And the winner of the Clothes Show prize package is........

9 Jan 2012

Geraldine Taylor! Congratulations to Geraldine, who has won a lifetime membership to StarNow, a portfolio shoot and a year's worth of dance classes with Popdance.

We look forward to seeing Geraldine's career progress over the coming months.

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