PHOENIX – Outlets at Anthem is partnering with Arizona Foothills Magazine and FORD/Robert Black Agency to discover the Valley’s newest talent during the 11th Annual Strike-A-Pose Model Search and 2015 Face of Foothills Casting Call. Pre-registration is now open online for the search which will be held on Saturday, April 12 at 9 a.m. at Outlets at Anthem.
Contestants will appear on-site to participate in the model search cat walk for a chance to be selected as one of the 12 Outlets at Anthem Brand Ambassadors. A panel of judges, including Ford/Robert Black Owner, Sheree Hartwell; President of International Talent and Modeling Association (ITMA), Nancy Mancuso; Outlets at Anthem Shopping Gal, Alexa Rizk and the Publisher of Arizona Foothills Magazine, Michael Dee, will determine the winners of Outlets at Anthem’s Strike-A-Pose Model Search. The selection will be announced at 1:30 p.m. that day.
Of the 12 Ambassadors chosen, four will be awarded a one-year modeling contract with the FORD/Robert Black Agency, one of which will also receive a $1,500 scholarship to the IMTA Conference. All 12 winners will be given the opportunity to represent the center in its year round print ad campaigns and television appearances. Three to four times a month, Outlets at Anthem utilizes select models for television segments showcasing the chic and affordable fashions found at the center.
In addition, Outlets at Anthem will serve as an official casting call location for the 2015 Face of Foothills Contest. All 12 Outlets at Anthem Brand Ambassadors will have the opportunity to be selected as the 2015 Face of Foothills which includes a cover photo spread in Arizona Foothills Magazine. Their head shots will be taken and posted to the publication’s website for voting. Arizona Foothills Magazine will announce the 2015 Face of Foothills model in November.
No prior modeling experience is necessary and the Strike-A-Pose Model Search competition is open to anyone between the ages of 10 and 40 years old. A smiling face and positive attitude are expected. Pre-registration is free and recommended. For more information or to pre-register, visit www.outletsanthem.com and click on the Strike-A-Pose tab.
“We’re looking forward to meeting the fresh faces of the Valley for our 11th year of the Strike-A-Pose Model Search,” said Sallyann Martinez, marketing director for Outlets at Anthem. “Partnering with Arizona Foothills Magazine to host these two programs gives contestants a chance to win some amazing prizes and it’s a great way for young talent to be discovered locally.”
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.
For those coming to watch the model search, Outlets at Anthem retail stores will offer special discount sheets available at Customer Service and around the center.