Humber seeks new face with model search

by | Feb 23, 2018 | Campus News, Headlines, Life

Humber students auditioned for the being the face of the college. (Harmanjeet Gurm)

Harmanjeet Gurm
Biz/Tech Reporter

Humber sought out students to be the faces for the college by holding its seasonal modeling contest last week.

The “Humber Model Search” was hosted last week by the Marketing and Communication department at both North and Lakeshore campuses in the hunt for faces to represent the college.

“The objective of this event is to find student models, who can reflect our real students, the true Humber experience, and environment,” said college advertising manager Lori Falvo.

She said the search was open to all students as it sought to capture the true personality of Humber.

“This event is a test shoot, students come and we see that how they feel in front of the camera and from there we call them back, to stage the cover of our publication like calendars and view books,” said Humber College marketing assistant Rebecca Fox.

Falvo said model students are used for advertisements and documents rather than professional models. She said students are more authentic and emphasizes diversity. And that can only be done by Humber students.

“I have been here for the last four years and before that, I think, the event was conducted online but now we recruit photographer to take the photos and to see how well can a student face the camera,” Fox said.

Model hopefuls are not guaranteed a spot to the final stages of the selection process, but each participant receives some photos from the shoot as a thank you.