GEM Modelling & Glamour Academy, a pioneering institute in the world of beauty and modelling, is thrilled to announce the launch of its much-anticipated weekend bootcamp in 2024. This intensive 2-day program aims to provide aspiring talents with comprehensive training, mentorship, and industry insights to help them shine in their respective fields.
Highlights of the Bootcamp:
Industry Royalty as Mentors
The GEM Academy bootcamp distinguishes itself by offering participants the unique opportunity to receive guidance from top industry professionals. Renowned names in the business will provide invaluable insights and mentorship to shape the next generation of talent.
Participants can expect a total transformation during the bootcamp, designed to equip them with the essential skills, attitude, and a stunning look. GEM Academy focuses on meeting the exacting standards of the contemporary glamour industry, ensuring participants emerge as the best version of themselves.
From flawless preparation for beauty pageants to mastering the art of modelling, the bootcamp covers a wide range of topics essential for success in the competitive world of glamour. Knowledge, grooming, and training are at the forefront of the academy’s curriculum.
Exclusive Networking Opportunities
One of the unique aspects of GEM Academy is the chance to network with the industry’s biggest names. This networking opportunity positions participants for a successful entry into the glamour industry.
“The glamour industry demands not just talent but a unique set of skills, knowledge, and grooming. At GEM Academy, we are committed to providing aspiring individuals with the tools they need to make a lasting impact in the world of modelling and beauty pageants. Our weekend bootcamp is designed to be transformative, equipping participants with the confidence and skills to shine in their chosen paths,” said Sue Turner, CEO at GEM Modelling & Glamour Academy.
Key Features of the GEM Academy BootCamp:
- Posing Mastery for Photoshoots: Participants will learn the art of posing and facing the camera for a photoshoot, ensuring they capture the perfect angles and expressions to excel in the world of modelling.
- Real-Life Rehearsals and Fashion Shows: The BootCamp provides hands-on experience with real-life rehearsals and fashion shows, preparing participants for the dynamic and fast-paced nature of the industry.
- Industry Knowledge: Participants gain valuable insights into the modelling and glamour industry, understanding its nuances and staying abreast of the latest trends.
- National and International Pageant Training: The BootCamp equips aspiring beauty pageant queens with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in national and international pageants.
- Photoshoot Training and Tips: From understanding the dynamics of a photoshoot to receiving tips on how to shine in front of the camera, participants will enhance their photoshoot skills.
- Fitness and Nutrition Guidance: The BootCamp provides knowledge on fitness and nutrition tailored for models, ensuring a holistic approach to well-being.
- Casting Tips and Tricks: Participants will learn valuable casting tips and tricks, increasing their chances of impressing casting directors and securing coveted opportunities.
- Personal Styling: The importance of personal style in the modelling world is emphasized, guiding participants on how to curate a distinctive and marketable image.
- Industry Insights and Model Etiquette: Understanding the nuances of the industry and mastering essential model etiquette for success in various professional settings.
- Career Growth Strategies: Participants will gain insights into creating, building, nurturing, marketing, and growing themselves as successful professionals in the industry.
- Makeup Application Techniques: Instruction on the proper application of makeup to achieve a polished and camera-ready look.
Among the standout features of the GEM Academy weekend bootcamp are:
- Complimentary Breakfast and Lunch: Participants can indulge in a free breakfast and lunch provided on both days of the bootcamp. GEM Academy recognizes the importance of fueling creativity, ensuring that attendees are energised and ready to make the most of their learning experience.
- Portfolio Shots by a Celebrity Photographer: Aspiring models and individuals looking to build their portfolios will have the chance to shine in front of the lens of a renowned celebrity photographer. This exclusive opportunity ensures that participants leave the bootcamp with professional and stunning portfolio shots, a valuable asset in the competitive world of fashion and modelling.
- Live Catwalk in a Fashion Event: GEM Academy is taking experiential learning to the next level by organizing a live catwalk in a glamorous fashion event. Participants will have the opportunity to showcase their newfound skills and confidence on the runway, gaining real-world experience that sets them apart in the fashion industry.
- Group Cover Shoot for GEQ Magazine: A highlight of the weekend bootcamp is the chance to be featured on the cover of the next issue of GEQ Magazine. Participants will come together for a group cover shoot, providing a unique collaborative experience and exposure that extends beyond the bootcamp itself.
Get acquainted with the instructors set to guide you at GEM Academy:
Susan Turner, alternatively known as Sue Turner, currently holds the position of CEO at Global Elite Media Group, GEM Productions, and GEM Academy. Based in Sydney, Australia, she is not only a respected businesswoman but also an accomplished beauty queen and dedicated humanitarian. Susan plays a crucial global mentorship role within the pageant industry, influencing beauty queens worldwide as a prominent public figure.
Her impressive list of beauty queen accolades includes renowned titles such as Mrs. Earth Air Australia 2017, Mrs. Global World International 2018, Humanitarian International 2018, Woman of the World 2018, AGSA’s International Beauty Queen of the Year 2019, and Mrs. Universe Australia 2021. Susan Turner’s contributions extend beyond the realms of business and beauty, encompassing significant humanitarian efforts, making her a prominent figure on the global stage.
With an impressive career spanning over 50 years in this industry, Susan Turner began her journey at the young age of 7. Her dedication and impact were recognized last year with the Un Amnesty Award and the International Humanitarian 2023 Award in Dubai, solidifying her legacy in the field.
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.
Kate has crafted a diverse career as both a businesswoman and a model. In 2021, she established ‘The Model Masterclass,’ a coaching business aimed at guiding aspiring models to become savvy trailblazers in the industry, equipped with the essential skills for a successful modeling career. Kate has also served as a VIP Judge for numerous Miss Teen, Miss, Ms, Mrs, and LGBTQ pageants.
In 2014, Kate made history by becoming the first Australian to secure a spot in the Top 5 on the Mrs. International world stage in Florida, USA. She not only achieved this milestone but also brought home awards for ‘Best Evening Wear’ and ‘Most Photogenic.’ Over time, Kate’s business acumen and patience proved transformative. Her ‘signature smile’ and unwavering work ethic have led to collaborations and project leads with renowned brands such as BrasNThings, David Jones, Rebel Sport, Ben Sherman, Underwear of Sweden, Zoggs, St Frock, and more.
Among her top clients are BrasNThings, David Jones, Ben Sherman, Rebel Sport, St Frock, and others. Kate has been featured on covers and in lifestyle publications such as Vogue Australia, Girlfriend Magazine, Cosmopolitan Brides, Cosmopolitan Australia, Oxygen Magazine, NZ Woman’s Weekly, WHITE, Modern Wedding, and more.
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.
For those looking to embark on a journey of self-discovery and professional growth, GEM Modelling & Glamour Academy’s weekend bootcamp in 2024 promises to be a game-changer.
Alberto Prias, commonly known as Albie, is an Interior Designer with a classical background and a contemporary stylist flair. Graduating with Cum Laude Honors in fine arts from the University of Santo Tomas, Albie also earned the prestigious Manuel Quezon Presidential Award for Leadership. Currently serving as a TAFE teacher and Assessor at the Design Center in Enmore, he simultaneously holds the position of Design Consultant at Coco Republic.
Albie’s extensive and impressive resume includes his role as the Managing Director of FLAGCOM & Friends, a prominent and award-winning advocate group for the Gay & Lesbian community. He holds a significant position within the Alliance of Philippine Community Organizations and consistently promotes the Department of Philippine Tourism, the Philippine Consulate, and the Aids Council of Australia.
Beyond his professional endeavours, Albie generously lends his talents to various community and charity organizations. He actively contributes to the creation, planning, and management of fundraising events, supporting these organizations in fulfilling their missions and expanding their community outreach. Albie’s diverse skill set extends to producing, managing, and directing large-scale local and international shows, encompassing plays, talent searches, modeling, beauty pageants, and fashion runway events, including the Rocky Gathercole show in Sydney.