Deer Valley, AZ– A mother-son duo are among the newest clients at the FORD/Robert Black Agency, winning two of the four coveted one-year modeling contracts at this weekend’s competition at the Outlets at Anthem.
Thirty-six-year-old Phoenix resident, Michelle Long and her 12-year-old son, Braydon walked the catwalk during the Strike-A-Pose Model Search and the Arizona Foothills Magazine 2015 Face of Foothills Casting Call ultimately walking away with contracts. Seventeen-year-old Amelia Blair of Oro Valley and 19-year-old Ciara Scales of Glendale earned the other two contracts.
The four were chosen from a larger group of 12 models, all of whom were named Outlets at Anthem Brand Ambassadors. The other eight winners in the group include: 11-year-old Kali Haliano of Black Canyon City, 12-year-old Kyla Gonzales from Anthem, 15-year-old Hannah Hornback of Anthem, 16-year-old Anabel Cortez of Mesa, 16-year-old Anthony Mitchell from Phoenix, 19-year-old Shawn White of Anthem, 26-year-old Jennifer Stanley of Glendale and 32-year-old Megan List from Scottsdale. The group of 12 now has the opportunity to represent the center in its year-round print ad campaigns and weekly television appearances.
What’s more, the ambassadors will have their headshots included on the Arizona Foothills Magazine’s website for voting. In November, the publication will announce the 2015 Face of Foothills model, a distinction which includes a cover photo spread in the magazine.
Additionally one of the ambassadors, 15-year-old Hannah Hornback, received a $1,500 scholarship to the International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA) Conference – a new award this year.
“The 11th year of the Strike-A-Pose Model Search was definitely the most exciting as we partnered with the Arizona Foothills Magazinecreating even more opportunities for our winners,” said Sallyann Martinez, marketing director for Outlets at Anthem. “It will be a great year for these talented, local models as we watch them appear in our ad campaigns and see if one of them winds up on the cover of the magazine.”
The panel of judges for this weekend’s competition included Ford/Robert Black Owner, Sheree Hartwell; Director of VIP Relations for the International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA), Jeracah Marchana; Outlets at Anthem Shopping Gal, Alexa Rizk and the Publisher ofArizona Foothills Magazine, Michael Dee.
No prior modeling experience was necessary. The competition was open to anyone ages 10 to 40.
Past Strike-A-Pose Model Search winners have gone on to appear in national campaigns and have launched successful careers after being discovered right here in the Valley. One past winner, Paige Rivas, was discovered at the Outlets at Anthem Model Search and has become a high-end model with IMG Modeling Agency, who also represents Gisele Bundchen.