Rockhampton’s Mikaela McTier-Browne, 15, has been signed to a national modelling agency and is looking for local sponsorship.
Rockhampton’s Mikaela McTier-Browne, 15, has been signed to a national modelling agency and is looking for local sponsorship. Supplied

Model’s career beckons her early

IT wasn’t on the top of her wish list, but Mikaela McTier-Browne couldn’t hide her natural beauty any longer.

The Rockhampton teen has been snapped up by a national modelling agency and she’s only 15 years old.

Mikaela was spotted by Tamblyn Modelling when she won a photo shoot with the agency.

She said the founder told her she loved her photos and signed her on immediately as a commercial model.

“It wasn’t my goal to sign with an agency so early, but I wanted to when I was old – but it’s a real bonus to be approached now,” the Emmaus College student said yesterday.

“I want to go into the commercial side of modelling such as television, presenting and magazine shoots.”

Mikaela will appear in Tamblyn’s 2010 model book and on its website.

In the meantime, she is working towards competing in the 2010 Townsville Fashion Bash in its three categories – Rachel Finch Rising Star Awards, Miss Fashion Australia Awards and Tamblyn Models Young Model Challenge.

She is seeking sponsorship from local businesses to support national youth projects.

This Saturday Mikaela will host a sausage sizzle outside Harvey Norman at Red Hill from 9am to 2pm, so come down and show her your support.

She is also looking for local designers who may want her to model their designs in the competition this April.

“It would be nice to showcase a local designer in Townsville,” she said.

Other local models also still have a chance to enter the Fashion Bash competition. See www.fashionbash.com.au



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