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Meet the Team

from R7 Models and Talent



Runway 7 was founded by CARLA JAYNE SMITH in April 2016 and handed on to LYNDA NINNESS in June 2017 where it was rebranded to R7 Models & Talent. The Agency, “R7 Models & Talent” is committed to offering the best possible Models and Talent in the Gladstone region. The Agency will have a strong focus on Building Confidence in our Youth, introducing workshops to educate our models in all facets of modelling, etiquette and deportment. We believe that our youth is the future, and we want them to be the best that they can be.

The Client - The aim is to put forward to our clients well trained and professional models and talent.

The Model – We want Models that are 100% willing to learn the ropes. To be at their very best when representing R7 Models. 


Lynda Ninness - Owner, Fashion Event Co-ordinator, Beauty and Styling  Specialist

 Lynda is very passionate about fashion and modelling, she has a solid background in fashion, design, beauty and event management. She is a fully Qualified Hairdresser and Beauty Therapist and experienced Pharmacy Assistant specializing in Health and Beauty. Lynda has been the creator and coordinator for of the Calliope Catwalk Fashion Design Awards since 2011, where she also has entered as a designer taking out the Best Overall Designer in 2013, and Open Age Encouragement Award in 2015.  Lynda also designs her own label of  Bespoke Millinery, MC Millinery.

'I believe that we need to educate and nurture our youth, they are our future and I want them to be the best version of themselves as possible' 


Kathy Corones – Runway and Etiquette Bootcamp Teacher

Kathy Corones is the founder and Director of Australian Etiquette School based in Gladstone, Central Queensland. Kathy is one of the few Australians who have International certification in International and Social Etiquette through INTERNATIONAL ETIQUETTE AND PROTOCOL ACADEMY OF LONDON. Additionally, Kathy is also affiliated with two leading US based etiquette programs.