Modeling news roundup

October 8, 2012

This week’s highlights: MM’s Ulorin Vex in Auxiliary Magazine; Mosh in Escape from Wonderland 2012; Toni Rae’s Breast Cancer Awareness campaign; Ana Braga and more…

MM’s Ulorin Vex in Auxiliary Magazine

Ulorin Vex, Auxiliary Magazine fashion spread
Model: Ulorin Vex; Photographer: Sequoia Emmanuelle; Clothing Designers: Madem BlackMiss G Designs; Body Painter: Eye Level Studio

Congratulations to Model Mayhem’s Ulorin Vex on shooting an editorial for Auxiliary Magazine’s “Battle Royale” issue. Here is what she had to say about the experience: “I was familiar with Sequoia’s work for quite a while before we were hired to shoot together for Tawapa’s latest jewelry campaign. We worked really well together and I was excited when she then asked me to model for the Auxiliary editorial she was shooting. It’s always extra awesome to model for something that fits your own personal style and tastes perfectly and the Battle Royal fashion spread definitely does that, I love it!”

MM’s Mosh in Escape from Wonderland 2012

A big congratulations to Model Mayhem’s Mosh who appears in the “Alice’s Revenge” trailer for the dance festival, Escape from Wonderland 2012. Mosh is a highly accomplished model who has worked with numerous clothing companies, publications and photographers. We wish her continued success in the industry!

MM’s Toni Rae working with PiNK 94.1

October is officially Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Model Mayhem’s Toni Rae is working with PiNK 94.1 as part of their Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. It is great to see one of our own MM models using their beauty to help other women. Additionally, she has been published several times in print and online throughout her modeling career. Toni is a great model and we wish her all the best!

MM’s Ana Braga gets another column

Ana Braga, Southern Vixens Magazine
Model: Ana Braga

Congratulations to Model Mayhem’s Ana Braga who will now be writing another column for Southern Vixens Magazine. Ana has been featured as a model in that magazine many times. She has also been featured in many other print publications. The new column, “Coffee with Ana,” will run monthly and will feature interviews with up-and-coming artists and musicians.

What you shoot now can affect you in the future

The question of whether or not shooting nudes and lingerie can affect a model’s career down the road has been brought up in the Modeling Forum on Model Mayhem several times. The answer is, well, that sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn’t. Unfortunately, in the case of Tiffany Webb, featured in this article in The Republic, racy lingerie photos from her earlier career as a model got her fired from her current position as a guidance counselor at a high school. Although she stopped modeling several years before she became a teacher, racy photos of her were found on the Internet, where she had no control over where and how they were posted. If you are a model now and are interested in becoming a teacher down the road, then it is best not to shoot photos that could jeopardize your shot at the career you want later on in life. Shoot what you are comfortable with, use stage names, and keep in mind what you would like to do after you finish modeling.

Modeling is not as easy as it seems

In this ABS News article, Ashley Stetts, a highly experienced model, discusses the unglamorous side of modeling that most people never witness. On TV, models are portrayed as rich and famous, admired by younger girls, desired by men and are constantly given free make-up, designer clothes and jewelry. Contrary to popular belief, many of the models you see in magazines receive little more than $300 for a long shoot and sometimes they get as little as $100 for a full day shoot. Many professional models have to have side jobs to make ends meet. In addition, the rejection that they face and the pressure that they have to deal with make modeling a tough job. However, for those who are realistic in their expectations, are willing to work hard and maintain a positive attitude, modeling can be fun, interesting and rewarding.

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