Our good friend Kelly Stuart from Maxim.com put together a great piece featuring Irene Marie Model, Erica Kern. Erica was selected as Maxim.com's first 'Model Citizen'. Make sure to check it out by clicking here.
Irene Marie has joined with the Zoological Society of Florida and the Miami Metrozoo for the 'Beauties and the Beasts' partnership. This unique coupling of South Florida icons was formed to help promote conservations efforts to a new demographic of fashion/entertainment minded floridians. Irene Marie has used her extensive clout in Florida to produce fashion stories, live events, scouting initiatives and more to support the Zoo. Supermodel Cindy Taylor has signed on as the official spokesperson for the partnership.
Make sure to pick up your copy of the Miami Herald today to read the full write-up in the Style section. You can read the online version of the article here.
You probably know Brett as 'the hot one' from this season of VH1's hit
reality series, America's Most Smartest Model. On the show, Brett won
more academic and modeling challenges than any other model. Brett might have
had a slight advantage though, having a degree in Marketing and being a
campaign level model (Papi Underwear) definitely prepared him for all of the
challenges thrown at him during ..Smartest Model. We sat down with Brett
to share some more information on your favorite reality TV star.
Where is your family from?
My Mom was born in Connecticut and my Dad in Pennsylvania. My family
is Jewish, Mazel Tov!
Brothers/sisters? I have one brother Craig. He is 2 years and 8 months older than me. He's my
best friends. Love that kid.
What did you do before modeling?
I was a student at the University of Central Florida, studying
Marketing. I enjoyed it, but school stressed me out a lot. I always had to get
good grades for myself.
Where were you scouted?
Gregg Avedon, one of the biggest models in the business, works out at the same
gym as me. We started talking one day. He took my information to an agency.
They took polaroids of me and set me up with a test shoot with Scott Teitler.
The rest is history!
If you weren’t a model what would you be doing?
I would probably be working with my Dad, which I wouldn't really mind. It is
just not my passion to be in the window treatment business haha.
What is your dream campaign?
I would love to work for Calvin Klein. That man makes careers. Maybe a
fragrance for him. I met him once; he is a really nice guy.
Do you want to get into acting full-time?
Yes, but I would not want to give up modeling - its too much fun!. Acting is
great though, because you can actually work on a skill. You can't really
practice modeling. It is subjective.
If you could land any role, what would it be?
I would love to be on a TV show, a drama probably. I like being serious on
camera, because I'm not so serious in life.
What is your motto?
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
challenges like "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" with the strategy in
the "World Series of Poker," Duel is a high-stakes tournament-style
competition to air over six nights with a guaranteed final winner. Duel debuts at 8pm tonight.
Thursday evening, Irene Marie co-hosted tennis celebrity Venus William's graduation party from fashion school. The celebration took place at the Hotel Victor in South Beach and featured a runway show by the 2008 Irene Marie New Faces. Celebrity party-goers included: Venus and Serena Williams, Irene Marie, cover girl Cindy Taylor, American Idol alumni Christina Christian, Jennifer Aguero from ABC's DUEL and Teddy John from MTV's 8th&Ocean.
Venus' new line, Eleven is exclusively available at Steve & Barry's. The line contains casual activewear including hoodies, pants, shoes, t-shirts, and jewelry.
Crispin was scouted in a barber shop in Germany by a small
local modeling agency. After several months of local bookings, Crispin decided
to relocate to a larger market more suited to developing his look. As an avid
fan of MTV's 8th&Ocean, Crispin decided to fly to Miami Beach to try his luck during our open call – he was signed that same day. The former semi-professional basketball
player has already booked Japanese fashion catalogues and is the featured model
in the new South Pole campaign. Crispin’s motto is ‘straight to the top’. He hopes
to continue his newfound success for many years, ideally booking campaigns for
his favorite clothing line – DSquared2.
Irene Marie Models, 944 Magazine and photographer Maria Lankina teamed up to produce the 'Take Me Higher' live photoshoot. The photoshoot was the centerpiece of a VIP event at the Paris theatre on Miami Beach hosted by 944 magazine. Guests were treated to 60's psychadelic eye candy as they witnessed a live fashion production in the center of the theatre during the party. Irene Marie Models new faces were exclusively featured in this unique production.
JENNIFER AGUERO Chip Girl on the ABC Television Network's "Duel"
Fashion model Jennifer Aguero was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA. She began
her modeling career with local department store catalogues, then at age
12 moved with her family to Tampa Bay, Florida, where she and her
sister competed in and won several beauty pageants. After high school,
the family relocated yet again -- this time to Miami -- and it was then
that Jennifer decided to pursue modeling as a career.
She was signed by Irene Marie Models and, over the next few years,
was featured on runways in London, Milan, Paris, Tokyo and New York,
working with such designers as Armani and Gianfranco Ferre, and
appearing in Vogue, Elle and Lucky, among other publications.
Jennifer currently resides in Miami Beach along with her Boston Terrier, Willow.
Duel Premieres Monday,
December 17, 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET, and then five additional nights: Tuesday,
December 18, Wednesday, December 19, Thursday, December 20, Friday December 21
and Sunday, December 23, all at 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET.
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