Friday, February 12, 2010

Cassi heads to Paris Fashion Week


carlotta moye/work agency


Are you ready for the next instalment of the Cassi van den Dungen rollercoaster? Paris. Yep. Frockwriter hinted that there was potentially some exciting news surrounding a brand new Australian face at the FW1011 shows and this is it (well, part of...). After being crowned runnerup in Australia's Next Top Model Cycle 5, snubbing contracts with Priscillas and Elite New York, giving up modelling, signing with Tanya Powell, then Work Agency, getting slagged off by ANTM hosts Charlotte Dawson and Alex Perry on Facebook, then talked up by influential model scouting site The Ones 2 Watch, van den Dungen is packing her bags for her first ever trip to the City of Light. She has been placed with IMG's Paris Development board and will be chaperoned by Work Agency booker Sash Andreevski. So much for not wanting to work outside Australia. According to Work Agency director Helena Vitolins, "She's focussed, she's definitely ready, her head's in a really great space. She wants it all."

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

dont see her on imgs paris development board????????

Patty Huntington said...

check tonight. according to the agent she has just been placed.

teequila said...

She's amazing. Hopefully she doesn't fuck it up again this time.

Taegen said...

This is great!

Anonymous said...

I am so thrilled! This is wonderful news. I knew she would come around to it in her own time and bravo her doing it at her own pace. Thanks for keeping us up to date Patty.

Anonymous said...

^ I agree. It takes a pretty self-aware person to acknowledge that they aren't mentally ready and take a step back and it also takes a pretty strong person to withstand the amount of flak she has copped. Good on her for living according to what she believes is best for her and it is obviously taking her in the right direction.

Anonymous said...

Is she already at Paris?

Anonymous said...

mean while Tahnee(the winner) is chillin at Fratelli Fresh eating fried zucchini flowers ;)

Anonymous said...

stil not up??

Anonymous said...

also aus/texas? model mac walked vena cave

Anonymous said...

Pretty cool how many Australian and New Zealand girls are on the Development board already at IMG!! Yay Georgia Fowler!

Anonymous said...

Mak is American NOT Australian

Sam said...

Hey Patty,
I just noticed Cassi on the 62 Models & Talent website on the internationals models page. There is a plane symbol, i don't think she has been there yet, but maybe she is going to/was supposed to go but hasn't yet.
Interesting ...

Patty Huntington said...

she's now up on the IMG paris development board.

DARIAN ZAM said...

Go The Dung! Boganistas taking over the world.

Anonymous said...

Latest installment... Cassi leaves Paris, after saying IMG is trying to run her and making racist comments about French people and frasians! What's next?

Anonymous said...

She's not walking Paris anymore and chucked a tantrum on facebook.

http://community.livejournal.com/ausntm/308528.html

Patty Huntington said...

according to her agent, cassi is still in paris. she appears to be feeling the pressure of walking her first international fashion week. silly of her to vent her frustrations on facebook but, what can i say, people continue to do these things. especially naive 17 year olds.

i've seen the comments and i'm not sure i see the "racist" slurs. as far as i can ascertain, "frasian" is a term that is used to denote french/asian fusion. particularly in the culinary world. here's one newspaper story which uses it while discussing a resto:

http://www.tinyurl.com.au/2lk

and i think you need to entertain the possibility - however remote - that snail "slurpes" was in fact a mispelling of snail "slurpers", instead of a common anti-asian slur.

unless work agency is giving me incorrect information, she's still in paris, still with IMG and still hoping to secure runway work this week.

in the interim, i am told, she is practising walking in two pairs of what are by all accounts alarmingly high shoes that are due to appear on a particular parisian runway next week.

Andylicious said...

Patty u r the only source that i can trust ...i am her friend of FB with a very few people n didnt see that comment...thrilling to see her in that supa high heel....farkkkk !boganistlicious pls make AUSTRALIANs ProuD ! ! go ozzie sexy gal go !

Andylicious said...

Hi Patty....wot is going on ! so many rumour about her now Cassi is up on IMG NY developement board

http://www.imgmodels.com/details.aspx?navbtn=1&cityID=1&modelid=489759&pic=005.jpg&subid=5569&mainsubid=5569&catID=2&indx=2

check out ....am thrilling wot next for her n Australia !

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