Confessions Model Spotlight: Miss Uruguay 2011 Veronica Krasner

Confessions of a SL Top Model is so honored to welcome VERONICA KRASNER to our Supermodel Spotlight.

Veronica Krasner is an amazing SL Top Model who have been blazing the top agencies and shows this year. She is a hardworking model who never utters an ounce of complain no matter what the circumstances are. Her efforts and determination along with her professionalism gained her a level of respect and recognition in the SL Fashion Industry as she earned Top Model Tags and secured a finalist spot in Miss Virtual World 2011 representing Miss Uruguay. The most AMAZING thing about Miss Krasner is that she doesn’t let all these successes get to her head.   She is humble, sweet, friendly and so down to earth which is what makes her an excellent Role Model.

Meet Miss Uruguay 2011: Veronica Krasner

Q. Please tell us about yourself how you ventured into the modelling industry.

VK: I joined Second Life on January 6th, 2007 and after having some months getting used to the basic skills in-world, I started looking at the classifieds searching to join any modeling agency looking for models.
I was a cute little girl but of course I didn’t have a proper modeling shape and face, anyways I think it was my willing to become a model and to do what I wished so much that convinced three ceos of different agencies to hire me as a model. At this point I always thank to them (Sunshine Kit, Calamity Hathaway and Miguel Rotunno) for having faith and me and for allowing me my first modeling  assignments and runway shows.
After  a year modeling part-time and learning by myself and with the help of the agency’s trainers, the first modeling schools or academies started to flourish in Second Life and I decided it was time to acquire a formal training and to evolve in the profession.
I had a face and shape  makeover (the first of many following little “surgeries” I had LOL!) and I enrolled to InStyle (UVogue) Modeling School in September, 2008, then Avenue Models Academy in November, 2008 and lastly Glance Model Academy in February, 2009.
By that time, other agencies hired me and I started officially modeling as my main profession in Second Life :)

Q. Please tell us about some of your accomplishments within the modelling industry and describe what would be one of the most defining moments of your modelling career.

VK: I feel that one of my biggest accomplishments and satisfactions is to work nowadays for some of the biggest and well respected agencies among the Second Life Modeling Industry. Joining each one of them was a big moment in my professional career.

At the moment I work for: AVENUE Models, Evane Models Agency, Timeless Modeling Agency, ModelX the Agency, Maniera Model Agency,
SL Illustrated, Kabuki Boutique, PREMIERE MODELLING, Deja Vu International | Models, SuperElite Modeling Agency, Boulevard Agency, GLANCE | International Agency, BeStyle District Agency, Opium Fashion Agency, MELY’S DREAMS MODEL, AvCoN Production, DEJAVOGUE and ELEGANCE  INTERNATIONAL Modeling Agency.

I work also as store model for Gems & Kisses, Neiva Kumasi Couture,
.: Naive :.  and Exclusiva®

I generally wasn’t lucky enough on winning contests or pageants, but lately I managed to place 1st Runner for Prism Print Model Contest, 1st Runner up also for Miss Fashion Contest, Top 20 for Miss SuperElite Spring  and Summer 2010 and my biggest achievements so far were to get selected as an Official Finalist Candidate for Miss Virtual World 2011, in which I represent the country of Uruguay and I just got my first cover ever for Maniera Magazine last month of july.

Q. Please tell us about yourself and what  you consider your defining characteristics as a model that makes you unique and recognizable from the rest.

VK: I think I’ll say something that was said many times but it’s true… with L$ everyone can be stunning and wear the best skins and clothes, but I also think that part of your avatar reflects who you are behind the computer, your personality shines through it, so I think that is what sets me apart from the rest, I always tried from day one to be the same person I am in RL, with the same strenghts and weaknesses, I am proud of being responsible, friendly, a quick learner, attentive and a team work player, I believe the success on any task is a collective result so I work towards it.
My experience in the modeling field and my willing to keep learning and updating myself daily plus my personality are then what defines me as a model and makes me unique and recognizable from the rest.

Q. You have certainly established yourself well within the modelling industry. Please tell us what you believe are the essential elements to being a successful model.  Do you have any advice for aspiring models?

VK: I think to be a succesful model there are many elements joining all together: a formal education to learn the modeling techniques and styling tips, then practice on your own as much as you can, go to laggy sims with packed clubs and try to walk there in the best way you can, that will help you to get used to lag, which almost always is your company at the majority of the SL modeling shows.
Be reliable, punctual, well disposed, be open to the unexpected or last minutes changes, and mostly don’t give up. You will find rejection sooner or later at any point of your career, it is ok to feel sad or even angry (I felt that way too), but get over it, pickup your pieces and be ready for the next chance to try again :)
There is also a luck factor that you can experience too (some have it soon as they start their career, some have it later), I call it the “being at the right place at the right moment” it happened to me too, for castings mostly.
Also having a high self- steem and being self-confident will help you in this industry, but remember, everything in its right measure, don’t turn into arrogant or diva, the SL Modeling Industry doesn’t like those kind of models :)
Be unique, don’t copy other models looks, facial features or stylings, just be yourself and a recognizable face only yours :)
And also, I am not a “tech-girl” but you would like to have a good pc, with a powerful graphic card and enough RAM memory, to run heavy shows with lag as smooth as possible.

Q. What do you like and dislike about modelling?

VK: I like the thrill of showcasing the creativity of Second Life Designers, I like the feeling when I am styling outfits for a show at home, picking the accessories to showcase them at the very best light possible, I like the excitement and nerves I have backstage before my first walk out at every show and I like working with the fellow models as a group team, pulling all together in order to achieve a succesful show.
I like helping newcomer models, I think it’s a way to give back what I was given when I started in the industry, at the moment I am not a trainer for any agency since I have so much going on, plus I am out of home roughly 10 hours a day due to my RL work, but I surely help them when they ask me for advice and love doing it :)

I dislike… well I dislike rejections as we’ve spoken before, but they make me stronger in the end, and I dislike when drama arises, I simply try to stay out of it and just go and do my work.
I dislike also “diva attitudes” and arrogant people, there is also some of that in this world but in the end, this is a world made of RL people behind their avatars, so it can’t be completely avoided :)

Q. Please tell us what motivates you to be a model. Who inspires you the most and what is your inspiration?

VK: I’m motivated by all the talent that this industry has to offer, starting from the endless creativity of designers to modeling agencies CEOS, runway managers, trainers, stylists and fellow models. It’s because all of them that I want to continue doing my work at my very best possible, and I enjoy every single moment of it! :)

Q. Congratulations for being a MVW Finalist. What does winning Miss Virtual World mean to you and How do you plan to achieve it?

VK: I feel very honored and proud to be in the MVW finals, I really know it’s a very difficult process to get to the finals so I am very grateful to be part of this fantastic experience.
The MVW Pageant is a school for me, you learn from the other contestants, you share moments with them, you socialize and build bonds, and I hopefully expect to remain friends with them as some of the past edition finalists did. :)
I don’t have any plan to achieve the title, just being myself and giving the best of me in the pageant, to know I did the best I could will be the best reward for me, even if I don’t get crowned in the end.

Q. What are your plans and goals for the future in modeling?

VK: Well, I plan to continue working in this industry, as I said before I love it and I feel honored of every single show I get casted for, I would love to do some more print work such as vendors or magazine spreads, I didn’t have much chance of doing that type of work so far and I find it also as charming as walking a catwalk.
And of course I expect to get to meet the amazing contestants at the Miss Virtual World Pageant.

Q. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

VK: I would love to thank CSLTM for allowing me this interview to share my thoughts and experience and I wish you much luck and continued success with the blog. I also want to thank my sisters, husband  and friends for making me a better person every day I log in and share my hours with each one of them :)

Good Luck with the Miss Virtual World Competition. Thank you and Best Wishes to Veronica Krasner in all her future endeavors. Please feel free to  leave your support and comments.

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CONFESSIONS MODEL SPOTLIGHT: Linnda Scofield

Let me present to you a hardworking, multi-tasking SUPERMODEL: Linnda Scofield

Linnda Scofield is an amazing person because not only has she made a name for herself as one of Second Life’s SUPERMODELS, but she managed to own/run one of the Top Most Successful Active Agency on the grid: ModelX, which is celebrating it’s Second Year this month. On top of that, She is a fantastic stylist, blogger and photographer. This Superwoman can do everything and she does it with professionalism and style. She is very well liked and respected in the SL Fashion Industry because she is very friendly, gracious and reliable. She is represented by Top Agencies which include:

☆ AVENUE Models
☆ BeStyle District Agency Supermodel
☆ Deja Vu International Model
☆ D’IOR modeling agency
☆ EVANE Topmodel
☆ GLANCE | International Agency
☆ ModelX (owner and headmodel)
☆ Modavia Model/ Modavia productions event model
☆ Premiere modeling agency
☆ Solo2 fashion topmodel
☆ SW &MB Production Model
☆ Timeless Agency
☆ 5th Avenue Modeling Agency

Store model:
☆ LeeZu
☆ Miamai

Because of her love for Fashion, She is also a stylist and blogger at Glance and freelance blogger for BOSL.

Take some notes because this Top Model have some amazing tips.

Here’s LINNDA SCOFIELD:

Q: Please tell us about yourself and what  you consider your defining characteristics as a model that makes you unique and recognizable from the rest.

*LS: At this moment, there are a tons of models at the grid so you need to be an outstanding model to get the right attention.
It is all about uniqueness. The first thing what a good model should have is to have a good personality. Have respect for your college models and designers,be friendly and helpful, enjoy the little things and don’t ever give up. Also a good taste, good sense of style and eye for details is important. Be updated with the fashion scene. Have passion with all the things you do.
To be and stay a good model, you need to keep improving and work for it, take time to work on your avi. The more you are original and unique, the more you will get noticed. Improve and try to be one of the best. Never give up!! Don’t just buy a shape and skin so you look like anyone else. Make it your own so people will recognize you. One tip I can gave is to dare to mix and match different designers and styles. This will make you stand out from the crowd.

I would like to describe myself as a model that have fun with everything; I am enjoying all the tiny things. I love to be classy, sexy and be elegant but I also value precision in any kind of way.

Q: What is your view of SL Fashion and how did you venture into the modelling industry?

*LS: I love Fashion, well call me fashion addicted. Because of my love for fashion, I started modeling on  November 2007. One of my best friends was a Modavia Supermodel already and she took me with her to Modavia. Dea Mills inspired and motivated me to be a model and gave (together with Harmonica) some great workshops and advice. They really inspired models in a good way to keep improving and teach us the basics. I started to join some agencies with a good reputation and even started my own agency in July 2008. I have never been “professionally trained” by an academy, but have learned everything through experience. But I do like to say to new models to join an academy so you are sure you know all the basics.I have constantly pushed myself to become a better model but I think even top models aren’t too old to learn and yes even me. I recently did some  advanced modeling seminars done by Payton Heron for Evane models and in July, I couldn’t resist to do 2 classes at the  MISS VIRTUAL WORLD Modeling Academy with my friends Mimmi and Kay, because one is never too old to learn and being up to date with the new tips and tricks.

Fashion doesn’t  only mean Modeling for me. Fashion at Sl is something very big and we deal with it everyday.
Fashion is a way to express my self, my personality and my feeling of the day :)
I love to search for new kinds of designers, read the sl fashion magazines and blogs to keep in touch with all things around sl fashion and try to combine outfits so I can make a unique look incl everything like accessory, hair and skins.

Q: What are some of your accomplishments within the modelling industry and describe what would be one of the most defining moments of your modelling career?

*LS: The most important accomplishment is to be a well known model with a good reputation. I always have my love and passion for my work and I think people feel this when they are working with me and are around me.
My career have had some wonderful moments since 2007 , I will never forget the tiny things. I have done so much but i do have some highlights :D But don’t be afraid that I will note down my whole history.  haha.

One of those highlights is that I am hired by the most important agencies of SL which I am very proud of to be a part in and walk those amazing runway shows with them.

A moment I won’t forget was to be a model of the month and cover model for Bestyle Magazine last September. I felt so honored, this feeling was just amazing. I am also very proud to be a part of the Modavia group, no i am still no supermodel but they are a great group to work with and i have been in some shows with them and was in some magazine issues.
I also like to mention my work with some of the best designers in sl. I am so proud to be a LeeZu and Miamai model and I may not forget all my print work for several designers who become such great friends like Nando Korobase and leandra breen (angel dessous) Poulet Koenkamp (PurpleMoon), Joy Fellini (Fellini Couture),M4rk3tt0 Bonetto (DMD/Essential Soul) and July Raymaker (Manifeste) and oh my, I can name some more designers and print work but these people really always are there to support me and give me that smile on my face.

The same things is that Patty Cortes of Glance hired me not only as a model but also gave me a job as Blogger and Stylist for her website and Magazine. This really made me feel so happy and proud. It is great to see yourself in magazines or on store adds. Those are lovely and great moments for me.

I may not forget the one thing i am very proud of and that is running my own agency since july 2008. This week we are having a special show for our 2th anniversary. ModelX is my baby and together with all my precious models and staff we can be proud of it. Who could ever thought ModelX will be here after 2 years.

Q: You have certainly established yourself well within the modelling industry. Please tell us what you believe are the essential elements to being a successful model.  Do you have any advice for aspiring models?

*LS: Have Fun!! Enjoy all those lovely moments when you walk a show or doing a shoot for magazine’s or store add. Dare to be creative. Mix and match and don’t forget to make your outfit always special with all those lovely extra’s we have on sl.
Keep being unique and keep improving your self and the one of the most important things is to have respect to everyone around you, just be your self, never lose your personality, because at the end it is your personality and uniqueness which make you a great model, and not the tag above your head. Remember you are in a show, magazine or add to represent the brand not to present yourself.

My motto:
Beauty is in your soul even when your an avatar. It is how you feel inside and it reflects in your eyes. It’s beauty that captures your attention; personality which captures your heart.

One thing i always tell new models is not to expect miracles and don’t think you are a top model in just a few months, and don’t freak out when you have lag, learn to live with it ;)

Q: What do you like and dislike about modelling?

*LS: I love all the creativity that is possible in sl. You can do anything to make that one special look. Styling is something i can do for hours and search just for that one special thing that finish my outfit. I just love to model hahaha and see myself back in show, adds etc.

I dislike models who think they are the best and think they rule. I so hate Jealousy, bad attitudes and people who don’t have respect for others. Just be your self because everyone is the same. And don’t be fake, i so hate fake people who are just want to come to me and be nice because they want something from me.

Q: What motivates you to be a model? Who inspires you the most and what is your inspiration?

*LS: My love for fashion motivates me. I love rl fashion just as much as I love sl fashion and omg it is so huge in sl. I can express my feelings of a day into my outfit. My close friends are the ones who keep inspiring me and people like Leandra breen, Agtaope Carter, Mimmi Boa and Natasja Schumann can kick my butt sometimes when my modeling battery need to be uploaded haha.

Q: What are your plans for the future? Any future shows or projects we can look forward to?

*LS: OMG I have so many plans haha. First we have the 2th anniversary show next week for ModelX (and there are coming some more amazing shows with ModelX) but also i will be a part of the Modavia Fashion week and some shows with other great agency’s. I will keep blogging and styling for Glance and freelance for BOSL. I also joined some contest like Miss Bliss and Angel Dessous so see what that will bring me. Think i wont get bored ;)

Q: Is there anything else that you would like to add?
*LS: I just want to say thank you Rico (and the CSLTM team) for this interview and I hope i can inspire some people. It was an honor to do it :D Keep on going with this great website. Also i would like to thank everyone who always keep inspire me and support me.

***Thank You Linnda Scofield for the interview. You have provided us with some excellent modelling advice and we are grateful. We wish you the very best in all your endeavors and May You Always SHINE!!!

Please leave a comment for Linnda Scofield. TY

Model Spotlight ~ Dancer Dallagio

I am pleased to present the next Confessions of an SL Top Model Spotlight ~ Dancer Dallagio.

We all know this wonderful women. Not only is she Stilleto Moody’s right hand woman at Stiletto Moody Shoes, but she is a talented model to boot. Her grace, charm and wit livens up a room. Dancer has always been someone I look up to and I am honored to have worked with her. I still talk about the great times even now.

So, please, join me in welcoming Dancer Dallagio as our Model Spotlight. :)

JT. Please tell us about yourself and how you ventured into the modelling industry.

DD. First, let me say how very honoured I am to be asked to do this interview! My first venture into runway modeling was doing a show for Eshi Otawara on the Paisley Beebe show. Prior to that I had done some print work for Stiletto Moody and Baiastice/BehaviorBody. I also did some RFL and Maseno charity runway shows about the same time, and had been a fashion show stylist since 2008. I entered the Miss Virtual World 2010 competition, and had a crash course in modeling :). This led to more runway shows, more print work, and invitations to Model Agencies. Now, I’ve got a lot of experience with all facets of modeling, from being featured on the cover of Runway Magazine, being featured in several issues of BOSL Magazine, Too Sexy Magazine, vendor ads, magazine adverts, and many many runway shows. I take my work quite seriously, but I also love to have fun with the great people that I have the pleasure of working with.

JT. Please tell us about some of your accomplishments within the modelling industry and describe what would be one of the most defining moments of your modelling career.

DD. From being voted a Top Ten Finalist in MVW 2010, named one of the Ten Most Elegant Women in Second Life, to being featured in vendor and store magazine advertisements in most major publications in SL, having clothes and jewelry made especially for me by fantastic designers, being photographed by some of the best photographers, working with many of the best models and agency staff/heads, I’m still growing within the industry, and I think every single moment is a defining one. I love showcasing the work of the amazing talents we are fortunate to have here in SL, and the creativity of the sets and choreography are just fantastic. I’m also now teaching modeling, which is so wonderful to share what I have learned with others. I’m still learning every day and loving it!

JT. You have certainly established yourself well within the modelling industry. Please tell us what you believe are the essential elements to being a successful model. Do you have any advice for aspiring models?

DD. I think the main thing to have is a good sense of style; if you have this, you can learn the rest. Most facets of modeling can be taught, but a sense of style is like a sense of rhythm or music to a dancer–you really need these to be successful. You also need patience, humility, a certain grace, and the willingness to learn and grow. My best advice for aspiring models is to define your unique look whilst remaining true to yourself. We are all people behind our barbies and there are great friendships and knowledge to be had by remembering this.

JT. What do you like and dislike about modelling?

DD. I really love being able to use my fashion eye to showcase a designer’s creation in the best way that i can; to me, it’s all about making that design look well and promoting sales for the creator. The excitement of being on a stage is pretty terrific, too, just as it is for a ballet performance. Each show has great energy. I also really love being in promotional adverts and photos to represent a given design–this is so fantastic to think that the designer trusts me not just to take a design down a runway, but also to sell the actual product. :) I suppose the only thing i dislike would be a lack of professionalism, but I’ve been very lucky in this so far.

JT. Finally, please tell us what motivates you to be a model. Who inspires you the most and what is your inspiration?

DD. My motivation is from a love of fashion and performance. I once was pulled aside by a designer who thanked me for really showcasing her design instead of myself, and I was so thrilled. Whilst I’m definitely “me” with my own unique style, I’m primarily there to be whatever look the designer wants and will make their design look fantastic. I am inspired by so many, from RL designs to SL designs, classical dancers, and models. In SL: Kay Fairey, Mui Mukerji, Blackbarbie Bravin, Barbarella Fuosing, Mimmi Boa, Miaa Rebane, Sora Tatham, Agtaope Carter, Natasja Schumann, Mavi Beck, Sabine Blackburn, all of the MVW contestants, Linnda Scofield, Payton Heron, Wicca Merlin, all of the models from Agata Agency, Avenue, BLVD, BeStyle, EIMA, Evane, ModelX, Premiere, Modavia, Opium; pretty much everyone! If I listed all of the names, I would fill up pages and pages…I learn from everyone and anyone, and love the bonds that form from being together in shows.

JT. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

DD. I’ve been working in fashion and perfomance most of my life, and I am so thrilled to be continuing that in SL. I adore creativity, and this is a fantastic niche to be a part of. A huge thank you to everyone who has helped me come this far and who will help me continue to grow.


Thank you Dancer for allowing us to spotlight you.  We wish you all the best on your future endeavors in SL as well as RL.

Don’t forget to comment on Dancer Dallagio’s spotlight!  Your feedback is always valued.  :)

CONFESSIONS MODEL SPOTLIGHT: Payton Heron

I am so pleased and honored to present our next Confessions Model Spotlight: Payton Heron.
I regard her as one of Second Life’s fashion legends who have helped made what fashion modeling is today and paved the way for upcoming models. While many models have all come and gone, Miss Heron’s career have withstand the test of time as one of the top, hardworking, and most recognizable supermodels in Second Life’s fashion industry. She is represented by SL’s Top Fashion Agencies and garnered many high acclaimed awards including Runway Model of the Year 2008.

Here is Payton Heron’s Spotlight Interview:

Q: Please tell us about yourself how you ventured into the modelling industry.

PH: I came into SL in May of 2007 and in July 2007, I met Isabella Sampaio of Style Guru who changed my life.  She helped me with my avatar transformation from California beach girl to beautiful blond avatar. She helped me find stylish clothing and get rid of my noob freebies. My intent was to become a model in SL and fulfill a lifetime RL dream.  I entered the Miss SL Tropics competition in August 2007 and became a finalist…and thus my start into SL fashion modeling.

I am known for my attention to styling, strong commitment to be a good model, mentor to new models and always doing  the best job I can when I am cast for a show, magazine editorial or video. In my 2 ½ years modeling,  I have accomplished a lot in SL modeling and the fashion industry.

Q: Please tell us about some of your accomplishments within the modelling industry and describe what would be one of the most defining moments of your modelling career.
PH:
Accomplishments –
MODELING COMPETITIONS:
TOP 10 Finalist in MIss SL Tropics, August 2007
First Runner-Up, Miss Diva Style, September 2007
Winner Miss Photogenic, Miss Diva Style, September 2007
TOP 10 Finalist, 2nd JCNY Collection Model Search, October 2007
2nd Place, 3rd JCNY Collection Model Search, November 2007
TOP 10 Finalist, Miss SL Universe, January 2008  (name changed to Miss Virtual World)
Top Model Winner, KaDeWe Week 7, February 2008
2nd Place KaDeWe Top Model Competition, March 2008
TOP 10 Finalist, WOMAN 2008, March 2008
Runway Magazine Model of the Month, April 2008
Winner, EFA Runway Diva, July 2008
TOP 20 Finalist, Impressionne Natural Beauty, August 2008
TOP 5 Finalist, The Face of PhotoLife, October 2008
***WINNER, RUNWAY Model of the Year 2008, December 2008***
Winner, 2009 Fashion Expo Top Model, June 2009

Fashion Shows – 135 + 27 weekly shows on Treet TV (MODA Spotlight)

Magazine Covers –  4

Magazine Editorials & Advertising – 65

Videos –  13

TV -  7

Movie – 1

The most defining moment for me was when I received the honor of RUNWAY Model of the Year.  Having been in many competitions and come in 2nd or 3rd, I was always admiring my peers wins.  Then I finally won an award that recognized all the hard work I had put into modeling in SL.  And of more value was that this award came from photographers, stylists and designers votes NOT any popularity contest or media decision.

Q: You have certainly established yourself well within the modelling industry. Please tell us what you believe are the essential elements to being a successful model.  Do you have any advice for aspiring models?

PH: To be truly successful in SL modeling, there are many technical skills you must master but more importantly, you have to have passion and dedication.  This choice to model in SL, must be important enough that you will make real commitments to the craft. Lots and lots of practice are important but also being flexible to change, always being on time and prepared and the desire to be the BEST you can be.

MY advice to aspiring models is always the same:
1-    Get the best training you can afford and then continue to take classes that offer advanced training
2-    Do the best you can ALWAYS
3-    Have passion for what you are doing
4-    Be valuable to your agency and desiners
5-    Never complain and Have fun

Q: What do you like and dislike about modelling?

PH: Like:  I love modeling.  I have met some of the most amazing people from around the world and fulfilled a life long desire to model.  I have also been able to use my RL marketing skills to benefit designers and the fashion industry in SL.  I just love to model!!!!.

Dislike:  I hate whiny models who think they are entitled to special treatment for who they are.  They are not willing to put the work in the achieve top model status.  It takes a lot of time and work to make it to the top.  I also hate, hate, hate lag but that is a LL problem and nothing I can do to stop it.  I just learn to live with it and do the best I can.

Q: Please tell us what motivates you to be a model. Who inspires you the most and what is your inspiration?

PH: I am motivated by my own desire and passion. There is no one person who had helped me become who I am .  It is just what I wanted to do and have realized almost all the goals I set forth for myself as a model in SL. My inspiration is simply do the very best I can at all times and to represent the designers and their designs in great fashion.

Q: What are your plans and goals for the future in modeling?

PH: I plan to continue doing runway, print and video for as long as I am cast to model.  I do however hope to realize my one final goal and that is to be a designer’s model and represent  their brand.  Hopefully a designer will see me and chose me to be their Brand Ambassador.

Q: Is there anything else that you would like to add?

PH: I feel that modeling in SL has grown since I began in the fall of 2007, some good and some bad.  I would hope that designers, agencies and business owners all realize that modeling is a large and important part of the commerce of SL and thus , models,  need to be appreciated and compensated for the time we devote to making SL fashion such a wonderful and important part of the SL experience.

Miss Heron’s Flickr Page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/paytonheron/

CONTEST: MODAVIA AUTUMN CASTING 2009

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Wanna be a SUPERMODEL at one of the most prestigious and highly selective Fashion and Marketing Group in SL?
READ BELOW if you got what it takes:

Modavia Fashion Marketing is pleased to announce that we will be holding our Fall casting for the Supermodels group this month. Supermodels will represent Modavia in the Modavia Fashion Directory and will participate in promotional events related to the Directory. Both male and female models are sought.

Semifinals will be held for 50 short-listed models on NOVEMBER 15th at 12 noon & 1pm SLT in 2 groups. Personal invites will be sent to those who will be joining.

Finals for 20 models will be held on NOVEMBER 22 at 12 noon SLT.

FIVE new Supermodels will receive invitations to the Modavia group.

There will be NO rescheduling of casting auditions made for individuals. So please mark these days and times if you are interested in joining.

There will be no public announcement of the list of models who will be in the semi and final castings. All announcements will be sent in the form of personal invitations. Please do not call asking if the selection has completed. You will know if you receive the invitation.

To apply for the casting:

1. Conditions to join:
- You must be at least 6 months old in SL
- Minimum level of English is necessary
- You must be an experienced model

2. Join Modavia Prospective Models group (unless already a member of a Modavia group). All Modavia groups will receive the same casting notices.

3. Insert ONE headshot and ONE full body shot into this note card. Please place YOUR NAME on each texture before inserting into the notecard and make sure that they are FULL PERM. Please note that applications with more than TWO photographs will be automatically disqualified.

4. The theme for this casting is the movie classic Dr Zhivago (key words: snowy winter weather – romantic, dramatic, opulent styling). You will be judged on how you interpret this theme and how you style your look accordingly. We are looking for unique male and female models with a flair for fabulous styling.

1. HEAD SHOT:

2. FULL BODY SHOT:

3. Answer the following questions:

- YOUR FULL NAME:

- SL BIRTHDAY:

- YOUR TIMEZONE:

- Please tell us about your modelling experience (print and/or runway) in FIFTY (50) words or less.

PRINT:

RUNWAY:

4. Send this notecard (full perm) to KAY FAIREY titled “Modavia Fall 09 Casting – ” by NOVEMBER 10th.