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Danielle Cleary Events (DCE) is excited to announce the launch of our 2023 DCE Model Host Search. 


We are looking for motivated, committed & confident young talent, wanting to gain work experience & connections in the events & modelling industry. You'll have a great smile, healthy look, loads of confidence & an interest in our creative events industry.


The role is a 12 month mentorship, offering the winner 'on the job' flexible learning experience & exposure to industry professionals, in a creative & encouraging environment.


  • Canberra Fair – all Entrants are invited to join all the fun of the Fair, Sunday 30 July 2023.

  • Top 10 Entrants Meet & Greet - Saturday 25 February 2023 at Lucas Studios. 

  • Top 6 Finalist Showcase Celebration - Wednesday 22 March 2023 at Fenway Public House.

Please review the Competition Terms & Conditions before entering.  If you enter the 2023 DCE Model Host Search Competition, you agree to be bound by the terms & conditions of entry.

PRIZES worth over $25000 with special thanks to: 

Altina Drinks

  • Winner & Finalists Prize:  Signature non alcoholic cocktails, Sansgria pack, valued @ $35 each.


  • Finalists Prize:  "Anise" crystal earrings, valued @ $129 each.

  • Winners Prize:  "Anise" crystal earrings & Juliette" headband, valued @328. 

Canberra Fair 

  • Finalists Prize:  experience - opportunity to Model Host at our April 2023 Fair.

  • Winners Prize:  experience - opportunity to Model in The Parade fashion runway at our April 2023 Fair.

Capital Lashes

  • Winners Prize:  lash extensions 6 month package, valued @ $1500.

Clever Cookie & Co

  • Finalists Prize:  cookie gift pack, valued @ $20 each.

  • Winners Prize:  cookie gift pack, valued @30. 


  • Finalists Prize:  Classic Belgian Milk Chocolate Coco Bar in mug @60 each.

  • Winners Prize:  assorted Classic Belgian Chocolate Coco Bars, hamper, valued @ $100.

Fever & Fox

  • Winner & Finalists Prize:  5 jewellery pieces 18k gold plated stainless steel, valued @ $325 each.

Frockaholics @ Momento Dezigns

  • Winners Prize:  voucher @ $250​​. 


  • Winners Prize:  sunglasses valued @ $220. 

Jaeke Collection

  • Winners Prize:  experience - feature as a campaign model for their 2023/2024 Collection with commercial photo shoot. 

Lifa Lab

  • Finalists Prize:  health & beauty LIFA LAB box, valued @ $215 each.

  • Winners Prize:  health & beauty LIFA LAB box, valued @ $498.

Lucas Studios

  • Finalists Prize:  20 class passes, valued @ $400 each. 

  • Winners Prize:  6 month unlimited studio membership, valued @ $1560. 

Lucy Laurita Designer

  • Winners Prize:  designer gown valued @ $800. 

Macrame By May

  • Winners Prize:  handmade macrame art, valued @ $120. 

Malibu Spray

  • Finalists Prize:  3 month tanning pass valued @ $480 each. 

  • Winners Prize:  12 month unlimited spray tans, unlimited Far Infrared Detox sessions + 20% of all products, valued @ over $4000. 

Napoleon Perdis

  • Winner & Finalists Prize:  Golden Ticket - a private, customised & hands on makeup workshop for you + 2 friends, valued @ $400 each.

Porter Green Lifestyle

  • Winner & Finalists Prize:  Unbreakable Fegg silicon tumbler & Stemm wine glasses set, valued @ $60 each.

Sewing Room Blooms

  • Finalists Prize:  flower stem valued @ $12 each.

  • Winners Prize:  floral bouquet valued @90. 

Steven Lloyd Photography 

  • Winners Prize:  portrait photography package, including styling valued @ over $1000. 

Ted & Olive Boutique

  • Finalists Prize:  voucher @ $25 each.

  • Winners Prize:  voucher @100.

The Hunter & The Styled

  • Winners Prize:  designer hand bag hire valued @ $300. 

The Statement Life 

  • Winners Prize:  experience - a mentorship with opportunity to attend exclusive VIP events on behalf of The Statement Life + The Statement Life earrings in a Sorted bag! value @ $800. 

Wesson Boutique​

  • Winners Prize:  designer accessory valued @ $600. 

121 Hair

  • Finalists Prize:  121 gift pack $50 & treatment voucher $85, valued @ $135 each. 
  • Winners Prize:  121 gift pack $200 & treatment voucher $85, valued at $285. 


  1. Kath Ilijoski - Director of 121 Hair;

  2. Lorna Munro - OG 2017 DCE Model Host Search Winner / Taekwondo Athlete / Dietician & Nutritionist;

  3. Brittany Wicks - B's Beauty & Lashes / Advocate for Women in League; 

  4. Janette Wojtaszak - The Statement Life - Presenter, Stylist & Digital Creator;

  5. Emily Eagan - Presenter, Model, Community Advocate & 2022 Miss Galaxy Australia;

  6. Kirstie Fitzpatrick - Television Presenter & Journalist; 

  7. Alicia Louise Lillington - Speaker, Mentor, Corporate Trainer, Model & Presenter; &

  8. Russell Evans - Marketing Influencer.

The 4 pillars that will define our next DCE Model Host Search Winner include:

  • entrant application:

  • marketing savvy;

  • presentation, articulation & confidence; &

  • industry interest.


With special thanks to our competition event partners: 

venue hosts:  Lucas Studios & Fenway Public House;

model host stylists:  Natalia Michail MUA, 121 Hair, Malibu Spray & Momento Dezigns;

photography:  Olivia Leigh Photography (events) & Steven Lloyd Photography (portrait);

video:  TORO Films & Media; &

event entertainment:  Prettirinas musicians.


1.1 Information on “Entry” & details of prizes form part of conditions of entry.

1.2 If you enter the 2023 DCE Model Host Search competition, you agree to be bound by the terms & conditions of entry.


2.1 Entrants must be a minimum of 17 years of age.

2.2 Entrants must not be contracted with a modelling talent agency at the time of their entry into the competition but may have done paid commercial modelling prior, nor sign with a modelling talent agency if chosen as the Winner during the 12 month mentorship competition period. 

2.3 Entrants must be located within the ACT or NSW region & be available to travel to Canberra if chosen as a Top 10 Entrant for professional photo shoot Canberra Sunday 25 February 2023, if voted as a Top 6 Finalist attend the Finalist Showcase Finalist Celebration Wednesday 22 March 2023 & if chosen as the Winner, attend other Danielle Cleary Events functions/events throughout the calendar year.  All travel & associated costs are at the Entrants own expense.

2.4 All prizes, including experiences will be executed within the ACT or NSW region.


3.1 You may only enter once into the 2023 DCE Model Host Search competition.

3.2 Past Entrants (not Winners) may re enter, we welcome your updated entry.

3.3 Email attention Model Host Search Coordinator & include:

  • a short introduction about who you are;

  • what are your interests & passions;

  • why you would like to win this experience; 

  • 2 casting photos (not necessarily professional images) including a head & shoulders & full length image, plus any other photo of your choice (optional);

  • height;

  • DOB;

  • mobile;

  • follow @danielleclearyevents & @canberrafair on Facebook & Instagram; &

  • share your Facebook & Instagram handles with us.


4.1 The competition will open for entries on 19 December 2023. 

4.2 The competition will close for entries on Monday 30 January 2023.

4.3 All entrants are invited to the Canberra Fair.

4.4 Danielle Cleary Events will select the Top 10 Entrants. 

The Top 10 selected Entrants will be invited to attend a Meet & Greet with our mentors + Steven Lloyd Photography photoshoot for the creation of individual portrait images on Saturday 25 February 2023 at Lucas Studios. Styling Entrants own fashion - active wear / luxe sports theme is this years inspo, beauty 'touch up's' supplied by Natalia Michail MUA & 121 Hair.  Catering thanks to Experience Eats & Krave Juice. 

4.5 The Top 10 Entrants will be announced via our social media on Wednesday 1 March 2023, with an album of professional portrait images for a Facebook & Instagram public “like-off” hosted on the Danielle Cleary Events Facebook & Instagram pages with Top 10 Entrants accepting our 'Invite Collaborator'.

- Votes on both DCE social media platforms Facebook & Instagram will be tallied from the DCE social media accounts for a total combined vote count. 

- Individual votes can be cast on both DCE Facebook & or Instagram. 

- Votes are only valid when both 1) Danielle Cleary Events & 2) Canberra Fair Facebook & Instagram pages are liked & followed.

- Votes cannot be purchased but may be sponsored posts & shared with community groups to obtain 'likes'.

4.6 The Facebook & Instagram public "like-off" will close Wednesday 8 March 2023 @ 10am.

4.7 The 5 Top 10 Entrants who receive the most valid likes on their provided portrait images posted to the Danielle Cleary Events Facebook & Instagram pages will become a Top 5 Finalist, with the addition of 1 'Wild Card' Finalist to be selected by DCE. The Top 6 Finalists will be presented to a VIP audience at our Finalist Showcase Celebration on Wednesday 22 March 2023 at Fenway Public House. 

4.8 The Winner will be announced via social media the following day.

4.9 If you are selected the DCE Model Search Host 2023 Winner & do not honour the prize & mentoring opportunities, then another Finalist will be offered these opportunities.


5.1 Danielle Cleary Events reserves the right to verify the validity of entries.

5.2 In addition to the right to disqualify set out in any other clauses, Danielle Cleary Events can disqualify an entrant if:

a) their entry includes materials that Danielle Cleary Events considers to be objectionable or defamatory;

b) they tamper with the entry process or enter more than once;

c) they submit an entry that does not comply with these conditions;

d) they work for (or have a family member that works for) related Companies or any Companies associated with the Competition;

e) they are signed already to an agency;

f) they have, in the opinion of Danielle Cleary Events, engaged in conduct in entering the competition which is fraudulent, misleading, deceptive or generally damaging to the goodwill or reputation of the participating companies;

g) the person is engaged in any unlawful or other improper misconduct;

h) the person is engaged in any misconduct calculated to jeopardise the fair & proper conduct of the Competition;

i) they 'buy' votes; or

j) for any other reasonable grounds.

5.3 Danielle Cleary Events reserves the right to recover damages or other compensation from anyone who is disqualified.


6.1 In the case of the intervention of any outside act, agent or event which prevents or significantly hinders our ability to proceed with the competition on the dates & in the manner described in these terms & conditions, including but not limited to vandalism, power failures, tempests, natural disasters, acts of God, civil unrest, strike, war, act of terrorism, Danielle Cleary Events may in its absolute discretion cancel the competition & recommence it from the start or any point that Danielle Cleary Events considers reasonable under the same conditions.

6.2 Danielle Cleary Events & its associated agencies & companies will not be liable for any misadventure, accident, injury, loss (including but not limited to consequential loss) or claim that may occur; whilst undertaking any travel won on or connected with their entry; in the participation in any prize; as a consequence of late, lost or misdirected mail; due to the broadcast of any program relating to the competition or the publication of any material, including any statements made by any compere, staff member, journalist, other entrants or any other person; in relation to failure of an SMS entry message to be received by the Promoter on account of technical problems or traffic congestion; or in relation to failure of an entry to be received on the website on account of technical problems or traffic congestion; arising from or related to any problem or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines or mobile communications network related to or resulting from participation in this promotion; arising from or related to any problem or technical malfunction of any computer equipment, software, internet connection, any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer software related to or resulting from participation in this promotion.

6.3 Danielle Cleary Events decision in relation to any aspect of the competition is final & binding on each person who enters. No correspondence will be entered into. No responsibility is accepted for late, lost or misdirected entries. Entries are considered as being submitted at the time they are received by the Promoter. Prizes are subject to availability, not transferable or exchangeable, with the exception of cash prizes, cannot be taken as cash. Prizes will be sent to the winner’s nominated address as stated in their original entry or given in person. The Promoter & their associated agencies & companies associated with this promotion will take no responsibility for prizes damaged or lost in transit.

6.4 The Winner must not 'sign' with a Talent & or Modelling Agency during their 2023 term with Danielle Cleary Events.

6.5 The Winner must present as "Danielle Cleary Events DCE Model Host Search 2023 Winner" in all professional photo shoot images posted to social media.


7.1 All entrants agree to grant Danielle Cleary Events a perpetual & non-exclusive licence to use all photographs given & taken of them during the competition & all other material created for the purposes of the competition in all media worldwide.

You agree that Danielle Cleary Events is able to do this without asking your permission & you are not entitled to receive any money for such use by Danielle Cleary Events.

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