Byron High student Georgia Brewer-Smith has made inroads in the modelling world, including a photo spread in the latest issue of Girlfriend magazine. She got her break after making friends with high-profile make-up artist Mandi Levanah, who has worked with the stars, including Pink and Rihanna.
Byron High student Georgia Brewer-Smith has made inroads in the modelling world, including a photo spread in the latest issue of Girlfriend magazine. She got her break after making friends with high-profile make-up artist Mandi Levanah, who has worked with the stars, including Pink and Rihanna. JAMES DEMITRI

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SKENNARS HEAD teenager Georgia Brewer-Smith is set for a promising overseas modelling career after she “made friends” with high-profile make-up artist Mandi Levanah.

In October, the Byron Bay High School student starred alongside Ms Levanah in an infomercial for the Sheer Cover brand that appeared on Channel Seven’s Sunrise program.

Ms Levanah, who has worked with the likes of Pink, Rihanna and Delta Goodrem, was blown away by Georgia’s ability to work the camera.

She helped set Georgia up with a photo shoot for the April edition of Girlfriend magazine.

Georgia, 17, appears in a stunning photo spread on page 123 of the magazine under the banner “Girlfriend Pretty Girl”, alongside a tutorial on how to make fake eye lashes look appealing.

The friendship with Ms Levanah means Georgia now has a springboard to modelling in Australia and overseas.

“Mandi has a real eye for people who can go far in the modelling industry,” Georgia said.

“So making this one friend got me a long way.

“That Channel Seven job was the first one I did in my modelling career and I was very nervous.

“But I’ve done drama at school so I’m used to a bit of public speaking.”

Georgia flew to Sydney for the Girlfriend photo shoot in January and found it “really fun”.

Ms Levanah is not the only person who has a high regard for Georgia’s modelling potential.

“I did a photo shoot with (Australia’s Next Top Model judge) Jez Smith and he said I was a natural at it, which was exciting,” said Georgia, whose modelling name is Georgia May.

Next year will be her gap year after finishing her HSC and she plans to use that time to build on her dreams and hopefully make it on to catwalk overseas.

Making it in New York is Georgia’s top goal, and she has the backing of renowned Sydney-based modelling agency Chadwick to help make it happen in the Big Apple.

“She can make it overseas, absolutely,” Chadwick managing director Martin Walsh said.

“It’s still early days for her, but Georgia can handle the cameras very well.

“She’s got great looks and a great deal of maturity.”


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