International judges have been gushing with praise for the future high profile model, all agreeing that she was an obvious winner.
“What a star in the making this girl is! She presented herself in her natural sense of style on the day. With her dewy skin, flaming red hair, and eyes that seem to smile, Maddison was a natural winner for all of the judges.”
“Maddison is smart, determined, and has good family support… All these elements are crucial for success in the tough game of modelling,” said Amanda Betts, competition judge and Director of Red 11 in Auckland.
"She was a clear stand out in the crowd, her pale skin and doll like face is ideal for the Tokyo market. At such a young age, and with no experience, she already knows how to connect with the camera. I am so happy that we found Maddison, as she has a very successful career ahead of her," said Adam Browne, judge and Tokyo based international scout for Bravo Models.
“Maddison has instant international appeal. Winning this competition means she already has an agent in Australia, Tokyo, and New Zealand. Her life has changed overnight and I think this is something she has wanted for a very long time. I love her unique look; she is a lot like top British model Lily Cole,” said Christabel Buder, competition judge and founder of Pride Models Adelaide.
As this year’s winner, Maddison will be flown for a four day trip to the fashion capital of the world; Paris, with the return flights and accommodation supplied by Lai Lai travel. This is an opportunity for Maddison to be exposed to the industry’s most influential leaders by meeting with top modelling agencies IMG, Elite, Marilyn, and Ford Models. Maddison will also receive a contract with Pride Models, $1000 worth of Kosmea products, a $1200 portfolio shoot, a $1000 wardrobe from Finders Keepers, and a head start in launching her exciting new career. 250 of South Australia’s most natural beauties were involved in the competition held on October 27 at Westfield Marion, with Chantel Flavel, Laura DeWit, and Rebecca Fletcher being announced as this year’s runners up.
“The competition was tougher than I anticipated and we were all impressed with the overall calibre of the girls,” said Betts.
Next year Adelaide will see the return of the Pride Models International Model Search, with the 2012 winner winning an exciting trip to New York City.