Competition Founder / Director
Jess Davis started modelling at the young age of just 14. By the time she was 16 years old she had landed her first contract in Sydney Australia & left her hometown of Adelaide to pursue a career in the industry. By the age of 17 Jess began making her mark on the international circuit, travelling to over 25 countries & over 70 cities for a number of modelling assignments. She was given the opportunity to model for iconic brands such as Giorgio Armani, Chanel, Miss Sixty, Coach New York, Bra’s N Thing’s, Seventeen Magazine, Vogue, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Loreal & Westfield, just to name a few. In 2013 she returned to Australia and founded the Australian Supermodel of the Year competition, with hopes of giving contestants an opportunity to promote themselves and gain exposure on a national & international level. Starting out just as a small business from a little office in Adelaide, Australian Supermodel of the Year has quickly grown to become a well-known name in the Australian modelling and pageant industry.
Life Coach, Self Love Advocate & Assistant
Meet Sarah, she’s our straight talking Self-Love advocate + Author + Certified Life Coach. After spending a good part of her life studying coaching techniques, she has now joined the Australian Supermodel of the Year team to help share her knowledge to our aspiring models, so that they can apply these tips to their everyday lives & get the most out of their careers.
Aside from her time with us, she is currently studying a Bachelor of Psychology and teaches self esteem and self confidence to women around the globe.
Linked In: www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-louise-178968107/
Meet Niki, our 2017 Australian tour manager! Known for giving the warmest of hugs and making everyone feel like family, Niki started her journey in media and entertainment management in Holland. She arrived in Australia last year and has now joined the Australian Supermodel of the Year. She will be the first point of contact for contestants as they arrive at their local audition, ready to calm any nerves and assist with any questions they may have.
Gold Coast model Mara Johnsen, started her journey in the modelling industry straight out of year 12, throwing herself into the industry she tripled her instagram following within 4 months, travelled to Bali as a 2017 ASOTY finalist and began to grow her name and network on the Gold Coast. As a freelance model Mara has walked in several shows including the Byron Bay Fashion festival and events such as “minding her own business” she has also worked alongside many local labels such ‘Rowie’, and ‘Daisy Void’ and many swimwear labels including eaupaixvie, crush swimwear and salt and ripple . Mara is currently studying Personal training which she uses to help herself achieve a healthy and organic balance between her health, happiness and work.
Contestant & Client Manager / Marketing Manager