City's pretty young things turning heads at the mall

Jeanie May of Orewa is just 14 years old but she has already been singled out twice by modelling talent scouts in Auckland.  Photo / Sarah Ivey
Jeanie May of Orewa is just 14 years old but she has already been singled out twice by modelling talent scouts in Auckland. Photo / Sarah Ivey

Dozens of hopeful models turned out to the Albany shopping mall, keen to be the next big thing on the runway.

The 2013 Girlfriend Model Search - in association with Rimmel London and modelling agency Red11 - saw droves of teenage girls arrive at Westfield Albany.

Make-up artists glammed them up as photo shoots took place and judges chatted with giggling teens.

Orewa teenager Jeanie May was out shopping with a friend when a scout approached them.

"We were just there shopping - we didn't know that was going on at the mall. The woman said we should try out because we had a good chance."

It was the second time the 14-year-old had been approached by a model scout.

"The last time I was spotted was in town outside the Langham - when I was stalking Justin Bieber last year," she laughed.

"Mum didn't really want me to do it, so we said no. But she's okay with it this time."

Jeanie, a lifeguard at Orewa Beach and a keen netballer, said she would love to do modelling.

Twenty-five regional finalists will be picked before five finalists are chosen. The winner will appear in the June issue of Girlfriend magazine.

For more info visit the Girlfriend website here.

- NZ Herald

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