Modeling news roundup

February 28, 2012

This week’s highlights: Very Sexy Touch by Victoria’s Secret, Brazilian models harassed by agency, from Windsor High to SI, MM Models walk the NY Fashion Week, and more…

Very Sexy Touch by Victoria’s Secret

Erin Heatherton is to star alone in a new Victoria’s Secret campaign called “Very Sexy Touch”. Very Sexy Touch is Victoria’s Secret’s newest perfume line. This campaign is a huge deal for Heatherton because it’s her first individual campaign for Victoria’s Secret. This time, she really is the center of attention without having to share the spotlight with other gorgeous angels. On Tuesday, she will be at the Aventura store from 5-7 p.m. meeting fans and signing bottles. Not only is she a stunner, but she also won “best in” category at the state science fair when she was in high school.

Brazilian Models harassed by agency

Two Brazilian models have allegedly been subjected to harassment by an agency in India. Instead of being sent to India to fulfil lucrative modeling contracts, which is what they were told by the agency, they told the high court that they were treated like slaves. According to the models, they were asked to dress provocatively, go to parties and perform “indecent acts against their will”. The agency had apparently promised a stipend of $2100/month while the girls were in Delhi, but instead they were sent to a farmhouse, denied food, and forced to live in a small room with cats and dogs. Although the story indicates that the women had left Delhi, this goes to show that agencies are not the end all and the be-all when it comes to modeling. Due diligence is crucial when deciding if it’s worth signing with an agency, although this falls under the category of the more extreme cases of “agency modeling gone wrong”.

From Windsor High to SI

Windsor High School graduate, Adaora Akubilo, had no idea that her trajectory in life would change as a result of being discovered by a modeling agency while she was still in school. Originally, her plan was to go to college, get an English degree and become a teacher. Instead, she became a model, starting with a variety of local campaigns, before going onto more success and appearing in this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. Adaora’s biggest piece of advice to aspiring models is to keep working at it and be prepared for rejection. She stated that she had experienced a lot of rejection as a model herself, and that it’s just part of being in the industry.

MM models walk the NY Fashion Week

Congratulations to MM Models Shei P and Paige for taking part in NY Fashion Week. It’s fantastic to see MM models in such a prominent event that many girls strive to take part in. Here’s what Shei had to say about being in the show, and offered some advice to aspiring models: “Fashion Week 2012 was amazing. This is my first year of modeling, and my first season in NY couldn’t have gone better. I’m from a small town in Oklahoma, so coming to NY, and being surrounded by all the wonderful designers, photographers, makeup artists, hair stylists, and actually walking the runways was like living in a fairy tale. The mixture of chaos and energy seems surreal. But, then you realize that it’s real… the reality of being a MODEL. And it can only get better!

Model: Shei P

For aspiring models, I say just don’t give up on your dreams. You need determination, lots of drive, and be persistent!

Model: Shei P

Always be ready for rejection and critique. You have to be able to take that critique and become a better model. Be ready to learn new things everyday and be open to new experiences. A “successful” model comes from hard work and determination, and if you want this really bad, be ready to work super hard!”

Sabrina Maree stars in “Casual Sex” music video by My Darkest Days

Congratulations to Sabrina Maree for landing a role in the “Casual Sex” music video by My Darkest Days. Sabrina is a very experienced glamour model who is phenomenal at shoots. She has been widely published in many men’s magazines prior to landing the role in this music video.

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