My Model Family is growing around the world



The Daphne Selfe Model Family is growing around the world and I’d like you to meet two of my students:-

Introducing Natalie & Irene

I’m Natalie Collier – I’m 44 years old and live in Bunbury, Australia. Modelling is always something I’ve loved and wanted to do.  At the beginning of the course I didn’t have any confidence or posture. Or know anything about the modelling world. I am very happy with this course and I have really enjoyed  doing it. I am very excited I have got my confidence back and I can achieve something at my age and now I can follow my dreams to be a model.

My Model Family - Natalie Collier

I’m Irene, 62 years old and I live in Ohio, USA. This was a dream come true – the Daphne Selfe workshop (Academy) was so motivating and informative. I wanted to get training from a highly respected expert and I got way more than that! The challenging were motivating and kept me on point. I’m still pinching myself …was my dream come true!

My Model Family - Irene SB

Watch the video above to see modelling images of Natalie & Irene or click here

Want to be part of my model family?  I would so love to welcome you into my wonderful Model Family – I’m very proud of all my students.  Becoming a graduate of the Daphne Selfe Academy is all that is required!

You can find further testimonies here

I do hope you will be able to join me on my next course.

If you missed my Academy introduction email you can catch up here


Full Academy details are below:-

What exactly is the Daphne Selfe Academy?

The Daphne Selfe Academy is a 6 week course training you in everything you need to know about being a model and the modelling industry. This year’s school is starting on Monday 6th March 2017.

The training is released online in weekly sections to the private members area of the Daphne Selfe Academy at and you will get an email from me with the link details each week.

Every Monday a new module is released and you get to decide if you want to work through a little each day or dive in for a concentrated go – it’s up to you.

You will get written tutorials and work sheets – I call them ‘Model sheets’!  Including images, videos for your learning style and lifestyle. Plus the opportunity to ask me questions directly and receive personal feedback via video link, webinar or a telephone call if you prefer.

Each week is broken down into easy to follow segments like building blocks so that by the end you will be prepared mentally and physically for the modelling world.

You can go over and over it again as much as you like.

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This course is perfect if you:-

• Are struggling to get your career going and need a plan

• Need help putting the disciplines into place that you know about and learn the ones you don’t know about!

• Want to know everything about a model’s life

• Are after someone to trust and turn to that has a lifetime of wisdom behind them

• Look in the mirror and don’t like what you see

• Believe you can feel more beautiful and elegant

• Would like to surprise yourself and others with your ‘model side’

• Want the best guidance there is to make some changes for the better 

What will the course be covering each week?

Week 1 – We start off looking at the different types of modelling and what sort is going to be best for you. Then we analyse your own unique physical attributes and how to make the best of them and be more confident and aware of what makes you beautiful.

Week 2 – Here we start to get down to the nitty gritty of what it takes for a successful and long career in modelling. This module is about training you to have the posture, body, beauty regimes and diet necessary for the hard and rewarding work of modelling. Here I let you in on the routines, disciplines and tips I have picked up through my lifetime. All in a natural and healthy way of course – as I’m well known for!

Week 3 – This week is about looking at the character traits, skills and mental outlook that is important for a successful life as a professional model. For the areas we are going to cover I want to you to take a good look at yourself and assess where you are currently and where you can improve further to be the best you can be.

Week 4 – Being a model is a skill, a form of acting. It has been said that feelings and emotions come through from a lifetime of experience but it is also like a young person singing an emotional song well beyond their age or experience, you can learn to do it with practise – whatever your actual age, that’s just a number! But practise does mean it takes time to get it right and more importantly so that when you are nervous you just do it without even having to think. You’ll learn and then practise poses and facial expressions, how to work to a camera and walking the catwalk and more.

Week 5 – This week I let you in on how the industry works, how to approach and deal with agents, casting sessions and clients plus how to watch out and be alert for the not so nice side of the industry. Have you been scouted? Would you like to be? What do modelling agencies expect and want. What to do and importantly what not to do.

Week 6 – What are your dreams and goals – do they need to be rewritten or adjusted with all you have learnt in the previous 5 weeks?  We’ll make a plan to move forward and you will interact with me to go over any questions or areas that you would like to discuss from the course and in relation to a career for yourself. It is now that you can submit completed coursework (if you’re ready) to apply for your Daphne Selfe Academy Graduation Certificate.

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How much does it cost?

The price is GBP £995 or $1249 USD (other currencies are available)

What happens once I’ve made my payment?

Once you have clicked the link and made your payment you will receive an email welcoming you to Daphne’s Model Family.  You will also receive information regarding your access to the members area of the Daphne Selfe Academy.

Daphne Selfe professional modelling course


You can repeat the programme for free each year for as long as I and my daughter Claire run the course.  Graduates of the Daphne Selfe Academy will receive an invitation to join me in London for Afternoon Tea (at a famous stylish and elegant location of course!) There I will be delighted to meet you in person.  Some of you will not be able to attend as you are too far away but I do hope that I can meet you on my travels around the world.

Become part of my Model Family and belong – not just for 6 weeks but for as long as you want to be involved. The Daphne Family will grow and be a positive supportive place where you can without doubt #beyourownselfe

Daphne Selfe by John Swannell

 How did the Daphne Selfe Academy come about?

The Daphne Selfe Academy has come about as I spend more and more of my time helping people ‘get on’. For many years I have been happy to give my free time to work with fashion design students with the highlight being their graduation shows where I have modelled for them. I work with photographers starting out on their careers and even film makers.  Many have turned into my personal friends and I realise that I have a lot of experience and knowledge to pass on. It got me thinking about the models that I meet and work with who are starting out and who don’t know what to do and the frustrated photographers who repeatedly say “I wish everyone knew what you know!”

I have mature friends, even ones from show business who have shocked me when they have expressed how little inner confidence they have as they have got older!  People with fantastic figures and looks who need help to not ‘fade away’. I come across many people who with the right knowledge and training can attain a WOW factor and much improved confidence. “It seems such a waste of the gift of life to be needlessly worrying and holding yourself back so I began asking myself “How can I help?”  From this question together with Claire (I call her my Model Minder) I have put together the Daphne Selfe Academy #beyourownselfe”.

There is no course that suits everybody and this course may not be for you if:-

• You’re not willing to work hard and apply what you will learn

• You aren’t really interested in your appearance and how to be like a professional model – is someone pushing or persuading you against your own wishes?

• You’re expecting a modelling contract to be guaranteed on completion of the course

• Improvement is of no interest

The Daphne Selfe Academy – setting the standard

“Rather than just teach you cold facts I get you to think things through, observe yourself and others.  Practise practise practise – of course, you will have expected me to say that!  I want you to have a direct experience of what we are covering and how it is going to make a real difference in how you see yourself and others see you too”.

• Being a graduate of the Daphne Selfe Academy can only be an improvement for you, your life, your resume and your future dreams and plans

• No hard selling of expensive portfolios or other worrying things you may have heard of in the modelling world.

• A lot of good old tried and tested disciplines and attitudes all right up to date!

I’m so looking forward to you being part of my Model Family.


You can further information on my Academy Page and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me at:-

You can put your name down on the waiting list for the next Academy here



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