I had the most intense, petrifying, intimidating and amazing experience yesterday and I just wanted to write about it. So please excuse the following post as I rant and rave. As most models and people in the fashion industry on SL would know, yesterday was the Modavia first call back, for their fall casting. After submitting an application with photos and a very brief statement about your experience as a model, a certain amount of models were selected to attend a runway casting on November 30th at 12 noon.
Everyone was waiting and IM's were starting to fly back and forth on the Wednesday before if anyone had heard anything, anything at all. Had anyone got an invitation or a rejection? I logged onto SL on the Thursday morning and was very shocked, nervous and excited to receive my inventory offer and quickly dropped it on the ground to see what it was. To my utter joy I saw "You are invited to attend". I'm sure the people in the SIM where I dropped it where like what is that crazy person doing? As I run around the box to see what was written on it. I honestly did not even think I would make it to the first runway casting call, and was so excited that I did.
Modavia are offering 5 supermodel positions and if I understand correctly 30 models will go through to the next runway casting on December 14th from yesterdays casting. When we find out who knows, but to me I am just so proud to have it made it this far.
I don't think that ever in my SL life, have I felt so nervous as when I teleported into the casting room. I assumed we would be doing it in small lots, like 15 models at a time, but oh no it was all at once. I have never been in a room with so many talented, stunning and "big time" models. I really felt like I should be sitting in the corner or peeking out from around the corner looking at them and taking notes. Hold on that kinda makes me sound weird, but I just felt like I didn't belong.
I have only been modeling for nearly 7 months now, so to be in a room and walking the same runway as these incredible models was just overwhelming. It was great to see some models helping each other, giving tips and answering Questions. I think everyone was relieved when the beautiful Chalice Carling yelled out how she had just walked on the hole in the middle of the catwalk and it wasn't an actual hole and you couldn't fall in lol. I think everyone breathed a sigh of relief then and I know I was blowing a million kisses to her.
On the other side I was shocked at how nasty some of the models can be, and how they didn't want to help anyone else but themselves. To me we are all in this together and I do understand that it is competitive and none of us like the rejection, but come on we all have to deal with it at some stage. To me, that does not stop us helping each other, being supportive and doing everything we can to make it the best it can be for everyone involved.
I just want to say that every model there did an amazing job! I left after my walk to try and cut down on the lag for the people who had to walk after me, but every model I did see walk did so well. I looked around the rooms a few times and saw some of the most beautiful and some "unique" avatars which was fantastic as I think that is what makes modeling so amazing on SL.
I wish every model the best of luck, and I know who ever makes it to the next runway casting truly deserves it. You were all incredible and I have my fingers and toes crossed for you all.
ps. You can check out the Modavia supermodels here at
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