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Best Friends

Published in La Belle FALL 2022 International Edition

Director & Stylist:

LILY KOZ @LilyKozStudio

Photographer: Tilly Nelson @tillynelsonphoto

HMUA: Saki Shirasaka @sakishirasaka_mua

Assist: Roman Agee @smthinsmthinstudio

Brand: Little Princess Gown @littleprincessgown

Models: Tiffany Royal, Zara Sichani & Kayla Jung

Agency: Kids Talent Agency

Agent: Jeffery Winkler

Location: Vancouver, BC

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Zara Nikou Sichani

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Zara Nikou Sichani, a Canadian of Persian & Filipino descent, blossomed as a child model at a very young age of 4.  She walked down the ramp in Manila, Philippines for top brands Elle, Toy Kingdom, Disney Princess, & prestigious Philippine Fashion Week & Philippine Fashion Awards. Zara continued this exciting path when her family decided to permanently live in Canada & has done runways for H&M, and Cabriolle Luxury Couture in the Vancouver Kids Fashion Week.   Zara has also modeled for fashion labels Ralph Lauren, Gap & Zara, Rustan’s Kids, SM Petites, Ana Balahan (Australia) & Little Skye (New Jersey), and endorsed Furby for Toy Kingdom & for a major international bank HSBC. 

TV Ads are eventually conquered by doing commercials in Manila for multinationals Mc Donalds, Sun Cellular Telecommunications, Vista land Real Estate, Safeguard, Swift Hotdogs, Doowee Donuts, & Chocotopps Cupcakes. In BC Canada,, Zara continued her commercial  acting for BC Transit, Nature Trust of BC, Southlands Tsawassen for Century Grp., & BC Children’s Hospital. 

So, where else a talented young girl is supposed to go after that?

Zara is a natural-born artist. Success in modeling and product endorsing led her to do acting. She started acting in films top-billed by American & Canadian seasoned actors for Disney’s Pupstar Christmas & Puppy Prep Academy TV Series. Hallmark Channel has also given her good breaks this year in their 2020 Countdown to Christmas feel good flicks Deliver by Christmas (w/ Alvina August of Nancy Drew), If I Only Had Christmas (w/ Candice Cameron Bure of Fuller House) & The Christmas House ( w/ John Bennett of Mean Girls/Cake Wars & Rob Buckley of One Tree Hill) & Anna Ayora of Capt. Marvel). In this recent film The Christmas House, Zara is portraying Rose as the close friend of Noah, portrayed by Mattia Castrillo.

At the age of 9, Zara's first break in a lead role started in the International Filmfest entry "Aperture", where she won her 1st Best Child Actress Award during the Oniros Film Awards, Italy & her 2nd Best Child/Young Actress award of LA Int'l Film Fest, at the same time multi awarded actress Mimi Ndiweni of The Legend of Tarzan & Cinderella Glass Slipper won the Best Actress award for the film Dishonour. Aperture was written and directed by Hyomin Bong (following his father Bong Joon Ho’s footsteps, Oscars & Caanes Best Director for Best Films Parasite, Okja to name a few). Aperture also got nominations & special awards in other International Film Festivals: Los Angeles International Film Festival; European Cinematography Awards; New York Film Festival; and Stockholm Film Festival. Soon after, Zara landed in lead roles in other International Filmfest entries Beyond Saturn, Leo, Sabicha, & Heliophilia.

Zara’s latest film, Mama’s Song, produced by Andrea Kuntjoro & directed by Hannah Yang, landed as an official selection in the 2022 Toronto & New York Film Festival Lift Off Global Network. Zara portrayed Cat as the very supportive friend of lead Justin.

As an aspiring singer, Zara does covers for songs by Rachel Platten, Jocelyn Alice, Barbara Streisand, Alice Merton, even Bruno Mars and the like, with her unique vocal techniques,

New York based La Belle Kidz & Teen Fashion Magazine is just right in featuring Zara in its issues as The Big Dreamer & in their back cover.

Kayla Jung

Kayla Jung is a Canadian-Korean 13 year old model from Vancouver, BC. She is a model, gymnast, and debater, who made it onto Canada’s national team for Worlds 2023, and debated at many of the Ivy’s.

She has been modeling since she was young, with a photographer father, and enjoys being in front of a camera. She loves spending time on a beach, and hanging out with friends and family. She also has an interest in literature, and is an avid reader of all genres.

Tiffany Royal

While Tiffany is not on set as much she has been, she does take part in movies that her agent contacts her directly for.

Presently she is playing on a Basketball team through her school. Tiffany has also been in a cheerleading squad where she does competitions.

Tiffany continues to seek out other activities of interest, she will start horseback riding in the fall.


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