Last month, Andrey and my eldest daughter Colyn informed me of the model search they found online. Andrey, expressed her eagerness to join. She passed the online screening through sending her pictures. Having said that, I agreed to take her in the office of Maleficent Entertainment Productions in Quezon City.
I was of course a bit hesitant of the thought that she’ll be joining in something that I’m not familiar with. Curious, we went to the office at the time and day scheduled. Upon arrival, the office was located at the 3rd floor of a small building. So, I felt a little off again until we entered the office. Upon entry, we saw little kids having their modeling workshop. I felt relieved!
Andrey informed me that there will be no fees to be collected from us based on an inquiry she made through the FB page of the company. There were roughly around 15 interested model wanna be’s and parents who came for the orientation. Parents or guardians were required for the minors.
From the 15 interested models, there were only 3 kids left who’s willing to continue their quest. Primarily because the contest required the contestants to undergo training for several Saturdays before the actual event which I find beneficial to the participants. Some had work, so the Saturday workshop was not something they can commit to. Secondly, though the contest didn’t have a fee, they required 10 entrance tickets to be paid in advance although you can have it sold to family and friends who’s willing to support. So, the funds were still reimbursable. However, it was a bit hard with the timing since June was the first month in school–most funds were already alloted. Although, it was in 2 payments, the dates were just a week away.
I had second thoughts about it as I know it would be hard for me financially. I asked Andrey how much she wanted to join and with my expression of second thoughts, I saw her teary eyed. I knew she wanted it so much. I asked her of she’s sure that she wants to continue. To make the story short, I signed the contract. There’s no turning back now.
Then the pictorial was set. No touch of white for the pictorial attire–as instructed. Tahdah!
Here’s the photo which needed FB likes that will be counted towards the influence criteria.
We were also informed of the couture that we had to prepare. My social media friends would know that I posted an inquiry to where I can get a yellow modern Filipiniana dress since it was the color assigned to us. The dress must only have the color assigned and nothing more than that. I preferred renting a gown to lessen the cash outflow. You will still spend because the outfits to be worn will be shouldered by the contestant. I found one which I think would do but still in search for a better one.
Today, is the first modeling workshop with mentors Dianara and Ysa. Excited in her first workshop, we arrived before the scheduled time. We wouldn’t want to miss anything.
Check out some of the pics.
It was a tiring 2 hours of walking in a 5-6 inches stelletos. Oh I know it was hard, I tried wearing it but I just couldn’t walk. Hahaha! I’m looking forward to her progress.
Join Andrey in her baby steps as she pursue her passion. Till my next blog!
I would love to hear your thoughts about this quest that my selfie queen is taking. Ciao!