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Seven Fresh Faces From the Elite Model Look Boot Camp


Mary, Ross, and Ruth

For thirty years running, the Elite Model Look competition has given aspiring mannequins a chance to break into the industry. Past participants who beat out hundreds of thousands of beautiful people from more than sixty countries and went on to make it big include Gisele Bündchen, Isabeli Fontana, Constance Jablonski, Sigrid Agren, Dorothea Barth Jorgensen, Fei Fei Sun, and Cora Emmanuel, to name a few. After narrowing down this year’s U.K.-based contestants to eleven girls and eleven boys, the mega modeling agency’s London branch invited the finalists to attend a four-day boot camp, during which they received catwalk and posing training, confidence coaching, nutrition and fitness advice, styling tips, and—most important—met the bookers. asked Elite Model Look Process’s Amelia Trevette (formerly the head of image and special bookings for Elite London), who was judging and mentoring the fresh faces throughout the week, to call out her seven favorites. Learn all about the top up-and-comers and this year’s U.K. winners—May and Ruth Bell, and Ross Trevillion (above)—who will go on to compete in the international finals this November, below.

May and Ruth Bell (competing together):
“May and Ruth, our ethereal twins from Dover, are like porcelain dolls: flawless skin, ash-blond hair, and delicate features. They look almost otherworldly and are captivating both on the catwalk and in front of the camera.”

Ross Trevillion:
“Ross has an amazing look that is diverse enough to be commercial or editorial. At only sixteen, he has a maturity and presence that not a lot of his peers possess.”

Hannah and Aidan

Hannah Cullen:
“Hannah’s feline qualities caught our attention. Her combination of amber-colored eyes, thick dark hair, and freckles are distinctive and rare, but also make her relatable.”

Aiden Ledward:
“Aiden has a strong editorial look. What’s endearing is he doesn’t realize just how photogenic he is, and that vulnerability makes for a beautiful image.”

Cheyenne and Myron

Cheyenne Carty:
“Cheyenne has a wonderful energy about her, and looks fresh and contemporary. On the catwalk, she has a composure that is reminiscent of Jourdan Dunn.”

Myron Jurkiw:
“Myron has an incredibly unique look and distinctive features. His English-Ukrainian blend makes for a striking combination.”

Photo: Courtesy of Elite

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