I wanted to be a model for more than 10 minutes but less than 15. Like many girls, I suppose. Most of my friends have the same memories. A typical teen, eventually I moved on to other dreams. Like cutting class for 3 months in Grade 11 for no particular reason.

Too many years later and it’s amazing how some things don’t change. Girls still want to be models but the messaging is more confusing than ever.

In an industry this complicated, it’s heartening then to know that one of the biggest agencies is actively encouraging education and family involvement to improve the model reputation.

Ford Models is currently searching for the Supermodel of the World Canada in partnership with Maybelline, Diesel, and Redken.

Toronto – April 26th at The Redken Exchange (20 Richmond St. East 7th floor)

– May 3rd at the W Hotel

Calgary – May 10th at the Delta Bow Valley Hotel

– May 31st at the Delta Halifax Hotel

Click here to pre-register, meet with Ford Models scouts from 10 am - 3 pm and meet Maybelline, Diesel, and Redken beauty and fashion experts from 10 am – 5 pm.

By pre-registering, interested participants will be able to spend time with Ford industry veterans. Ford very much hopes that participants will bring their parents along too to attend workshops where family members can together learn about the business, about trends, about how to balance health and beauty, and a few makeup and hair tips too!

And LaineyGossip.com readers who print off THIS PAGE ON THIS SITE will receive front of the line privileges on the day of the search in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, and Halifax. They are expecting crowds of thousands…

In advance of the search, Ford is also offering the following exclusive giveaway to one LaineyGossip.com reader. The gift basket is valued at $500 and includes:

Maybelline New York:

- Maybelline New York Define-A-Lash Volume Mascara in Very Black
- Maybelline New York XXL Curl Power Mascara in Very Black
- Maybelline New York Line Stylist Eyeliner in Onyx
- Maybelline New York Expert Wear Eye Shadow in Time for Wine
- Maybelline New York Moisture Extreme Lipcolour in Wine on Ice
- Maybelline New York Mineral Power Blush in Soft Mauve
- Maybelline New York Mineral Power Pressed Powder Bronzer

- UV Rescue Shimmering Defence Daily Care Protective Lotion
- UV Rescue Protective Oil Leave-in smoother for sun-exposed hair
- UV Rescue After-Sun Shampoo for sun-exposed hair & scalp
- UV Rescue After-Sun Conditioner
- Quick Dry 18 instant finishing spray
- Forceful 23 Super strength finishing spray
- Ringlet 07 curl perfector
- Curl Force 17 texturizing spray-gel
- Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam

Ford Models:
- Day Planner


- T-Shirt
- Bag

If you’re interested, please send an email to [email protected] with FORD as the subject. Entries must be received by MAY 1, 2008. Good luck!