Model of The Week – Waide

Here at Cornwall Models & Promotions we are excited to promote our models individually through – Model of the Week!

Here, we’ll be showcasing a different star of the show, every week.

This week’s model was selected for different reasons than our previous winner, Lara (click here to read Lara’s story).

It takes something special to make it in this feature as we are very selective over the models that represent us, and personality matters just as much as appearance.

Let’s talk about our winner: Waide, age 21.

Waide is already this year alone is on the cast of Netflix Sex Education as well as BBC One’s Poldark.

She has also modelled for Hidden Gems Jewellery in Devon, an incredible business supporting people develop and build employment skills by creating and selling jewellery and other handcrafted products from recycled and reclaimed metals.

She is the perfect example of how believing in yourself and never giving up your dreams is the best way to overcome your fears and grow. Her words – You only have one life so live it to the full “

Here’s what Waide had to say about her story and journey through the massively competitive world of acting and modelling:

“I don’t usually go by quotes; however, I do like this one: “difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations”. I like it because it really does apply to acting and modelling. The industry is so tough but If you really go for it and put 100% into it, then great things can happen. Then you may be able to turn your dreams into a career. 

I have had a few enquiry’s recently for more SA work and I did attend the Doc Martin auditions. Hopefully I will get a part in it but if not, then there will be other opportunities. 

I absolutely love modelling and acting. I love it because it has massively boosted my confidence and enabled me to actually like who I am. I used to be incredibly anxious and quiet but acting/modelling helped me to overcome that. If you enjoy something and it brings you happiness then you should do it. Don’t listen to negativity and don’t let other people bring you down. I am only 5ft 1 and was told I would never succeed in modelling but I chose to ignore it.  Instead I chose to prove them wrong. You only have one life so live it to the full. “

Has this week’s story inspired you? Reach out to us and we’ll be happy to answer any questions!

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Model of the Week – Lara

Having a baby?

Then it’s time to take maternity leave, but what about if you’re a model?

What if you’re Lara?

Lara is showing the world that pregnancy is beautiful and is capturing stunning moments every step of the way.

We love the idea that her baby bump enhances the message, so we’re getting her story out there!

Have a read:

“Up until this point, my journey as a model has been sporadic and has almost taken a back seat to my 15 year career as a Singer/Dancer.

The majority of my modelling work, has been for Holiday Companies as promotional material.

I was however privileged to shoot as a Bridesmaid for Whimsical Weddings Magazine most recently, which was incredible to be a part of.

I feel it’s now time to focus on my journey as a model. Especially during this time, my first pregnancy. It’s truly a wonderful feeling, knowing you are capturing moments with the tiny human you will love more than you have ever loved anything or anyone.

As a model I am quite open, and have a good background in Stage Make-Up and face painting. I’d welcome any opportunity to perhaps put this to good use.

I heard about Cornwall Models & Promotions on Facebook and I have to say, initially I was concerned that it might be a scam type scenario, as there are so many tricksters out there today.

Much to my delight, I have been welcomed with open arms, provided with the cutest and practical tool kit and supported every step of the way and met several fantastic photographers and models alike.

I would highly recommended working with Cornwall Models & Promotions. I have been very lucky and have had so many incredible experiences in my career so far to mention.

From cruise ships to touring pantomimes, with the famous and infamous faces we all know and love.

To be honest, never has there been an accomplishment I am more proud of than becoming a mother. Now, I just need to share this love with the world via the art of photography.”

Very inspiring, especially if you’re also a mother reading this.

Any Questions? Send us an email or reach out to us on Social Media.

Model of The Week – Darren

Meet Darren, our model of the week.

Darren has Spina bifida and is planning on taking the industry by storm!

His dreams won’t be stopped by a disability, and his message is loud and clear.

Darren’s aim is to empower all disabled individuals to go for it. To not let anything stop them from reaching their dreams.

Keep reading to see what Darren had to say:

“I’m very lucky and honored to be a model. But not just a model, a disabled model at the beginning of my modeling journey.

All I wanted to do was send out a message to all disabled people:

If I can do it, then so can you! Push for your dreams and what you believe in.

I absolutely love modeling and meeting many great people along the way.

My good friend Steve Martin told me about Cornwall Models and Promotions.The guys at CMP are all like a family, we get on so well and are there for each other.

They’ve given me the confidence to do what I do, and would love would say to people who are interested in modeling give it a go!”

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Model of the Week – Justyna

Meet our world-wide published Model of the Week, Justyna!

This week’s model was selected for different reasons than our previous winner, Suzy (click here to read Suzy’s story).

So, let’s jump straight into it.

We know (from experience!) that everyone Justyna meets, finds her personality to be so unique, fun and lovable.

Which really makes us, as an equality-based agency, so proud!

But this is really just the beginning.

Justyna has built up a huge amount of momentum with her winning personality and look. She’s attracting attention from people on the other side of the world, as well as on her doorstep!

We love it when models like Justyna come along, as she really sets out a wonderful impression to younger, aspiring models to find a passion and run with it, no matter the draw backs and negativity encountered along the way.

Justyna shows us that with a winning positive personality and a love for your body, you attract all the right opportunities and can easily beat the industry standards!

Here is a little background, as told by her:

“My name is Justyna Sofia. I am a published Polish-Italian model, based in the UK, specialising in a wide spectrum of modelling including commercial, beauty, boudoir and fitness.

I am the most girliest girly girl I know!

I am 5’4 and have a slim but curvy physique.”

How amazing is that? Justyna is doing this well without even fitting the model body ‘norm’, showing us anything is possible!

“I am proudly representing Cornwall Models and Promotions and I enjoy being managed by Hayley.

I have been modelling for 20 years now but it’s not always been easy, as in the past I’ve been struggling with eating disorders that was caused by being a young girl in very competitive environment through comments that I was too curvy.

I had a break which lasted around 2 years when i had my son just over 3 years ago. but I have enjoyed it even more since I’ve been back!!

During the time I have been modelling I have been lucky enough to meet a whole host of fantastic people and accumulate both images and references that I am proud of.

Modelling has always been a huge passion of mine. My favorite genre is portraiture and boudoir. I absolutely LOVE working/meeting new people. I find it very rewarding collaborating with new photographers/models/MUAs etc…

My biggest aim is to always have a better shoot than the last. 

Working with photographers of all levels, I have taken part in a few catwalk shows and I have had multiple publications over the years.

I have also had the opportunity to work very closely with an array of brands and designers. I have a forever growing portfolio though I am now focusing more on published work and working with more photographers around the world.”

Justyna’s story is very much one of her overcoming some very scarily common hurdles that life could throw at any of us, but she shows us that the key is to love what you do and keep your head up!

Has this week’s story inspired you? Reach out to us and we’ll be happy to answer any questions!

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Model of The Week – Suzy

We at Cornwall Models & Promotions are excited to bring you our exclusive new feature – Model of the Week!

Here, we’ll be showcasing a different star of the show, every week.

We don’t just give this award away randomly though, it takes something special to make it in this feature. So what’s the big deal?

We’re very selective over the models that represent us, and personality matters just as much as appearance. Let’s take our first winner as a prime example: Suzy, age 67.

Suzy is one of our veteran models, with an incredibly impressive 30 years of experience in the industry!

She is the perfect example of defying the norm and holds everything we stand for in creating a diverse appreciation of society.

Suzy, rightly so, is in incredibly high demand at the moment for shoots and is currently proudly modelling for the vintage inspired label, Silly Old Sea Dog!

Here’s what Suzy had to say about her story and journey through the massively competitive modelling world:

My own story started at the tender age of ten, when I won a catwalk competition and thought ‘This is fun!’

Fast forward to my 20’s whereby I entered beauty and personality competitions and won quite a few, including Miss Cornwall Swimwear and Miss Cornwall Bikini, which in themselves led to me being asked to model. I couldn’t enter any of the larger beauty contests, as one had to be a ‘MISS’ and I was married’

When my modelling career started up, I did everything from promotions for Rolls Royce cars to appearing in and organising catwalk shows, and even modelling thermal undies for brochures.

One time I had to dress up as a She Devil for a building company leaflet shoot, and this was in the days before Fancy Dress shops, so my hubby had to make me a  Devil’s trident and I can remember carrying it, whilst walking up Redruth high street to the photographer’s studio, having some curious looks cast my way!

I always seemed to be modelling winter wear in summer ( designer jumpers on the hottest day in summer, comes to mind) and bikinis feeling frozen on an Autumn day. Last year even, I had to go in the sea on a cold November day for a national newspaper shoot. Such is life as a model…

Then eventually in my 30’s, because there weren’t any West Country model agencies, I started my own award winning national model agency – the first fully licenced one in three counties. I won the award for providing work in an unemployment Black Spot and for doing a lot of Charity fund raising with my models.

I was forced to retire at 40 due to a bad dose of Glandular Fever BUT I re-launched at 57 as a Mature Model and now ten years later I am busier than ever.

My proudest moments were being selected as a mature model, for an American book cover and other international magazine covers. It’s a super feeling to be a cover girl! I’ve been published the world over; including many times within a high end magazine in Sri Lanka – over there Senior Citizens start at age 57.

Whilst having done some TV and radio work as well; I’ve also turned down various invites for TV work like appearing in ‘Big Brother’ and ‘The Circle’ and a few chat shows too, as well as Judge Rinder programme lately, because that’s not what I’m about.

I recently appeared on the USA television show, The Ace Michaels Show broadcast from Los Angeles, which was great fun to do.

My favourite modelling work is photographic and I am at my happiest being creative in a studio or on location.

My advice to would-be models is, that whilst modelling looks glamorous, it’s jolly hard work.

The best thing any model can do, is get themselves a reliable and trustworthy model agent to guide them, through what can be sometimes, the modelling jungle.

As indeed Hayley does, my own agent at Cornwall Models & Promotions 

Thank you Hayley x”

Suzy’s take-away message? ‘You are never too old to model’

Has this week’s story inspired you? Reach out to us and we’ll be happy to answer any questions!

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