Success Stories

CMTC’s purpose is to create the right time and place where you can gain experience and showcase your skills and talent. Like all things worth pursuing, commitment, passion, persistence, and hard work are the keys to succeeding. 

Just look at our success stories. Like you, they wanted to get started in the modelling or entertainment industry, but didn’t know how. With help from our thorough, educational, and adrenaline-pumping experience, they received their moment to shine before the industry’s top career makers, scouts, and representatives.

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Alumni Success Stories

Juliette Harris

Since attending CMTC, Juliette Harris has signed with top agencies in Montreal, Toronto, and New York City. She has graced the runway during Toronto Fashion Week and has walked for designers such as Giambattista Valli, WRKDEPT, Triarchy, Tara Rivas. Juliette can be seen in editorials featured in magazines such as Clin d’Oeil, Lucy’s, and Dress to Kill.

Brigitte Lalonde

CMTC alumni Brigitte Lalonde from the small town of Brockville, Ontario is currently signed with modelling agencies in Mexico City, Milan, Greece, Istanbul, and Shanghai.

Faatimah Khan

CMTC alumni Faatimah Khan has appeared in print ads and commercials for clients such as Loblaws, Spin Master’s Hatchimals, Hudson Bay, Indigo, and Curling Canada Foundation. Faatimah recently appeared in Today’s Parent Magazine for Joe Fresh.

Alexa Goldie

CMTC Alumni Alexa Goldie recently released her debut EP 'Held Against You'.

Kaelyn Kempe

Since attending CMTC, Kaelyn signed with modeling agencies in China and Japan. Kaelyn traveled to Shanghai to fulfill a 90-day modelling contract with her sister Kaatje as their first international modelling experience. Kaelyn has been featured in catalogues, campaigns, and magazines such as Vogue Italia, Ideat, and Marie Claire Taiwan

Naomi Sogbein

Directly following her attendance at CMTC 2019, Naomi Sogbein from Kingston, Ontario booked a principal role in an upcoming series!

Alexander Hall

CMTC Alumni Alexander Hall from L'ardoise, Nova Scotia recently signed with TalentINK LA - Chicago - NY. Alexander attended CMTC 2018 and CMTC 2019.

Lisa Forsberg

Regina’s Lisa Forsberg can be seen in publications such as Vogue, Glamour, and ID. She has also walked the runway with supermodels Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss. Lisa enjoyed a successful international modeling career in Asia, Europe, Canada, and the United States. She is now working as a modeling agent at top agency Whilemina in New York City.

Darrelyn Mason

Since attending CMTC Alumni Darrelyn Masson from Quispamsis, New Brunswick completed a two month international modelling contract in Osaka, Japan with Visage Models.

Kari Kemp

With over 50,000 Instagram followers CMTC alumni Kari Kemp has taken the modelling and social media influencer world by storm.

Hanzhang Zhang

CMTC alumni Hanzhang Zhang can be seen on the cover of Culture Magazine and in print campaigns for Nude Label and Sears. She can also be seen in magazines such as Glow, Elle, and Borealis. Hanzhang has walked for Mikhael Kale in the FashionCAN event and Paul Hardy Design. She has appeared in campaigns for designers such as Nadya Toto and WANT Les Essentiels.

Jennifer DuPuy

CMTC alumni Jennifer DuPuy recently returned to Canada after completing a modellling contract in Chile. Jennifer has signed with national agencies in Toronto and Montreal.

Angelina Rosa Leach

CMTC alumni Angelina has appeared in campaigns for clients such as Spin Master and Jellyfish Kids. She has graced the runway for Toronto Kids Fashion Week. Angelina also works closely with the popular musical group Mini Pop Kids and has appeared in four MPK music videos.

Cassidy Callaghan

Shortly after attending CMTC, Cassidy Callaghan signed with Next Models in Toronto and Montreal. At the young age of 16, the Whitby native has been described as “one to watch” by the industry professionals she has worked with!

Lindsey Doyle

CMTC alumni Lindsay Doyle has signed with both national and international modelling agencies. She has appeared in magazines such as Dress to Kill, Flanelle, and Bullett & worked for clients including SSENSE, Hudson's Bay, and wrkdept.

Clara Haydee

CMTC alumni Clara Haydee can recently be seen in a Paris publication.

Ava Murchison

Since attending CMTC 2019, Ava has been keeping busy with back to back bookings for print and commercial work. Ava recently signed with Artistic Endeavours in LA, after meeting the rep at CMTC 2019.

Jessica Maneiro

CMTC alumni Jessica Maneiro has signed with modelling agencies in Toronto, Montreal, Athens, Singapore and Milan. She has walked during Toronto Fashion Week and graced the runway for designers such as Vassilios Kostetsos. She has been published in Magazines such as One and Solis and worked for clients such as Bluenotes and Budoza.

Leah Green

CMTC alumni Leah Green is signed with modelling agencies in Toronto and Montreal. She can be seen in magazines such as FAJO, Feroce, and Borealis. She has appeared on the cover of two Harlequin novels.

Bella Reyes

CMTC Alumni Bella Reyes recently signed with Montreal modelling agency Folio Models.

Remy Herrington

Since attending CMTC Remy Herrington from Kingston, Ontario has signed with top agencies Paragon, ACE, and Elite. Herrington has fulfilled modelling contracts in countries such as Greece and Mexico. Remy has since appeared in Audi Magazine and has worked for clients such as Harlequin and Bluenotes. Remy continues to live and work internationally.

Tina Maddigan

CMTC alumni Tina Maddigan from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador is best known for her role as Sophie Sheridan in the Broadway smash hit, Mamma Mia! As Sophie in Mamma Mia, Tina was nominated for a National Star Award, RoBBy Award, and an Audience Award. Tina was the host, writer, and producer for Sprint TV and also hosted the series Road Trip on the Travel Channel.

Cole White

CMTC Alumni and Belleville native Cole White has worked for clients such as SpinMaster appearing in print ads in big box retailers such as Toys R’ Us and Wal-Mart. He has also landed the lead role in National commercials for clients such as Kellogs Rice Krispie, the Ontario Association of Optometrists, Kraft Hockeyville, Price Chopper and Headbandz.

Nita-Josée Hanna

In 2018, Nita-Josée from Halifax, Nova Scotia attended CMTC where she realized she also had a natural talent for acting. Since attending CMTC, Nita has recorded a CD and performed in a Broadway musical with the Broadway Star Project in New York City. Most recently, Nita wrapped filming in Toronto for her first role in a feature film.

Leah Gliddon

Since attending CMTC, Leah Gliddon from London, Ontario has performed in several theatre productions including Drayton Entertainment's 'Peter Pan', 'Anne of Green Gables', 'Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat', and 'A Little Mermaid'. She has also had roles in several short films. Leah was recently nominated for a Joey Award for Best Actress in a Play for her role in 'A Christmas Carol' at the Grand Theatre in London. Leah returned to the Grand in May in the North American premiere of 'Chariots of Fire'.

Liisa Winkler

International supermodel Liisa Winkler attended CMTC at the age of 15. Since then, she has been a mainstay in fashion magazines, advertising campaigns, and on the runway. Liisa took the modelling world by storm when she landed three consecutive Gucci contracts in 1999 and 2000.

Liisa has graced the runways and appeared in advertising campaigns for coveted designers including Gucci, Michael Kors, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Valentino, BCBG, Max Mara, Donna Karan, Longchamp, Armani, and Tommy Hilfiger. She has also appeared in fashion magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour, Allure, Harper’s Bazaar, Flare, Elle, Glow, and Fashion Magazine.

Described as “breathtakingly beautiful” by Tom Ford, Gucci’s former designer and creative director, Liisa entered the world of modelling with the likes of Naomi Campbell, Gisele Bundchen, Amber Valletta, and Kate Moss. Liisa’s modelling career has taken her all over the world to locations such as Australia, South Africa, Paris, Milan, London, Bali, and Thailand.

Jessica Lord

CMTC alumni Jessica Lord from Port Perry, Ontario is an actress and dancer who can be seen playing the lead role of Lena Grisky in the international Disney series Find Me In Paris. Shortly after attending CMTC, Jessica signed with her LA manager and landed the lead role of Lola in season 5 of the Family Channel Series The Next Step.  Jessica will soon be moving back to Paris to film season three of Find Me In Paris. Other credits to Jessica’s name include the TV series documentary Paranormal Witness and the hit series Ransom which filmed in Budapest, Hungary.

 Jessica has returned to CMTC three years in a row to guest judge the dance competition, sign autographs and take photos. She was the CMTC 2018 & CMTC 2019 Embody Kindness campaign Ambassador taking a stand against cyberbullying.

Matt Pitt

CMTC alumni Matt Pitt has been featured in campaigns for top designers Gucci and Versace. Following CMTC, Matt’s international modeling career launched and he landed his first international booking. He was flown to Paris to walk the runway for top designer Louis Vuitton.

Matt has walked during major events such as New York Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week. He has appeared on the runway for designers such as Junn J, Y3, Maison Martin Margiela, Richard Chai, Duckie Brown, Juun. J, Cmmn Swdn. Matt can be seen in magazines such as Interview, Ponyboy, V Man, HERO, Men’s Fashion, and W. He has signed with agencies in New York City, Paris, Milan, London, Barcelona, Hamburg, and Tokyo.

Peyton Kennedy

Peyton Kennedy from Toronto, Ontario can be seen as ‘Betty’ on season 14 and 15 of the hit series Grey’s Anatomy. Peyton is also recognized for her lead role as Kate Messner on the Netflix original series Everything Sucks.

Before her roles in Everything Sucks and Grey’s Anatomy, Peyton played the reoccurring role of Dr.O on the hit children’s series Odd Squad. She also played the role of Young Cass in The Captive, an Atom Egoyan film starring Ryan Reynolds. Playing Young Cass in The Captive, Peyton won a Joey Award for Young Actress in a Feature Film Principal or Supporting Role.

Other roles to Peyton’s credits include Lavender, American Fable, Pond Life, Taken, What the Night Can Do, Dorsal, An Officer and a Murderer, Cut Bank, Hannibal, The Ron James Show, Murdoch Mysteries, Odd Squad: The Movie,  and Killjoys.

Liz Taylor

Liz Taylor started her acting career with Carolyn’s Model & Talent Agency in 2015. That same year she attended CMTC. Today, she is an award-winning actor, producer, director, voice talent, and filmmaker. In four years, Liz has booked over 160 jobs. This number includes 48 films as well as her directorial debut short film “Marital Aids” which was selected into 23 Film Festivals and has won 10 awards. Liz has appeared in campaigns for clients such as Shopify, BMO Canada, and Manulife.

Liz enjoys being on both sides of the camera and is currently beginning to write a feature film script.

David Kohlsmith

Only two short months after attending CMTC, David Kohlsmith from Cambridge, Ontario booked his first TV commercial! Four months later he became a full ACTRA member and within six months he booked his first role in a feature film. Needless to say, David has been busy since CMTC. David has appeared alongside award-winning Canadian screen icon Kim Coates(FX’s Sons of Anarchy) in the award-winning theatre production, Jerusalem. David can be seen in TV commercials for clients such as Ikea, Honda, Folgers, MADD Canada and SpinMaster. Among other credits to his name, David has appeared in the Netflix original film The Christmas Chronicles, as well as The Prodigy, a horror thriller starring Orange Is the New Black’s, Taylor Schilling.  

David’s favourite booking so was his first ever feature film role in the highly anticipated DC movie Shazam! which premiered this past April. David played the young version of Billy Batson in the film.

Fatima Thioye

Since attending CMTC, Fatima Thioye from Ottawa, Ontario has signed with modeling agencies in Montreal and Toronto. Fatima has appeared in campaigns for brands such as Shoppers Drug Mart, Aldo, BonLook, Little Burgundy Shoes, Simons, SSENSE, Nudestix, and Roots. She has also appeared in magazines such as Chatelaine, NORD, Luxe, Schon, Dazed and Confused, and HUF.

Fatima has traveled to Milan where she worked with Aveda Canada for their annual Master Jam Hair Show. She also recently fulfilled a modeling contract in Seoul, Korea.

Fatima can also be seen working alongside Jay Manuel and his beauty team on the shopping channel.

Jasmine Julien

After attending CMTC in May 2018, Jasmine Julien from Welland, Ontario signed with agencies in Paris, Milan, Chicago, Miami, Toronto, and LA. Shortly after CMTC, she was flown to Chicago to develop her portfolio. She then traveled to New York City and signed with Women Model Management who she first met at CMTC. Over the past year Jasmine has completed modelling contracts in Tokyo, Paris, and Milan.

Career highlights for Jasmine thus far include walking for Dolce & Gabbana during Milan Fashion Week and walking for top designer Sid Neigum during Toronto Fashion Week.

Brenda Mutoni

Ottawa native and Rwandan beauty Brenda Mutoni got her start in the world of national and international modelling at CMTC. Since attending the convention, Brenda has signed with industry leaders and worked in markets such as London, Paris, Milan, South Africa, Toronto, Montreal, and Seoul. Brenda has walked the runway during New York Fashion Week and other shows for designers like John Galliano, Alexandra Moura, Giuseppe di Morabito and Stella Jean Roma. Advertising campaigns to her credit include Aldo, Moroccan Oil, Nordstrom, La Vie En Rose, Simons, Browns Shoes, and Marshalls. She has also been featured in LouLou Magazine.

Renee Mittelstaedt

CMTC alumni Renee Mittelstaedt from Ottawa, Ontario can be seen in advertising campaigns for Coca-Cola, Nars Cosmetics, FabFitFun, Lululemon, Urban Outfitters, Puma, Aeoropostale, Yellow Shoes, Target, TJMaxx, Adidas, Garage, G-Star, Shoppers Drug Mart, Aldo Shoes, and Aerie. Renee has also worked with Call It Spring Shoes, Belk and Nike. She has been featured in LouLou Magazine, Seventeen Magazine, British Airways Horizons In-Flight Magazine, Women’s Health Magazine South Africa, Nylon Magazine, and Cosmopolitan. Renee appears in Beyoncé’s video for “Pretty Hurts” as one of the models on stage.

Despite her busy modeling career, Renee simultaneously pursued an education at McGill University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree (majoring in Sociology and minoring in Communication Studies).

Today, Renee lives and works as a model in New York City and Montreal.

Kaatja Kempe

Since attending CMTC Kaatje Kempe from London, Ontario has completed international modeling contracts in Singapore and China. She has walked the runway nationally and internationally for top fashion events such as Shanghai Fashion Week and Toronto Fashion Week. Kaatje graced the cover of a Shanghai Fashion Week special edition of Vogue Magazine. She has also been featured in magazines such as FRUK, Atlas Magazine, Borealis, Schon, Pin Prestige, Teenage, FAJO, and BLOWE. She has appeared in campaigns for clients such as Old Navy, BMW and ClearLife. Kaatje is currently living in New York City where she is signed with a top modelling agency. She made her New York City debut last fall walking for top designers during New York Fashion Week.

Emily Van Raay

Since attending CMTC, Emily Van Raay from Chatham, Ontario has become an international success, working in markets such as Paris, Milan, London, Hamburg, Athens, Tokyo, Miami, and New York. She has completed major modeling campaigns and worked for clients such as Cosmopolitan, Fashion Magazine, The Kit, Elle Magazine, Marie Claire, Glamour, Dior, L’oreal, Madame, Seventeen, and Clarins. Notable advertising campaigns to her credit include Roger and Gallet, Garnier Fructis, Mother Denim, Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty, Dynamite, Hudson’s Bay, and Old Navy.

Emily currently calls New York City her home. She is the founder of Models for Wellness, a compilation of contributors with varied backgrounds and educations in health. They are defined as: bloggers, health coaches, yoga teachers, healthy eating junkies, and entrepreneurs in positive living. Their main mission is to help to deconstruct what it means to be “healthy” while inspiring others to join them with healthy living and happiness.

Emily is currently pursuing another passion: acting. She landed a lead role in the horror/thriller film, Hurt. The film recently premiered in New York City.

Ivy Matheson

Ivy Matheson from Seabright, Nova Scotia launched her modeling career at CMTC. Since then, she has fulfilled several modeling contracts in markets such as New York, Australia, Tokyo, Singapore, Seoul, Osaka, Toronto, and Los Angeles. Ivy has completed jobs for major magazine covers, editorials, print campaigns, and television commercials. Ivy now lives in Los Angeles and is branching out into the world of acting; her first role was in the Hallmark movie Autumn Dreams.

Film productions to her credit include Only Humans, Under the Silver Lake, The Lears, Second Chance, Teen Driver, and Autumn Dreams. Ivy is also featured in four of Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes’ music videos: Stitches, Aftertaste, Never Be Alone, and Life of the Party!

Ivy recently wrapped filming for the series ‘I Would Have Kissed You’ and the upcoming film ‘The Wrong Tutor’. Both projects are currently in post-production.

Connor Kalopsis

Connor Kalopsis signed with a talent manager at CMTC and traveled to Los Angeles shortly afterwards to begin his acting career. Within days after arriving in L.A., Connor was booked to appear in the feature film Bad Words starring Jason Bateman. He also appeared in Jimmy Kimmel Live which was cast by a casting director that attended CMTC.

Connor is most known for his role as Ethan Sanderson in The Grinder, a legal comedy television series starring Rob Lowe and Fred Savage. You may also recognize Connor for his recurring role as Chase Jennings in Days of Our Lives. The young actor has also had parts in NCIS: Los Angeles, The McCarthys, Sam and Cat featuring Ariana Grande, and The League.

Connor can be seen in the upcoming American multi-camera family sitcom Outmatched. Connor plays the role of Brian in the series, alongside Jason Biggs and Maggie Lawson. The series is set to premier on Fox in January 2020.

Claire Dawe-McCord

Claire Dawe-McCord from Ottawa, Ontario launched her national and international modeling career after attending CMTC. The Ottawa native has signed with industry leaders in Toronto, Montreal, Singapore, Tokyo, and New York City. Claire has appeared on the cover of Wedding Bells Magazine and Mariage Quebec.

Claire opened up to The Business Model about her experience modeling in Tokyo and what it’s like working in the bustling metropolis:

“Despite the fact I had done some research and had spoken to models who had worked there before, I didn’t really grasp the scale of Tokyo. There are hundreds of models from all over the world vying for the same jobs. That’s why you need to have a good agency both at home and in Tokyo supporting you. You also need to find a positive way to stand out to casting directors” (Claire Dawe-McCord, The Business Model, 2014).

Jazmin Katz

Jazmin Katz from Ottawa, Ontario has taken the international modelling world by storm since attending CMTC. She can be seen in the first-ever National Canadian Brand Campaign for Nordstrom. Jazmin has signed with major modelling agencies and worked in markets such as New York, Osaka, Milan, London, Germany, Toronto, and Montreal. While modelling internationally, Jazmin has worked alongside supermodels Karlie Kloss and Coco Rocha. She can also be seen in an advertising campaign for Bluenotes, Nikon, Pinch Cosmetics, and Mayfair Mall.

Print work to her credit includes the cover of WedLuxe as well as Livid Magazine, Teen Vogue, Thought Catalogue, Elegant Magazine,and Sapere Magazine.