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Reality TV beckons for young Bermudian model

A young Bermudian is set to star in a new US TV reality contest to find the next child modelling star.

Che Chulae Dowling, who is just eight, was spotted by the producer of ‘Top Kid Model' in April, and was immediately asked to apply for a place on the show.

And this month Che Chulae was one of just 12 catwalk wannabes selected as finalists to take part in the pilot programme, which will air later this year.

Che Chulae had to submit videos, take acting lessons and travel to New York to take part in various competitions and fashion shows before winning her slot as one of the finalists.

According to the Top Kid Model website, the 12 contestants will be split into three teams and compete in various modelling tasks. Each week contestants face the prospect of being eliminated but they can also win prizes to help their careers as models progress.

“The show will consist of six episodes and the last one will announce the winner ‘Top Kid Model',” the website states.

“This competition will help the contestants start their career in the modelling industry and the chance to win various prizes.”

Contestants could win a full-page spread in ‘Tween Girl Style Magazine', become the face of BFF Cosmetix or earn a contract with modelling agency Wilhelminia Philadelphia.

And whatever the outcome of the television programme, Che Chulae has already emerged a winner — her work preparing for the show brought her to the attention of New York talent agency Funny Face Today.

The company provides model and acting talent for a range of high-profile advertising clients and television shows.

Soon to appear on TV: Bermudian model Che Chulae Dowling, eight.

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Published August 19, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated August 19, 2013 at 12:05 am)

Reality TV beckons for young Bermudian model

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