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Last Chance to Enter Face of Foothills: 3 Tips to Nail the Casting Call

Arizona Foothills seventh annual Face of Foothills model search is heating up faster than Valley temps with online voting kicking off on July 1! Want to get in on the action before it’s too late? Your last chance to enter the 2016 Face of Foothills contest is Thursday June 25th at the Saguaro Hotel. From 3 – 5p AZ Foothills will be accepting entrants age twelve and up. All genders, shapes, and sizes will be considered and no prior modeling experience is necessary to enter. Those who attend the June 25th event will have a professional headshot taken and start the contest with 1,000 bonus votes when the voting rounds open online at AZFoothills.com. Additionally the prestigious Ford Robert Black Agency will also be scouting for new faces…take about major model opportunity!

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Face of Foothills 2015 Winner and Ford RBA model, Danielle Medrano

Nervous about attending an open call? Below are a few tips and tricks to rock a casting call with confidence…

  1. Dress Appropriately

A casting call is not a fashion show. Casting directors and scouts want to see you, not the clothes you are wearing. Attire should be simple, form fitting, and consist of solid colors that are complimentary to your eye and/or skin color. For example, if you have blue eyes wear a blue top. Comfortable shoes are best; heels are fine for females 14 and up as long as you can walk normally in them. Makeup should look natural and hair kept out of the face. Jewelry and accessories should be kept to a minimum, if not left at home entirely. Again (we can’t stress this enough) YOU should stand out, not your wardrobe/hair/makeup.

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Teen Face of Foothills 2015 and Ford RBA model, Taylor Howard

  1. Read and follow directions

While modeling can be fun and glamorous, it is also a job. Show that you are a true professional by thoroughly reading everything given to you, listening carefully to what you are told, and following directions to a tee. If you have questions, ask!

  1. Have fun!

This is probably the most important tip. casting directors want to see your personality so have fun with it! This means smile, engage, and work that camera. Practice your poses, facial expressions (including the Tyra “smize”), and introductions at home in front of the mirror first. It is also important to be cordial to everyone you come into contact with at the casting…from the scouts to fellow models to the person checking you in. A smile and courteous, positive attitude never goes unnoticed.

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Face of Foothills 2014 Winner and Ford RBA model, Laura Willert

BONUS TIP: Parents attending with children, allow them to stand out on their own! Scouts are looking at you too when they audition your child and take your behavior and interactions into consideration. Many times a young potential model has been passed on because of a parents inappropriate actions. Let your child have the spotlight while you serve as their sideline supporter.

We look forward to seeing all potential Faces and remember, if you can’t attend a casting you can still submit via e-mail! To enter the Face of Foothills 2016 Model Search contest click here.

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For more info on how the contest works click here.

For the full Face of Foothills 2016 Model Search Rules & Regulations click here.

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