Tweed teen vying for catwalk fame
POTTSVILLE teenager Emma O'Sullivan is a big chance of becoming the next queen of Australian catwalk. The 17-year-old stunner, a Student at Lakeside Christian College, is among 13 finalists selected to appear on hit reality TV series Australia's Next Top Model. Byron bay's Alamela Rowan, 17, has also been named in the final 13. The program, hosted by the former Mrs James Packer, Jodhi Meares, follows a group of young women as they try to prove they have what it takes to make it in the fickle, high-stakes world of modelling. More than 2000 aspiring%models from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and the Gold Coast auditioned for their chance to star in the fourth%series of Australia's Next Top% Model. The girls will live together in a waterfront mansion in Sydney where they will be given various modelling tasks. The format is taken from the wildly successful American%series created by former supermodel Tyra Banks. The 2007 series winner Alice Burdeu has gone onto international success, strutting her stuff on the catwalk for some of the world's most revered%designers. The winner takes home a lucrative prize package including representation for 12 months by premiere model agency Priscilla's; an all-expenses-paid trip to New York to meet with top international agencies; a Ford Fiesta Zetec; a contract as the face of Napoleon Perdis which includes an international photo shoot; and an eight-page fashion feature with Vogue Australia.