Here is the video that goes with the article: http://landing.newsi...ix&VID=24000109
If for whatever reason you can't view the video, I uploaded onto PutLocker (select "Continue as Free User"): http://www.putlocker.com/file/5E79B6BE9D2AC3B0
I guess they are trying to make the show somewhat interactive and engaging...
I doubt there is every going to be an actual model to come out of an American modeling show. Models are Models and reality TV girls are reality tv girls. I am still looking forward to this show for the entertainment value though.
◊ Magdalena Frackowiak ◊ Sheila Marquez ◊ Tati Cotliar ◊
Hometown: Murmansk, Russia; now lives in New York City.
Her Story: She was born in Russia and made her way to New York via Paris. Known as a "fun clown" back home in Russia, Aleksandra gets along with pretty much anyone—as long as they're not too quiet.
Resumé Bullet Points: An Alice + Olivia editorial.
Hometown: From Southern California.
Her Story: Amanda is a 12-year veteran of the pageant circuit. One of her favorite past-times is partying and she hates fake people.
Resumé Bullet Points: Gojane.com, Ermelinda Manos and Engineered by Remy, plus international pageants in China and Ecuador.
Hometown: Minnetrista, Minnesota.
Her Story: She moved to Minnesota from the Ukraine when she was just 9 years old and learned English at a warped speed of six months. She also speaks Spanish, Russian and her native Ukrainian. Anna is a self-proclaimed tomboy who loves to hunt and race cars with her dad.
She idolizes "The Face" coach Karolina Kurkova.
Resumé Bullet Points: Second runner up and "Miss Photogenic" for Miss Minnesota USA 2010.
Her Story: Ashley is a "boy's girl"—she married her husband right out of high school and doesn't really have a close group of girlfriends.
Resumé Bullet Points: Shoots for Kandy Wrappers Swimwear and DailyLook.com.
Hometown: The Midwest and now living in New York City.
Her Story: This sweet all-American girl hides a competitive streak. She was scouted at a mall at 16 and has been working ever since to make it big.
Resumé Bullet Points: Miss Indiana USA in 2008 and shoots for Maxim Magazine (2012) and John Frieda's "Go Blonder" campaign.
Hometown: Beverly Hills.
Her Story: A minister's daughter, Christy is a history buff with eclectic interests. She doesn't have patience for "uneducated and classless" people (her words, not ours) so we may have found our Countess Luann of the bunch. Pure speculation, of course.
Resumé Bullet Points: Campaigns for B&B Footwear, Salt & Pepper Clothing Co. and Light Photographic Workshops.
Hometown: Miami Beach by way of Bogota, Colombia.
Her Story: Often mistaken for Victoria's Secret Angel and Orlando Bloom-wife Miranda Kerr, Daniela moved to Miami to live with two other aspiring models and to make her family back in Bogota proud. Since she's a daddy's girl, she misses the close-knit clan very much.
Resumé Bullet Points: Prom catalogs, Swedish magazines and Miami Swim Week.
Hometown: The Bronx, New York.
Her Story: Devyn is a single mom to a 1-year-old daughter and she works multiple jobs to support the household.
Resumé Bullet Points: A Target commercial, a Nike campaign and an episode of "Project Runway."
Ebony Elizabeth Smith
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana.
Her Story: The mom to two children is finally going after her dreams of making it big in modeling, although at one time she was training to be a mortician (her reasoning: it's recession proof).
Resumé Bullet Points: Modeling coats for Nordstrom and a shoot for Metro Mix, a local newspaper.
Hometown: Orlando, Florida by way of San Diego.
Her Story: The super-driven contestant likes the finer things in life and she's ready to claim the spot of leader of the model loft. She's fun, loud and positive, but is ready to step up to any "snobby" girls that get in her way. Wonder how Christy Nelson will feel about this.
Resumé Bullet Points: Miss Transworld Wakeboarding and modeling for Coquette Lingerie.
Imani Shani Walton
Hometown: Inglewood, California by way of San Francisco.
Her Story: With a minister mother, Imani prayed for "a sign" to guide her modeling career and "The Face" casting email arrived in her inbox the next day. Hm....
Resumé Bullet Points: MAC makeup live events.
Hometown: Parsippany, New Jersey; now lives in Clearwater, Florida.
Her Story: In middle school, Jessica was teased so much for her model-friendly height, she dropped out to be home-schooled by her parents.
Resumé Bullet Points: She's only been modeling for four months (!), but walked in Miami Fashion Week
Hometown: A Canuck who now resides in Valley Village, California.
Her Story: The extreme sports lover enjoyed an idyllic childhood on a farm in Canada and later moved to Cali to model. Sometimes referred to as "cocky," Jocelyn prefers the company of men to women and "hates drama."
Resumé Bullet Points: FHM and Stuff magazines, plus Guess, Forever 21 and Colgate.
Hometown: Tampa, Florida; now lives in Shanghai, China.
Her Story: A formerly abused child in the foster system, Kimberly aims to be a role model to show kids that dreams are always within reach.
Resumé Bullet Points: Opening and closing an Italian menswear show during Shanghai Fashion Week.
Hometown: A Midwestern girl who now lives in Miami.
Her Story: This practical jokester is the American dream—boasting a 4.0 GPA and skills as a talented basketball player. She actually put her sports career on hold to pursue modeling.
Resumé Bullet Points: The cover of AMP magazine and Midwest Fashion Week.
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia.
Her Story: This determined Aussie has been on the modeling scene for eight years now.
Resumé Bullet Points: Campaigns for Target and Jeans West, television commercials for Mazda and Portmans (with Miranda Kerr) and a "Project Runway" finale.
Hometown: Roswell, Georgia, now resides in Los Angeles.
Her Story: This fashion lover is a creative free spirit—largely due to her family picking up and moving to Costa Rica when she was just eight years old. She ended up learning Spanish and picking up surfing skills. Now she lives in LA, where she's a journalism student at Fullerton College.
Resumé Bullet Points: Tide Laundry Detergent, JC Penney, Forever 21 and Hyundai.
Hometown: A Northern Californian who defected to Southern Cali.
Her Story: The dedicated model had her daughter Keyona at age 19, but that hasn't stopped her from realizing her career. As she puts it, "modeling is my life. I want this."
Resumé Bullet Points: While she's only been at it for two months, she's scored spots on "Good Day New York", Cosmopolitan magazine and Tags.com.
Known As: The Hot Shot
Stats: The Ukraine; now resides in Holland ...Pennsylvania.
Her Story: Masha is proud of her "take no crap" attitude. Sounds like fun TV viewing potential!
Resumé Bullet Points: Spots on "Gossip Girl," "Project Accessory" and an extra in the movie "Safe." She's also walked in runway shows for Liz Fields Bridal and Carmelita Couture.
Stats: Originally from Kansas and now resides in Valley Village, California.
Her Story: Morgan's alabaster complexion and light blond hair give her a "fairy"-like ethereal vibe. She's confident and mature for her age and that sounds like the perfect complement to some personalities in the loft.
Resumé Bullet Points: For Los Angeles Fashion Week: French Connection, Furne One, Alexis Monsanto, Sachiko New York and print work for Kao Poa Shu, Go Jane, Phillip Ritchie and Tom Cullis.
Hometown: Originally from Philly, now lives in New York City.
Her Story: Early tragedies including her brother's murder pushes Sandra to work hard to make her dreams come true. It's successful so far because she's currently living in a model house in NYC and has been working for two years. She's a kind-hearted soul who believes in treating everyone with love and respect.
Resumé Bullet Points: Shoots for Urban Outfitters, Christian Louboutin, Tory Burch and LK Bennett, plus two spots on "Project Runway."
Hometown: A San Franciscan who fled to the sunny beaches of Los Angeles
Her Story: Stephanie lost her parents at a young age and was raised by relatives until she turned 18. She's innocent and generous to a fault, but very ambitious and determined to become a model.
Resumé Bullet Points: None! "The Face" open casting call was her first audition, ever.
Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas, now resides in Louisiana.
Her Story: This Southern model's favorite outfit is a pair of Nike shorts and a tee. She's been playing soccer since the age of four and originally started modeling at 14. She ended up taking a break to go back to regular life, but after Wilhelmina recruited her, she's baaaack.
Resumé Bullet Points: New Orleans Fashion Week 2012 and IPOP, Los Angeles.
Zi Lin Luo (A.K.A. Rosaline)
Hometown: Shanghai, China.
Her Story: She was raised in a traditional Chinese home, but couldn't resist an appreciation for fashion, design and beauty. That led her to the pageant circuit where she was crowned Miss China Universe in 2011.
Resumé Bullet Points: Winning Miss China Universe, duh.
So, the contestants have experience within the industry, which I'm disappointed about. I do love the look of the contestant from Roswell, Georgia. What's her name? She stood out to me amongst all the others.
Jocelyn, Madeleine, Marlee and Zi seem to have quite a bit of potential. These type of images never do anyone justice, so I'll wait to see how they look in motion to give proper judgement.
Stephanie Lalanne looks like the recent EML Chile 2012 winner Trinidad De La Noi! I'm not too sure on Zi Lin Luo. She looks quite good in some photos but the rest quite commercial...
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