Ali's Working for the Good of the World's H2O
"Before she was discovered and catapulted to major model status, Ali Stephens had big dreams to become a marine biologist. But just because she struts the runways and appears on the cover of magazine doesn’t mean that her love for the ocean and its creatures has diminished.
She’s teamed up with Oceana in order to bring awareness to the importance of protecting the world’s oceans. And as part of her position in the organization, she helped organize an event tomorrow, June 8th at the Fairmount Skatepark in her hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah. You see, even though she’s not from a coastal city, Ali equates the movement of skating with the feeling of surfing, hence the skatepark event to raise funds for the ocean and its creatures. Along with an afternoon of half-pipes and skate tricks, there will be limited edition t-shirts for sale which Ali helped to design with Danny Roberts, and of course, all the proceeds will go to help Oceana.
P.S - you’ll notice a quick Modelinia shout-out in the beginning, when the camera pans over Ali’s spot on our leaderboard!"
Friday, May 7, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
SALT LAKE CITY - High fashion modeling agencies are traveling to Utah to find fresh new faces. "We have 14 covers of Vogue, all from Utah. We manage three of the top 20 girls in the entire world that we found literally on the street of Utah," Stacey Eastman said. Insiders say that Utah culture creates the cutting edge. "What it comes back to is how kids are raised here. They're unique. There's something in their eye. They have morals and standard that you don't see other places and that's huge," Eastman said.
Experts warn hopefuls to watch out for photographers and self-proclaimed talent agents making false promises. A few models suggest having a manager to help weed out those trying to exploit them. Industry professionals advise young men and women to find out how long an agency has been in business, ask other talent in the agency about their experiences and to know what kind of work the agency focuses on. "There's somebody out there thinking of, you know, the newest greatest idea or scam. And the bottom line is, in this business, knowledge is power," Eastman said.
UTAH RANKS HIGH WITH MODELING AGENCIES - PART 1
UTAH RANKS HIGH WITH MODELING AGENCIES - PART 2
Utah Model is a Top-Five Finalist in the National Essence "It Girl" Competition. VOTE FOR AMANDA STORCH GO HERE
Salt Lake City, Utah (May 4, 2010)---Amanda Storch, a 15 year old who attends Cottonwood High School, has made it to the top five in the Essence Magazine "It Girl"competition. Out of thousands of entries, Amanda made it to the top tier and was flown to to participate in a modeling boot camp, which was filmed for a series of "Making of an It Girl" webisodes.
Amanda already a model with Pulse Management, traveled to Los Angeles for the "It Girl" competition's audition. She was viewed by a panel of judges made up of celebrities, magazine editors, and modeling industry insiders.
"I sent Amanda to Los Angeles for the audition because they were not looking in Utah for the next hottest African-American supermodel,"says Stacey Eastman, President of Pulse Management. "They should have been!"
After the Los Angeles audition, Amanda was notified she made it to the top five and went to New York to film the webisodes and continue the competition.
"I was kind of scared to go, but also really happy because I knew it would really help my career," Amanda says. "I had so much fun in New York with the other finalists, they are all so nice and I miss them already."
The winner of the contest will be featured in the September 2010 Fall Fashion issue of Essence Magazine and a one-year contract with .
"Winning the competition would be amazing," says Amanda. "I have had some hard times, so it would definitely help me make my life better."
The winner is selected by a combination of an online vote (25%) and the judges' scores (75%). Eastman thinks Amanda definitely has what it takes to win and to succeed in the world of modeling.
"Amanda has an amazing personality, and the longest legs! Quite literally she is one of the best girls Pulse Management has launched to date," says Eastman. "She really is the whole package."
The webisodes will be shown on http://www.essence.com/it_girl/ starting on May 5, 2010.
Calling all Pulse Mgmt girls. One of Pulse's girls makes it to the top 5 girls out of the entire united states for a major contract.
Another one of Pulse's girls about to break big. Amanda Storch, from Utah, is one of the top 5 African American girls out of the entire nation hand picked as the next IT girl! And for a major contract. Get on and vote her to win!!!!
Told you Amanda! We are on our way.
MEET THE FINALISTS
After traveling the country looking for girls and pouring through thousands of online submissions, Essence Magazine and Elite Model Management have narrowed it down to 5 finalists.
Meet the finalists below, then vote for who you think should be the Essence IT Girl.
Amanda Storch From Utah. Get on and vote her to win!!!!
Told you Amanda! We are on our way.
This video says Amanda is from LA that's where we sent her for the IT girl casting. However her home town and where we discovered her is Utah. Show some love ya all and VOTE!