National Final Qualifiers – July wrap up with an introduction to winner Zariah Lamont

Last weekend CGM had the pleasure of hosting many beautiful girls from around Australia at our CGM Model Search July National Final Qualifiers. Words can't describe the pride we feel for each and every one of the girls who put themselves out there and gave this experience a go. Each of the contestants had the opportunity to learn new modelling and life skills from some of the most experienced professionals in the industry over the three-day intensive event. To close the event, the girls participated in the NFQ catwalk at The Star Casino on the Gold Coast. Each girl showcased two outfits: cocktail and evening wear, and they certainly dazzled not only us, but also their friends and family with their confidence and self assurance. The team at Country Girl Management are so impressed with the way the girls held themselves, supported each other, and embraced their own individual beauty. Check out some of the beautiful finalists at the Catwalk event below:

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As a national finalist, the winner gets the chance to compete for a contract with some of the leading agencies from around Australia at our December National Finals. We would like to take a moment now to introduce you to our July National Final Qualifier winner Zariah Lamont. Zariah blew us away with her maturity, kindness, and leadership throughout the event and we are so excited to invite her to the National Finals in December.

Introducing Zariah Lamont, NQF July winner 2017

My name is Zariah Lamont and I’m 15 years old. I come from a beautiful place in the south-eastern side of Queensland: the Sunshine Coast. Since a very young age I have always looked up and been inspired by all the beautiful models in the whole industry, although I have never had the confidence to reach out and start achieving my dream. That’s why when the Country Girl Management Team reached out to me to come to a local event in Budriem, Sunshine Coast, I was over the moon with excitement. From there, the lovely team took me under their wing and has changed my life in so many positive ways since! They have all taught me that anything in life is possible, If you are dedicated and devoted to achieving what ever it may be.

I feel so privileged that I was invited to the July NFQ! The large amounts of love, care and guidance that the Country Girl Management Team showed to me and each individual girl throughout the event was remarkable and I couldn’t thank them all enough for it. What I have accomplished over the event and the positive emotions that I feel right now is more than I wished in a lifetime, even more than I hoped for. Every beautiful young lady I met and the Country Girl Management team are all the reason why I am this happy and confident, and I am so thankful that I had the chance to meet so many gorgeous faces!

Zariah in her evening wear

Throughout most of life I have been quite a shy girl, I would always be too scared to approach other girls and come out of my comfort zone. The preliminary event and this national qualifier event changed this dramatically. Today, I am a CONFIDENT girl who feels BEAUTIFUL in her own skin no matter my failures or the size of my clothing. I came into this 3-day event rather nervous, not knowing what the outcome would be. I was hoping to have an enjoyable time on the Gold Coast and make some new, valuable friends. I did a lot more than that. I have come back home confident and happy, I now have so many new friendships, I am filled with so much incredible knowledge about the modelling industry and I surprisingly came home with first place which I am so very appreciative of.

I used to be so self-conscious about my body and my personality. I would always look in the mirror and wish I looked like someone else. Over this event I came to a realisation that I was put on this earth for a reason, not to be someone else, but to be myself and live life to the fullest. I would have never achieved this without all the guidance from everyone at Country Girl Management, you’re all amazing. I’m blocking out that inner bully one day at a time.

That Monday night was the best night of my life. I got to experience some of the most amazing things that I would never have been able to experience without the guidance and love from the gorgeous team at Country Girl Management. When the beautiful Katie called my name as being first place I had never felt so many emotions at once! I have never smiled so much in one night, felt my heart beat so very fast, had my hands shake uncontrollably, cried with joy and been so very excited all over the course of 4 hours. I still am so shocked and incredibly excited with all that I achieved! If someone had told me before the event that I would come home with first place, I would have never believed it. Being with you all brought out the best in me. Reflecting back on all that I have done within this event and the knowledge that I have been filled with makes me feel like I am achieving my dreams and this is all because of the guidance and support from the all of you lovely humans at Country Girl Management.

Meeting the Country Girl Management team has been the most rewarding moment of my life. Not many people can do what you have all done for me. Not many people can love and care for me the way you all did. You have all changed my life in so many amazing ways which I am so grateful for. You all worked so hard ensuring that us girls had the best possible time. The dedication and effort towards your jobs is so incredible, changing the world one girl at a time. The relationships I have made with all of you at Country Girl Management are connections that I will cherish forever, you all will forever have a place in my heart.

To all you ladies that are reading this. You are beautiful, you are not defined by your failures or the size of your clothing, you are on the path to success, you have the power to create change in this world, your beauty is made up of more than just your physical looks and you are in charge of how you feel today, so choose happiness. That inner bully inside of your head that keeps on pointing out negative things when you look in the mirror is just an undesirable voice that keeps on coming back, block it each day because god put you on this earth for a reason, to be your own, beautiful self because “every girl deserves to feel beautiful’- ( Katie Jones ).

Zariah xx


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Zariah in her cocktail wear

Country Girl Management would like to take a moment to also thank all of the guest speakers and industry professional: Janessa, Tash, Jasmine, and the team at 360 Health for their involvement in the event.

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