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Patrick Walberg
Posts: 42,580
Salinas, California, US


I'm surprised that no one has started a thread on Kara Nichols, a missing model from the Colorado area ... she has a profile on Modelmayhem.  http://www.modelmayhem.com/2629622 Her family and friends are looking for her as she has been missing for about a month!

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/lo … r-for-work

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/1 … 38836.html

http://www.examiner.com/article/kara-ni … do-springs

There is plenty of media on this, although I wonder why it took a month for me to learn about it.  Modelmayhem is mentioned in nearly every article on her, so I figure it's worth posting this in the forum here. 

Kara is 19 years old, and allegedly left Colorado Springs for a modeling job in Denver.  She never arrived.  If anyone knows where she might be or has seen her, you are urged to contact the police Detective Cliff Porter at 719-520-7227.
Nov 16 12 02:00 am  Link  Quote 
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Michael Kerrek
Posts: 1,395
Orlando, Florida, US


A month is too long to be missing... i hope they find her soon, to put the matter to rest for family and friends.
Nov 16 12 02:33 am  Link  Quote 
Model
ChaiNoir
Posts: 345
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


Thoughts and prayers to her family
Nov 16 12 03:37 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Justin Suyama
Posts: 113
Seattle, Washington, US


Did anyone ask the photographer?
Nov 16 12 09:26 am  Link  Quote 
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SPierce Photography
Posts: 19,671
Amherst, Massachusetts, US


sad hope she i s found soon and answers discovered !
Nov 16 12 09:28 am  Link  Quote 
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Tim Little Photography
Posts: 11,537
Wilmington, Delaware, US


I'm praying for a miracle.
Nov 16 12 10:02 am  Link  Quote 
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Cherrystone
Posts: 36,421
Columbus, Ohio, US


Read the comments on the Huff link.

"Everyone knows a lingerie model is just a cover for prostitution"

Idiots...
Nov 16 12 10:03 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Patrick Walberg
Posts: 42,580
Salinas, California, US


Suyama Images wrote:
Did anyone ask the photographer?

I wonder if the photographer is on here?  This website was mentioned numerous times.

Nov 16 12 02:11 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Patrick Walberg
Posts: 42,580
Salinas, California, US


Tim Little Photography wrote:
I'm praying for a miracle.

Me too!  I hope she is alright, and will make contact with her family soon.

Nov 16 12 02:11 pm  Link  Quote 
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NothingIsRealButTheGirl
Posts: 32,828
Los Angeles, California, US


Small Fruit Pits wrote:
Read the comments on the Huff link.

"Everyone knows a lingerie model is just a cover for prostitution"

Idiots...

And even if that were true -- no relevance.

Nov 16 12 02:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Patrick Walberg
Posts: 42,580
Salinas, California, US


Small Fruit Pits wrote:
Read the comments on the Huff link.

"Everyone knows a lingerie model is just a cover for prostitution"

Idiots...

Yes, it's down right stupid some of the stereotypes that people have of models and the photographers who shoot them.  But all we can do is try to educate those who are ignorant. If they continue to be ignorant, that's their choice.

Nov 16 12 02:13 pm  Link  Quote 
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Alicia Hansen Photo
Posts: 1,963
Durango, Colorado, US


Sad. Hope she's alright. sad
Keeping my eyes and ears open.
Nov 16 12 03:42 pm  Link  Quote 
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ontherocks
Posts: 22,345
Salem, Oregon, US


well then how come my lingerie llamas aren't offering me anything extra? sheesh.

Small Fruit Pits wrote:
Read the comments on the Huff link.

"Everyone knows a lingerie llama is just a cover for prostitution"

Idiots...

Nov 16 12 03:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Bella la Bell
Posts: 4,451
Kansas City, Missouri, US


sad that's sad.
Nov 16 12 03:51 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Patrick Walberg
Posts: 42,580
Salinas, California, US


Alicia Hansen Photo wrote:
Sad. Hope she's alright. sad
Keeping my eyes and ears open.

Yes, I don't know where Crystal Springs and/or Denver are in relation to you, but hopefully someone will find her soon.

Nov 16 12 04:25 pm  Link  Quote 
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John Sweet
Posts: 190
Denver, Colorado, US


Patrick Walberg wrote:
Yes, I don't know where Crystal Springs and/or Denver are in relation to you, but hopefully someone will find her soon.

She's from Colorado Springs, and that's about five hours from Durango.

I spoke to her on here about shooting back in May, but it never panned out and I never met her in person. I see she hasn't been on here since August. She seemed like a nice girl. I hope she is ok.

Nov 16 12 04:34 pm  Link  Quote 
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Stay Puft
Posts: 2,413
Ofu, Manu'a, American Samoa


Sad.

I don't understand why the family waited 30 days to start their publicity campaign.
Nov 17 12 05:27 am  Link  Quote 
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Accidental Plateau
Posts: 7,715
Brooklyn, New York, US


Suyama Images wrote:
Did anyone ask the photographer?

Ask the Detective assigned to the case:

Detective Cliff Porter at 719-520-7227

Are you familiar with the weapon side story in the Tate/LaBianca murders?

Nov 17 12 05:37 am  Link  Quote 
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Kincaid Blackwood
Posts: 23,348
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Suyama Images wrote:
Did anyone ask the photographer?

Let's say for a moment that a photographer was involved and that the photographer was the head entity regarding the shoot: if the official statement is that she never showed up to the gig, the only way they could know that is by asking the photographer.  Who else would have authoritatively determined that for them?

She's been gone a month and you don't think that anyone suggested they ask him/her?

Nov 17 12 06:16 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Becca Briggs
Posts: 10
Castle Rock, Colorado, US


"Beautiful Distractions" is a joke of an agency. I tried it for a couple months when I first started modeling, and it's nothing but sketchy. I've heard numerous complaints from other models in it, local photographers, etc. Pretty much J Anthony finds random girls, tells them he'll get them amazing work (even though he doesn't have connections), get money out of them, then shoot them in lingerie or nude. Their "events" are even more of a joke too. I feel bad for this girl, but I honestly can't say I'm surprised it's linked to Beautiful Distractions.
Nov 21 12 04:53 am  Link  Quote 
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Michael Kerrek
Posts: 1,395
Orlando, Florida, US


Small Fruit Pits wrote:
Read the comments on the Huff link.

"Everyone knows a lingerie model is just a cover for prostitution"

Idiots...

I never read comments on anything found on the internet. I have enough biological predestination for having a stroke without artificially raising my blood pressure. smile

Nov 21 12 05:49 am  Link  Quote 
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Patrick Walberg
Posts: 42,580
Salinas, California, US


Becca09 wrote:
"Beautiful Distractions" is a joke of an agency. I tried it for a couple months when I first started modeling, and it's nothing but sketchy. I've heard numerous complaints from other models in it, local photographers, etc. Pretty much J Anthony finds random girls, tells them he'll get them amazing work (even though he doesn't have connections), get money out of them, then shoot them in lingerie or nude. Their "events" are even more of a joke too. I feel bad for this girl, but I honestly can't say I'm surprised it's linked to Beautiful Distractions.

I hope they find her alive and well!  But your post is interesting.   I certainly hope nothing criminal happened to her, but knowing that an agency is sketchy with complaints might be important later on in an investigation ... if there is one.

Nov 21 12 10:32 am  Link  Quote 
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Chris Rifkin
Posts: 24,526
Tampa, Florida, US


Small Fruit Pits wrote:
Read the comments on the Huff link.

"Everyone knows a lingerie model is just a cover for prostitution"

Idiots...

banghead

That must mean that this site is nothing more than an "escort" site(pardon the pun I chose)to
that fucktard

Nov 21 12 11:48 am  Link  Quote 
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Sleepy Weasel
Posts: 4,585
Castle Rock, Colorado, US


Becca09 wrote:
"Beautiful Distractions" is a joke of an agency. I tried it for a couple months when I first started modeling, and it's nothing but sketchy. I've heard numerous complaints from other models in it, local photographers, etc. Pretty much J Anthony finds random girls, tells them he'll get them amazing work (even though he doesn't have connections), get money out of them, then shoot them in lingerie or nude. Their "events" are even more of a joke too. I feel bad for this girl, but I honestly can't say I'm surprised it's linked to Beautiful Distractions.

I've heard some things as well.

Oddly, I've never see that model before, but heard about this on the news last night....they kept talking about the seedy sub-culture of modeling that was prevalent in the Denver area.

Man, am I missing out, apparently.

Nov 21 12 01:27 pm  Link  Quote 
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Burlap Rats
Posts: 18,942
Riverside, California, US


Bump for importance.
Nov 21 12 04:31 pm  Link  Quote 
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Andy Durazo
Posts: 24,420
Los Angeles, California, US


Prayers are up!



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Nov 21 12 06:00 pm  Link  Quote 
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HOTTIE SHOTS
Posts: 5,954
Memphis, Tennessee, US


I hope they find her.  I am not sure why they would mention Modelmayhem much since it looks like she had not been on it for two months prior to her dissapearance.
Nov 21 12 06:12 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Patrick Walberg
Posts: 42,580
Salinas, California, US


Sleepy Weasel wrote:

I've heard some things as well.

Oddly, I've never see that model before, but heard about this on the news last night....they kept talking about the seedy sub-culture of modeling that was prevalent in the Denver area.

Man, am I missing out, apparently.

Yes, my sister moved to the area and has not told me about this "seedy sub-culture" even though she knows I photograph models.  -being sarcastic-  But really it's very stereotypical and wrong of the media to paint it as such!  hmm

Nov 21 12 06:33 pm  Link  Quote 
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Christopher Carter
Posts: 7,657
Indianapolis, Indiana, US


http://abcnews.go.com/US/kara-nichols-p … K2XYuOe-tP

This article makes it seem like she stepped out, not that she was leaving for a gig.
Nov 21 12 07:10 pm  Link  Quote 
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Christopher Carter
Posts: 7,657
Indianapolis, Indiana, US


Patrick Walberg wrote:

I wonder if the photographer is on here?  This website was mentioned numerous times.

They ALWAYS mention MM. Even when they mention the model met the tog on fb, they mention she had a profile.

Nov 21 12 07:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Prrtyunique
Posts: 3
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


I am praying for her safe return
Nov 21 12 07:26 pm  Link  Quote 
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NothingIsRealButTheGirl
Posts: 32,828
Los Angeles, California, US


Police in Colorado investigating the disappearance of 19-year-old aspiring model Kara Nichols are now looking for two women who were last seen with Nichols before she vanished.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/kara-nichols-p … K2cdYawXe4

"Even if this young lady has no information, just the simple fact that she could tell us how they parted, what her parting words were, could be huge," El Paso County Sheriff's Detective Cliff Porter said.

Police are also seeking a second woman, also with brown hair, who they said associated with Nichols. They're not sure about the nature and frequency of their contact but said they believe that someone who has knowledge of the modeling world could have information about Nichols, or the two women.
Nov 21 12 07:32 pm  Link  Quote 
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NothingIsRealButTheGirl
Posts: 32,828
Los Angeles, California, US


If they would supply decent photos of these 'brunettes' someone could Tineye.com or Google image search them and try to ID them.

edit:

Here they are

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article … ds-newsxml

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/21/article-2236603-1627DDFE000005DC-234_306x423.jpg

I saw nothing from Google on this one. Or Tineye.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/21/article-2236603-1627DE0E000005DC-727_306x423.jpg

Nothing on this one, either.

If it is a significant crop from a larger image that could throw off the search algorithm.
Nov 21 12 07:33 pm  Link  Quote 
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GeM Photographic
Posts: 2,365
Chicago, Illinois, US


Mnemosyne Photography wrote:

They ALWAYS mention MM. Even when they mention the model met the tog on fb, they mention she had a profile.

The article on the ABC News website said she had a profile at "modelingmayhem.com" (which is a website different from the MM we know)

Nov 21 12 08:59 pm  Link  Quote 
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John Sweet
Posts: 190
Denver, Colorado, US


Here's the local Denver news coverage of the press conference the other day.

http://www.9news.com/news/article/30045 … do-Springs
Nov 22 12 06:20 am  Link  Quote 
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Lisa Andresen
Posts: 8,664
Abingdon, Illinois, US


I hate to see it happen but it finally may have. The one thing that no one on MM wants to believe is real could have actually happened! Maybe models will finally get smart and photogs will stop making them feel like crap for wanting to be safe!

I hope they find her soon and alive I pray for her family. Today is Thanksgiving and I am sure it will be hard to enjoy with all of this going on and the absence of their daughter. =[
Nov 22 12 07:00 am  Link  Quote 
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L A F
Posts: 8,324
Davenport, Iowa, US


Lisa Andresen wrote:
I hate to see it happen but it finally may have. The one thing that no one on MM wants to believe is real could have actually happened! Maybe models will finally get smart and photogs will stop making them feel like crap for wanting to be safe!

I hope they find her soon and alive I pray for her family. Today is Thanksgiving and I am sure it will be hard to enjoy with all of this going on and the absence of their daughter. =[

facepalm

Nov 22 12 07:01 am  Link  Quote 
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Jason Haven
Posts: 38,290
Washington, District of Columbia, US


I'm not even touching that 'logical' gem.
Nov 22 12 07:07 am  Link  Quote 
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Chicchowmein
Posts: 14,395
Palm Beach, Florida, US


Lisa Andresen wrote:
I hate to see it happen but it finally may have. The one thing that no one on MM wants to believe is real could have actually happened! Maybe models will finally get smart and photogs will stop making them feel like crap for wanting to be safe!

I hope they find her soon and alive I pray for her family. Today is Thanksgiving and I am sure it will be hard to enjoy with all of this going on and the absence of their daughter. =[

Um yeah

No

Nov 22 12 07:09 am  Link  Quote 
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John Sweet
Posts: 190
Denver, Colorado, US


There is no evidence that this disappearance had anything to do with modeling.

Let's keep the comments to Kara and leave the escort debate to the numerous other threads on the topic.
Nov 22 12 07:36 am  Link  Quote 
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