Alfonso Burreci, a Toronto based singer, song-writer, and performer, fell in love with music at an early age, and continued to perfect his gift throughout the years. Alfonso’s voice is smooth and sensual, and his music reflects a pop/dance sound, with an R & B flare. His many influences along his path, including his Italian opera singer father and the great George Michael, have helped him to shape his own musical style, and much of his song-writing today is based on his own past, personal experiences, and observations about life around him. Alfonso is intelligent, driven, and charismatic, and advises other inspiring artists to never give up on their dreams. “Don’t let them crush you. Make it fuel to push you farther”, Alfonso says when it comes to rejection and criticism in the industry. Check out Alfonso’s hits “Answer (ANSR)” and “I Know”, and keep him on your radar, as he’s about to blow up the music scene!
Chyauna Francis | IG @chyauna - twitter @chyaunaxo
Chyauana Franicis , a 23 year old lifestyle blogger, glamour model, and fashionista based out of Toronto, is as ambitious as she is beautiful. With an already successful online blog covering everything from beauty and travel, to food and celebrity culture, Chyauna next has her sights on creating a clothing boutique offering exclusive European styles, and furthering her brand. As a lover of fashion, art, and being a self-proclaimed “girly girl” since her early years, entering into the modelling scene was a natural step for Chyauna, and this past spring she had the opportunity to combine her career with her passion for philanthropy when she walked in and blogged about a fashion show that benefited The Peel Children’s Aid Society. Check out this exotic bombshell and all her endeavours on social media, and at www.verichicwithchy.com!
CASSANDRA CLAYTON| @classycassy_26
Cassandra Clayton is the definition of a hard-working, ambitious female, who still finds time to dedicate to her modelling career despite holding down three other jobs. Modelling has helped Cassandra find confidence, feel comfortable in her own skin, and has also made her realize that she thrives in the beauty industry. This realization led her to become an Arbonne Independent Consultant, a job where she helps people find the perfect beauty products to meet their needs. In her spare time Cassandra loves to spend time with friends and go out dancing (techno music is her favorite). She also devotes time on a weekly basis to volunteer at a senior’s home. Cassandra truly is the whole package, as there is clearly much more to her than a beautiful face and a friendly smile!
COTTON CANDY EVENT STAFFING INC. | @cotcanevents
Coming from a background in sports and entertainment as cheerleaders for both the Toronto Raptors and the Toronto Argonauts, Jorie Brown and Nicole Pollock used their vast personal connections in the industry as a foundation to build their business, Cotton Candy Event Staffing.
Cotton Candy Event Staffing is a boutique promotional staffing company that supplies street teams, models, brand ambassadors, dancers, bartenders and specialty staff to those in need of the “perfect fit for their event”. Inspired in life by their supportive families and previous bosses who impacted them, these entrepreneurs strive to empower others, and give the employees of Cotton Candy valuable skills and mentorship to carry forward in their careers.
To future business owners Jorie and Nicole advise “you have to love your work with everything you have. You have to be 100% confident and passionate that you’re on the right path.” Words of wisdom, as Cotton Candy Event Staffing continues to skyrocket to the top of Ontario’s staffing industry with no chance of slowing down!
CASSANDRA LOCKYER | @cassandralockyear
Cassandra Lockyer knew she could achieve anything she set her mind to from an early age. This mindset along with her obvious good looks, led her straight to the industry of acting and modelling, which she uses as a platform to achieve success in other aspects of her life, including her profession in the real estate industry.
To Cassandra being a model represents "recognition as a certain image and standard". Cassandra uses this power of image to have a voice where she can spread her positive messages and take her career to a level where she is free to travel and explore the world.
Be sure to check out this head-turner, so you can watch her rise to fame!
SIENNA EBBINGHAUS | @sienna.egirl
Sienna Ebbinghaus is an artistic girl, who is naturally gifted in all things visual. As a fashion student at Ryerson University, Sienna spends her spare time from studies, painting, dancing and learning about photography.
Sienna's beautiful exotic look has lead her into the field of commercial modelling, where she feels she fits best because of her 5'4 stature. Throughout the upcoming years, Sienna wants to wear many hats in the fashion industry, and eventually hopes to become the editor of a magazine.
As a model she believes that 'it's essential to show your personality through the photo, no matter what."
Keep your eye out for Sienna, you may see her in front of the camera or behind!
ANEESA BADSHAW | @lilmisstwiggy
Aneesa Badshaw is an up-and-coming, in demand, Toronto based model. She began her career in a casual manner, but quickly fell in love with the industry and hopes to branch out from photoshoots and runway into the field of acting and entertainment.
After a personal tragedy occurred in her life, Aneesa immersed herself in work and furthering her career, and prides herself in the fact that she’s able to maintain her integrity and keep her head on her shoulders, while many other aspiring models fall victim to the industry’s darker temptations such as drug-use.
To Aneesa the word model means “becoming someone’s inspiration”, which she surely already has done. The Starlight Experience made Aneesa shine even brighter. Look out for her, as she’s definitely one to watch in the Toronto modelling world.
KATHRYN JORDAN | @foxxxyluv
Kathryn Jordan is much more than your typical model. She has all of the usual requirements (long legs, gorgeous face), but what sets her apart is her kind heart and her dreams to spread awareness of mental health issues, and the injustices experienced by special needs groups.
Kathryn loves doing photoshoots and believes that a model is “an artist and interpreter” whose job it is to bring out emotions and story through photo and film.
The Starlight Experience was a success for Kathryn, as it presented her the opportunity to have her first ever spa experience and also to work with Daniel Camer, who she’d been hoping to shoot with for some time.