Modelling and Talent Convention – Jayden Pohl heads to New York
Jayden, a Grade 10 student at Curro Aurora, participated in the International ARTS Talent Showcase at Silverstar Casino in September 2021 after being scouted by 33andMe Talent Agency.
Her performances as both an actress delivering a monologue and as a ramp model caught the attention of the adjudicators, who not only awarded her with an AMDA scholarship but also selected her to participate at the International Modelling and Talent Convention to be held in New York July 2022.
The annual showcase is an illustrious platform for incomparable talent across the African continent, and presents life changing opportunities to aspiring actors, dancers, singers and models on a world class stage exposed to international adjudicators. The international presence includes: Joey Hunter – former co-president of Ford Models (who coined the term ‘supermodels’), Rhavynn Drummer – an independent Casting Director for Tyler Perry Studio’s, Nate Butler - A&R for America's Got Talent and X-Factor, Blaze Johnson - from “The Voice” Season 8 (Team Adam Levine), Kamey Butler – Netflix Head of Global Brand Design Programs, J. Elaine - 10-time Broadway actress from AMDA (one of America’s premiere performing arts institutions).
Since 1987, the International Modelling and Talent Association (IMTA) has become the recognized leader in putting new faces in front of the people whose business it is to identify the next rising star or supermodel. An impressive, and constantly growing, list of people who were first seen at IMTA conventions are now seen in magazines, TV, movies and fashion shows.
The road to IMTA is filled with intensive preparation for Jayden, who hopes to make her mark on the international stage and become yet another talented South African to impact global audiences and runways.