Zuri D. is a model and the lead singer of the band Programming Hiro. She was born in St. Louis, Mo, but raised in Phoenix, AZ. As a child she aspired to "pose for the camera". It wouldn't be until she was 15 years old that she'd get her foot into the door by walking in a Back-to- School Fashion show at the local mall. Ever since, she has participated in many shoots and fashion shows in both Arizona and Portland, Or. "Modeling for me is another means of expressing what's inside of me. The human body is living, breathing art, and I choose to treat it as such." Zuri's desire is to combine her music and modeling, in hopes of showing the world her perspective on existence and to connect with people in ways only art can.
Jasmine Hartsock was born and raised in Phoenix, Az. She is currently a 20 year old nursing student. With a cheer and dance background she began modeling in January of 2013. She hopes to continue to gain experience and rock runways all around the world.
Additional photos can be found at http://www.modelmayhem.com/JassiBee.
Contact can be done via email at Jasmine.Hartsock@yahoo.com.
Shadae Bowen is a writer, a yogi, and a student of the universe. She is currently completing her bachelor of arts in Creative Writing at Arizona State University. As a poet, she performs spoken word at local venues and maintains a blog at tangled-rose.tumblr.com. Shadae also works as an art model in drawing and painting classes. She sees art as her form of service to the world and desires to create and encourage art forms that inspire and connect people of all kinds.
Katrina Rainsong was raised in the lush, rain-soaked forests of Oregon until she felt the call of the desert in 2003 and transplanted to Arizona. She was trained as a model in Oregon at IMD - Image and Modeling Development Agency and has modeled off and on over the last few years. As a Performance Artist Katrina excels at portraying a multitude of characters through expression and movement. Her talents as a Living Doll, Fire Dancer and Acro-Yogi bring fun and versatility to every project she's connected to.
Katrina is embraces a holistic lifestyle as a massage therapist, yoga instructor, and mother. She enjoys poetry, painting, and ballet/modern dance which she studies at Scottsdale Community College. She is also currently writing two books on women's health and yoga.
She is represented by Firelight Entertainment and Primal Talent Enterprises
I'm a Phoenix-based model that's ready to take over the world! I've been modeling for 8 years, and continue to push myself to become better everyday. Currently I'm signed with Primal Talent Enterprises. I'm experienced in editorial/print, publication, promotional, and runway. I love to try new and challenging themes for photo shoots- my favorite thus far has been alternative/fetish. I also enjoy collaborating with photographers and models to create some camera magic! My ultimate goal with modeling is to become a Victoria's Secret Model. While my tattoos most likely put a hindrance on that, my dreams still remains.
Brittany is an Arizona based model Hooper and vocalist . She has been modeling for almost 3 years. She has walked in several fashion shows including RAW, Reign, and Phx Rock the Fashion events. She is a very versatile and always looking to create and work hard. She love collaborating w designers jewelers,stylist, muah's and other models. Looking to make it around the globe!
Kyoko Kawasaki started out travelling and modeling around Asia in 2008 before arriving in Phoenix in the autumn of 2011.She has loved dancing and performing arts since she was a child, along with a love of martial arts, and has always dreamed of being a model one day.Her career in USA kick-started with pro-wrestling work, and she went back to photography and modeling not long after. Since then, she has been walking runway shows regularly, been published, appeared in films, and toured around USA for wrestling. She also pole dances as a hobby, initially taking it up for fitness purposes, then eventually teaching and performing as well.
You can view more of her portfolio at http://www.modelmayhem.com/2008954 and www.facebook.com/kyoko.kawasaki.754, or like her page at www.facebook.com/TheKyokoKawasaki.
Mia Pejlovas was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. There she started her passion with fashion. She moved to Arizona in 2007, but continued her love with fashion and became a hair model for Oscar Bond and his wife Wendy Bond for Lanza hair products. A few months ago she started modeling more and has been featured in ZEPHYR magazine and soon many others as well with a national ad. She had now decided to move her career forward and now add runway to the list.
MM Link http://www.modelmayhem.com/2935482
Imani Change was born and raised in Chicago, IL and just started getting into the modeling business this year. She is now located in Phoenix, AZ for her undergraduate degree at Arizona State University and makes it back out to Chicago, IL for the summers. She loves modeling and everything that is apart of it and is looking for an opportunity to further develop her high fashion/editorial experience.
MM Link: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1886497
"Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one". Stella Adler perfectly sums up how I feel about life; the difficulties may drag us down but instead of focusing on the negatives translate it into your art. As a young girl I was always doodling on my school work which the teachers did not like but I could not help it nor did I want to. I had too much imagination to just daydream, I was always in the creative mode. I was awarded a scholarship to the Scottsdale's Artists School but quickly dreaded going. I was told what to create with the mediums they wanted in a certain amount of time. Art to me just does not work that way. Most of my art goes unseen because they are unfinished. I just have so many ideas that before I finish a piece I am inspired by another event or emotion in my life. Last year has welcomed a lot of changes in my life including modeling. I have always loved fashion ever since I saw a collection by Alexander McQueen. To me, modeling is an extension of my art. I am an artist to the end. Modeling is a new outlet for me and I would love to further my experience in this new art form.
Justin Stewart is an undiscovered talent from Phoenix, AZ. As an artist, he understands the amount of imagination and energy required to create beautiful imagery on canvas and through other media. He is quoted on his Model Mayhem profile, “Art comes in a variety of forms and I would love to develop my artistic ability through different facets of it.” Not long after starting his MM profile, his passion for arts brought him out from behind the scenes and onto the runway. Although he had no professional experience as a model prior to joining us for “Sugar Does Phoenix,” there was that spark of “je ne sais quoi?” to convince us to book him for our T.I.T.S. (Two in the Shirt) fashion skit. In addition to modeling/acting, Justin is certified as a Fire Service Professional/EMT, owns/operates a small art business "JustART," works in finance, and attends ASU Downtown where he studies Nutrition-Dietetics. With all that he has going on in his life, Stewart truly appreciates the opportunity extended to him from Sugar and hopes to do more modeling and acting in the future.
My name is Marissa Candelaria and I have only been modeling for a short time but now I can’t get enough! I took a chance at a photo shoot with a local salon and have been in love with the profession ever since. I am very school oriented, attending ASU with a double major in Business Law, Public Service & Public Policy along with a minor in Psychology, with the intention to go to law school. I have always loved fashion and the modeling industry and believe that putting your best face forward every day is important. I can’t wait to explore the options modeling has for my future.
I grew up in Northern Arizona on a ranch and have been involved in sports, running and martial arts my whole life. Everything about me is the opposite of what people anticipate, and it adds to the excitement of my life!
Faith is a hardworking professional published freelance model based out of Tempe , AZ. She has been doing modeling for a little over a year and loves every single moment!
You can look over her portfolio on modelmayhem.com/modelfae
and contact her via email email@example.com
Faith is a huge supporter and supports those who support her!
Diomira is a model from Philadelphia, PA. She has worked for ProModel in Bethlehem and appeared in commercials for Q121 as well as other promotions. She has been in spreads for Center City Magazine as well as other independent editorials. However, she achieved most of her modeling experience through RAW Philly where she has walked for several fashion shows for designers such as Orlando Cacquias and Corazon. She currently resides in Phoenix, AZ. She is also a singer/songwriter performing under the name little bear. Aside from modeling and music, she is also an illustrator and fine artists.
Her music can be found at http://www.heytherelittlebear.com, and her art can be seen at http://poisonapple.deviantart.com.
Purrversia Riot is a native Oregonian model, currently residing in Phoenix, AZ. Multi-faceted, she is a published print/product, live/promo and runway model with roots in the alternative art and fashion community. A true chameleon, her look constantly changes with each concept or character she portrays, and she is just as likely to be seen in a beautiful gown or wedding dress as she is in retro pinup or 'wearable art'. Purrversia enjoys connecting with, supporting and collaborating with her local creatives in the community and those nationally and internationally. She is also a graphic/fashion/accessories designer and a small business owner. Each artist brings something different to the table, and she believes in celebrating that diversity and working together.
I am a free spirited artist currently residing in Phoenix, Arizona. Expressing myself in unique and beautiful ways is my true passion. I began modeling after suffering from artist block for over 5 years. I used to model for my own drawings, but after losing my muse I decided to try modeling for others. To say I fell in love instantly is an understatement. I experience a sort of thrill when modeling as l always courageously express my raw emotions & genuine self.
Outside of modeling, I tend to be a bit of a thrill seeker. A few of my favorite past times include; riding 1 of my 2 Yamaha V-Star 650′s, shooting out in the desert, riding my amazing appaloosa mare, and even welding. Of course I also enjoy dancing, singing, and drawing. Don’t tell anyone, but I am also a huge comic/anime geek!
My name is Vexual Nightmare, a small town girl from Colorado Springs Colorado. Although I moved around a lot as a youngster until coming to settle in Arizona to go to nursing school. I had always wanted to help people until I was "found" at 18 by a local photoger Andy Le. After shooting for the first time I was hooked and knew I wanted to make this my life. A few short months lateri was given the opportunity to meet Recio Jackson of Courtier Model and Talent management who truly help mold me into the model I am today. Courtier also gave me so many wonderful opportunities including a photoshoot with photographer Jo Lance from Mexico's Next Top Model and hair done by the late Princess Diana's hairdresser. Although, the greatest gift was going to IMTA in NY where there are scouts from all over the world. There I was found and signed by The Karen Lee Group where I was able to shoot with the creator of Bumble and Bumble , and the first photographers of Karli Kloss, Joseph and Yuki. Not to mention just being in NY and being on the show Remodeled. Although I had achieved so much I had lost my love for the industry and took a six month break where I truly found myself and decided to just be me. To let the person on the inside match what meets the eye. Alternative fashion and couture fashion are so similar to each other and I would love to help to combine the two. I would also love to make modeling into a full time job instead of being such a struggling artist.
I am now signed to Primal Talent Enterprises.
Hello, I'm Katie Hart. I was born and raised in Arizona. I am an alternative freelance model trying to improve my modeling in hopes of one day becoming pro.Although i tend to be a quiet person, I'm down to earth and easy to get along and work with. I do my best at everything I set my mind to. I love music. I've been playing saxophone for about 11 years now , and piano , on and off, for about 2-3 years. Art is very important to me, be it body modification or on paper. I think the greatest thing someone can be is their self. "Everyone has their own definition of beauty". The reason i became a model is because i wanted to make art using my body. I used to watch America's next top model and just think about how beautiful a model can make a photo look just by posing a certain way or even with a simple facial expression. I knew then and there, this is what i want to do.
MM Link: http://www.modelmayhem.com/2948937
Ava is my name, it was either that or Anastashia, but I'm really glad my parents settled on Ava. I hail from Chicago and in a lot of ways I still consider that my real home town although I've lived in AZ for 7yrs. I started performing poetry and acting 6yrs ago and I've been modeling for 3yrs. Modeling has given me the freedom to express myself and play all the characters inside my head. I feel like the true version of myself when I model and if I could I'd do it for the rest of my life... or enough to retire on, haha. That being said, I was really reluctant to get into modeling as I was harshly mentally and physically bullied for the majority of my adolescence. It's a really eerie feeling to hear back from those people and tell them I'm a model now, admittedly it feels nice. As they say, success is the best revenge!
MM Link: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1616256
"A true Renaissance Woman, Jess Callan is trying to have it all! She's succeeded in every thing she has set her sights on; acting in independent films, modeling for print, tv, and runway, writing about current issues, pursuing a career in medicine, traveling the world, and being a mommy :) Jess thrives on the creative aspect of modeling as the perfect complement to her intellectual side. Hard working, professional, and fun, Jess brings a fresh perspective to any project in the bustling world of fashion!"
Genesis Aura is a Philippine Native with roots in New York. Traveling from East Coast to West Coast and currently residing in Arizona, she has been exposed to multiple cultures. Versatility is one of the many words that can describe this model. Mistaken for various ethnicities, she is able to collaborate with photogs, hairstylists, and MUAs to make any idea, thought or feeling come to life in print or on the runway. She has unlimited ambition and "Bentley Coupe Dreams" (Dh. Doon). But with heart-filled fire for fashion/art and striving for the top, also comes her passion for people and life. Aside from ripping the runway in business focused fashion shows, she enjoys working with up and coming artists and designers that show a passion for what they do and organizations they help support. Genesis has her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing with credentials to administer chemotherapy to cancer patients. She looks forward to volunteering her time to fashions shows that support breast cancer awareness and other healthcare focused organizations such as this. But don't get it twisted, although Genesis loves this aspect of "work", don't forget...put this model on a runway or in front of a camera...she will put in WORK!
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I am Julyah Rose, I am like no other model before: I am very academically and artistically focused, I think deeply about the emotions that I will portray through my photographs, to me modeling is an art where I use my talents to emulate and emotion that can move those who view my pictures.
I started modeling in Italy this past summer when I lived there for the summer, inspired, I came back to the USA and modeled in Chicago and in the Phoenix area, I am currently pursuing a higher modeling career! It is my number one career aspiration not something that I just do for fun! I am currently looking for agency representation and career advancement.
I love attention and take center stage, I have vicious charisma and style while I can be gentile, shy and innocent. I love to strut my stuff and make a scene but I also like playing characters that are different than me emotionally. I want my modeling to be memorable and leave an impression. I am funny and friendly I am very forward and outgoing, I love being social and meeting new people. Alternative but classy- that's my style.
I have golden hazel eyes to match my golden red hair, I have never met someone with these features before!