The inaugural Pacific Fusion Fashion Show last year was a success and this year will be even bigger! Casting Call for 2017 PFFS will be this weekend | Pic: Studio 81
The inaugural Pacific Fusion Fashion Show last year was a success and this year will be even bigger | Pic: Studio 81 PFFS 2016

So you think you have what it takes to be a model? Then get on down to the Pacific Fusion Fashion Show casting call on May 27th and shoot your shot!

The Pacific Fusion Fashion Show kicked off it’s hugely successful show last September and this year’s forthcoming show in August promises to be even bigger and better.

PFFS founder and director Nora Swann says casting models for her show is not the typical ‘size eight, six-foot-tall Victoria Secret’ model search.

“We are looking for individuals who have something extra and a uniqueness in both their look and persona,” she says.

“We are proud that PFFS certainly does not adhere to industry norms of stick thin models. That’s not us and that’s never been us. We are doing an open casting call for both professional and aspiring models. Professional models would be familiar with the process. As for aspiring models, we are looking for girls who are confident and carry themselves well and are professional and prepared. Ideally models should do some research on PFFS so they are aware of what to expect.”

With the PFFS show having a new South Auckland venue this year and more sponsors jumping on board, Nora is optimistic that there is potential and opportunity for Pacific Island models to further their careers especially with the growing number of Pacific fashion showcases both in New Zealand and overseas.

Tongan Olympic Flagbearer and internet sensation Pita Tafautofua modelling at the Pacific Fusion Fashion Show last year

“Pacific models are gorgeous and ‘different’. With the right training, they have the potential to be fierce on the runway. Traditionally, Pacific young women in particular have predominantly been involved in pageants. But now more and more are making the switch to fashion runways.”

However, she admits that the ‘typical Pacific upbringing’ means that many potential models don’t look at modelling as a serious career choice but acknowledges that a rapidly growing digital era could influence this.

“I believe that social media has changed the game. ‘Selfies’ and self-promotion online and easy access to a wide range of information and networks has helped people build their confidence and realise that they too have a place on the runway.”

Pacific Fusion Fashion Show Model Casting

When: Saturday May 27th 10am – 1pm

Where: Nathan Homestead Drawing Room, 70 Hill Rd, Manurewa, Auckland 

Models: Size 8-18 Male, Female, Transgender 

Must wear dark slimming jeans and a fitted top, natural hair and no make up. Female models to wear high heels 

Registration Forms available: Email [email protected]


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