Sydney’s Best Dressed 2024 Celebrates Fashion, Beauty, and Glamour at Sir Stamford Plaza

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Sydney’s Best Dressed, the premier fashion event of the year, took place last Sunday at 5 PM at the prestigious five-star venue Sir Stamford Plaza in Mascot. The event was a spectacular showcase of fashion, beauty, and glamour, hosted by the esteemed beauty queens Sheridan Mortlock, Miss Earth Air 2022, and Nikka Marcial, Mrs Universe Official 2023.

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Founded by Maryrose Salubre, CEO of MS Entertainment Network, Sydney’s Best Dressed is produced by MS Entertainment Network and honours distinguished men and women for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the fashion industry. Each year, stylish individuals are celebrated and given the opportunity to strut their stuff on the runway. Over the years, the event has expanded to include a variety of categories, culminating in the annual Sydney’s Best Dressed Gala Awards Night. The event is in collaboration with StarCentral Media Group.

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This year’s honourees included Chloe Lofthouse, Maria Hall, Serena Peralta, Analieze Bella Newtown, Ceres Ledesma, Shahieda Idris, Rhodora Williams, Anne Pearl Marie Nicklin, Adele Kelly, Prima West, Lulu Jones, Eiselle Grace, Mathel Santos, Elaine Mortel, Indira Setia Putri, Jan Herdman, Eliza Greenwood, Rosita Miceli, Yanxia Chen, and Shirley Pulido Mejia.

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Sydney’s Best Dressed featured three main segments: the presentation of Sydney’s Best Dressed models and awardees, the Sydney’s Best Dressed Model of The Year competition, and the Sydney’s Best Dressed Little Miss Model of The Year competition. The Model of The Year competition showcased eight stunning models: Dannays, Tianna, Aylin, CJ, Laura, Grace, Fleur, and Saige. The Little Miss Model of The Year competition also featured eight adorable finalists: Jessica, Paisley, Arabella, Kataleya, Mikayla, Eisha, Layla, and Zara.

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Sydney’s Best Dressed is proud to announce the winners of the Model of the Year 2024 competitions. Fleur Rogers has been crowned Sydney’s Best Dressed Model of the Year 2024, while Kataleya has been named Sydney’s Best Dressed Little Miss Model of the Year 2024. Fleur impressed the judges and audience with her grace, style, and poise, earning her the coveted title of Sydney’s Best Dressed Model of the Year 2024. Similarly, Kataleya captivated everyone with her charm and talent, securing her place as Sydney’s Best Dressed Little Miss Model of the Year 2024.

This year’s event was supported by several esteemed media partners, including StarCentral magazine, StarCentral Kids, Model & Mode, Sassy & Co, Global Elite Media Group, TV1 Australia, TV1 News, and TV6 Network. Our photography partner, Dave Choo, along with sponsors Pedro Virgil, Studio 49, Maxim Australia, Kate Heussler, Lari Active, Millionaires Alliance, and Spark Studio, contributed to the event’s success.

Sydney’s Best Dressed continues to be a beacon of fashion excellence, celebrating the achievements of stylish individuals and promoting the vibrant fashion community in Sydney.

Sydney’s Best Dressed 2024: Meet The Finalists Who Are Poised To Make Their Mark In The Fashion World

With just six days left until the much-anticipated Sydney’s Best Dressed 2024, fashion enthusiasts and trendsetters are gearing up for an evening of elegance and sophistication. Founded by Maryrose Salubre, CEO of MS Entertainment Network, this annual extravaganza has become a cornerstone event in the Australian fashion calendar.

Every year, Sydney’s Best Dressed celebrates the epitome of style with a showcase of talented individuals who grace the runway with their flair and charisma. What started as a modest event has evolved over the years, expanding its categories to include a diverse array of fashion statements, leading up to the grand finale – the Sydney’s Best Dressed Annual Gala Awards Night.

This year’s edition promises to be as glamorous as ever, featuring two standout competitions:

  • Sydney’s Best Dressed Model of the Year Competition: This prestigious contest is open to women aged 18 and above. Participants vie for the coveted title of Sydney’s top model.
  • Sydney’s Best Dressed Little Miss Model of the Year Competition: This segment caters to young talents aged 12 and under and celebrates budding fashionistas who captivate with their youthful charm and runway presence.

In addition to the prestige and accolades, winners of these competitions will receive an exclusive opportunity to be featured in the upcoming issue of Model & Mode magazine. This platform amplifies their visibility in the fashion industry.

The main event is scheduled to take place on June 30, 2024, at the esteemed Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport, nestled in the heart of Mascot. This luxurious venue sets the stage for an evening of glitz and glamour, where attendees can expect nothing short of a spectacular showcase of style and creativity.

As the countdown to Sydney’s Best Dressed 2024 continues, anticipation mounts to see who will shine brightest on the runway. Stay tuned as we introduce you to the talented contestants poised to make their mark in the fashion world.

Meet the Contestants:

  • Sydney’s Best Dressed Model of the Year Competition Finalists: Dannays, Tianna, Aylin, CJ, Laura, Grace, Fleur, Saige

  • Sydney’s Best Dressed Little Miss Model of the Year Competition Finalists: Jessica, Paisley, Arabella, Kataleya, Mikayla, Eisha, Layla, Zara

Discover the Next Modelling Superstar: Sydney’s Best Dressed Model of the Year Competition 2024 Begins!

The prestigious Sydney’s Best Dressed Model of the Year competition is set to launch this year, offering aspiring models and talents a unique opportunity to kickstart their careers in the modelling and fashion industry. Open to women aged 18-35 and to kids 12 and below, this esteemed event aims to discover the next big superstar in modelling, providing them with the tools and exposure needed to succeed in the competitive world of fashion.

In addition to the coveted title, this year’s competition features more than $3,000 in cash and prizes to be won. The highlight of the competition is the chance for one lucky winner to have their portfolio shot by one of Australia’s top fashion and celebrity photographers. This invaluable opportunity will not only help build the winner’s professional portfolio but also provide them with high-quality images that can be pivotal in launching their modelling career. The main event will be held at the prestigious Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport, located in the heart of Mascot, on 30 June 2024.

Sydney’s Best Dressed Model of the Year competition is more than just a contest; it is a mission-driven platform designed to empower young women from all cultures. By participating, contestants will gain confidence, experience, and visibility, setting the stage for future success in the industry. The competition is committed to nurturing talent, building self-esteem, and providing a stepping stone for young women to achieve their dreams in modelling.

Sydney’s Best Dressed Model of the Year Competition 2024 is an offspring of Sydney’s Best Dressed, a renowned fashion event honouring distinguished men and women for their achievements and accomplishments. Celebrating more than five years of elegance, glamour, sophistication, and style, this event was founded by Maryrose Salubre, the CEO of MS Entertainment Network. Each year, stylish women and men are honoured and strut their stuff on the runway. Over the years, the list of categories has grown, culminating in the Sydney’s Best Dressed Annual Gala Awards Night.

Event Details:

  • Eligibility: Women aged 18-35 (Kids aged 12 and below for the ‘Little Miss’ section)
  • Opportunity: Win a professional portfolio shoot with one of Australia’s top fashion and celebrity photographers
  • Prizes: Over $3,000 in cash and prizes to be won
  • Exposure: Contestants will gain exposure through the StarCentral Media Group network, which boasts a reach of over half a million followers across its website and social media platforms, as well as the TV6 Network
  • Main Event: 30 June 2024, at Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport, Mascot
  • Hosts: The main event will be hosted by Nikka Marcial – Mrs. Universe Official 2023, and Sheridan Mortlock, Miss Earth Air 2022
  • Mission: To empower and launch the careers of young women in the modelling and fashion industry

Key Benefits:

  • Career Development: Gain exposure and experience in the modelling industry
  • Confidence Building: Participate in a supportive environment designed to boost self-esteem
  • Cultural Empowerment: Celebrate diversity and promote inclusion within the fashion community

Join us in the search for the next modelling superstar and take the first step towards a successful career in the fashion industry. For more information and to apply, please contact Maryrose Salubre on 0423 744 420.

MS Entertainment Hosts Spectacular 2024 Australian Golden Sash Awards Showcasing Industry Excellence and Innovation

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On Saturday, April 27, MS Entertainment proudly presented the highly anticipated 2024 Australian Golden Sash Awards at the esteemed Sir Stamford in Circular Quay. The event, attended by kings and queens from across Australia, celebrated excellence and innovation across various industries, transcending beyond its origins in the pageant world.

Originally conceived as a platform to recognise achievements within the pageant industry, the Australian Golden Sash Awards has evolved into a prestigious beacon of acknowledgment spanning fashion, media, entrepreneurship, and modelling. This year’s ceremony brought together beauty queens, influencers, entrepreneurs, and innovators from all corners of the nation to honour outstanding individuals for their impactful contributions to their respective fields.

The evening’s festivities were graced by the captivating performance of Isabella Micucci, the reigning Queen of International Tourism 2024, who enthralled the audience with her talent and charm. Additionally, the runway dazzled with a captivating presentation by the Royalle Modelling crew under the guidance of the Royalle CEO George Bastolli.

Among the highlights of the evening were the well-deserved recognitions bestowed upon a plethora of remarkable individuals.

Global Elite Media Group Awardees:

  • Margie Elly – Charity Queen of the Year
  • Olesia Bell – Up and coming Charity Advocate for Global Elite Media Group

RGEM Promotions & Management Awardees:

  • Syafira Hughes – International Teen Model of the Year
  • Nilshika Singh – Rising Star in Pageantry
  • Victoria Gordeets – Mrs. Beauty Queen of the Year
  • Evita Maria Barboza Rodriguez – Plus-Size Beauty Queen of the Year
  • Putri Widiyarti – Emerging Pageant Sensation
  • Anastasia Emmilia Butarbutar – Breakout star of the year

Stargazer Productions Awardees:

  • Indira Putri – Rising Star of the year
  • Serena Peralta – Rising Star Pageant Princess
  • Sheridan Mortlock – Dedication to the Crown Award

Photography Farid Silwanis @fwstudiosydney @faridsilwanis Bohemian Rhapsody Weekly Magazine @marquis_artbook

TV1 Australia Awardees:

  • Rhodora Williams – Emerging beauty queen of the year
  • Primitiva West – Model Discovery of the Year
  • Marilou Saldivia – Female Entrepreneur of Excellence
  • Adelfa Kelly – Entrepreneur Achievement Award
  • Jill Rochelle Valera Gacelos – Fashion Designer of the year
  • Vivian Moreno – Hair & Makeup artist of the year
  • Yelitza Martinez – Entrepreneurial Innovator of the Year
  • Shirley Pulido – International Queen of the Year

Face of Australia Queensland Awardees:

  • Chymbeelyn de Pasion – International Beauty Queen of the year
  • Sofia Valdez – Ultimate Role Model of the Year
  • Anne Pearl Nicklin – Humanitarian of the year
  • Andrea House of Beauty (Andrea Smith) – Excellence in Beauty Services
  • Tatiana Zeller – International Princess of the year
  • Melanie de Bakker – Beauty Queen of the year

Photography Farid Silwanis @fwstudiosydney @faridsilwanis Bohemian Rhapsody Weekly Magazine @marquis_artbook

Royalle Modelling Awardees:

  • Corina Brillembourg – Best Upcoming Model
  • Zara Ali – Outfit Queen

Maxim Australia Awardee:

  • Krysta Heath – Dedication to the Crown Award

StarCentral Magazine Awardee:

  • Isabella Micucci – Teen beauty queen of the year

MS Entertainment Awardees:

  • Cheryl Geonzon-Tarrant – Beauty Queen of Excellence
  • Candice Tarrant – Teen beauty queen of the year
  • Rox Molavin – Pageant Director of the Year for Sydney
  • Analieze Bella Newton – Charity Queen of the year
  • Jojo Sebastian – Male Humanitarian of the year
  • Emmanuel Recio – Emerging Pageant Sensation
  • Mathel Santos – Rising Star of the year
  • Andre Bondz – Entrepreneur of the year
  • Lyn Shadbolt – Pageant Director of the Year for Queensland
  • Julia Coutts – Beauty Queen of the Year

Photography Farid Silwanis @fwstudiosydney @faridsilwanis Bohemian Rhapsody Weekly Magazine @marquis_artbook

The 2024 Australian Golden Sash Awards would like to express sincere gratitude to our sponsors Heartcare Plumpton, A&M Kelly, Andre Automotive, TV6 Network, Millionaires Alliance, and StarCentral Magazine, our official media partner for the event.

MS Entertainment Network Welcomes Heartcare Health Services as Sponsor for AGSA 2024

MS Entertainment Network is delighted to announce the sponsorship of The Australian Golden Sash Awards 2024 by Heartcare Health Services, a distinguished NDIS and Aged Care services provider in Australia. The Australian Golden Sash Awards (AGSA) is a ceremony aimed at showcasing beauty queens and kings who have made the most outstanding contributions to the pageant industry during the year. Often referred to as the Oscars of beauty pageants in Australia, AGSA recognizes and celebrates the talent, dedication, and achievements of individuals who have excelled in the pageant industry.

Established in 2020, Heartcare Health Services has rapidly become a trusted name in the healthcare sector. Founded and led by four Registered Nurses—Abegail, Madonna, Joan, and Laarni—Heartcare is renowned for its commitment to placing participants and their needs at the forefront of everything it does. The competence and dedication of Heartcare’s directors shine through, reflecting their unwavering dedication to providing the highest-quality care possible.

Heartcare Health Services offers a comprehensive range of services carefully designed to meet the unique needs of individuals requiring assistance. From NDIS support to aged care services, Heartcare strives to deliver tailored solutions that prioritise each participant’s individual needs and preferences. Heartcare ensures dignity, respect, and independence for all participants with a holistic and person-centered approach to care.

For more information about Heartcare Health Services, please visit Heartcare Health Services.

“What if Romeo’s Ending, Was Juliet’s Beginning?” – & JULIET, the Musical Sensation Taking Sydney by Storm!

In a bold reimagining of Shakespeare’s classic tale, Emmy®-winning writer from Schitt’s Creek delivers a hilarious and poignant twist in & JULIET, a musical journey of self-discovery and second chances. Set to the backdrop of a soundtrack crafted by legendary songwriter Max Martin, this inspiring production has taken both the West End and Broadway by storm, earning critical acclaim and a dedicated following.

Following its premiere on the West End, where it garnered an impressive 8 x Olivier Awards nominations, & JULIET has stormed onto Broadway, captivating audiences and critics alike. Forbes Magazine boldly declared it “Easily the best musical of the year,” setting the stage for an unparalleled theatrical experience.

Led by a stellar Australian cast including Rob Mills, Casey Donovan, and Amy Lehpamer, alongside rising star Lorinda May Merrypor in the titular role of Juliet, the production has been praised for its fresh perspective and exceptional performances. Merrypor, hailed as “A revelation” by The Age, leads an ensemble cast that includes powerhouse talents Hayden Tee and Blake Appelqvist, alongside newcomers Jesse Dutlow and Yashith Fernando, who have quickly made their mark with captivating performances.

Accompanying the heartwarming narrative is a playlist featuring iconic hits from the likes of Katy Perry, Britney Spears, The Backstreet Boys, Ariana Grande, Pink, Justin Timberlake, and many more. Broadway World raves, “It’s the pop musical we’ve been waiting for,” promising a concert-like atmosphere that will leave audiences exhilarated.

Helmed by director Luke Sheppard, with electrifying choreography from Jennifer Weber and stunning set design by Soutra Gilmour, & JULIET offers a spectacle that transcends the traditional theater experience.

With a runtime of approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission, & JULIET welcomes audiences aged eight and above. Attendees are advised that the production contains strobe lighting, loud noises, pyrotechnics, and confetti cannons.

Don’t miss your chance to experience the phenomenon that is & JULIET, where Romeo’s ending marks Juliet’s beginning in a musical journey unlike any other.

You can click on this link to get tickets to this extraordinary event: And Juliet

A Night to Remember at Belvedere Vodka’s Exclusive Celebration

Date: February 24, 2024

Hello, readers! I’m excited to share my recent experience at Belvedere Vodka’s exclusive celebration. The event took place on Saturday, February 17, at the chic Flamingo Lounge, located on Level 1/33 Bayswater Road, Potts Point, Sydney. The night was filled with glamour, red carpet-arrivals, and an impressive lineup of influencers and celebrities.

The festivities kicked off at 9:30 pm with the arrival of some of Australia’s most influential personalities. The red carpet was abuzz with excitement as celebrities and industry leaders made their way into the Flamingo Lounge, creating an atmosphere of anticipation for the night ahead.

One of the highlights of the evening was the complimentary Belvedere cocktails flowing generously until 10:30 pm. The premium vodka brand, known for its elegance and quality, added a touch of sophistication to the celebration. Guests were treated to an array of exquisite cocktails, setting the tone for a night of luxury and revelry.

As the clock struck 10:30 pm, the atmosphere shifted to the dance floor, where the finest DJs took center stage. The talented lineup included Outsource, Andrew Arcane, Ayem, Jay Rox, Joey, Nemz, Playz, and Teknix, who kept the energy high and the crowd entertained until the early hours of the morning.

The Flamingo Lounge proved to be the perfect setting for such a prestigious event. Its stylish ambiance and prime location in Potts Point added to the overall allure of the celebration. The combination of the venue, the exquisite Belvedere cocktails, and the stellar DJ lineup created an unforgettable experience for all attendees.

I extend my gratitude to Adrian Falk of Believe Advertising for the invitation to this exclusive gathering. It was a night filled with glitz, glamour, and the company of some of Australia’s most influential individuals. Belvedere Vodka’s celebration was undoubtedly a success, leaving a lasting impression on everyone fortunate enough to be part of this remarkable event.

Stay tuned for more exclusive event coverage and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the world of luxury and entertainment. Until next time, cheers to unforgettable nights and the celebration of success!

Nominations Are Now Open for the Prestigious 2024 Australian Golden Sash Awards

The Australian Golden Sash Awards, an esteemed ceremony dedicated to recognizing the exceptional achievements of Australian beauty queens in the pageant industry, is thrilled to announce that nominations are officially open for the 2024 edition.

The awards ceremony, hosted by MS Entertainment Network in collaboration with StarCentral Magazine, Global Elite Media Group, and TV6 Network, aims to highlight the remarkable accomplishments of men and women who have significantly contributed to the pageant community throughout the year. National Directors from various pageant systems have been extended an invitation to nominate and vote for outstanding individuals within their respective categories.

What sets the Australian Golden Sash Awards apart is the inclusive nature of the nominations. National Directors are not only encouraged to recognize individuals from their own pageant systems but are also welcome to nominate and vote for deserving candidates from other pageant systems. Additionally, pageant kings and queens have the opportunity to put forward nominations for individuals who have made significant contributions to their platforms.

All entries will be judged by the entire pageant community, ensuring a fair and comprehensive evaluation process. To be eligible to vote, participants must be either a National Director, a titleholder, or a beauty pageant contestant.

The awards ceremony will coincide with the Australasia Official 2024 event, promising an unforgettable night celebrating the beauty and achievements of the Australian pageant community. Four prestigious titles will be presented at the end of the evening, including Little Miss Beauty Queen of the Year, Beauty Queen of the Year (Teen/Miss category), Beauty Queen of the Year (Mrs/Miss category), and Pageant King of the Year.

“We are excited to open the nominations for the 2024 Australian Golden Sash Awards, an event that brings together the pageant community to honour and celebrate the outstanding contributions made by beauty queens across Australia,” said Maryrose Salubre, CEO at MS Entertainment Network.

Nominations are now open for those interested in participating and can be submitted through the official website Don’t miss the chance to be part of this glamorous event that recognizes excellence and dedication within the pageant industry.

For media inquiries, please contact: Maryrose Salubre on 0423 744 420.

Mrs Universe Official CEO’s Empowering Dress Raises $1,500 for Inmate Pardons

In a heartwarming victory for Mrs Universe Official and Human Rights, CEO Maryrose Salubre recently spearheaded a charitable initiative that raised $1,500 to secure the release of inmates who had served their time. This philanthropic effort resulted in the pardon of 50-plus inmates just before Christmas at Lipa Jail in Batangas, Philippines, with further releases planned through ongoing fundraising efforts.

The impactful event occurred on December 17, 2023, at the prestigious Sir Stamford Hotel Circular Quay, where a community of supporters came together to contribute to the noble cause.

The Dress that Made a Difference

The centerpiece of this humanitarian initiative was a remarkable dress worn by Mrs Universe Official CEO Maryrose Salubre. The dress not only showcased elegance but also symbolized hope and freedom for those seeking a second chance in life. The funds raised through the dress contributed significantly to the successful release of inmates.

Freedom Granted

Before the year-end festivities, more than 50 inmates were granted freedom, thanks to the generosity and determination of those involved in the fundraising campaign. The impact on these individuals’ lives is immeasurable, giving them the opportunity to reintegrate into society and rebuild their futures.

Contributors and Human Rights Advocates

This successful initiative was made possible by the collaboration of dedicated individuals and human rights advocates who generously contributed to the cause. Among the notable contributors were Minerva SoyLatino, a fervent human rights defender, who donated $700 and now owns the gown named after the phoenix – a symbol of resilience and rebirth.

Other key contributors include Melai Peralta, Maryrose Salubre herself, Miel N Ika (Mrs. Universe Official 2023 & Youth Human Rights President), @alister (Human Rights Admin), Ceres Calizo Ledesma (Mrs. Elite Global Universe 2022), and Brian Worrell Frugtniet, all of whom made significant donations ranging from $100 to $200.

In a remarkable show of support, Mrs Elite Universe Eimee Cragun stepped forward with a substantial donation of 50,000 pesos to the cause. Her generosity adds a new dimension to the campaign, significantly boosting the funds available for inmate releases and emphasizing the widespread impact achievable through collaborative efforts.

Looking Ahead

The success of this initiative underscores the power of collective efforts in creating positive change. As Mrs Universe Official and Human Rights continue their mission, the funds raised will contribute to additional inmate releases, fostering a sense of hope and justice within the community.

This victory stands as a testament to the commitment of those who believe in the transformative power of compassion, empathy, and human rights. Mrs. Universe Official CEO Maryrose Salubre and her team are determined to carry this momentum into the new year, striving for a world where everyone is afforded the opportunity for redemption and a fresh start.

IGSA Academy Set to Transform Aspiring Talents with Exclusive Masterclass Launch in January 2024

Are you ready to elevate your dreams to new heights? MS Entertainment Network is thrilled to unveil “The International Golden Sash Academy (IGSA),” a groundbreaking educational initiative poised to empower aspiring models and catapult them into the dynamic world of the entertainment industry.

Launching in January 2024, IGSA Academy recognizes that a successful career in the entertainment industry demands more than just a photogenic appearance; it requires a comprehensive understanding of the industry, honed skills, and insider knowledge. This transformative one-day intensive Masterclass is meticulously designed to impart essential tools and insights that go beyond the traditional modeling curriculum.

Key Features of the IGSA Academy Masterclass (Limited to 12 Spots!):

  1. Complimentary Meals: Immerse yourself in a day of immersive learning with complimentary breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  2. Professional Photoshoot: Capture your essence with a photoshoot led by one of the world’s top photographers, ensuring high-quality portfolio images.
  3. Magazine Feature: Secure the chance to be featured in a prestigious magazine, amplifying your visibility within the industry.
  4. TV6 Network Video Feature: Showcase your talent through a video feature on TV6 Network, extending your reach to a broader audience.
  5. Live Catwalk in a Fashion Event: Apply your newfound skills on the runway with a live catwalk experience, turning theory into practice.

Key Learning Points:

  1. Makeup and Skincare: Master the art of applying your own makeup and skincare, refining your personal grooming skills.
  2. Runway, Deportment & Poses: Perfect the techniques of walking down the catwalk with confidence and style.
  3. Portfolio Building: Acquire the skills to create a compelling portfolio and a standout comp card.
  4. Posture & Presentation: Discover the secrets of presenting yourself with elegance in various situations.
  5. Confidence & Communication: Hone your confidence and communication skills, which are vital for success in the entertainment industry.
  6. TV & Media Training: Gain valuable insights into navigating television and media appearances with grace and poise.
  7. Social Media: Leverage the power of social media to enhance your personal brand and reach a wider audience.

Enroll in IGSA Academy’s Masterclass now to embark on a transformative journey toward modeling success. With limited spots available (maximum 12 people only), this exclusive program guarantees personalized attention and hands-on learning experiences. Seize this opportunity to shape your modeling future – secure your spot in IGSA Academy today!

Let’s get acquainted with some of the instructors set to teach at IGSA Academy:

Pedro Virgil

Pedro Virgil is renowned as a celebrity photographer and personality on reality TV shows. Notably, he served as a judge and photographer on the reality series Caribbean’s Next Top Model, and contributed as a Guest Photographer on Australia’s Next Top Model and Project Runway Australia seasons 1 & 2. His photography has graced numerous magazine covers and editorials, including features in prestigious publications like Inside Sport, Men’s Health, GQ, Sports Illustrated, DNA Magazine, and FHM, among others.

Pedro’s artistic work extends to major billboards showcasing high-profile brands such as Rolex, Sony, Adidas, Sony Ericsson, and Van Heusen. He has also made his mark in underwear campaigns, including notable brands like Calvin Klein. Pedro’s photographic expertise has been featured on hit television shows such as Australia’s Next Top Model, Project Runway seasons I & II, Football Superstar, Caribbean’s Next Top Model, and Australian Idol.

Joanne Nicolas

Joanne Nicolas, the talented, brilliant, and beautiful international fashion model, has established herself as one of the hardest-working supermodels in the modelling industry. She excels in various types of modelling and she’s highly experienced with several years of runway work under her belt.

Having 17 years of experience in the modelling industry, mostly in New York and Sydney, she was scouted by Victoria’s Secret to the VS casting in 2011 New York, and she has modelled for several high-profile brands, such as Oppo with America’s Next Top Model, Maybelline, Myer, L’Oreal, Vera Wang, Sony, Chanel, Max Mara, Westpac, David Jones, Karl Lagerfeld and many more.

Maryrose Salubre

Maryrose Salubre serves as the Founder and Managing Director of Mrs Universe Australia, Mrs Universe Official, and MS Entertainment Network. Having earned prestigious titles such as Mrs. Universe Australia 2020, Mrs. Southeast Asia, Mrs. Universe Courage 2016, and Mrs. Classic Galaxy 2017 during her reign as a beauty queen, Maryrose is not only a symbol of beauty but also a resilient breast cancer survivor.

Devoted to meaningful causes, Maryrose dedicates her time to raising awareness for breast cancer, championing women’s empowerment, preventing domestic abuse, and advocating for human rights. Her commitment extends beyond pageantry and advocacy, as she actively contributes to various pursuits. Maryrose is a producer-presenter at Sandigan Radio (88.1 FM 2RDJ) and a publisher of MS Magazine, Mrs. Universe Magazine, and Golden Sash Magazine. Academically accomplished, she recently completed her CCJ- Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffiths University and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Law at the University of New England.

Maryrose’s multifaceted involvement reflects her dedication to making meaningful contributions across diverse fields. Notably, she holds a doctorate and proudly serves as an international ambassador for youth human rights at the United Nations in New York, further solidifying her impact on a global scale.

Jojo Almazora Sebastian

Jojo Almazora Sebastian, a distinguished male force in the world of public speaking, weaves a narrative of diverse expertise and impactful engagements. From training beauty pageant candidates aged 6 to 65, Jojo showcases an ability to communicate effectively across generations and professions. As a Former University Professor, he seamlessly merges academic acumen with his public speaking prowess, shaping the next generation of communicators.

Jojo extends his influence as a Guest Motivational Speaker, leaving an indelible mark on high school and college graduations. Addressing societal issues, he engages in seminars on domestic violence and child abuse, using his eloquence to contribute to positive change. Jojo’s commitment to personal development is evident in seminars covering personality development, deportment, and charity development.

As a Professional Runway Coach, Jojo refines his role, combining poise and presentation with public speaking finesse. A member of Toastmasters International and a Multi-Awarded Professional Master of Ceremony, he stands as a beacon in communication excellence. Beyond the stage, Jojo’s versatility unfolds as a performer and singer, adding a melodious dimension to his impactful presence. In every facet, Jojo Almazora Sebastian stands as a multifaceted communicator, leaving an enduring imprint on stages and hearts alike.

Merven Virueda

Merven Virueda, Parramatta Community College’s Marketing and Programs Manager, stands as a beacon of creativity and expertise in the dynamic worlds of marketing, sales, and entertainment. With an impressive career spanning over two decades, Merven has become a driving force in helping businesses across diverse industries maximise their ROI and lead generation.

Merven’s professional journey has seen him collaborate with a wide array of organizations, showcasing his adaptability and prowess in navigating the unique challenges presented by hotels, home builders, educational services, NGOs, FMCG, nightclubs/pubs, and e-commerce ventures. His holistic approach to marketing extends beyond conventional boundaries, making him a sought-after professional in the field.