There's a new competition coming to Vancouver and auditions start next week. I've known Rob Trinh (one of the creators) since he was 14, back when we both still lived in Victoria. Take it from me: this may be your big break. Having just gone through a modeling competition for Don't Quit Your Gay Job, I can tell you that it will be a lot of fun and you will get a lot of valuable experience if you decide to audition and make the final cut. I'll be judging one of the sessions as well, so at least you'll have one familiar face in your camp.
Here's the run down:
Do YOU want to get hooked up? Literally, hooked up with a modeling
contract? This is what every wannabe modeling will be asking themselves
during the audition dates Monday, July 13 and Tuesday, July 14, 2009.
Trinh and Brandon Howe have teamed up to present “HOOK ME UP: I Want a
Modeling Contract”. The auditions will be held across two days
beginning Monday, July 13 and Tuesday July 14, both at 6 pm. The winner
of “HOOK ME UP: I Want a Modeling Contract” gets a one year
modeling/talent contract with “Carrie Wheeler Management”, a starter
package for their portfolio (retailed at over $2000) and the chance to
expose themselves to the industry. With challenges, photo shoots, PSA’s
and live eliminations over 3 weeks, its going to be the event of the
The really great thing about this event is that all
the money raised from donations will go to “The Play 4 Phil
Foundation”. Founded by Rob and Tony Trinh after their cousin Phil
Truong was an innocent victim of a gang-related shooting last summer
that claimed Phil’s life. The goal of “Play 4 Phil” is to give back to
the community through scholarships, sponsoring troubled youth to sports
camps, and educating students that it is okay to be a Role Model. In
alliance with Rob’s high school Campaign, “Stop the Silence, Have a
Voice Against Violence” , this is a positive message that needs to be
We hope you will include this in your media to get the
word out about this great opportunity to make a difference in not just
one models life, but ultimately the many, many unseen faces that will
benefit from the Event. We invite you to attend the casting to
interview those audition and get a sneak peek at the event that’s about
to take over! If you have any question or would like to get in contact
with this dynamic duo please feel free.
We hope to see you there!
Rob Trinh & Brandon Howe
DONATIONS can be made out in cheque to PLAY 4 PHIL FOUNDATION.
WHERE: PULSE NIGHT CLUB @ 1138 Davie Street. (cross st. between Thurlow and Bute)
CASTING for Modeling Competition. The winner receives some great
Prizes, including one year modeling contract with Carrie Wheeler
WHEN: AUDITIONS: Monday, July 13, 2009 and Tuesday,
July 14, 2009 @ 6 pm. Contestants will then appear at the Live events
starting @ 8-10 pm, Sunday, July 26, Sunday, August 9, and Sunday,
WHO: All aspiring and potential models with great attitudes please come on down!
WHY: For a great cause, Play 4 Phil, and because you want to do something amazing this summer!
HOW: Show up with your government issued ID, along with your measurements, (we can measure you there) and be your natural self!