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Carrie Models Celebrates 35 Years of Glitz & Glamour

5 May 2011

Carrie Models International, the first modeling agency in Asia Pacific and Singapore to have agencies in Hong Kong, Beijing, Guang Zhou and Shanghai, is celebrating 35 years of being in the business as Asia’s most prestigious modelling agency in 2011.

Established in Singapore in 1976 by Ms Carrie Wong, it has evolved, over 35 years, under the direction of Managing Director Ms Linda Teo who bought over the agency in 1981, into an extensive network of agencies and affiliates in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Eastern Europe, Italy, Paris and America.

Cal-Carries Hong Kong was started in 1986 by Linda Teo and has paved the way for the agency’s expansion into Greater China focusing on booming markets in Shanghai, Beijing and Guang Zhou.

Through the years, Carrie Models remains a renowned market leader for talent in Asia through the discovery and launch of the careers of some of the most recognizable models to date.

Current prominent faces include Amber Xu, Gaile Lai, Leon Williams, Joe Nakamura and Danielle Graham.

Carrie Models -- From Left: Amber Xu, Gaile Lai

New stars like Sheila Sim, Mia Kang and Jocelyn Luko follow in the destiny of supermodels Nora Ariffin (Singapore) and Qi Qi (China).

Carried Models -- From Left: Sheila Sim, Mia Kang, Jocelyn Luko

Carrie Academy International was launched in 2002 to provide aspiring models and individuals an opportunity to further enhance their professional image through specialist grooming, deportment, fashion sense and etiquette training programs.

In entirety, Carrie Models has empowered and created their models to succeed an flourish extraordinarily in the unpredictable world of fashion throughout  Asia, with added emphasis on the booming China market currently.

UPDATE: Carrie Models celebrated its 35th Anniversary in the modelling industry in the best way the company knew how – in style. 250 distinguished guests, associates and models came together at the John Jacob Ballroom in St Regis on 12th May 2011 to congratulate owner and Managing Director, Ms Linda Teo, on this milestone.

Host of the evening, Cultural Medallion Award Winner Dick Lee, sang, entertained and staged a talkshow-style question and answer session with Ms Linda Teo and the founder of Carrie Models, former model, Ms Carrie Wong-Perrodo as guests were brought through a walk down memory lane.

In a tribute to Carrie Models 35 glorious years in the business, ex supermodels Ethel Fong, Pat Krall, Ivy Chng, Gurmit, Sally Gill, current supermodels Amber Xu, Jocelyn Luko, Anthony Sandstrom and Sheila Sim, as well as long-time clients FJ Benjamin, The Link and CK Tangs turned up in full force to support the occasion.

Throughout the 5-course dinner, guests got visual treats in the forms of a fashion show featuring Malaysian designer Farah Khan’s latest collection modelled by Carrie models, a photo montage of the agency’s achievements, a unique Bhangra dance segment and a surprise drag song and dance segment. After dinner, the party continued through the night as guest DJs Chris Ho, Brandon Barker and Dick Lee took over the music booth, spinning to a crowd of old friends who did not want to call it a night.

Finally, the party came to a close at 3am with Ian Chee performing on the piano and the happy guests singing along, celebrating Linda and Carrie Models’ success as the only agency in Singapore and Asia Pacific to have agencies in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

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