It was a spur-of-the-moment decision that landed Angela Gock an opportunity to kick-start a modelling career.
The 16-year-old went online to search for school jerseys and ended up winning a competition to actually model them at Dreamworld in Queensland last month.
But that’s not even the best part.
Angela found out this week that she’s going to be on the cover of the upcoming catalogue.
“Initially I wasn’t supposed to be,” she said. “I was shocked!”
Last month, the St Peter’s Anglican College Year 11 student hopped online to research jerseys on the company Rare Wear’s website, hoping to get some ideas to take back to her school.
“I found the model search on the website and it was the last day to enter.
“I thought, ‘I might as well’ just to see. It was just a bit of fun.”
See the footage from the day below:
A week later she received an email telling her she’d won, and asking if she could fly to Brisbane the next week.
“I hadn’t actually told my parents, so I was like ‘can I go to Brisbane next week?’” she laughed.
“I told mum and she was pretty surprised.
“My Dad said ‘you got all the looks from me!’.”
Angela flew from Canberra to Brisbane just for the day and was greeted at Brisbane airport by a white limousine.
“I got there and went into hair and make-up, which was fun, I’d never done that before.
“I was a bit scared because I’ve never done modelling before and I wasn’t sure if anyone else had.
“But most of us were inexperienced, which was comforting.”
Angela was one of 10 Model Search winners who spent the day modelling the jerseys at the photo shoot.
They even got to wear them around Dreamworld and on “scary” rides while photographers and hair and make-up artists followed them around.
“I had so much fun, it was a really great experience.
“I felt so spoilt, everyone was giving me things.”