Ready to be famous? Passport to Discovery is about to be your big break
photo by Steph Perez
What if you had to the chance to walk into a room, packed with talent agents and scouts…and leave famous? That's what happened to Hailey L. when she headed to sunny Orlando this past summer for Barbizon's Passport to Discovery (PTD).
What's PTD? It's a talent competition for aspiring models, singers, dancers and actors, all of whom get the chance to turn their dreams into reality as they showcase their modeling/singing/dancing/acting ability (oh and did we mention PTD is also an amazing vacay with time to lounge by the pool with your new besties?) Click HERE for all the deets and send in your PTD audition!
Read on to meet our 2022 Girls' Life PTD Top Model Hailey L. and hear *all* about her fabulous experience...
Hailey stood out right away thanks to her stellar modeling chops and showstopping dance skills. "I've been dancing my entire life and I couldn't wait to share it," she reminisces of the experience.
Ofc, it wasn't just dance that made Hailey shine—PTD gave her the opportunity to try tons of other workshops and competitions, from monologues to runway to commercials. "It's a great chance to show my versatility," she says.
But it wasn't just about the competition for Hailey. "I made so many amazing friends and felt so supported all week," she shares. It's that confidence from her new crew (along with lots of hard work and goal-setting), that keeps Hailey feeling positive as she pursues her performance career. Her biggest words of wisdom? "Just keep practicing and stay focused. You'll get there."
Tbh, *all* our callback finalists were winners!
We were srsly impressed by everyone at Passport to Discovery.
Here are some standouts...
Runway ready: "I've competed at PTD for two years and it's amazing. Where else can you meet new people from across the country who share your goals and passions?! Because of PTD, I've been able to go to New York Fashion Week and even walk at Coastal Fashion Week."
Confidence goals: "Barbizon has helped me learn about acting, modeling and being confident in my own body. PTD was unreal—now I'm so ready to step up my game."
Outgoing + optimistic: "I attended to PTD last year—and I couldn't wait to come back and see how much I had grown. I'm a social butterfly so it's great to make so many new friends as I compete."
Manifesting big things: "I started taking classes with Barbizon because I finally decided that it was now or never to follow my dreams. I had the best time at PTD because I got to discover so many new sides of myself."
Model magic: “Everyone always told me I should do sports because I'm tall, but I wanted to model. When I turned 16, I auditioned for Barbizon and the rest is history. Because of PTD, I've had the opportunity to walk a runway for Coastal Fashion Week—it's the most freeing feeling."
Creating connections: "I started Barbizon classes to help boost my confidence, meet new people and learn everything about the modeling and fashion industry. The best part of PTD? Meeting agents and talent scouts. I learned so much from their feedback."
Looking to take your modeling and acting dreams to the next level? CLICK HERE for *all* the deets on Passport to Discovery.