A model in the making, Gabriella Zygmuntowicz – one of Grays Shopping Centre’s Modelsearch winners…
The Grays Shopping Centre’s Modelsearch competition for 2017 once again has been a huge success. Over 260 people entered and 9 winners in various age categories (4-6, 7-10, 11-15 and 16 years and over) were whittled down from 62 who attended various castings.
Gabriella Zygmuntowicz, 32 is one of two chosen finalists in the 16 years and over category).
“I entered the competition last year and was chosen for a casting but was unable to attend, therefore it didn’t work out. This year when I spotted the shopping centre running the competition again I re-entered,” Gabriella explains.
“Friends and family are really happy for me. Everyone has always said I should be a model and I always thought it was something I’d like to do.”
Gabriella who works as a beauty therapist and the other finalists took part in a photo shoot for the Shopping Centre and their images will be featured in the advertising campaigns, website and Facebook for the Centre.
This is her first foray into modelling and she hopes it’s something she can pursue further.
“It’s been a great experience and I’ll soon receive my portfolio of photos from the shoot. It is definitely something I would like to do more of.”
One overall winner will be chosen to attend a London studio shoot in 2018 where they will be styled and photographed by top industry professionals.
Grays Shopping Centre, Crown Road Grays