The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2014-08-13T04:09:07Z EVERYONE'S CRUSHING ON CURVES 2014-08-13T04:09:07Z everyone-s-crushing-on-curves-1 Baby got back! Kim Kardashian and J-Lo have known it all along, but curves are smoking in the fashion world right now. The exclusive Pirelli Calendar has announced that for the first time in its 50 year history, a plus-size model will be one of the stars. Fashion retail juggernaut Mango has also launched its own plus-size line starring BELLA’s Robyn Lawley. Premiere agencies Models 1 in the UK, Wilhelmina in the USA, and Bella Models in Australia have teamed up with powerhouse casting site StarNow to find the next curvaceous stars of the fashion world. The winner or winners will be signed to at least one of these three global modelling agencies, joining the likes of Robyn Lawley, Bree Warren and Fiona Falkiner, who are signed by Wilhelmina, Models 1 and Bella, and are taking the fashion world by storm. The agencies are looking for girls with fresh faces, great smiles, loads of confidence, and of course curves. This could be a dream come true for anyone who is proud of their curvy figure and wants to launch their career as a top model. To find out more, go to: www.starnow.com/curvesearch2014  Nicole Sinclair from Models 1 “We are looking for models that have an amazing face with good skin, bone structure and jawline, curves in the right places and a great personality. It’s important they photograph well too.” Marissa Muscari from Wilhelmina Models “Having a healthy, toned and proportioned figure is also something that we look for when booking a model.” Chelsea Bonner from Bella Models “We also and almost more importantly look for women with a natural confidence and ease with themselves. We love models with personality and a positive outlook on life in general.” The StarNow Curve Model Search is open to females worldwide who are aged 14 – 25. It is free to enter and runs from 4 – 29 August 2014. To enter, go to www.starnow.com/curvesearch2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE STARNOW CURVE MODEL SEARCH PLEASE CONTACT:  Jasmine Taggart on email jasmine.taggart@starnow.com NOTES FOR EDITORS StarNow is the leading audition and job website for models, actors and extras, dancers, photographers, stylists, and musicians. Launched in 2004, StarNow connects talent with industry professionals and has over three million members worldwide. Join us today at www.starnow.com Models 1 Britain's leading agency, Models 1, was established in 1964. The agency originally started with only three models and progressed at an accelerated rate to become one of Europe's leading agencies, especially after discovering some of the world's top supermodels such as Twiggy and Yasmin Le Bon. Their most famous models include Alessandra Ambrosio, Amber le Bon, Cameron Russell, Coco Rocha, Hollie-May Saker, Linda Evangelista, Will Chalker, Francisco Lachowski and Miles McMillan to name a few. Wilhelmina Models W Curve is a leading force in the market representing women sizes 10 – 16 and servicing a broad spectrum of premier fashion clients including Ralph Lauren, H&M, and Lane Bryant. W Curve talent can also be found gracing the covers and pages of Vogue Italia, Marie Claire France, Dazed & Confused and the runways of New York, Milan, and London. In addition to the division’s celebrated faces, W Curve proudly represents an illustrious group of rising stars ready to take the market by storm. Bella Models BELLA model management is Australia's premier award winning model agency for fashion models sized 10 to 18. BELLA models feature regularly for Australia's most renowned fashion brands and magazines and also represent many of the most in demand size 10 - 18 models around the world. Founded in 2002 BELLA model management's mission is now and always has been to ensure healthy beautiful women with curves are represented throughout fashion and media industries. BELLA’s team has received acknowledgements and awards from Australian of the Year nomination to winner of the positive body image awards and its director Chelsea was voted one of Australia’s top 100 most inspirational women for 2013. HAVE YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A GLOBAL SUPERMODEL? 2014-07-08T03:51:42Z have-you-got-what-it-takes-to-be-a-global-supermodel Are you ready to launch your modelling career? StarNow the UK’s number one casting website and the world’s leading site for online auditions and jobs - is joining forces with three of the world’s top model agencies, Models 1 in the UK, l.a. models in the States and Vivien’s Model Management in Australia to find the next wave of up-and-coming models. The StarNow Global Model Search begins on the 7 July 2014, offering the chance for every day girls and guys to step into the world of modelling and change their lives forever! They are looking for potential models with a fresh face, a great smile, a healthy look and loads of confidence. To find out more go to www.starnow.com/starnowglobalmodelsearch2014.    Now in its third year, the StarNow Global Model Search has already provided the perfect platform for its last two winners, Rebeca Marcos and Jebediah Shorten. Rebeca who was signed to Models 1, was lucky enough to front a campaign for Topshop and has also had the opportunity of working with top photographers Sølve Sundsbø and Vincent Vandervingaard. Jebediah in the last 7 months since she was signed to Vivien’s Model Management has among other things worked on a Kevin Murphy campaign and walked in a Vera Wang for Harris Scarfe show. Rebeca, StarNow Global Model Search winner 2012 “Being part of StarNow’s Global Model Search has been a fantastic experience for me and a whirlwind journey. This model search really does provide the perfect opportunity for young models to take their first steps into the industry”.  Jasmine Taggart from StarNow “We have a very strong track record of helping and supporting talent across the globe and the StarNow Global Model Search is a great chance for us to work with our partners (Models 1, LA Models & Vivien’s Model Management) and discover aspiring models in different countries. Rebeca and Jebediah have been great ambassadors for us and we can’t wait to see who we discover this year. This year’s winner could end up working with a major brand, as Rebeca and Jebediah have done, or even be the face of a cosmetics giant – the opportunities are endless”    The StarNow Global Model Search is free to enter and is open to females and males from around the world aged 14 to 21. The competition runs from 7 July – 1 August 2014. To enter, go to www.starnow.com/starnowglobalmodelsearch2014. NOTES FOR EDITORS StarNow is the leading audition and job website for actors, models, dancers, photographers, stylists, crew, andmusicians.Launched in 2004, StarNow connects talent with industry professionals and has over two million members worldwide. As a StarNow member you can apply for auditions and jobs, find an agent and work with some of the biggest names in the industry. Join us today at www.starnow.com Models1Britain’s leading agency, Models 1, was established in 1964. The agency originally started with only three models and progressed at an accelerated rate to become one of Europe’s leading agencies, especially after discovering some of the world’s top supermodels such as Twiggy and Yasmin Le Bon. Their most famous models include Alessandra Ambrosio, Amber le Bon, Cameron Russell, Coco Rocha, Hollie-May Saker, Linda Evangelista, Will Chalker, Francisco Lachowski and Miles McMillan to name a few.  L.A. ModelsIn just over 20 years of operation in the fast-paced, high-stakes world of modelling, founder Heinz Holba has built L.A. Models into one of the most powerful and successful agencies in the industry.  Vivien's Model ManagementCredited with having discovered some of the fashion world’s biggest models, Vivien’s Model Management has been at the forefront of the modelling scene for over 40 years in Australia.  Calling all Aspiring Actresses! 2014-05-26T01:28:38Z calling-all-aspiring-actresses Are you the next Emma Watson, J-Law or Shailene Woodley? Are you the darling of your school’s stage productions? Do you love acting in your friends’ short films?  Your opportunity to be discovered is here as StarNow, Australia’s number one casting website and the world’s leading site for auditions and jobs and Girlfriend Magazine are teaming up to find Australia’s next acting star of 2014! To find out more go to www.starnow.com/GF.    It’s a great opportunity for one young actress to make her mark in the industry. The winner will have an interview and a photo shoot in Girlfriend magazine, as well as the opportunity to have a meet-and-greet with a top acting agent.   StarNow Marketing Executive Jasmine Taggart says: "This is a brilliant opportunity for any aspiring actress to really take their career to the next level. The winner of this talent search will have some money-can’t-buy exposure, and will also be seen by some incredible people in the Australian acting industry.”   StarNow and Girlfriend Magazine have both had massive success with previous talent and model searches. StarNow recently discovered up and coming Australian actress Tatiana Quaresma, while Girlfriend have also had enormous success with their Rimmell London Model Search discovering such models as Alyssa Sutherland, Abbey Lee Kershaw and Ruby Rose.   Details The Girlfriend and StarNow Talent Search runs from 21 May to 24 June 2014. It is free to enter and is open to females aged 12-25 from Australia.   To enter, head to www.starnow.com/GF, sign up, and then apply via www.girlfriend.com.au/win. Aspiring actresses must make sure they upload their best headshot and a short video showing their acting skills.     For further information on the Girlfriend and StarNow 2014 Talent Search please contact: Jasmine Taggart at StarNow on +61 2 800 5810 or jasmine.taggart@starnow.com   About StarNow StarNow is the leading audition and job website for actors, models, dancers, photographers, stylists, crew, and musicians. Launched in 2004, StarNow connects talent with industry professionals and has over three million members worldwide. Join us today at www.starnow.com   About Girlfriend Magazine Want to know how to talk to teens? Pick up a copy of Girlfriend magazine. At Girlfriend we're living every pimple, first crush and 'rents-related drama as if it were the first time. We get how stressful teen life is these days with juggling school, friends, family, boys - and status updates. We know how terrifying body freakouts are, and we know getting your celeb crush to follow you on Twitter is just as important as getting your first kiss. We know because we've been there, and now we want to share our knowledge with every GF reader. StarNow and Hollywood Immersive are Searching for the Next Acting Star 2013-12-03T01:56:30Z starnow-and-hollywood-immersive-are-searching-for-the-next-acting-star Are you ready to take the next step to become a professional actor? StarNow, the world’s leading site for online auditions and jobs - is working with Hollywood Immersive to find talented up-and-coming actors. The StarNow Acting Immersive competition begins on the 3rd December 2013, offering the chance for actors to take a step into Hollywood and change their lives forever! Could this be your year? To find out more go to www.starnow.com/actingimmersive2013.    As part of the Acting Immersive Program, the winner will get trained by the best coaches, network with key decision makers in the industry, create a showreel shot and directed in LA, and connect with other talent. They will also study at the famous Beverly Hills Playhouse, with alumni including George Clooney, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Kate Hudson to name a few. “The team behind this competition are genuinely passionate about connecting with talent who may never have had a shot at networking at this top level” says Stephanie Charles, Global Markets Manager at StarNow.  “This is a chance to be seen and cut straight through to the people who can make a real difference to someone’s career” says Stephanie. The judges this year include Hollywood Immersive founder Lilly Dawson, Acting Manager Bonnie Liedtke who discovered Leonardo DiCaprio and Zac Efron, StarNow Global Markets Manager Stephanie Charles and Once Upon a Time Actress Freya Tingley. Now in its 3rd year, the StarNow Acting Immersive competition has already opened the doors for two talented actors, Judah Simard and last year's winner Tatiana Quaresma, who has been signed to a top management company in LA and is now auditioning for US based TV pilots since completing the Acting Immersive Program in July. The StarNow Acting Immersive competition is free to enter and is open to anyone from around the world aged 18 to 99. The competition runs from 3rd December 2013 to 23rd December 2013, just go to - www.starnow.com/actingimmersive2013 to register!   About StarNow www.starnow.comStarNow is the leading audition and job website for actors, models, dancers, photographers, stylists, crew, and musicians. Launched in 2004, StarNow connects talent with industry professionals and has over two million members worldwide. As a StarNow member you can apply for auditions and jobs, find an agent and work with some of the biggest names in the industry. About Hollywood Immersive www.hollywoodimmersive.com The Hollywood Immersive training and mentoring program offers talented performers the rare opportunity to engage, train, network and be mentored by Hollywood's elite industry professionals. Our week long programs in Los Angeles are audition-only with limited enrollment of fifteen per program - this ensures the exclusive 'one on one’ access that no other program can provide. StarNow's New Design Looks Good from Every Angle 2013-11-05T23:02:58Z starnow-s-new-design-looks-good-from-every-angle That’s why global castings website StarNow (www.starnow.com) has relaunched with a responsive design that automatically adjusts to fit any screen. No more pinching, zooming or squinting; it’s now a breeze to apply to castings no matter where you are. “A one-size-fits-all website just doesn’t cut it these days,” says StarNow CEO Cameron Mehlhopt. “We’re constantly moving from our desktop computers to our laptops, tablets, and smartphones (not forgetting phablets), so it’s crucial for StarNow to look great at all times.” “You need a flexible design that works for everyone, and on any device. That’s why we’ve revamped StarNow and we’re really excited about its new look.” The site has been given a few other little nips and tucks, including a smart new sidebar that allows members to easily move around the site while focusing on castings and a brand new uncluttered talent directory that lets the talent take centre stage. To check out the new-look website, visit www.starnow.com   ENDS   About StarNowStarNow is the leading audition and job website for actors & extras, models, dancers, photographers, stylists, crew, and musicians. Launched in 2004, StarNow connects talent with industry professionals and has over two million members worldwide. As a StarNow member you can apply for auditions and jobs, find an agent and work with some of the biggest names in the industry. Join us today at www.starnow.com Global Model Search Could Uncover the Next Big Australian Model 2012-12-04T02:18:40Z global-model-search-to-uncover-the-next-big-australian-model StarNow Global Model Search to Uncover Fresh Faces Who will be discovered as a top model in 2013? Global castings website StarNow (www.starnow.com) has joined forces with three world-renowned model agencies to uncover some fresh talent. Model hopefuls are encouraged to check the casting and apply here:  www.starnow.com/globalmodelsearch Thousands of aspiring models are expected to apply to the StarNow Global Model Search, which could put one or more StarNow members in the books of Models1 in the UK, L.A. Models in the USA, and Vivien’s Model Management in Australia!  Once signed, they have the potential to represent major brands internationally and join the ranks of A-list stars. Models1, L.A. Models and Vivien’s have launched the careers of some of the world’s premier models, including Linda Evangelista, Tony Ward, Andre Pejic and Gemma Ward. StarNow runs model scouts with international agencies as just one way of kick-starting the careers of young models. Earlier this year they ran a model scout with Models1, and two StarNow members were signed. Jessica Manins (Markets General Manager at StarNow) says: “This is an amazing opportunity for StarNow members to be internationally represented by some of the world’s most respected agencies.” Applications for the StarNow Global Model Search open on the 4th December 2012. Apply now! www.starnow.com/globalmodelsearch ENDS About StarNow www.starnow.comStarNow (www.starnow.com) is the leading castings website for models, actors, dancers, and more.  With over 2.4 million members worldwide, StarNow is building the biggest talent community on Earth. About Models1 www.models1.co.ukModels1 has been London’s top model agency for over four decades, and it’s one of the most respected agencies in the world. They signed Yasmin Le Bon, Twiggy, and Linda Evangelista, as well as hot new talent Stephanie Hall and Sid.About L.A. Models www.lamodels.comIn just over 20 years of operation in the fast-paced, high-stakes world of modelling, founder Heinz Holba has built L.A. Models into one of the most powerful and successful agencies in the industry. About Vivien's Model Management www.viviensmodels.com.auCredited with having discovered some of the fashion world’s biggest models, Vivien’s has been at the forefront of the modelling scene for over 40 years in Australia. Global Model Search Could Uncover the Next Big New Zealand Model 2012-12-04T02:16:52Z global-model-search-could-uncover-the-next-big-new-zealand-model Global Model Search to Uncover Fresh Faces Who will be discovered as a top model in 2013? Global castings website StarNow (www.starnow.com) has joined forces with three world-renowned model agencies to uncover some fresh talent. Model hopefuls are encouraged to check the casting and apply here:  www.starnow.com/globalmodelsearch Thousands of aspiring models are expected to apply to the StarNow Global Model Search, which could put one or more StarNow members in the books of Models1 in the UK, L.A. Models in the USA, and Vivien’s Model Management in Australia!  Once signed, they have the potential to represent major brands internationally and join the ranks of A-list stars. Models1, L.A. Models and Vivien’s have launched the careers of some of the world’s premier models, including Linda Evangelista, Tony Ward, Andre Pejic and Gemma Ward. StarNow runs model scouts with international agencies as just one way of kick-starting the careers of young models. Earlier this year they ran a model scout with Models1, and two StarNow members were signed. Jessica Manins (Markets General Manager at StarNow) says: “This is an amazing opportunity for StarNow members to be internationally represented by some of the world’s most respected agencies.” Applications for the StarNow Global Model Search open on the 4th December 2012. Apply now! www.starnow.com/globalmodelsearch ENDS About StarNow www.starnow.comStarNow (www.starnow.com) is the leading castings website for models, actors, dancers, and more.  With over 2.4 million members worldwide, StarNow is building the biggest talent community on Earth. About Models1 www.models1.co.ukModels1 has been London’s top model agency for over four decades, and it’s one of the most respected agencies in the world. They signed Yasmin Le Bon, Twiggy, and Linda Evangelista, as well as hot new talent Stephanie Hall and Sid.About L.A. Models www.lamodels.comIn just over 20 years of operation in the fast-paced, high-stakes world of modelling, founder Heinz Holba has built L.A. Models into one of the most powerful and successful agencies in the industry. About Vivien's Model Management www.viviensmodels.com.auCredited with having discovered some of the fashion world’s biggest models, Vivien’s has been at the forefront of the modelling scene for over 40 years in Australia. StarNow has discovered the next big voice! 2012-08-03T02:11:16Z starnow-has-discovered-the-next-big-voice StarNow has discovered the next big voice! StarNow recently launched a search for the next big voice. A thousand talented vocalists from around the globe auditioned, over 284,000 people checked out the StarNow Music Immersive competition, and more than 930,000votes were cast. After a gripping final round where a panel of industry judges evaluated the 25 finalists and 10 Wild Cards, a winner was chosen (drumroll)… Steven Theochari As the competition winner,Steven will fly to Hollywood to take part in the world famous Music Immersive program and rub shoulders with the best in the biz. Good job, Steven! Congratulations also go to the runners-up: Danica Hunter, who came second, wins a lifetime Full (paid) membership to StarNow, and Karolina Pasierbska, who came third, wins a five-year Full membership.StarNow will be running more amazing talent searches later this year, making the most of its new and hugely popular competitions platform.Web link:www.starnow.com/musicimmersive ENDS About StarNow StarNow (www.starnow.com) is the leading castings website for models, actors, musicians, and dancers. With over 2.3 million members worldwide, StarNow is building the biggest talent community on Earth. About Lilly Dawson and Hollywood Immersive Lilly Dawson is the founder and director of the exclusive entertainment program Hollywood Immersive(www.hollywoodimmersive.com), which trains, connects, and inspires performers. After focusing solely on actors for the first two years, Lilly has now expanded the Immersive brand to include singers and hosts. StarNow is looking for the next big voice! 2012-07-09T01:41:22Z starnow-is-looking-for-the-next-big-voice StarNow is looking for the next big voice! StarNow has joined forces with Hollywood Immersive to unleash a brand new competition, and is calling for talented vocalists from around the globe to apply. The winner will fly to Hollywood to take part in the world famous Music Immersive program and rub shoulders with the best in the biz! This new competition makes the most of StarNow’s hugely popular competitions platform. Last year, StarNow ran Hollywood Immersive and sent StarNow member Judah Simard on a life-changing journey to LA. Entries are now open for StarNow Music Immersive. This is someone’s chance to shine on the world stage! How it works:1. Aspiring vocalists can upload their audition videos here: www.starnow.com/musicimmersive 2. From 13 July (PST), anyone will be able to visit StarNow to watch, vote, and comment on the videos. 3. On 26 July (PST), the 25 videos with the most votes will go through to the final round, along with 10 “Wild Card” auditions as chosen by StarNow and Hollywood Immersive. 4. Our amazing panel of industry judges will give feedback on the videos and pick a winner. The judges are: legendary songwriter/producer Desmond Child, internationally-recognised performance coach Steven Memel, industry mogul Michael Laskow, Hollywood Immersive founder Lilly Dawson, and StarNow’s Head of Markets, Jessica Manins. The lucky winner will be announced on 2 August (PST). Get ready to watch someone take centre stage! Web link: www.starnow.com/musicimmersive ENDS About StarNow StarNow (www.starnow.com) is the leading castings website for models, actors, musicians, and dancers. With over 2.3 million members worldwide, StarNow is building the biggest talent community on Earth. About Lilly Dawson and Hollywood Immersive Lilly Dawson is the founder and director of the exclusive entertainment program Hollywood Immersive, which trains, connects, and inspires performers. After focusing solely on actors for the first two years, Lilly has now expanded the Immersive brand to include singers and hosts. You can help pick a finalist for this year’s Miss World Australia 2012-05-29T02:25:54Z you-can-help-pick-a-finalist-for-this-year-s-miss-world-australia StarNow and Miss World Australia have joined forces to launch the Miss World Australia People’s Choice 2012 Competition, running until June 20th. Visit StarNow to vote: www.starnow.com/missworldaustralia2012 Two hundred Miss World contestants will be vying for the most votes. The winner not only lands the People’s Choice Award, they’ll also be guaranteed a place in the national Miss World Australia finals at Ayers Rock Resort in June. This is the first-ever People’s Choice and makes the most of StarNow’s brand new Competitions platform, which showcases contestants and allows the public to vote and post comments. You can also vote via the new “Face-off” page, where two contestants at a time go head-to-head. This is not the first time that StarNow and Miss World Australia have joined forces. StarNow sponsored Miss World Australia in 2008 and 2009,and the winner of Miss World Australia in 2009 was Sophie Lavers, a StarNow member. ENDS About StarNow StarNow (www.starnow.com.au) is Australia’s leading casting website for models, actors and dancers. With over 2.2 million members worldwide, StarNow is building the biggest talent community on Earth. About Miss World Australia Miss World Australia seeks out young Australian women with beauty, talent, intelligence, and compassion. Their motto is "Beauty with a Purpose" and they're proud to support the Children’s First Foundation and Variety, the children’s charity.