2019 DCE Model Host Search

What an epic 2019 Model Host Search Competition hosted by Danielle Cleary Events! It was a great success! All the finalist's were styled by us and looked amazing in those dresses! 

Held at The Canberra Rex at The Howling Moon a gorgeous facility with lovely views!

The search was to find a motivated, committed & confident young talent, wanting to gain work experience & connections in the events & modelling industry. They would have a great smile, healthy look, loads of confidence & an interest in our creative events industry. This is exactly what each of the top six finalists possessed. The task to choose a winner was such a difficult decision.  

All of their unique speeches on the night oozed confidence. The judging panel came to the challenging conclusion that Emma Van Der Hoek was the winner. However, since she was planning to study abroad for six months in the US they also happily chose Olivia Straker as a runner up, to take over Emma’s place for half the year.

The role is a 12 month mentorship, offering the winner 'on the job' flexible learning experience & exposure to industry professionals, in a creative & encouraging environment. 

We can’t wait to see all these stunning girl’s success as they progress!


Thank you to everyone on the night! 

  • The Rex Hotel for catering on the night, as well as, Babich Wines for serving wine on arrival. 
  • The Judging Panel: Photographer & Mentor Robert Coppa - Robert Coppa Photography, Advocate for Women in League Brittany Wicks - B's Beauty & Lashes, Photographer & Stylist Deejay Jukic - We Are Found/ We Are Found Active/ The Fashion Vault, Mentor Jordan Martin - Models 101, & Canberra Fashion & Commercial Photographer Tina Nikolovski - Photographer/Devojka Models/Models 101. 
  • The Photographer on the night Eric Piris
  • Special Guest, Designer Lucy Laurita
  • DCE Ambassadors, Lorna & Ruby
  • MC, Bethany Larsen
  • Musicians, Adriana & Bianca
  • Stylists Ros & her team at Momento Dezigns 
  • Hair Stylist Kathy from 121 Hair
  • Makeup Artist Ally Trenear
  • Set-up (banners), Trish Johnston at Oath & Stone
  • Lastly to all the Sponsors who contributed to the Finalist & Winners prizes for our models!


Another great event by @danielleclearyevents we cannot wait to do it all again next year!


Here are some photos to remember the magical night:




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