With scores of fresh new faces in Sydney, we decided to hold a casting and get to know a few of them. From nurses to video gamers, triathletes to Brit comedy connoisseurs, meet the models living it up Down Under. Photography by Kay Sukumar

 

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Makenzie Smeeton

Agency:
IMG Australia (Sydney)
Instagram:
@makenzie.smeeton
Notes:
Makenzie has been modelling for about a year after being scouted at a Taylor Swift concert. She is in Year 11 of high school and is interested in sports, especially ultimate frisbee.
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Niamh Dwyer

Agency:
THE.mgmt (Alexandria)
Instagram:
@niamhhdwyer
Notes:
Niamh is in high school, and calls Sydney's inner-eastern suburbs home. She's interested in dance and sports science, and was scouted 2 years ago outside of a Woolworths supermarket.
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Juay Kennedy

Agency:
FiveTwenty Model Management
Instagram:
@juaykennedy
Notes:
Juay was born in Singapore but now resides in the beachside Sydney suburb of Bronte. He's very interested in acting and dancing, as well as Australian Rules football, surfing, and skateboarding. His heritage is South African/Chinese/Australian.
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Amy Church Brown

Agency:
Chadwick Models (Sydney)
Instagram:
@amychurchbrown
Notes:
Amy hails from Melbourne, and loves singing, especially ballads by artists like Adele and Alicia. She got into modelling after an industry friend of her mother, a former stylist, noticed Amy's photo on Facebook.
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Abigail Gunning

Agency:
Priscilla's Model Management (Sydney)
Instagram:
@abi_gunning
Notes:
Initially scouted at a music festival, Abigail got into modelling after meeting Priscilla Leighton-Clark, a friend of her mother and the owner of Priscilla's Model Management. Abigail comes from Hunters Hill in Sydney, and would like to eventually follow in her grandmother's footsteps by becoming a nurse.
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Freya Sombroek

Agency:
Vivien's Model Management- Sydney (Sydney)
Instagram:
@superfreyk
Notes:
Freya just finished studying journalism at university, and is now finishing a degree in English Literature. She's very interested in classic British comedians like Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, as well as reading autobiographies and satire.
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Jasmine Rogers

Agency:
IMG Australia (Sydney)
Instagram:
@jasmine_rogers_
Notes:
Jasmine was scouted at the Royal Easter Show three years ago. She's currently in her final year of high school and describes herself as a 'big nerd' due to her interest in first-person shooter games like Overwatch.
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Luca Russo

Agency:
FiveTwenty Model Management
Instagram:
@luca.vrusso
Notes:
Luca was scouted in the food court of a shopping mall whilst out with friends. He's currently in high school, and is super into sport. He plays rugby and basketball, as well participating in rowing and athletics. He is half Italian.
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Matilda Fitzhardinge

Agency:
Priscilla's Model Management (Sydney)
Instagram:
@matildafitzhardinge
Notes:
Matilda is seriously interested in travelling. She plays acoustic and electric guitar, piano, bass, and sings. But it was through soccer that she got into modelling, as she is on the same soccer team as the daughter of a model agency director, who spotted Matilda at a game and signed her.
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Sophie Ryan

Agency:
IMG Australia (Sydney)
Instagram:
@sophie_ryan
Notes:
Sophie is from Sydney's Sutherland Shire region, and was scouted at a Katy Perry concert. After high school she would like to study psychology at university.
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Olivia Ludington

Agency:
Chic Management (Sydney)
Instagram:
@livludington
Notes:
Olivia loves travelling up and down the eastern coast of Australia with her friends. Her fave beach Salmon Haul, located in the Sutherland Shire, where Olivia grew up.
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Riahn Griffiths

Agency:
Chic Management (Sydney)
Instagram:
@riahngriffiths
Notes:
Riahn is a triathlete, and trains a lot. Her weekly training schedule consists of swimming, running, cycling, and more running. The rest of her free time is spent cooking nachos and pizza.
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Sydney Barber

Agency:
IMG Australia (Sydney)
Instagram:
@sydney_barber1
Notes:
Sydney is from Dubbo, a city about 5 hours northwest of Sydney. She loves dogs and clothes, and making dog clothes. Caesar, her Italian greyhound, accompanied her to the casting and was extremely dashing and handsome.
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Stephanie Reichter

Agency:
Chadwick Models (Sydney)
Instagram:
@stephanie.rykel
Notes:
Interested in becoming a fashion designer, Stephanie attended a fashion show where she was spotted by a photographer. She is interested in studying marketing and advertising, and enjoys dystopian sci-fi/fantasy, and R&B music from the 50s and 60s.
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Holly Magson

Agency:
Chadwick Models (Sydney)
Instagram:
@holly_magson
Notes:
Holly was scouted a few years ago on Cronulla Beach in south Sydney. She likes playing netball and basketball, and walking her dog Seb, a staffy. She has modelled in Japan, Portugal, NZ, and Paris.
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Charlotte Foster

Agency:
FiveTwenty Model Management
Instagram:
@charrlottefoster
Notes:
Charlotte was scouted in the makeup section of a department store. She has a horse named Sheik, and loves photography and art.
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Ashlin Tregeagle

Agency:
Priscilla's Model Management (Sydney)
Instagram:
@asheagle
Notes:
Ashlin was discovered after she met the son of a model agency director during a snowball fight at the ski resort Thredbo. She's in her final year of high school and interested in biology, jewellery making, netball (she plays the position of wing attack).
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Gemma Cowling

Agency:
Chadwick Models (Sydney)
Instagram:
@iamgemmacowling
Notes:
Gemma likes drawing, sewing, and enjoying life. She is from Adelaide, speaks broken German, and makes her own clothes.
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Julia Gardell

Agency:
IMG Australia (Sydney)
Instagram:
@juliagardell
Notes:
Julia recently finished high school. She plays basketball, loves the ocean, and can speak Swedish. She will be going to Paris after fashion week.
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Roberta Pecoraro

Agency:
Chic Management (Sydney)
Instagram:
@robertapecoraro
Notes:
Roberta was born in Sicily but grew up in Sydney's inner west. She was scouted at Sydney Fashion Weekend whilst shopping with friends.
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Curtis

Agency:
FiveTwenty Model Management
Instagram:
@eat_itup_loser
Notes:
Curtis hails from Camden in southwestern Sydney, and was scouted through Instagram. He loves styling and anything to do with fashion, and is currently studying visual arts at university.
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Logan Crosby

Agency:
Priscilla's Model Management (Sydney)
Instagram:
@loganemily_
Notes:
Logan is an avid waterskier. She has been modelling for a year.
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Nicola Clarke (model)

Agency:
Chic Management (Sydney)
Instagram:
@nlarke
Notes:
Nicola was born in Southampton, UK, but grew up in Canberra. She was scouted whilst on her way to get a tattoo. She studied nursing and is interested in degenerative disorders of the brain.
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Samantha Bidwell

Agency:
Priscilla's Model Management (Sydney)
Instagram:
@_samantha.may_
Notes:
Samantha has been modelling for about a year. She's crazy about playing basketball, and recently switched positions from point guard to center due to a growth spurt. Her fave basketball player is Russell Westbrook.
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Casey Matthews

Agency:
IMG Australia (Sydney)
Instagram:
@caseyycaroline
Notes:
Casey auditioned for Australia's Next Top Model and didn't make the show but was signed by IMG instead. She recently returned to Sydney after working in London for six weeks. She has a keen interest in the media, world economics, and the current US political climate.
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Elodie Russell

Agency:
Chadwick Models (Sydney)
Instagram:
@elodie_russell
Notes:
Elodie is from Geelong, a city near Melbourne. She was discovered through the Dolly Magazine model search, and has worked in Paris, Milan, London, Germany, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and South Africa.
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Sabine Jamieson

Agency:
Priscilla's Model Management (Sydney)
Instagram:
@sabine.jamieson
Notes:
Sabine just moved to Sydney from Byron Bay. She got involved in modelling after attending a casting for season 10 of Australia's Next Top Model on a whim. She is very interested in politics as her father is a human rights activist.
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Anouk Daddo

Agency:
IMG Australia (Sydney)
Instagram:
@anoukdaddo_
Notes:
Anouk is from a showbiz family but got into modelling after being scouted at the Australian Open of Surfing at Manly Beach. She grew up in the Northern Beaches area of Sydney and is into surfing, beach life, and creative arts.
  • Australia has some great models and Kay is an excellent photographer!

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