Mode Elle Supermodel Liisa Winkler
One of Canada's biggest Supermodels is Belleville's own, international star, Liisa Winkler! Mode Elle Owner/Agent Audra Anderson has exclusively represented Liisa worldwide as her Mother Agent for the past 16 years as well as booking Liisa with top Canadian clients including SIX Fashion Covers, Flare, Elle, Yu Magazine, Andrew’s, Donato Magazine, Lundstrom as well as designer fashion shows in the Canadian collections.
Mode Elle Model & Graduate Liisa Winkler can be seen in prestigious advertising campaigns for Gucci, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Valentino, BCBG & Max Mara as well as a prestigious cosmetic campaign for Guerlin Paris! Liisa is a mainstay in fashion magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, Fashion & Flare!
Liisa took the modelling world by storm when she became the Gucci "It" Girl landing three consecutive contracts in 1999 & 2000. Liisa started at Mode Elle in 1993 at the age of 15, and since then has traveled the world. Described as "breathtakingly beautiful" by Tom Ford, Gucci's former designer & creative director, Liisa entered the world of the supermodel, modelling side by side with Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, Gisele, Amber Valletta, Shalom Harlow & Kate Moss. Liisa was discovered by Mode Elle owner Audra Anderson while she was back to school shopping at the Quinte Mall with her mother and best friend. Although hesitant at first, Liisa was encouraged to enter Mode Elle's Model Search where she placed as a finalist, but did not win overall. The following year, Liisa completed a modelling course and attended the prestigious Canadian Model & Talent Convention….and the rest is history! Liisa's modelling career has taken her to locations such as Australia, South Africa, Paris, Milan, London, Bali & Thailand to name just a few.
Besides the coveted Gucci campaign, Liisa has graced the runways and appeared in campaigns for other celebrated fashion icons such as Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Versace, Armani, BCBG & Valentino. Liisa would like to take modelling as far as it will take her and see as much of the world along the way as possible. Liisa contributes much of her success to her ability to stay focused and also by remaining grounded and being herself. She maintains that you must treat modelling like a business to be successful. The era of the diva is out! "The key to success is to remain grounded, professional and most important staying true to yourself. When a model starts in the industry, the going can be very tough when doors are shut, you must possess the confidence to take the good with the bad and continue to keep your eyes set on your goals."
Mode Elle owner Audra Anderson credits Liisa's professionalism and personality to her strong family ties and support of her parents, Anita & Bill Winkler. Liisa admits to being quite shy & quiet so the business has been extremely good for her. Modelling is a very social business which has helped her to open up and this she believes has allowed her to become much more outgoing and to grow as an individual. In New York Liisa is placed with One Model Management, and in Paris with Elite Model Management. We are all very proud of you Liisa!