Aspiring models took the opportunity to learn from the experts at a workshop held at the New Zealand International Commercial Pilot Academy in Whanganui.

Carla Jayne Smith, of Whanganui-based Embrace Model Management, said Saturday's workshop was a huge success with more than 25 people keen to get into modelling turning up.

"They ranged from 13 years right through to 41 years," Smith said.

"It was a fantastic turnout and I am getting bombarded with thank yous from all who attended."

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The participants were coached by Jo Mickelborough, of Red11 Model Management, and one of Whanganui's favourite sons, Kerry Trent Ranginui, of Project Runway New Zealand fame. The would-be models were photographed by Paul Maka-Kea as they progressed through the workshop sessions.

Models and coaches celebrate after the workshop.
Models and coaches celebrate after the workshop.
They've got the look.
They've got the look.