Lindisfarne High School students Alieda Ross (year 9) and Ellouise Stead (year 10) will test their modelling prowess this weekend.
Lindisfarne High School students Alieda Ross (year 9) and Ellouise Stead (year 10) will test their modelling prowess this weekend. Crystal Spencer

Hopes high for a modelling career

AUSTRALIA’S next top high school model may just be from a Tweed school.

Two Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School students have made it into the top 50 of a high school model search.

Ellouise Stead, 16, and Alieda Ross, 15, were among 10 girls chosen from a modelling contest held at Tweed City Shopping Centre.

“The top 10 girls from five different shopping centres on the Gold Coast will be at the Gold Coast Art Centre this Saturday night,” Piggabeen girl Alieda said.

“I’m a bit scared about the weekend because we have to have dinner with the judges and talk to them.”

Ellouise, of Tweed Heads West, said she also felt nervous about the looming contest.

But for both Ellouise and Alieda, in years 10 and 9 respectively, stepping onto a runway is nothing new.

“I’ve been modelling since I was 10,” Ellouise said.

Alieda did her first show when she was about seven, but admitted she’s still in training.

“I’ve been practising walking in my high-heel shoes.”

Both teen beauties are hoping to pursue a future career in modelling.

Saturday night’s final will have swimwear and evening dress sections.

“It’s going to be fun because we’re buying new dresses and swimmers,” Ellouise said.

The top high school model will receive a modelling contract and the runners-up will be awarded cash prizes.

Ellouise and Alieda are with Reeder Model Management on the Gold Coast, which is hosting the annual model quest.

“We found out about the contest because it was on a poster at school,” Alieda said.

The girls are hoping this weekend’s contest will launch theirmodelling careers like one of the Tweed’s most-famed models, Samantha Harris.

Miss Harris was discovered in her high school days during amodel quest at Tweed City Shopping Centre.



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