A chance click on a webpage ad for models and singers landed one young Ponoka woman in an experience of a lifetime, and it’s only just begun.
Stefanie-Ann Rose was sitting on her computer back in August when she saw an official ad on Facebook from a variety of modelling and singing agencies looking for talent. For some reason, Rose decided to click on the ad, which provided her with an application form.
She sat and stared at the application for more than an hour before taking any action.
Fast forward to today, Rose has already taken two trips, the most recent of which was to New York City for a singing and acting workshop. Her ability to sing was what she felt would give her an edge.
“I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember,” said Rose in an interview.
After filling out the application to a Los Angeles agency called Undiscovered Talent Group (UTG), Rose was picked to go to auditions in Calgary. She cleared the first hurdle and travelled to Los Angeles for the International Presentation of Performers early this year where judges and agents from around the country checked out the talent.
The showcase required candidates to sing, act and model. Rose got seven call backs and she was one of 12 who were picked by talent agents. Since then she has signed non-exclusive contracts with three different agencies including The Crawford Agency, an international talent group.
“The Crawford Agency has United States offices in New York, Miami and Hollywood, and works with both actors and models,” states a press release from the group.
Rose hopes to leverage the strength of each of these agencies to grow her singing and acting career. The whole experience has so far developed relatively quickly and while it was nerve wracking at times, she also feels it is something to remember.
“Somebody pinch me,” she joked.
She said the agents felt her looks were ideal to play parts as a teenager or slightly older and despite being 24, and although most talent scouts look for younger talent, they found her adept at auditions.
For mother Diane, this has been an exciting time. “I always knew that Stefanie had a talent behind her.”
Rose’s most recent trip to New York gave her a chance to learn more about her work and included courses in singing, monologues and commercial work.