Hannah Audette: From Moose Jaw to Milan
By Zach Zabinsky Top photo by Carlos and Alyse @carlosalyse
Every journey has a beginning. Model Hannah Audette’s journey began at the age of 14, when she started her modelling career with Saskatchewan’s Model & Actor Management agency, Edge Agency.
It wasn’t until Hannah’s first “test shoot” that the world first got a glimpse of the Moose Jaw native’s true potential. A strong background in dance and sports helped give Hannah the poise and dedication necessary to pursue the modelling industry. While attending high school, she landed several notable campaigns within the province, such as the Cornwall Centre campaigns, Hillberg & Berk, Londin Lash, and worked with several designers and merchants from Saskatchewan Fashion Week (SFW) and Saskatoon Fashion Design Festival (SFDF) — which began to develop her a national following.
Photo by Daniel Vargas @daniel_vs90
After Edge Agency obtained placement for Hannah in Toronto and Montreal with NEXT Models, Hannah spent the next two summers advancing her modelling career when she landed her first national beauty campaign for Shoppers Drug Mart. Upon completing high school, Hannah has decided to take a year off from the Business Excellence Program at the University of Regina to pursue her modelling career.
Now, Miss Audette has her sights set towards the international level, where she has landed her first contract in Milan, Italy with modelling agency BRAVE. In addition to her contract in Europe, Hannah is also placed in New York, U.S. with JAG Models where she will travel to later in the year. As the future for Hannah Audette continues to flourish, the 17-year-old acknowledges her supportive family and Edge Agency as huge contributors to her success.
Photo by Nicole Romanoff @nicoleromanoffphoto
Edge Agency owners Gregg and Lisa-Marie Schwartz are very familiar with the modelling world. After successful careers as international models, the couple drew on their experience in the industry and opened a model and actor management agency in Saskatchewan. Twenty-four years later with a solid reputation, the business has become the epitome for models and actors both locally and internationally. With more than 200 local models and actors, Edge Agency also represents models around the world. In addition, Edge Agency has remained involved in the local industry through volunteer partnerships with the Children’s Wish Foundation, Breast Cancer Society and continues to work with both corporate and creative clients.
As she gets ready to depart on her international career, Hannah and Edge Agency would like to thank all the amazing creative talent in Saskatchewan that helped her through the years. They would like to recognize the world-class photographers, makeup artists, hair stylists, wardrobe stylist, clients and everyone who gave Hannah so much support and guidance to get her launched to the international level.