Interview with Miss England 2012, Charlotte Holmes

16 Aug 2012

Charlotte Holmes, is the recently crowned Miss England 2012, a title she won over 59 other stunning contestants from around the UK. Charlotte is also a former Britain’s Next Top Model contestant, coming forth in the running in 2010. We had the opportunity to talk to Charlotte before she left on her journey to win Miss World in Ordes, Innter Mongolia.

StarNow: Congratulations on winning Miss England. We could see the surprise on your face when you won, but how did you feel when they announced your name?
Charlotte: Utterly shocked, overwhelmed and excited!

StarNow: This is your third year entering Miss England. What does winning the title of Miss England mean to you?
Charlotte: Everything! It has been a four year project and yes it was third time lucky in the final... It was a lot of hard work and it was the icing on the cake.

StarNow: What are you hoping to achieve in your year as Miss England?
Charlotte: I would like to raise awareness of the organisation and promote it to young women. It's a fantastic opportunity to get to know like minded individuals, get out into your local community and raise lots of money for charity.

StarNow: What advice would you give to other models who are interested in competing in pageants and competitions such as Miss England?
Charlotte:. Go for it! But do your research first. Miss England is a fantastic organisation.

StarNow You were placed fourth runner up in Britain’s Next Top Model in 2010. How do you feel the show has helped your career?
Charlotte: I met a lot of successful, influential people in the industry and I took every photo shoot and challenge as a learning opportunity. I had the time of my life and would do it again tomorrow if I could! It has given me the right mindset to go out and be a contender in this tough industry.

StarNow: How did you get started in the modelling industry?
Charlotte: My mum entered me into the Evening Heralds Face of Plymouth competition! I won... And the rest is history! Thanks mum!

StarNow: What’s been your favourite modelling shoot to date?
Charlotte: It would have to be the shoot I did for Isklar Water on a Norwegian glacier and I was only wearing plastic bottles... Cold but totally amazing experience!

StarNow: How do you prepare for a modelling shoot? Has this changed over the years as your career has progressed?
Charlotte: I drink lots of water, get plenty of sleep. I don't think the rules change, but the busier I am with work, the more sleep I need!

StarNow: What do you think distinguishes a good photograph from a bad one?
Charlotte: I am my own worst critic. But ultimately when you're shooting for a client, it's them who have to be happy with the shot.

StarNow: So other aspiring models can see where you get your inspiration from, what fashion magazines, websites or blogs do you visit most often?
Charlotte: I read everything from Company and Grazia to Elle and Vogue... I like to mix it up!

StarNow: What one piece of advice would you give to aspiring models?
Charlotte: Be yourself and stay healthy.

StarNow: Now that you’re in the spotlight, how do you manage manage your online profile and reputation? Do you actively engage with fans and followers online and proactively promote yourself?
Charlotte: I have Twitter (@misscharholmes) and a Facebook page ( my website is in the making ( and I always actively respond to fans and followers. I also have a dedicated page on Facebook for when I update about my progress in Miss World ( It's very important to me to stay in touch with them all.

StarNow: What’s your next career goal?
Charlotte: I will keep working hard at everything I do but eventually I would like to get into television presenting, a la Holly Willoughby!

Camilla Arthur has discovered some of the world’s top models. Are you next?

13 Aug 2012

Camilla Arthur is an elite Casting Director who specialises in finding top end unique talent. This year, she’s working with us to find a totally fresh face!

Camilla originally ran the girls' division of Models 1 before forming Camilla Arthur Representation, an agency representing fashion & beauty photographers, make-up & hair stylists, and fashion stylists. Now head of Camilla Arthur Casting in LA, she's been called the "hottest freelance casting director on Earth" by fashion bible British Vogue.

This is your chance to be mentored by Camilla and submitted for major photographic and screen campaigns.

If you think you have what it takes to be Camilla Arthur's next big discovery, apply now!

StarNow sponsors Rushes Soho Shorts

29 Jun 2012

We’re proud to be sponsoring the Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival 2012. As part of the festival, StarNow will be attending the Short Filmmakers’ Market at BAFTA on Sunday 15 July. We’d love to see you there!

We’re also hosting a seminar at The Hospital Club in London on Thursday 19 July called Casting on a Budget. We’ll show you how to find the right actors, how to bring out the best in them, and how to work effectively as a team to make the most of your valuable time on-set.

Don’t miss out! Book your spot now.

StarNow Music Immersive – coming soon…

28 Jun 2012

Are you an über-talented vocalist? Then get ready to take centre stage!

StarNow is launching a competition to find the next big voice. You could win a trip to Hollywood to take part in the world famous Music Immersive program – including rubbing shoulders with top music execs.

The StarNow Music Immersive competition will kick off on 2 July.

How it’ll work:

1. From 2 July (PST), we’ll be calling for video auditions. This is your chance to blow people away with your incredible voice! (You’ll need to be at least 14 years old to enter.)

2. Voting starts on 12 July (PST). For two weeks, visitors to StarNow will be able to watch, vote, and comment on your video.

3. Voting will close on 25 July (PST). On 26 July (PST) the 25 audition videos with the most votes will go through to the final round, along with 10 ‘Wild Card’ auditions as chosen by StarNow and Hollywood Immersive.

4. From there, our amazing panel of industry judges will give feedback on the videos and select a winner, who will head to Hollywood for the Music Immersive program. There will also be prizes for the runners-up. The lucky winner will be announced on 2 August (PST).

This is your chance to shine, so watch this space for more details!

Möchtest du ein Vegas Showgirl sein? / Want to be a Vegas Showgirl?

22 Jun 2012

Vegas Showgirls suchen neue Talente für ihre deutschlandweiten Events - das Casting findet am 11. Juli in Stuttgart statt. StarNow ist auch vor Ort und freut sich darauf, euch kennenzulernen!

Vegas Showgirls vermitteln Tänzerinnen und Tänzer an Auftraggeber in Deutschland und auf der ganzen Welt. Die Tänzerinnen und Tänzer kommen aus den verschiedensten Ländern und sind professionell in klassischem Ballett, Modern Jazz, Stepptanz, Hip Hop und Varieté ausgebildet. 80% von ihnen haben sogar eine Zirkusausbildung!

Bewirb dich jetzt

Want to be a Vegas Showgirl?

Vegas Showgirls are looking for new talent to join them for events across Germany, and they’re holding auditions in Stuttgart on Wednesday 11 July. StarNow will also be there, and we’d love to meet you!

Vegas Showgirls provide dancers for contracts in Germany and around the world. Their dancers come from around the world and are professionally trained in classical ballet, modern jazz, tap, hip hop, cabaret, and 80% are also circus trained!

Apply now

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