Taylor Swift is featured on the September cover of Vanity Fair Magazine. Not only that, she's inside pictured in an editorial photo shoot - plus, as one of the picks for the 75th annual International Best Dressed List. Looks like Taylor and Vanity Fair make a good match.
As you can see from the Vanity Fair cover 2.5 years ago, on the new cover of Vanity Fair Taylor Swift has come a long way. Seems like practice makes perfect. She's not only a brand ambassador for Cover Girl, but also the cover model for many fashion mags like Glamour, Maxim, and Teen Vogue.
Could be that hanging out with her "Girl Squad" has really paid off.
Much to the surprise of Miss USA fans, the NBC network dropped the Miss USA Pageant just days before its live air date earlier this month. The announcement came on the heels of unsavory remarks made by franchise owner Donald Trump. Trump was able to find a substitute home for the live show on the Reelz Channel, however the broadcast received some of the lowest ratings in Miss USA history.
Now, just days after the Miss USA fiasco, NBC is announcing a new endeavor in collaboration with supermodel Cindy Crawford. Crawford is set to produce a new television drama about modeling tentatively entitled Icon.
The model TV show will revolve around reported modeling wars of the 1980s between the Ford and Elite modeling agencies and their owners, Eileen Ford and John Casablancas. It has been confirmed that there are no current plans for Cindy Crawford to appear on camera in the production.
The Goldenwest Diamond Corporation is now seeking male and female background talent, ages 21-65, all ethnicities, to work as background talent in stock footage for local and national television commercials. The shoot date will be March 25th, and pay is $75 for the day. Visit Backstage.com for more details and to apply.
Interested in modeling? Need some advice about going on casting calls for models? Check out these helpful tips for attending modeling auditions
*Note: Linked article originally appeared on Cherie Wimberly's LA Modeling Examiner column at Examiner.com
Among the many beauty queens in attendance at the Fall 2015 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC were the reigning Miss USA Nia Sanchez and current Miss America Kira Kazantsev.
Pageant queens who attended NY Fashion Week
Perhaps the most groundbreaking news so far at NYFW has been the appearance of American Horror Story actress Jamie Brewer, who became the first Fashion Week model with Down Syndrome to take the runway. She also has some inspirational advice for her fans!
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You may recognize April Lufriu as Mrs. Florida America 2011, Mrs. America 2011, or Mrs. World 2012, but what you may not know about April is that she and her family are battling time against a hereditary blinding condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP).
In an exclusive interview for my column on Examiner.com, April reveals the story behind her Mrs. America and Mrs. World titles, her family's battle with RP, and her personal advice for aspiring models and pageant contestants.
For all you Mrs. World fans out there, you may already know there is much more to April than meets the eye.
Here are five more things you may not know about Mrs. World 2012 April Lufriu:
She puts others first.
Even I didn't know the extent to which April has been battling RP, because she always speaks about its effect on her children and her sister. But April herself has the condition which causes blindness, and she is battling time to save her own eyesight, as well as for her children and sister.
Mrs. Florida America was her first pageant win.
Although she was 1st Runner-up at Miss Florida USA, and later 2nd Runner-up at Mrs. Florida America, capturing the state crown was April's first pageant win, making Mrs. America and Mrs. World her second and third crowing victories. How's that for a debut?
She had a platform before she competed.
April began her work with Vision Walk in Tampa back in 2007, when she was working for a cure for her sister, long before learning of her own family's condition and the path to her pageant titles.
She didn't start modeling as a profession until after the age of 40.
Looking at her list of modeling credits which include national appearances for Home Shopping Network and Oxy Clean, you would never know that April only recently began her career as a model.
She is the oldest and shortest Mrs. World on record.
At 5'4" tall, April may be the shortest Mrs. World on record, but her heart is bigger than the tallest skyscrapers.
To learn more about April Lufriu and her accomplishments as the national spokesperson for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, her reign as Mrs. World, and advice for models and aspiring beauty queens, please read the full article on Examiner.com