Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sarah Thompson – One of the #ProjectScouted Top 3

She might be the youngest girl in our Top 3, but Sarah Thompson knows that she’s a feisty package even in her small frame. A born and bred Durban girl and currently a grade 11 pupil at St. Henry’s Marist College, Sarah has been the firm favourite of many throughout the Project. Her striking green eyes, inviting smile, and strong posing are only just some of the qualities that got her into the Top 3.

This is what Sarah, whose warm and classy demeanour has lightened up the shoots at #ProjectScouted, had to say.

Lee Folkard Photography: When Sarah walks into a room, what does she bring with her?
Sarah: Hopefully laughter and a smile to people’s faces, I love to make people happy!

LFP: What makes you different from the rest?
Sarah: I have serious determination and drive, if I want to achieve something I work hard to do my best.

LFP: What was your first ever modelling experience?
Sarah: When I was about 12, I modelled for a small clothing line.

LFP: When have you been most satisfied in your life?
Sarah: To be honest, right now! Things have just been great lately!

LFP: If we meet a year from now, what do you see yourself having achieved?
Sarah: Don’t you worry; you’ll be hearing a lot more of this name! I love to act and be on stage, so hopefully by that time I would have done more shows and be working towards fulfilling my dreams of being an actor!

LFP: Who scouted you to be a part of #ProjectScouted and how do you know them?
Sarah: Dakota Baptist, she scouted me through Facebook.

LFP: What has the experience of being a part of #ProjectScouted been like from being scouted at the very beginning to now being in the Top 3?
Sarah: Going into this, I had no idea what to expect. I just thought I’d go for it and have a bit of fun. Never would I have imagined it turning out to be the most amazing journey! It’s been an absolute pleasure and I’ll never forget this experience!

LFP: Did you expect to come this far in the Project?
Sarah: To be honest, not at all! When I first started the project I didn’t think I had a chance, but as the competition went on I really got into it and strived to do well.

LFP: If you could choose the winner of #ProjectScouted, who would it be?
Sarah: My two other competitors really are beautiful girls, inside and out. But nonetheless, this is a competition and I’m in it to win it!

LFP: If you could do something differently in the Project, what would it be?
Sarah: Perhaps take a bit more risks, in the way I posed and dressed.

LFP: How has #ProjectScouted impacted your life? What are you taking away from the Project?
Sarah: This project has opened my eyes to how much work really goes on behind the camera. I’ve learnt so many new skills and met some insanely talented people!

LFP: Have you learnt anything about yourself from being a part of the Project?
Sarah: It goes without saying that this competition has made me more confident but it has also taught me to always stay true to myself and my beliefs. 

LFP: What was the highlight of the Project for you?
Sarah: Being in the top 3 of course, what a privilege!

LFP: Tell us something about you that will make us remember you.
Sarah: Dynamite comes in small packages!

After thirteen beautiful and nerve-racking phases, #ProjectScouted has come to an end. The images from the last concept shoot, shot by Jerome Stoffels Photography and Roy Esterhuysen of Firsthouse Photography, will be uploaded onto our Facebook page on Wednesday the 23rd of July and the final results will be released on Friday the 25th. It has all come down to this.

See images from Sarah's''s journey in #ProjectScouted below:




























Lieché Joyce – One of the #ProjectScouted Top 3

She might be only 19 years old, but when looking into Lieché Joyce’s eyes when photographed, there is a deepness and a poignancy that is rare even in those who have experienced much more of life. There is great power in her images, many of which have won the Best Image prize during the Project, and she has managed to keep up her high standard to now make it to the final three girls.

We found out more about this girl with the enviable afro who is currently taking a gap year, modelling, and, according to her, starting a company and writing an anthology of poetry.

LFP: When Lieché walks into a room, what does she bring with her?
Lieché: Mystery.
                                                                      
LFP: What makes you different from the rest?
Lieché:  I'm extremely deep, I'm abstract, I never follow the crowd, I'm very quiet at first as I tend to observe people though once someone gets to know me I'm extremely talkative, random and I love to laugh a lot.

LFP: What was your first ever modelling experience?
Lieché:  It was last year when I was with Mobile Model Management.

LFP: When have you been most satisfied in your life?
Lieché: After having made a life changing impact in someone's life.

LFP: If we meet a year from now, what do you see yourself having achieved?
Lieché:  I'd be studying Sociology; I would also have a company started and doing well. I'd be modelling too.

LFP: Who scouted you to be a part of #ProjectScouted and how do you know them?
Lieché: Cameron Clothier, we know each other since high school.

LFP: What has the experience of being a part of #ProjectScouted been like from being scouted at the very beginning to now being in the Top 3?
Lieché: It has been the most humbling, challenging and life changing of experiences yet.

LFP: Did you expect to come this far in the Project?
Lieché: No, it has really been a pleasant surprise to have made it so far despite having doubts along the way.

LFP: If you could choose the winner of #ProjectScouted, who would it be and why?
Lieché:  Sarah; she's gorgeous, has a great personality and will respect #ProjectScouted well.

LFP: If you could do something differently in the Project, what would it be and why?
Lieché:  I'd change nothing, I know I've done my best and had a great time doing it.

LFP: How has #ProjectScouted impacted your life? What are you taking away from the Project?
Lieché: It has shown me that there is more to life than that which meets the eye. Never take anything or anyone for face value as there's always a deeper story behind the ones we assume. Always be yourself no matter what.

LFP: What have you learnt about yourself from being a part of the Project?
Lieché: That I can actually go beyond the limits which are self-created and concur all that I set my heart and mind to.

LFP: What was the highlight of the Project for you?
Lieché: Meeting everybody who has been a part of the team as I've learned a lot from each individual which I'll carry for life. 

LFP: Tell us something about you that will make us remember you.
Lieché:  I'm the best Pixie ever... On a more serious note, I thrive on making a difference in education and people’s lives as well as being the best example for my younger siblings to look up to.


After thirteen beautiful and nerve-racking phases, #ProjectScouted has come to an end. The images from the last concept shoot, shot by Jerome Stoffels Photography and Roy Esterhuysen of Firsthouse Photography, will be uploaded onto our Facebook page on Wednesday the 23rd of July and the final results will be released on Friday the 25th. It has all come down to this.

See images from Lieche''s journey in #ProjectScouted below:























Monday, July 21, 2014

Samantha Jones – One of the #ProjectScouted Top 3


Samantha Jones has been one of the most captivating young ladies in #ProjectScouted. It’s her dazzling brown eyes, her full lips, her fiery mane of hair, and her unconventional style that has mesmerized the judges and won fans throughout the Project.

Currently studying Psychology at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, she’s a laid-back, easy-going kind of girl – qualities that come in handy when working in the modelling industry. That being said, it was probably these very same qualities that aided in Samantha coming so far in the Project to make it to our Top 3 girls. She works hard while appearing to not work at all and then she blows us away with her stunning images.

Learn more about this 20-year-old, who was born and raised in Hillcrest, from our Q&A session with her.

Lee Folkard Photography: When Samantha walks into a room, what does she bring with her?
Samantha: Laughter, I hope. I think a sense of humour brings light to any situation.

LFP: What makes you different from the rest?
Samantha: I’m possibly the most uncompetetive person you will meet. I’m very laid-back and just take things as they come.

LFP: What was your first ever modelling experience?
Samantha: Hmmm... I took a few modelling lessons when I was about 10.

LFP: When have you been most satisfied in your life?
Samantha: In those small and seemingly meaningless moments when I’m just spending quality time with someone who means the world to me

LFP: If we meet a year from now, what do you see yourself having achieved?
Samantha: Who knows?! Every day is an adventure! But hopefully I’ll be involved in something exciting.

LFP: Who scouted you to be a part of #ProjectScouted and how do you know them?
Samantha: Jami scouted me. I was her waitress at Taco Zulu, where I used to work. She spotted me at the sushi bar.

LFP: What has the experience of being a part of the Project been like, from being scouted at the very beginning to now being in the Top 3?
Samantha: It has been so much fun! Who doesn't like having a selection of awesome pictures? I have met so many cool people, I have become more comfortable in front of the camera and hopefully I can take the skills I have learnt into a future modelling experience – if one comes about.

LFP: Did you expect to come this far in the Project?
Samantha: I did not know what to expect. All the girls were so beautiful and unique. I just tried to enjoy every phase as the Project progressed.

LFP: If you could choose the winner of #ProjectScouted, who would it be?
Samantha: I wish all 3 of us could win! But I have to be honest; once I saw that MAC gift bag I was sold! So I would love to win. I love MAC!

LFP: If you could do something differently in the Project, what would it be?
Samantha: I would bring music along to the shoots! Simply because I enjoy it and I also think it helps set the mood and helps the models relax in front of the camera.

LFP: How has #ProjectScouted impacted your life? What are you taking away from the Project?
Samantha: I am taking away a new set of skills and some new friends. Win!

LFP: Have you learnt anything about yourself from this experience?
Samantha: I have learnt that I can do anything with the flu!

LFP: What was the highlight of the Project for you?
Samantha: Hmmm, it’s hard to say but I loved Phase Twelve! I loved the makeup and the photos!

LFP: Tell us something about you that will make us remember you.
Samantha: Three facts about Sam Jones:
I’m a cat lover (slightly obsessed),
I’m a hopeless romantic,
And... I can fit my whole fist in my mouth (party trick!).


After thirteen beautiful and nerve-racking phases, #ProjectScouted has come to an end. The images from the last shoot will be uploaded onto our Facebook page on Wednesday the 23rd of July and the final results will be released on Friday the 25th. It has all come down to this.

See images from Samantha's journey in #ProjectScouted below: 
























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