Grace Puc is a model agent at Next Models Miami and will be serving as a judge for the Next Face of Island Company Model Search. Next sat down with Grace ahead of this Saturday’s (11/2) open call in Naples, Florida to discuss the model search.

Next: Describe the kinds of models you are looking for to win this competition.

Grace Puc: We are looking for a boy and girl who are healthy, natural, have great personalities and the it factor. Guys bring your smile and girls bring your heels!

X: What are the best kinds of photos for the applicants to submit?

GP: We want to see natural photos…girls with very little makeup and guys with amazing abs.

X: What can the lucky winners expect to happen once they win?

GP: The winners will be offered a contract with Next Miami and will be brought to Miami for a test shoot and to develop a portfolio. The winners will also have a chance to meet many of our clients. The search is such an exciting opportunity.

X: What is it like to be a model in Miami?

GP: Our models come from all walks of life and from around the world. Our models are expected to look after themselves as they work long hours and tend to spend much of their time flying around to world for bookings. Modeling is a glamorous life and can be a fruitful long term career if a person has the right combination of looks and personality.

X: What is your advice to those who are attending the Next Face of Island Company Model Search open calls?

GP: Be yourself and let your personality shine.