FRESH FACES | THE WORLD’S MOST DYNAMIC MODELLING CONTEST
Fresh Faces is the annual modelling contest by modelmanagement.com, discovering the freshest model talent from around the globe.
Launched in 2010, this highly acclaimed contest was the world’s first to combine online voting, social media promotion and live events with a major modelling web 2.0 community.
Thousands of young model hopefuls from over 150 countries apply for their chance to be named one of the Fresh Faces for the year. The expert team from modelmanagement.com manage the contest’s international promotion, review applications and votes, in addition to organising local live castings in the search for the year’s very best new model discoveries.
The Fresh Faces contest finals take place in prestigious and fashionable venues throughout the world and previous events have been held in the cities of Barcelona, Paris, Berlin and Vienna.
Powering the contest is modelmanagement.com, the world’s fastest growing modelling network, with an international online community including top model agencies, photographers and over 70,000 registered models. Through its Fresh Faces contest it has the reach to discover the newest unrepresented talent and launch new model careers with partner agencies.
Founder and CEO of modelmanagement.com
Andreas von Estorff is the founder and CEO of international modelling and visual media industry websites modelmanagement.com and productionparadise.com. Andreas is one of the pioneers for the development of niche industries to the online web 2.0 arena and his sites combine over 250,000 registered users and subscribers in over 150 countries.
President of Fresh Faces
Marie Christine Pollet, founder of the model agency Group Model Management, has organised contests for Ford Super Model of the World for Spain, Pantene, Ragazza and Yo Dona. She has discovered top models such as Martina Klein, Verónica Blume, Ester Cañadas, Vanessa Lorenzo and Andrés Valencoso.
Managing Director and Cofounder of Production Paradise
Mariela von Estorff established productionparadise.com to be an online portal for the most talented artists in the visual media industry worldwide, including many of the world’s top fashion photographers. Mariela’s previous experience as a successful model has been a crucial element to the success of productionparadise.com.
Fashion Blogger and Cool Hunter
Yvan Rodic, aka the Face Hunter is at the forefront of a fashion revolution, snapping some of the most stylish looks found in the streets of the world. As he travels the globe he discovers beguiling individualists in and around 30 countries.
Elite World Model Management
Iris Minier is the International Business Development Co-ordinator for Elite World Model Management. She has previously been the International director for Ford Models licensing program, where she created and co-directed the Ford Models Paris office. An expert model scout, Iris also was the Organiser and Director of Ford Supermodels of the World.
Model Choreographer and Teacher
Marie-Ange Schmitt’s illustrious career spans from choreographing leading fashion shows (Intimoda, Gaudí Novias, or Gaudí Catwalk BCN Fashion Week) to being in charge of Pantene Hair Contest, El Corte Ingles campaigns, and most notably the Centre Director for Supermodelo 2008.
Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week
Esther García is the person behind all of the casting decisions of Cibeles (Madrid Fashion Week) and 080 (Barcelona Fashion Week,Gaudí Novias, and Mango). Known for matching designers with muses, Esther has a great eye for what it takes to prowl the catwalks for Spain´s greatest designers.
Celebrity model expert and juror
Peyman Amin who is known as a juror of “Germanys Next Top Model” and the host of “Model WG”, most importantly has worked many years as the director of the advertising division of IMG Models Paris, representing high calibers, such as Heidi Klum, Gisele Bündchen and Naomi Campbell.
Creative Director of TEASER
Starting off as a model Thomas spent many years working in the most important fashion capitals and has stood in front of the camera for the world’s most famous campaigns and influential magazines. He is now Creative Director of Germany’s hottest magazine – TEASER.
Celebrity Choreographer and Juror
Alamande Belfour career as a choreographer for numerous top TV shows and movies has secured his reputation and he is now best known for being a juror of “Austria’s Next Top Model”.
Head of PR for CROSS Jeanswear
Henner Ceynowa is responsible for the international media planning and advertisement of this dynamic denim company and has also worked as PR and Marketing Manager at Paul Mitchell.
Talent Management – SevenOne Media
Sandra Callender has managed talent for many top companies including PULS4 and SevenOneMedia, in addition to casting for the hit model TV show “Austria’s Next Top Model”. She has also organised innovative fashion shows in Vienna such as “Wine & Fashion” with celebrity model experts Peyman Amin and Alamande Belfore.
Model and Stylist
Mayte De La Iglesia has walked the runway of every major fashion label and has been a past regular on the catwalks of Cibeles and 080. She now works as stylist and runs her own successful fashion blog. Mayte is also a regular contributor as a stylist and guest writer for 5, AR and ragazza magazine.
Creative Director and Fashion Photographer
Alvaro Beamud Cortés, a Spanish based Creative Director and Fashion Photographer shoots consistently with the newest and coolest models and publishes in international journals such as Flair, L’Officiel, Biba or Ponytail, to name just a few.
Creative Director of SUGARHIGH
Having lived in Mexico City, New York, London, Paris and Shanghai, his body of work spans all areas of the fashion industry and he’s also worked as a fashion consultant/stylist and editor in several publications. He’s now the Creative Director for SUGARHIGH, an e-zine about Berlin fashion trends.
Managing Director TRIO
TRIO is one of the most in demand, most innovative German trend and hair fashion companies. Collaborating with some of the most important international fashion labels and influential designers from Milan, London and Paris. Their collaborations include Dolce & Gabbana, Boss and Strenesse, for Paco Rabanne, Vivienne Westwood and John Ribbe.
Victor Moscardó is widely regarded as being one of Spain’s finest fashion and advertising photographers, with previous clients including covers and editorials for Tendencias magazine and NEO2, in addition to campaigns for Desigual, Dolores Cortes and Escorpion.
Make-up Artist and Hairstylist
Alexander Becker has now become known as one of Germany´s most sought after Make-up artist and hair stylist in Stuttgart, Madrid, Milan, Zurich, Miami, Los Angeles, Sydney, New York, Athens and Berlin.
Sergio Cattivelli has worked for the runways of Milan and New York, and renowned international brands such as Sixty Group, Alessandro dell’Acqua, Malo, Diesel, Bally, Paolo Errico, Saint Germain des Prés and many more. His work has been published in many international print and online magazines such as Vanity Fair-Italy-, Elle Magazine-Serbia-, Vogue.it, H Magazine-Spain, to name a few.
Ansgar’s unique conceptual approach to photography is not only appreciated by commercial clients, but has also found recognition in the art world and led to exhibitions in New York, Paris and elsewhere.
Make-up Artist and Hair Stylist
One of Austria’s top Make-up artists, Boris Cavllina has an extensive career crossing over from fashion shoots, television, movies, music videos and commercials. He has worked with Naomi Campbell, Courteney Cox, Robbie Willliams and Mickey Rourke to list only a few.