Stacey ready to shine in the final
STACEY RICHARDSON is a resident of Woodside Beach and one of the talented contestants selected to compete in the Top Model Australia 2022 National Finals at Q Events Melbourne.
“I started my modeling journey at the end of 2021 and now have the opportunity to compete in the Victorian and National Finals of Top Model Australia which has been a huge privilege,” Ms Richardson said.
Ms. Richardson is currently studying her second year of a Bachelor of Psychological Science degree at Deakin University and has also dedicated the past six years to the art of Rhee Taekwondo where she received her First Dan Black Belt.
Ms Richardson is also a graduate of Melbourne-based modeling agency Tanya Powell, where she completed a 12-week modeling course.
This journey led her to pursue a career in modeling.
Ms Richardson was then selected to be a finalist in the Victorian Top Model Australia Finals held in March this year at the Albion Rooftop in south Melbourne, where she was selected as one of eight other Victorian finalists for participate in the Top Model Australia runway. event at Q Events Melbourne.
Ms Richardson told the Gippsland Times that her brother Josh first took the modeling course to help boost his confidence, and she followed suit.
“I also thought it would be really good to help my confidence and learn modeling, and that’s been really fun,” Ms Richardson said.
“Josh and I were able to train together and walk the podium together.
“The drive from Woodside Beach to Melbourne is quite a long drive, but well worth it.”
Ms Richardson said as part of the dress code for the final, contestants are judged on two sections of the catwalk, with one section which includes a cocktail dress and the other a high fashion outfit.
“We’re also judged on the composite cards we produce, which shows the judges that we have natural modeling experience in a range of multiple looks,” she said.
“On the main event of the track, we are judged on our ability to work as a role model in the international market, which means that we must be adaptable, photogenic and able to convey various expressions, while walking the track. “
This year, Top Model Australia has partnered with Bully Zero, and all contestants are taking part in workshops to help them become ambassadors within their schools and community groups for this amazing cause.
Bully Zero works to prevent and reduce bullying through evidence-based education, advocacy and support for all communities across Australia.
The Top Model Australia Model Search contest scours Australia to find new faces in modeling, and on Sunday July 10 the big winner will finally be announced at Top Model’s biggest event of the season.
Q Events Melbourne will host the exciting runway event, featuring contestants from across Australia aspiring to launch their careers as international models.
The selected winner will win the trip of a lifetime to compete in London on the international stage and attend London Fashion Week in September.
The Richardson family. Cody (wheelchair front), (rear from left) Sparky (service dog) Joshua, Stacey, Audrey, Darren and Nathan during the Victorian final for Top Model Australia.
Photo: Kieran McNamara