Modeling Camp New York City Draws Runway Hopefuls

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Not too hot to trot: Modeling Camp New York City is now in session.

Haven’t been able to snag that meeting with Tyra? For model hopefuls, there might just be another way to the top.

Former model Heather Cole has been giving teens her own lessons on posing, catwalking, and possibly even "smizing" at her Modeling Camp, which is taking place this week in New York City.

Cole started the camps in Virginia in 1996 after retiring from modeling, and the New York program is now in its second year. The $999 four-day session, open to girls 13–18 years old, offers classes in TV commercials, runway training, “A model personality,” personal presentation, and auditions and castings, as well as gives the aspiring teens an opportunity to meet with model scouts from Elite Model Management

The week culminates in both a fashion show for family and friends and a professional photo shoot for each girl (the current session will have hair stylist Charles Ward, Ford Models’ makeup artist Shannon Grey Williams, and photographer Barry Hollywood on hand).

"Some girls are interested obviously in being a model," Cole told the Daily News. "And some girls just want to experience what it's like. To be honest, some parents are sending their girls just for the life skills that they'll walk away with as far as self-confidence and presentation and their poise."

In related news, check out how Karlie Kloss is getting in on the model scouting game.