I wanna be a supermodel

The sun was beaming on our shoulders and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, but last week, the real heat was inside Toronto’s Metropolitan Hotel, where 20 girls—including CNTM winner Meaghan Waller–anxiously awaited the start of this year’s installment of Elmer Olsen Models’ Bootcamp 2 Bigtime. Every year, the agency’s top new faces are invited to bootcamp to learn how to walk the runway and meet with international agents. One girl stood out–and not just because of her fiery red hair or stunning Alexander McQueen ankle boots (but both sure helped). We later learned she was Elise Hélène Gatschene, a participant in last year’s bootcamp who took a turn on the fall runways of YSL, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton and Dries Van Noten. She was back to speak to this year’s crowd on her experiences modelling in Paris over the past year. We talked to Elise Hélène and the recruits about their favourite models, their upcoming plans, and the secret to walking in heels.

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