Meet the Sugar Does Seattle Models
The Sugar Team searched wide and long to find the Seattle models that represent the Sugar way....swagger, confidence, and a great attitude! Without the models there would simply be no show!
Jennis Abraham is a 23 year old from the nature isle of the Caribbean Dominica. She now resides in Seattle Washington as a beauty and fashion consultant. At the age of 19 she participated in fashion shows at the Cameron University were she attended, and also took part in the Miss SOCarnival Pageant which she won.
Fashion, art and culture are the things which inspires her to appreciate the true beauty of women. Her future is bright and is embarking the roads to accomplish all her dreams and aspirations.
Monica Alcantara has lived all over the west coast, but is proud to call Hawai`i home. Before moving to Washington at the end of 2007, she had devoted much of her spare time to theatre. In high school she developed a passion for the stage, debuting in Romeo and Juliet, and continuing on to bigger things from there. She has been a part of "Madhouse II", an improv and sketch comedy show at Leeward Community College, the Hawai`i Shakespeare Festival, as well as The Habitual Line Steppuhs, an improv comedy group. Her film experience includes a commercial for LCC, an appearance as an extra in the hit Universal/Apatow comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall, a couple of short films for Seattle's 48-Hour Film Festival, and most recently, a music video for Seattle-based artist Trama of Blacksenate. She is now pursuing modeling part-time as a hobby on the weekends. Her modeling experience is limited, but her drive and ambition will soon change that! She is thrilled to be a part of the Sugar Does Seattle show and can't wait to see what else the future holds. View Monica's portfolio at http://www.modelmayhem.com/monbon88.
Driven by punk rock, glitter, and fashion, I am a rock n roll singer and a model; I like the aesthetics of both genres.
I view life as a performance of honesty and passion which I enjoy expressing through modeling and music.
Aside from posing for pictures I play often with my band, Creem City, and spend a lot of time at the barn with my horses.
The alphabet provides a more quite outlet at times, so I write for Smash Magazine and travel between the cities of LA and Seattle.
My life motto is not let someone else's slogan affect my own. And I live each day present in the moment.
Smash Magazine - www.smashmagazine.com
Tattooed, Pierced, and Fucked-Up (my book) - www.myspace.com/rocknrollreading
Creem City - http://www.myspace.com/creemcity [vocals]
Cello - session player and special occasions
"Chaos is a friend of mine." - Bob Dylan
Hey I am Johauna Mani. I am 20 years old and was born and raised in Seattle, WA. Modeling started as a side hobby for me 2 years ago and turned into setting me up for my dream. With all the connections i have made and the skills i have learned I am slowly getting into the business side. Have co-produced a 2-day model competition and been a stylists on countless photoshoots and runway shows. Though I love to model my dream is to be able to grow in both styling and modeling. Modeled in Seattle Fashion Week 2010 walking for Cameron Levin, Andrea Voss, BeBe, United Colors of Bennington, and Manopoli; Runway to Freedom for Justin Bartle, International Doggie Style Fashion Show for Justin Bartle, Haute Summer Nights for Heidi Fish. To get more information about me go to http://www.modelmayhem.com/1470486
Simi Sadiya, the Bengali Seattleite is a petite model and dancer. She has been dancing since an early stage of her life. Although she has not had any formal dance training, she has performed at many diverse events. Sadiya’s dedication and passion for dance has lead her to the hopes to soon begin professional training in Bharatanatym Indian classical dance. Simi has been modeling for about three months. Just within these short few months, this petite model has taken on the runway with 13 fashion shows (including the upcoming Sugar Art and Fashion show), multiple print and promotional jobs, and even a few commercials. She recently auditioned and was selected to compete in Seattle’s Top Model 2011. Being the least experienced model, she made it to the final round! Although she’s a dance fanatic, modeling is her dream along with a life adventure. Modeling is challenging and with every experience, it’s an opportunity to better her-self. In addition to modeling and dancing, Simi works full-time as a Department Supervisor at the University of Washington, she thrives on technology, enjoys sketching, playing the piano, horseback riding, and absolutely loves soccer! She also loves the adrenaline from activities such as river rafting and skydiving. Simi is laid back and adventurous; not only does she have a sarcastic sense of humor but is reliable and always prepared. She is stoked at the opportunity to be walking the runway for the Sugar Art and Fashion show! You can also catch Simi at the Kube 93 Summer Jam fashion show and stay tuned on upcoming projects for the DList Magazine. She looks forward to meeting and collaborating with a variety of interesting artists who have a passion for what they do! Simi is enthusiastic as to what the future holds and where her modeling journey will lead her.
Hi, my name is Brandon Howell and I am originally from Seattle but currently splitting my time between Seattle and LA. I am relatively new to the fashion industry but am loving it so far. Growing up, my focus was on playing sports (particularly football in which I received a full college scholarship) with modeling and acting in the background. However, at the age of 23 and as I have spent an increasing amount of time in the fashion industry and acting and with a move to LA in the works, I am hoping that I can turn modeling/acting into a career. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to do what I love and am excited to see what my future in the industry has in store for me.
To view more photos of Brandon visit his website: http://www.modelmayhem.com/BrandonHowell Email:
Hey! My name is Carmen Saizonou aka Lola Love. I’m 18 years old. I was born and raised in Benin, a small country on the West Coast of Africa. I speak both French and English. I moved to the state of Washington 5 years ago, with my family. I am an aspiring model, singer and songwriter. The camera loves me, and I sure know how to work the runway! Trust me, I know how to deliver... Lol. The one thing I love about my image is that I’m highly relatable in a lot of different ways. Skinning girls can relate to me, and so can thicker girls too. =) I’m hard working. I more than anything want to inspire, it has long been my desire. I want to someday leave this world knowing that I’ve done my part, you can trust in me! I could not tell you the number of times I was told “Chances are real low. You won’t make it far…” I don’t want to just be another “superstar”, I want to make history!
I'm looking to work with different artists(photographers, musicians, designers etc..) in the entertainment industry.
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Megan Elizabeth Wescott is an ambitious talented actress quickly rising to popularity in the indie film crowd. Recently cast in several independent feature films, Megan is enjoying a growing career in entertainment and is an actress to keep your eye on.
Megan was born February 26 in New York. She grew up in a small town outside of Scranton, Pennsylvania where she enjoyed horseback riding and sports. She attended Penn State University where she received her B.A. in Communications and Theatre. During her undergraduate study, she completed two study abroad programs in London, England for Theatre and San Jose, Costa Rica for Spanish studies. During her college years, she started modeling and after moving to San Diego, California launched into a fitness/fashion modeling career.
Megan completed the Americorps*VISTA program and worked several years in the non profit world while pursuing her acting career after college. Shortly after she moved to Los Angeles, she landed roles in several films and tv shows as well as debuted on stage.
Megan currently resides in the Pacific Northwest. She is an avid traveler and spent most of 2010-11 living and working in Italy. She continues to pursue film/tv/commercial roles, theatre, modeling and voiceover work.
Nigerian born Seattle fashion blogger, writer, activist, model and yogi, Abiola Akanni is driven by the art that surges through life. She shares her interpretations of self expression as an outlet for others to learn and grow. “Art births fashion and fashion nurtures style” is her coveted phrase, “without these 3 components we are motionless robots living in an idealistic world, so shedding light on the creativity that resides in a single being while contributing my own is a pleasure and honor – I applaud gumption.” Her work has been featured on The Fashion Bomb Daily, The Seattle Times, Capital Icon, New Naturalista and many more.
Raised in Atlanta, Georgia she now resides in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, but is a explorer of the world and plans to share the thriving brilliance of cross cultural fashion and art with the universe. This unstoppable woman is one of vigor and grace, paving an uncharted path and delivering, every time.
To view more information about Abiola visit her blog: boraborastyle.com
I was born and raised in the Soviet Union at the age of 14 We moved to the United States. Now I am in school completing my BA in Early Childhood Education, Psychology and Health as well as Modeling on the side. Modelling is a job for some, a hobby for others. For me, its a dream, an ambition and a challenge. Its an identity... an invitation to travel the world, meet exciting new people and see amazing new places. This year I am competing for the title of Miss WA USA and I am looking forward to walking away with that title as Washington is my home.
Photo courtesy of Justin Lee www.jayleestudios.com
Hey, my name is Kyle Colbath, I am 26 years old and live in Federal Way Washington. I'm pretty much your everyday chill funny dorky guy, I enjoy hiking, boating, inner tubing, as well as playing sports such as racquetball, ping pong, football, basketball and soccer, I played soccer my entire life and up through college where I received a couple scholarships and even an MVP award. I go to the gym regularly and try to stay at a good fitness level, but I do like to gorge myself with food way too much so its pretty difficult :) music is also a huge passion of mine, singing in the car and shower are a must but I've also done some karaoke nights as well. I love downloading and finding new music also, too much good music is never a problem. I also like to go out with many different friends and dancing and hitting the town and living every day to the fullest because you never know what the next minute, hour, and day has in store for you
My name is Edwina and I was born in Utrecht, The Netherlands. I am Dutch, Portugeese, Suriname and Ghanian. I moved to the States when I was 4, but still have managed to keep my Dutch fluent. I have been modeling for a little over 7 months now and love every minute of it! I have a wide array of hobbies. That include reading, running, being in the gym and obtaining my First Degree Black Belt in Thai Kickbocing hopefully before the end of 2011!! When I am not doing any of those things, I am working full time in a major Telecom Company and part time in Pioneer Sq. I have always been an independent, care free person and I feel that has helped me mold who I am as an adult and has given me the ability to juggle many things at once. I look forward to where modeling can take me in my future and have been able to enjoy all aspects of it in many different lights and themes. I am excited about my future career and cannot wait to get myself out there!
Michelle Green is from Seattle, WA and has been modeling in the Northwest for five years. Her work has been published in magazines such as Seattle Sound Magazine, DList Magazine, Marie Claire, Profifoto, and many more. She participates in all the local fashion shows each year, including Seattle Fashion Week. She likes to be apart of charity shows because she gets to do what she loves for a good cause.
Michelle would like for her career to take her to Asia. Working in the Asian market would be a huge success and great opportunity.
To contact Michelle directly, you can send a message to her email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her Facebook page: facebook.com/michellegreen87.
Bernard R. Butler Jr.
The Journey: Bernard R. Butler Jr. Coming from a family of three (Mother, Brother, and himself), at a young age, Bernard knew there’s something paradoxal about himself comparatively to his environment. Not knowing what is was, he perservered through countless measures in a constant search to find this “ghost” feeling of “Greatness.” Moving from small country town, King George, Virginia august 17th, 2004, this country boy hadn’t a clue what he was about to witness but felt it. Arriving in Seattle not knowing anyone but the friend who he flew here with, a Washingtonian, Bernard knew that one day he WILL be remembered. From dance battling in clubs and becoming known quite fast, still, he remained humble and focused. Having convinced himself that dance was going to be his mission on life, modeling surprised him. In 2009, he was given a call to come to be a model in Seattle Fashion Week 2009. Not thinking much of it after, he proceeded is way and the fashion world proceeded theirs. 2010, Bernard moves back home with a feeling of needing to refine himself and get to know his former roots again that he felt was lost. Gaining his confidence back and spirit, he knew after 3 months that it was time to head back to the city of Seattle. Knowing he would be homeless, he had a plan and nothing was going to stop him. At the point of arrival in seattle AGAIN, Homeless indeed he was BUT, NOT ONE person knew! He then decided maybe he should try this “modeling” thing out and try to get into the Seattle Fashion Week 2010. SUCCESS. From there He’d shake hands with the best of the best and still in the back of his mind, he knew at the end of the day, he’d be going to no home. Focused and driven with a fire that could burn the universe, he overcame. Within the span of a YEAR, from 2010-2011, he worked many modeling events and became well known in the city of Seattle. From being picked by America’s Top Model, Eva Pigford, as “The Best Male Model” in a fashion show, Hosting the 2011 World of Dance, modeling in Vancouver fashion week 2010-2011, becoming a finalist to host for Visual Noise Type, landing to model in 2011 India fashion week in New Dehli, India, Gaing the title "Mr. Popular of Seattle" from a competition called, "Mr. Awesome of Seattle, performing/modeling for the 2011 Nike Maxim Awards, and many other amazing future opportunities. All in all, the mission of Bernard is Quite simple: “I don’t want or care to be famous, if hat happens, GREAT. I just want to be KNOWN. Want the world to know that the world became better because I was here. That’s it. And to encourage all that WE ALL are amazing. It’s not just an Elite group of people, we ALL are so talented beyond measure that when discovered, WE CAN create a black hole/Worm hole that will transition into a state of Magnanimity, Nobility, Vastness, Distinction, and Prominence. We are matter. Matter can take the shape of ANYTHING! I WILL help shape the world. All it takes is ONE person to shift a nation. The flutter of a butterfly’s wing can cause a Tsunami.” –Bernard R. Butler Jr.
My name is Alexandria Shivell, I am a model of Heffner Management in Seattle Washington. Modeling is my life right now. I started out modeling for life art and always was inspired to do high fashion. God blessed me with luck and the right features, now I’m in print work and runway. My goal is to make it as big as I can as a model. Heidi Klum is a role model of mine. Weather it seems realistic or not I’m working towards achieving similar accomplishments. I can be an energetic spaz and serious and professional at the same time. I see modeling as a window to art. I like to hear when I inspire a work of art or a great memory in someones heart.
Sierra McKenzie has been a freelance Seattle model for three years. After growing up in Alaska, she moved to Seattle to begin modeling and traveling. She typically models for print work, working for many west coast designers (including Heidi Fish, RAW Textiles, Kimmi Designs, Helene Hawthorne, Baroque and Roll, Bonsoir Bella, Sara Moskovitz, Boring Sidney, and Stone Crow Designs) and appearing on the cover of the Seattle Weekly earlier this year, but she also models for commercial, boudoir, art, and runway projects. Sierra is going to school for a biology degree, and in her spare time she enjoys playing ukulele and playing with film cameras. Stay tuned for dates of her West Coast tour next month! You can see more of Sierra at sierramckenzie.tumblr.com and modelmayhem.com/bedoflettuce.
My name is Alyssa Cave. I am 23 years old.. I was born in southern California, and through the years moved further and further north- finally ending in Seattle. I grew up as a total tom-boy/Rocker Chick.. (I was never the girly type) always hanging out with my 2 Brothers and little sister.. but as I grew into myself, I found a new level of enjoyment in modeling.. I was finally able to find myself and develop a style all of my own.
I am now working as a local Seattle Model, Makeup Artist, and Runway Coach, with 5+ years experience in Fashion & Runway, And have been lucky to make appearances in both local and national Magazines, and an international Wedding Book. I Love to be involved in Charity, and Benefit events.. (they tend to be my Favorites because its a great way to get involved, and mesh this industry with the things that Really matter.) I also teach runway to Girls & Young Women eager to learn the trade, and love spending time as guest speaker to young women about the importance of being themselves, and being confident in who they are, and not always trying to fit the "Fashion Model Mold". In the future, I hope to expand in the Makeup Artistry field and work on all types of movie sets, and photoshoots. I am Proud to be a Seattle Model; I am very easy to work with, and I love what I do. I firmly believe that the models here in Seattle are amazing and going to change the game in this industry! I am truly blessed to be where I am, and to have had the opportunities that I have.