Who will be ITM Winner for 2016!

Illawarra’s Top Models get ready, get set and ‘get fitted’ tomorrow in ‘red hot’ new season fashions in Wollongong City Mall… in a practice run – in preparing for the ITM Heats September 3 and 4… when 50 stunning models will strut a 50 metre ‘red carpet’ runway in Wollongong Central. The De Lorenzo Creative Team are preparing the ‘looks and new season styling’ in ‘rediness’ for the big weekend and all the events, when makeup artists, hair designers and fashion stylists get it all together.

Competing for a spot in the semi finals, successful models will be announced on the day – to go through to the following Saturday, Sept 10th for the Semi Finals again in the City Mall at 11.30am. Presented by MBW, a red hot fashion show you cannot afford to miss… will mark spring fashion week supporting Highlights on Mental Health and celebrating the opening of H&M. Be early to secure your seat along the model’s runway.

A super group of dancers from the VPA Dance Studio, Wollongong will open the ITM Heats under the bridge between David Jones and the new H&M.

Unique opportunities for local aspiring models will be ‘up for grabs’ right here in the Gong!

Judges will be on the look out for fresh new Australian faces in Wollongong – during the Heats and Finals of Illawarra’s Top Model

Illawarra’s Top Model directly links Wollongong to the Fashion Capitals of the World when international Casting Agent, CORE Management EU will visit Down Under for the ‘glamour events’ of the year to judge Illawarra’s Top Model 2016. The Open Winner will be treated to an expenses paid return airfares trip to Europe, incorporating placement opportunities with a network of leading European agencies, sponsored by Core Model Management EU which will offer our top model winner the chance to work with the worlds leading brands and industry icons.

Platinum Sponsor South Coast Private, Media Partners WIN TV, i98FM and Illawarra Mercury, applaud Illawarra’s Top Model in a show of support to Highlights on Mental Health.

Wollongong’s Kirra Jones was discovered through Illawarra’s Top Model and she is an ambassador for the Highlights on Mental Health Campaign and Illawarra’s Top Model. She is already signed in top agencies in London, Paris, New York and Milan through our ‘mother agency’ in Europe, CORE Management. This is a positive and youth engaging campaign that is effectively lifting the ‘stigma’ that has hung so heavily over Mental Health.

Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery has wholeheartedly committed his personal support to the campaign, now in it’s 4th year, stating“The Highlights on Mental Health campaign ticks all the boxes. The fundraising events are inspirational and fitting for Wollongong’s new Centre. It has engaged families and the community at large, while raising awareness for Mental Health and the Illawarra Clubhouse.”

Robyn te Velde welcomes the participation and generous prize being put forward by her son Paul James Hay, Proprietor and Director of a leading European agency, Core Artist Management EU.