The Panel of Judges
Judges for the 2023 New Silk Road International Modelling Contest Grand Final.
Director and Co-ordinator
•Founder of Who's Who Brisbane and Beyond, 2021-present •Founder of Fashion Council QLD •Director of Illuminate Management, 2013-present •Director of IlluminateUs PR, 2017-present •Ambassador, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, 2019-present •Styling Director of Brisbane Fashion Month •Fashion Editor Q Weekend Magazine •Brisbane Fashion Stylist and Director •Styling Director of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival 2006-2016 •Styling Director of Brisbane Fashion Month (October), 2018-2019 •Former Fashion Editor-in-Chief of The Sunday Mail [U on Sunday Magazine] magazine, 2013-2016 •Styling Director, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, 2006-2016
•Academy director of FilmLab Academy •Festival director of AFIN International •Changing Face International Film Festival November Award (2018) •Cooper Awards May, August, and December Award (2021) •Eurasia International Monthly Film Festival May Award (2021) •Gold Coast Film Festival Best Australian Web Series (2022) •Independent Horror Movie Awards Winter Award (2021) •Malta Film Festival Award (2022) •Marina del Rey Film Festival Jury Award (2020) •Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes Jury Prize (2018, 2020) •MLC Awards Outstanding Achievement Award (2021) •New York Film Awards May Award (2021) •Onyko Films Awards August Award (2021) •Only The Best International Film Awards (2022) •Reale Film Festival May Award (2021) •Robinson Film Awards RFA August Award (2021) •Roshani International Film Festival (2022) •Top Indie Film Awards (2018, 2020, 2021, 2022) •Wallachia International Film Festival Bronze Award (2020)
•Miss China Australia Grand Final, Best Photogenic Award •2016 Miss China Australia Winner •2018 H.Brothers ICON SEARCH Second Runner-up •2020 Pacific Fair Model Ambassador •Beverly Hills Skin Care Brand EMK Australia brand ambassador
Dianne Cant OAM
Fashion Manager / Stylist /
Fashion Marketing Consultant
• 50 years experience instigating and developing formats for Australia’s Fashion Industry in styling, models, retailers, events and private clients • For 28 years I held the position of Fashion Manager for the RAQ Fashion Design Awards and the NRA Australian Fashion Design awards, as was seen on Channel 9 each year. • Lead fashion/style educator for June Dally-Watkins, Modelling and Deportment School for 50 years. • Hosted my own TV segment “Fashion Plate”. Sponsored by Mathers Shoes. • Styled and compered numerous fashion shows and season launches over the decades for David Jones, Myer, Westfield Shopping Centres, Wintergarden, Treasury Casino, Indooroopilly Shopping Town and many other brand launches. My passion passion for cars involved me with automobile launches including Ferrari, Maserati and Citroen. • Honoured to style and present the first ever fashion parade at 33,000 feet on board Qantas 737, ex Brisbane, celebrating the RAQ fashion design winners. • Media launch parade of uniforms for Commonwealth Games; and 1988 World Expo Uniform. • Invited by the QLD Government Trade Mission to head up the Fashion contingent of Queensland fashion and models to Tokyo, 1985. • Co Host with Frank Warwick of Concours D’Elegance for three years. • Throughout my career I travelled to Europe and the USA, attending: numerous Fashion Weeks and invitations to designer ateliers, International Trade Fairs, Automobile Launches.
Fashion Model / Model Manager / Training Mentor
• 2021 LV magazine feature model • 2023 Melbourne, Sydney, New Silk Road, Australia, as Director of the judges, Chief training mentor • Fashion Australian magazine cover model • Founder of Y model management • Judge, Chief training instructor, Miss Chinese Australia Competition 2022 • Judge of 2019 Chinese Fashion Super Model Competition • 2018 Huayi Brothers fashion star festival artist competition judge, general training mentor • Invited guest to attend the 32nd Hong Kong Awards • Invited guest to attend the 18th Macao Asian Film Festival
Fashion Brand Manager
• Ferragamo Australia, Regional Manager
Academy Of Makeup is the official makeup partner of the NSR International Fashion Modelling Contest 2023!
All Queensland contest state finalists will be supported by the amazing crew of makeup artists from the academy.
L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival,
Chapel on Chapel,
Spring Racing Carnival,
HBIA Fashion parades,
The Age Sunday Magazine fashion shoots, Fashion Week, Arena TV Style Expo