Modeling news roundup

November 26, 2012

This week’s highlights: MM’s Josie Lee in print and video; Ana Braga scores yet another feature; PayPal issues for fetish models; and more…

MM’s Josie Lee scores three print features

Model: Josie Lee; Photographer: Philip’e

A big congratulations to Model Mayhem’s Josie Lee who recently scored three print magazines. She was featured on the cover of VEUX Magazine, which is a fashion lifestyle magazine. Additionally, Josie was published in Sunshine Artist, which is arts magazine specializing in art festivals/conventions and art business. Her images were also published in Steppin’ Out Magazine, an East Coast publication.

Model: Josie Lee; Photographer: Kailas Images; Makeup Artist: Beatrice J

Finally, Josie was also in two television infomercials for Monavie health and weight-loss products, where she plays the “mother” character. She is a veteran MM member, with extensive experience in the industry, and we wish her continued success!

MM’s Ana Braga scores yet another feature

Model: Ana Braga; Photographer: Ryan Dwyer

Model Mayhem’s Ana Braga is definitely on fire! The beautiful Brazilian bombshell continues to take the industry by storm as she lands more and more features. Ana is definitely making her mark. She is always striving for excellence when it comes to her modeling career. This time, she is featured on Busted Coverage. MM photographer Ryan Dwyer shot the main image in the feature. Congratulations to them both!

MM’s clothing designer, Wilde Hunt Corsetry, lands great gigs

Congratulations to Model Mayhem’s clothing designer, Larissa, also known as Wilde Hunt Corsetry, on her recent print features. She stated that she is very excited about the fact that her corsets have made it into two print publications. The first one is  Vanity Magazine (UK) – Issue #17, where fashion blogger and TV presenter La Carmina wears her Anatomist Corset. The other is Skin Two (UK) – Issue #63, where Model Ludie Senatus wears the Ammonite Corset in a fashion feature titled ”The Cream of Fetish Fashion – Seventeen Pages of Style from the World’s Top Fetish Designers”. Lastly, her gold Deco Corset Dress is featured in Chamillionaire’s new video No Room In Hell; it comes in at 3:26.We wish her all the best!

PayPal: not for fetish models?

Model: KathTea Katastrophy

According to Model Mayhem’s KathTea Katastrophe, one of the largest online transaction processing sites, PayPal, is not a great choice for alternative and fetish models who want to sell photos and other items as well as accept payments for shoots online. A few weeks ago, she received the following message from PayPal: “We are hereby notifying you that, after a recent review of your account activity, it has been determined that you are in violation of PayPal’s Acceptable Use Policy regarding your sales / offers of fetish and pin up photo shoots.” PayPal deemed KathTea’s images to be too “sexually-oriented”, but the fetish model states that the site has no proper or well-defined explanation whatsoever about what falls under “sexually oriented.” Therefore, if you sell any kind of content that PayPal may deem questionable in any way, KathTea wanted to recommend that it is best you look for another online transaction processor.

Grandfather becomes a female fashion model

According to this Reuters article, a Chinese man, Liu Qianping, who was visiting his granddaughter, an aspiring fashion retailer, decided to try on the women’s clothing just for fun. Also, because his granddaughter’s model did not show up to the shoot he decided to help. However, he did not expect that the fun photoshoot that he did for his granddaughter would turn him into one of China’s most extraordinary and famous models. Liu also did not believe that he would have such instant fame so quickly. He was very brave to agree to do the photo shoot and allow his granddaughter to post those photos online, where he would be subject to potential ridicule. Luck was on his side though and he was rewarded for his boldness.

Female makes a career out of being a male model

This News Tribe article features Casey Legler, who, despite being female, is being cast as a male model for a variety of gigs. She has recently landed some of the most coveted contracts in Paris and New York. However, Casey will be modeling men’s fashions. Her career started out when a friend wanted her to take some photos for a men’s fashion magazine. Little did she know that the photo shoot would send her on a very unique career path. The modeling industry keeps evolving as there are men modeling women’s fashions, women posing as male models and many other interesting turns that have taken place over the last little while.

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