Friday, 4th November, 2011
Local youngster Amelia Tremelling has made the final of the Miss Country Girl Australia competition.
The Women’s Day competition is the first national model search aimed at giving young country talent the chance to pursue their dreams.
ProTalent Australia, the local talent scout company, won the right to run the heats for the first time in Broken Hill on October 29.
Sloane Howard of Protalent said 16-year-old Amelia had put Broken Hill girls on the modelling industry map.
“I have a call for more local girls to come forward and contact me if they are interested in having a career in the industry,” said Ms Howard.
“Amelia Tremelling now goes on to have a career with one of the largest model agencies in the world.”
Amelia said she was ‘very excited about it all’.
She said she had only recently become interested in modelling and had taken catwalk lessons from Ms Howard to practise for the competition.
Amelia said the competition was fun and she knew everyone who took part in the local heat.
“It was just a bit of fun to start off with and towards the end it was exciting. But I was scared for all of us,” she said.
Amelia will go to Sydney on December 4 for the national heats.
The national winner will be given a modelling contract with Scoop Management (a division of Chic Management).
Amelia said she will do more lessons with Ms Howard but she did not have to worry about costumes because the competition supplied them all.
“They supply all the clothes except for the formal dress but I think I’ve got one picked out,” she said.
Eleven-year-old Emma Cullen won the Little Miss Country Girl title.
Ms Howard thanked the local sponsors who helped to make the event happen.
She said ProTalent was also looking for children, actors, singers and musicians.
“We are the first ever talent agency to open their door in Broken Hill who can provide these platforms into the industry,” she said.