Sydney’s Best Dressed Model Search Is ON for 2024, and It’s Your Time to Shine!

Get ready, fashionistas! The highly anticipated Sydney’s Best Dressed Model of the Year competition is gearing up for an epic launch this year, offering aspiring models and talents the chance of a lifetime to break into the glamorous world of fashion. Open to fabulous women aged 18-35, this prestigious event is on the lookout for the next big thing in modelling, ready to provide them with all the tools and exposure they need to strut their stuff on the runway.

With over $3,000 worth of cash and prizes up for grabs, including an exclusive portfolio shoot by one of Australia’s top fashion and celebrity photographers, this competition is not to be missed. This incredible opportunity doesn’t just build a winner’s portfolio; it catapults them into the spotlight, setting the stage for an unforgettable modelling career.

The official casting call kicks off on June 1st at the Rosehill Bowling Club (James Ruse Dr & Hassall St, Rosehill NSW 2142), so mark your calendars! Then, get ready to sashay your way to fame at the main event on June 30th, 2024, hosted by none other than Nica Marcial, Mrs. Universe Official 2023, and Sheridan Mortlock, Miss Earth Air 2022, at the prestigious Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport in the heart of Mascot.

But wait, there’s more! This isn’t just a competition; it’s a movement. Sydney’s Best Dressed Model of the Year is all about empowering young women from diverse backgrounds, helping them build confidence, gain experience, and step into the spotlight with pride. Founded by the visionary Maryrose Salubre, CEO of MS Entertainment Network, this event celebrates elegance, glamour, and style, honouring distinguished individuals for their achievements and contributions to the fashion world.

Joining the competition means joining a supportive community committed to nurturing talent and celebrating cultural diversity. And with exposure through the StarCentral Media Group network and TV6 Network, you’ll be strutting your stuff in front of millions!

So, if you’re ready to make your mark in the fashion industry, seize this opportunity and apply now! For more information and to kickstart your journey to stardom, email Let’s make your modelling dreams a reality!

A Night of Glamour and Celebration: Global Elite Media Group Joins Forces with StarCentral Media Group for a Grand Year-End Event

Photo Credit: Mohan Raj

As the curtains fell on another remarkable year, Global Elite Media Group and StarCentral Media Group came together to mark the occasion with an extravagant celebration. The opulent five-star setting of Sir Stamford Hotel in Circular Quay provided the perfect backdrop for an evening of glamour, entertainment, and delightful surprises.

The event unfolded as a dazzling affair, leaving attendees in awe of the luxurious atmosphere and the festivities that awaited them. From delectable treats to captivating entertainment, the celebration promised a night of joy and camaraderie.

The culinary journey embarked upon by the attendees was a highlight of the evening, with the expertly curated menu featuring delicious canapes, refreshing drinks, and mouthwatering sweet bread. The culinary team left no stone unturned in ensuring that every bite was a delightful experience, adding a touch of culinary excellence to the night’s festivities.

Guiding the proceedings with her signature charisma and flair was the super MC, Jojo Almazora Sebastian. His infectious energy set the tone for the evening, ensuring that the celebration flowed seamlessly and captivated the attention of all in attendance.

The event showcased a lineup of GEM Models and influencers who brought their unique charm to the celebration. Laitha, Poompavai, Prasy Parkasan, Bianca, Joanne Nicholas, Leah, Margie, Neah Joshua, Neetha George, Rukmarni Swaroop, Sony Redy, and Randeep Singh graced the occasion, adding a touch of class to the festivities.

This collaboration between Global Elite Media Group and StarCentral Media Group not only marked the end of a successful year but also served as a testament to the power of unity in the media and entertainment industry. The night was a celebration of talent, camaraderie, and the shared commitment to creating memorable experiences for audiences around the world.

As the echoes of laughter and the vibrant energy of the evening lingered, it was evident that the Global Elite Media Group and StarCentral Media Group year-end celebration had left an indelible mark on everyone present. The promise of more exciting collaborations and celebrations in the upcoming year only added to the anticipation of what lies ahead for these media powerhouses.

Winter Glam 2023: A Dazzling Showcase of Beauty, Talent, and High Fashion

The excitement surrounding Winter Glam 2023 reached its zenith as the final casting call took place on July 15 at the esteemed Proxima Hub. This momentous event marked a crucial step towards assembling a talented and diverse lineup for the highly anticipated fashion extravaganza. With Miss Earth Australia 2023 finalists, GEM Models, and StarGazer models in attendance, Winter Glam 2023 promised to be a dazzling display of beauty, talent, and glamour.

The casting call witnessed the participation of a wide range of models, including kids, teens, and Mrs. Earth queens, each bringing their unique charm and charisma to the event. Notable attendees included Linda Rose, the Mrs. Earth Australia pageant manager, and a group of accomplished StarGazer models, such as Michael El-Bacha, Kristin Venae, Joanne Gunay, Gwen Barcenas-Hensley, and Hallie Evans. The event also saw the presence of talented GEM Models, including Sassy & Co cover model Diana Omuoyo, Randeep Singh, Leah-Nora W., Bianca H, and renowned designer Rene Rivas.

Leading the casting call were industry veterans Jasper Lim, Julieta De Leon, Marc Baylon, and Mikoi Dris. Their expertise and discerning eye for talent ensured that every model had an equal opportunity to showcase their unique abilities and vie for a coveted spot in Winter Glam 2023.

While the primary goal of the casting call was to select exceptional models, it also fostered a sense of camaraderie and support among the participants. The models exuded poise, confidence, and runway skills, leaving the panel of judges thoroughly impressed with their remarkable talent.

Scheduled to take place on August 12 at the Proxima Hub, Winter Glam 2023 promises to be a night to remember. With the incredible lineup of models handpicked during the casting call, the event is set to be a mesmerizing display of winter-inspired fashion and unparalleled glamour.

As the anticipation continues to build, fashion enthusiasts and industry insiders eagerly await the grand unveiling of Winter Glam 2023. The event is expected to feature stunning creations from renowned designers like Rene Rivas, awe-inspiring performances, and an atmosphere brimming with elegance and sophistication.

Winter Glam has established itself as a symbol of excellence and a celebration of beauty in all its forms. The event serves as a platform to showcase the talents of both established and emerging models, providing them with a prestigious stage to shine upon. With the final casting call now complete, the stage is perfectly set for an unforgettable evening of fashion, artistry, and inspiration.

The organizers extend their heartfelt gratitude to all the participants and acknowledge the immense talent and dedication displayed during the casting call. The selection process posed a significant challenge, given the exceptional quality of the models in attendance.

Winter Glam 2023 is poised to be a true celebration of diversity, highlighting the beauty and talents of individuals from various backgrounds. As the countdown to the event begins, fashion enthusiasts and industry insiders eagerly await the unveiling of the final lineup, bracing themselves for a spectacular showcase.

With the casting call concluded, Winter Glam 2023 stands ready to amaze and mesmerize with its extraordinary display of beauty, talent, and high fashion. Prepare to be spellbound as the Proxima Hub transforms into a winter wonderland on August 12, providing a stunning stage for the models to captivate the audience and leave an indelible mark on the fashion world. Winter Glam 2023 is set to redefine the boundaries of glamour and elevate the fashion industry to new heights.

In Photos: GEM Models At The One Collective Christmas Party

The One Collective Christmas celebration last Sunday night was one not to miss. It was a special Christmas collaboration between StarCentral Magazine, Stargazers Production, Millionaires Alliance, Homegrown Basketball, and TV1 Australia, with a special participation of Global Elite Media Group to celebrate 2022 and welcome 2023.

Set in the Property Investors Alliance building, a live runway show and a fashion experience featuring Stargazer models, GEM Models, Miss Earth Australia queens, Little Miss Earth Australia queens, and Mrs. Earth Australia queens took place. There was also the launch of the first-ever issue of TV1 magazine featuring Layla David, as well as the launch of the Miss Earth Australia magazine and the latest issue of Homegrown Basketball magazine.

Amongst flashing lights, media coverage, and music were beauty queens, models, and basketball players right in the middle of it all. It was a great night filled with world-class fashion and entertainment.

Check out some of the photos from the event below, courtesy of Aleksandr Eremeev.

Introducing one of the designers showcasing at the 2022 Global Elite Fashion Festival… The fabulous Zara Rachidi!

Zara Rachidi is the founder of CaftanHouse couture. Zara is the Moroccan Caftan ambassador in Australia and represents young Arab women designers worldwide. She has showcased her collection nationally and internationally, working with love and respect to her traditional wear with a modern touch allowing women around the globe to enjoy and wear her Caftan dress.
To see Zara’s latest collection, please join us on Saturday, 22nd of October, 2022, at the Stamford Plaza Grand Ballroom for an unforgettable evening of fashion!

10 Fashion Essentials You Definitely Need For 2022

By Chi de Jesus

Are you tired of flipping through the magazines and going through people’s OTD’s just to get an idea of what to wear or what to shop for yourself? Here are some fashion essentials that will get you through this year. We’ve interviewed fashion experts and clothing aficionados to get their recommendations on what a stylish woman would need to be “in fashion” in 2022 (at least).

A WHITE SHIRT – buttoned-down, blousette, or crew neck, this versatile piece can go well with any clothing item. Former print and runway model, Aileen Santarinala says fabric and fit are key to making this item go with any other fashion item. Asia’s Next Top Model alumni Jodilly Pendre, says it’s her go-to item because it’s a “no brainer” – it fits any look and fashion item.

A PRINTED BLOUSE – can be the centerpiece to any solid colour combination or a break to any colour blocked look, be mindful of the size of the print though and make sure it works for you (more of this in an upcoming article). Your printed blouse can be an accent to your streamlined look.

CASHMERE KNIT – with a cowl or a turtle neck in light breathable fabric can easily transition through any season – wear it easy or with a classic look, it’ll work wonders for you… light cardigans and cozy sweaters can also work as long as it’s not fabric heavy
Comfort and style rolled into one item that may add sophistication to your style.

BLACK BODYSUIT – it’s like a leotard but with snap-ons at the bottom for easy access when you go to the little girl’s room. This is perfect for night-outs where you can move freely without worrying about what’s-untucked-where.. Perfect with low waist denim or dress shorts.

BLAZER – double-breasted or three-buttoned, tapered or oversized, this item can make the transition from casual to casual chic, from chill to corporate, and can be an emergency item that you can “pull out of the hat” when the need arises. Work with earth tones to make this item more versatile.

SILK SLIP DRESS – by itself with sexy pumps can be as captivating as wearing it with white runners and a denim jacket. It’s an item that provides a great contrast between fabrics and accessories and a good canvass to express your whimsy. Innerwear as outerwear brings us back to the design concept of Coco Chanel.

A JUMPSUIT – an item that you can literally “jump into” combining top and bottoms in a sleek design – it’s classic enough that it goes through seasons and timelines all you need to do is accessorize. Can work with or without an inner shirt.

BLACK TROUSERS – straight cut or bootleg, this goes well with almost all fashion items and it streamlines the look especially if you are bottom-heavy. If not, there is always the white option.
Make sure that cut and length complements your body proportions.

DENIM JEANS – how can you get more classic than that? Robby Carmona, multi-awarded Filipino Fashion Director says it’s a staple for daily activities and travel. Fit is key and an understanding of your body structure allows you to choose the best type for you because there’s always a denim pair of jeans for any shape or size. Proper accessories can glam this number ready for the clubs.

CLASSIC COAT COVER-UP – an easy choice to transform your look from laid-back to travel chic without breaking a sweat … make it more versatile by choosing water-repellent fabric for the rains and you will look smashing. All-weather, all occasion.. a necessary item for your wardrobe.

They’re VERSATILE, CLASSIC, and FUNCTIONAL – three qualities that make all these items essential to your wardrobe. Watch out for the rest of the “Fashion Essential Series” where we discuss accessorising and how to handle your biggest fashion essential – your skin!

Source: The Australian Filipina

Defining Beauty… Do You Feel Beautiful Right Now?

Defining beauty as a concept is akin to holding sand in your hands. You can grasp at it and you certainly can seem to understand what it looks and feels like, but it is by no means solid. They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and this cliché certainly holds true. Approach anyone in the street and ask him or her to explain their ideal of beauty and you will undoubtedly get substantial variations in response. What you might come to discover is that defining beauty is closer to “I know it when I see it”.

It becomes very obvious then that defining beauty is as subjective as one’s taste in music. The search for it has spanned centuries – a relief in the tomb of the Egyptian nobleman Ptahhotep (who lived around 2400 BC) shows him getting a pedicure. Cleopatra wore kohl, a precursor to the modern eyeliner. Incarnations of what is considered ‘beautiful’ has ranged from breath-stealing corsets in the 19th century to achieve a tiny waist to our modern-day gravity-defying, ankle-threatening stilettos.

And that search is an expensive one! According to National Geographic, in the US, billions get spent on makeup, hair and skincare, diet products and services, and billions more on health club memberships and plastic surgery.

But what for? Experts from all different fields have weighed in to define beauty and why we search for it. Studies by anthropologist Don Symons at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and psychologist, David Perrett at St Andrews University in Scotland, all show that men consistently showed a preference for women with smooth skin, larger eyes, fuller lips, and a smaller nose and chin because “all these traits are reliable cues to youth, good health, and fertility.” Essential characteristics we instinctively know (honed over millennia) are vital for continuing the human race. However, that hard-wiring in our brain circuitry can be altered, especially by culture, according to Douglas Yu, a biologist from Great Britain whose studies, for example, found that indigenous tribes in Southeast Peru preferred body shapes regarded as overweight in western culture. “A fuller, evolutionary theory of human beauty must embrace variation,” says Yu.

So, who’s been shaping the modern definition of beauty? That modern definition that has us worshipping Victoria’s Secret models, A-list stars, and beauty queens, and has us comparing our bodies to theirs? That has us modifying our eating habits that in an ever-growing number around the world, has resulted in eating disorders? That has us losing our sense of self-worth and self-esteem? It’s so easy to blame the media – magazines, TV, movies – as the culprit. But who buys those magazines, watches those TV shows, goes to the movies?

We do.

In a twisted sort of way, we ourselves have been responsible. What we watch, what we buy has inadvertently shaped what modern society now considers beautiful. So, in recognizing that, can we then be the instruments of change?

I am an aunt to three beautiful little girls and I find myself sometimes terrified when I think of the challenges that face them when they grow up. I was fortunate enough to have grown up surrounded by strong, confident women and in that most essential stage – the teenage years, the high school years – when your perception of yourself in relation to others is shaped, I was blessed to have had a group of friends who couldn’t care less what anybody else thought of them. They were proud in who they were and in the dreams and ambitions they had for themselves. After high school, I again found myself, in the form of my two best friends and the women in my Christian youth group, with kindred spirits whose values and integrity meant more to them than superficial cares. I look back at those women, grateful that I knew them, and praying that my nieces will have women like them who will stand steadfast against today’s shallow perception of beauty.

When I was researching this article, I decided to have a look at the dictionary’s definition of beauty. According to Merriam Webster, beauty is:

– The quality of being physically attractive
– The qualities in a person or a thing that give pleasure to the senses or the mind.

Now that second part got me thinking… “qualities that give pleasure…” Isn’t that a healthier way of thinking about beauty? I mean, something can be physically attractive or ‘beautiful’ but deadly like a poisonous plant, and in that same vein, someone can be stunningly gorgeous but be a horrible person inside. So, I think instead of aiming to be beautiful, we should aim to be attractive. I mean, let’s face it, there is no way you can look like those models in the magazines. You know why? Because you don’t have the same genes they do, It’s as simple as that.

So, what do I mean about aiming to be attractive? Being attractive means that you’re the sort of person people are drawn to – like two magnets being pulled towards each other. Not drawn to you because of how gorgeous you look, but because they actually want to spend time with you. They are drawn to you because you are a person with a good heart, whose confidence and positive nature is just as irresistible as honey is to a bee. It’s a challenge, yes. And much more difficult for some to achieve than others but that’s what my circle of strong, confident women taught me – that my heart is more important than my face. Because ultimately, when I’m at my most unguarded when the only critic I face is me and I ask: “Do I love me?” and when I can say: “Yes”….that’s when I feel beautiful.

10 Quick Hacks To Fix Fashion Emergencies ASAP

Life is full of unforeseen glitches. You’re running to a meeting and you snap your heel. You reach up and a button on your trouser comes loose, or your bra straps start to show while wearing your favourite cocktail dress. It seems like wardrobe malfunctions always occur at the most inconvenient times …. just ask Janet Jackson!

Here are the top 10 suggestions for solving your common fashion emergencies:

10. My poor pilled sweaters

Don’t just stand there pulling lint off yourself! These can be removed either with a lint sandpaper (rub across sweater to remove pills) or a razor. Sticky tape works well for this too. Leggings and coloured tights are in full force this winter, and it’s all about experimenting with patterns and different lengths. If you are starting out, you can find some cheap leggings from shops like Valley Girl or Hipster.

9. Oops, I snapped my heel!

As Mentos-sy (remember the commercials?) as it may be, snap the other heel off & dash to the nearest shoe store!

8. Eww, makeup stains!

Baby or make-up wipes are ideal for removing or reducing makeup stains on clothing. However, do not try to remove any stains from silk – go to a dry cleaner.

7. Can you see my pantyhose runs?

A small run-in pantyhose can soon develop into a full-fledged tear. Use clear nail polish over the run to stop it from spreading.

6. Where did my hairpins go?

Dancing your head away in a concert can make your hairpins come loose and go missing. You can’t do much other than stepping out of the ball just to buy some new ones around the corner. So tuck those stray hairs behind your ears for a smouldering sexy look.

5. My hems have fallen!

For a make-do hem in a hurry, use Hollywood tape or Res Q tape. This is double-sided tape specially designed as a temporary fix for clothing.

4. Noo.. not my bra straps!

There is nothing more annoying than forever having to pull your bra straps back up onto your shoulders. Use some double-sided tape to avoid slipping straps. Cut and re-sew the back straps further in toward the centre of your back, or purchase bra clasps – these are attached at the back and pull the two back straps together, however you will need a second person to do this for you.

3. My most uncomfortable: Static Cling

This often happens with skirts. For a fix on the run, rub hand cream into your thighs (through pantyhose if necessary). The best way of preventing static cling is to spray “anti-static spay” to the inside of your skirt. You can buy this at supermarkets in the hosiery section and in the lingerie section of department stores.

2. My zipper is stuck

First run a lead pencil along the teeth, if this does not work rub a bar of soap or a wax candle onto the problem area. With a little manipulation, the zipper should come unstuck.

1. Can I leave my buttons loose/frayed?

A loose button can quickly turn into a missing button. Dab the top of the button with a little clear nail polish to prevent it from completely falling off. Re-sew it back on firmly ASAP.

Remember to wear your leggings as if they were tights…leggings worn as pants are not a good look unless you are going to the gym.

You can extend the wear from your summer wardrobe. Dresses and short shorts look great over leggings. Team them with a pair of boots (long leather or short slouchy are in right now) and a waisted belt for a truly hip look. Have fun with it and mix and match items until you find a look that says “You”.

For those who aren’t blessed with super skinny, toned legs, wearing leggings underneath shorter outfits can be much more flattering and you will feel more confident.

Leggings look great under long tops or shift dresses. Try a sweater dress with a cute scarf to keep you warm and looking great.

5 Simple Ways To Look Totally Fabulous On A Shoestring Budget

Let’s face it; it’s standard for fashion-conscious individuals to always look chic and fabulous.  They simply want to stand out in society with their fashion statement.  While it is true that Hollywood celebrities are the ones we copy our fashion styles from, but, we need not go to the point of imitating the brands of the clothes they wear!  Of course, we will always see them wearing expensive designer clothes.  But, if you’re a practical woman with a sense of fashion there are actually alternatives that will still make you look fabulous in a budget-friendly way.

Subscribe to Fashion Magazines

There are a lot of fashion magazines on the market today—Vogue, In Style, Vanity Fair, among others.  You just have to be keen on observing the fashion styles of famous celebrities and get an idea from there.  You don’t need to buy the exact brands that they are wearing especially if you are on a budget, but you can always visit sites like the budget babe who can show you where to get celeb outfits at a much cheaper price.

 Mix and Match

Checking out various fashion magazines have given us an idea what clothes look trendy and fashionably hot.  Do not be afraid to mix and match outfits.  It is important that we take courage and enjoy doing this; otherwise, we might end up uncomfortable with the clothes we mixed and matched.  If done correctly, you may be surprised at how it works wonders!  Your old jeans might look new when paired with a different t-shirt or shoe style and your vintage shirts or blouses will have a new look once paired with accessories.


You don’t need to have a lot of clothes in your wardrobe just to flash a different look every time you go out of our house.  All you need to do is buy neutral coloured clothes and heaps of accessories.  Investing in accessories is much cheaper than buying lots of clothes. You will be in awe of knowing how accessories can totally change the look and style of your clothes…transforming them into another kind of style that you never thought was even possible before.

Dig In Thrift Stores

You can find a lot of clothes on sale in thrift stores.  All you have to do is to have the patience and the eye for the right clothes that will match some of your old outfits.  Moreover, big department store chains also sell clothes on sale on an occasional or seasonal basis.  You have to be updated on those things in order to be the first one to buy the good stuff on sale.  Needless to say, the best things on sale are the first ones being sold.  So, the saying, “The early bird catches the early worm.” really fits into this scenario.

Change Your Hairstyle

Hair is our crowning glory…it can make or break us.  So, if we want to look fashionably hot without breaking out banks, then, we need to do something with our hairstyle.  Did you know that a different kind of hair colour or style can instantly make a fashion statement?  Also, do not underestimate what hair accessories can do.  If applied correctly to your hair, they can make you look a million dollar baby!