Model turnout in Gladstone
A MODELLING competition held in Gladstone on the weekend could become an annual event.
The 2010 Tamblyn Young Model Discovery competition semifinals were held in the Library Square on Saturday night.
Young aspiring models lined up to impress competition host Pam Tamblyn, who is well known in the fashion industry and is also a successful television host.
Ms Tamblyn, who had been to regional heats in Toowoomba, Townsville and the Gold Coast, said she was very impressed with the entrants in the Gladstone competition.
“I was absolutely thrilled,” she said. “I was very pleased with the standard.”
Local organiser Kathy Corones said it was very exciting.
“Pam was so impressed, she put all of them through to the semifinal,” she said.
“There were so many gorgeous kids.”
Unfortunately, not everyone could win, as there needed to be 12 chosen, four in each age group, to go through to the grand final in Brisbane in October.
Ms Corones said Ms Tamblyn made the semifinalists work a little bit harder in order to work out who deserved to win.
Gladstone aspiring models in the Senior division off to the grand final include Zac Lowman, 17, Megan Barbeler, 17, Charley Bond, 15,and Lucy Simpson, 17.
Winners in the Intermediate division were Tara Moore, 12, Grace Taylor, 12, Maddie Rhys, 14, and Jessi Burnett, 13.
Winners of the Junior division were Tyar Johannes, 10, Aleesha Johnson, 11, Bryce Piper, 10, and Lindsay Anderson, 11.
Ms Corones said there were between 40 and 50 entrants in the competition, which was not too bad considering Gladstone had hosted Miss Country Girl recently.