Dive Deep Into Vogue’s Exclusive Open Casting: Meet the 8 Phenomenal International Finalists

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From the diverse corners of the globe, eight aspiring models found themselves in the limelight as finalists for Vogue's Open Casting held earlier this year. Each finalist, though from distinct backgrounds, shared a common reaction upon the revelation: “The moment I saw Vogue's name pop up, I was over the moon!”

Ignacio Murillo, the esteemed Global Talent Casting Director for Vogue, recalls the staggering response on the initial day of the casting. “We were overwhelmed with around 10,000 submissions on day one alone," he states. The exclusive feature video provides a comprehensive insight into the meticulous process of sifting through an astounding 67,242 hopefuls, ultimately spotlighting the eight remarkable models gracing the pages of Vogue's October edition: Rania, Abrar, Mars, Rayan, Mengyao, Colette, Cynthia, and Dulmi.

The October issue of Vogue, prominently showcasing the faces of the eight selected models, a testament to their captivating presence.

Hear directly from these budding stars about their personal journeys leading up to this moment. Abrar, the captivating talent from London, shares, “I stumbled upon the casting just hours before the deadline. After sending in my application past midnight, I simply tucked away my phone and drifted off to sleep, not sparing it another thought.” Colette from Paris, on the other hand, found inspiration and courage from observing the plethora of entries online, thinking, “It's now or never. I'm diving in!”

To truly immerse in the atmosphere and energy of their debut Vogue shoot, catch glimpses of behind-the-scenes moments, masterfully captured by photographer Charlotte Wales in a chic London studio setting.

Curious to know more? Click through to get acquainted with each of these promising models, delve into their inspiring narratives, and discover how this monumental experience with Vogue’s inaugural global Open Casting has transformed their lives.


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