World Supermodel

World Supermodel PNG off to Macau – China

The team of three – National Director Philma Kelegai and two finalists – Sheilla Yama for the adult category and Glenda Sananda leave the country todayThey leave on the 9am flight (local time) and arrive in the Philippines at 1pm this afternoon.

The team overnights there and travel to Macau on May 20.

All finalists from over 60 participating countries to the World Supermodel competition are expected to be in Macau, China (host country) by May 21.

​PNG models to enter world comp

In the inaugural crowning last night, Glenda Sanada was chosen under the teenage category and Sheila Yama for the adult category.

Sanada is from Western Province, Oro and Manus and was also the cover girl for World Supermodel PNG’s glossy calendar, which was launched in March.

Yama is from a mixed parentage of Western Highlands, Oro and Morobe provinces. She is currently a nurse at the Port Moresby General Hospital.

Modelling industry reaches new level

Its establishment only this year has provided two avenues for young women: World Supermodel (Ages 20 - 30) and Teen World Supermodel (Ages 16- 19).

World Supermodel PNG is grooming young females to enter the World Supermodel pageant, an international pageant which sees over 40 countries participating annually.

From Papua New Guinea, two young females selected will go to China to compete for the coveted top prize, which is a one year modelling contract with Trump Model Management to be based in New York, U.S.A.

World's next supermodel

In the current fashion climate, it's becoming increasingly hard to predict.

"Classically beautiful or handsome models will always work, but more and more we are seeing that our more individual looking, quirky models are doing really well," says Karen Diamond, director of renowned London agency Models 1.

"Certain casting directors, designers and photographers have always made brave choices, but those choices are now crossing over into more commercial areas of the industry."