Go Behind the Scenes at Vogue’s Open Casting With the 8 International Model Finalists

“I think on that first day we received about 10,000 submissions,” remembers Ignacio Murillo, Vogue’s global talent casting director, of Open Casting’s immediate impact. In this exclusive video, Murillo explains the process of narrowing down the 67,242 applicants to the eight faces you see in the magazine’s October issue: Rania, Abrar, Mars, Rayan, Mengyao, Rania, Colette, Cynthia, and Dulmi. We also get to hear, in their own words, how the aspiring models found out about the casting, and what the experience was like for them. “I actually found out about it on the last day,” explains Abrar, the model from London. “I applied at, like, 1 a.m., I just went to bed, closed my phone, and never looked at it again to be honest!” While Colette, who lives in Paris, was spurred by seeing all of the different submissions online: “Ok, I’m gonna try it!.” The video also gives a peek at what the vibe was like in the studio during their first-ever Vogue shoot, photographed by Charlotte Wales in a London studio. 

The eight modeling hopefuls that became finalists for Vogue’s Open Casting earlier this year may have been from wildly different places around the world, but they all had more or less the same thought upon receiving the news in their inbox: “I saw Vogue and I just started screaming!”

Director: Nina Ljeti
Directors of Photography: Connor MacLeod, Lee Burnett, Bernardo Garcia Elguezabal
Editor: Jess Lane
Senior Producer: Jordin Rocchi
Associate Director, Creative Development: Alexandra Gurvitch
Associate Producers: Lea Donenberg, Anisa Kennar, Kaia Clarke
Audio: Filipe Pinheiro, Sean Paulsen
Translations: Gabriel He, Joseph George
Photographer: Charlotte Wales
Hairstylist: Shingo Shibata
Makeup Artist: Kanako Tekase
Stylist: Poppy Kain
Production Coordinator: Ava Kashar
Production Manager: Kit Fogarty, Natasha Soto-Albors
Line Producer: Romeeka Powell
Senior Director, Production Management: Jessica Schier
Assistant Editors: Andy Morell, Justin Symonds
Post Production Coordinators: Jovan James, Holly Frew
Supervising Editor: Kameron Key
Post Production Supervisor: Edward Taylor
Assocate Director, Post Production: Nicholas Ascanio
Global Talent Casting Directors: Ignacio Murillo, Rosie Vogel-Eades
Head of Programming and Development, Vogue Europe: Luke Spencer
Director of Content, Production: Rahel Gebreyes
Senior Director, Programming: Linda Gittleson
Executive Producer: Ruhiya Nuruddin
VP, Digital Video English: Thespena Guatieri

منبع Click on the link to meet all the models—and learn more about their stories—and find out what their lives have been like since taking part in Vogue’s first-ever global Open Casting