Singleton teenager Chloe Evans wins Australis Face of Facon model search

From runways to the laboratory, the world really is Chloe Evans's oyster.

The 19 year old from Singleton, who is in her first year of studying biotechnology at the University of Newcastle, was named the winner of the Australis Face of Facon model search in Kotara on Saturday, October 12.

Lara Lupish, editor of Facon magazine, said Miss Evan was a natural standout in the final runway event at Westfield Kotara which determined the winner of the annual model search competition.

"Chloe's look is very reminiscent of the original 90s supermodel," Ms Lupish said.

"She reminded me of a young Elle MacPherson with her sporty physique and classically beautiful face.

"She was confident and strong on the runway and had a real bounce in her step, which I loved."

The runway event was attended by more than 120 guests, with the eight finalists modelling 32 spring fashion looks each.

The judges were Ms Lupish, Australian professional model Samantha Harris and Ailish Kaleda, head of new faces at Chic Management.

Miss Evans has won a development contract with Chic Management and a fashion editorial in Facon, The Newcastle Style Issue.

Miss Evans, who hopes to one day move into lab work in immunology and disease, said is looking forward to more runway and editorial work in the future and says the Australis Face of Facon model search was a wholly positive one.

"The Australis Face of Facon model search was such a great opportunity to learn more about the industry and everyone involved was so lovely," she said.

When asked why she wants to be a model, Miss Evans said she loves meeting new people and loves being part of the creative process of a model shoot.

Miss Evans added that wants to be a positive role model that promoted women in science and body positivity. Her modelling icons are Miranda Kerr and Karlie Kloss.

Chic Management invited Miss Evans to their Woollahra-based agency the day after she was announced the winner of the competition, where she underwent a test shoot and met the Chic team.

In winning the competition, Miss Evans will also be mentored by Ms Harris.

Speaking to The Star in September, Ms Harris said she thought it was "really important" for young models to have a mentor to "put them on the right path".

"I think it's really important for young models to have mentors, someone they can chat with about the industry in general," she said.

"They are going into a really different industry and they're still kids really, teenagers."

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