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Child model search comes to Hillstreet

July 18, 2018

Does your child have what it takes to become Middlesbrough’s next top model?

Hundreds of parents are expected to enter their children into the Model Tots to Teens competition being launched by Hillstreet Shopping Centre and Mentor Model Agency, one of the UK’s leading child model agencies.

Entry is free and open to all from new-borns, toddlers and children up to, and including, 18-years-old.

One child from each of the four age categories (0-23 months, 2-5, 6-13, 14-18) will be chosen to be represented by Mentor for at least 12 months, which includes a portfolio photoshoot with digital images provided and displayed on the agency’s website.

Mentor Model Agency’s client list includes Boden, Mamas & Papas, Next, Silver Cross, Tomy, John Lewis, Very, F&F, Pretty Little Thing, Adidas, Footlocker & Franklin & Marshall.

Josephine Webster, company director at Mentor, said: “We are delighted to be working with Hillstreet Shopping Centre to discover new modelling talent in Middlesbrough.

“The winners could go on to work with some of the most high-profile fashion brands in the industry.”

“Competitions like these are a great platform to start a modelling career but it’s also lots of fun.”

Model Tots to Teens is an initiative that was initially founded by another NewRiver REIT owned shopping centre in the South East, which annually attracts more than 2000 entrants across three weeks and Hillstreet Centre manager, Peter Drabble, is confident the competition will be a huge hit in Middlesbrough.

He said: “We are extremely excited to launch Model Tots to Teens, which we anticipate to be popular as we have already had a lot of interest on Facebook.

“Our Kids Club events are always well attended and I think the prizes provided by Mentor Model Agency will attract a lot of entries.

“I am confident it will be a success, but the main thing is that people have fun.”

Those wishing to enter can bring their children to be photographed on Thursday July 26 and Friday 27, between 10am and 4pm.

Entry is free and the photography will take place in the Centre Square, located in the middle of the mall.

MAC will also be on hand doing free beauty demonstrations and giveaways during both event days.

For more information, head to the centre’s Facebook page @HillstreetShopping or visit

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