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					THE ONLINE MAGAZINE OF ON                                                                        MARCH/APRIL 2007

 Cover Story
 OMP Hits the
 Jackpot ‘On Location’
 in Las Vegas                                                                                Spring Break
                                                                         Sneak Peek
                Photography by Brett Cramer OMP Member #22279 • Model Carrie OMP Model #239079
                              • Make-up/Styling by Chris Baglien OMP Member #144074
    March/April 2007                                                                                                                                      9   VEGASCOMPETITION
                                                                                                                                                              The Models Sizzled in Vegas

    You’ve probably heard the old saying: “March comes in              35       MODELSPOTLIGHT
                                                                                 Rising Star — Hannah
                                                                                                                                                                            11    ASPEN LEA
                                                                                                                                                                                 OMP Model #153679
    like a lion and goes out like a lamb.” Well, the same can be

                                                                       37       MEMBERPROFILE
    said for SNAP! Online Magazine, except it gets wilder as it
    goes along. We start things off with a roar with a report on
    One Model Place’s latest video series, “OMP On Location.”
                                                                                Industrial Surrealism
    A group of lucky models was flown to Las Vegas, Nevada
                                                                                  — Jeffery Scott

    for photo shoots after winning OMP’s Lingerie competition.
    The results are definitely hot!                                             SUCCESSSTORY
                                                                                American Idol Contestant
    Other hot items in this month’s edition are the member                       — Perla                                         13   BIANI
                                                                                                                                      OMP Model #156937
                                                                                                                                                                                  OMP Model #127266
    profile of Jeffery Scott, whose images are literally out of
    this world; model Alyse Marie, who won the recent teen
    model showdown on OMP; Tiana Hunter’s new column,
                                                                       43       MODELTALK
                                                                                Test Shots Can Help
    Model Talk; and Hannah, our model spotlight subject, an                      — Tiana
    adventurous girl from North Carolina.

    SNAP! also has an exclusive interview with celebrity singer        45       OMPBUZZ
                                                                                What’s New With OMP
    Perla, who made quite an impression on “American Idol”
    recently during the show’s audition period, so much so
                                                                                                                                 17   BRANDIE
                                                                                                                                      OMP Model #212808
                                                                                                                                                                            21   CARRIE
                                                                                                                                                                                  OMP Model #239079
    that she ended up getting a golden ticket to Hollywood.
    Plus you’ll find more helpful tips (including Part 2 of our 10
    Steps to a Career in Modeling), and much more.

        3       STARTYOURCAREER
               10 Steps … continued
                                                                                                                                 23   CJ
                                                                                                                                      OMP Model #232684
                                                                                                                                                                            25    KATIE
                                                                                                                                                                                  OMP Model #102087
                                                                       OMP STUDIOS        In the Click Announcement

        5       TEENWINNER
               Great First Impression — Alyse
                                                                                          One Model Place would like to thank
                                                                                          its models and members for the suc-
                                                                                          cessful “Inthe Click” meetings that

        8       S.BREAKSNEAKPEEK                                                          took place during the past year both
                                                                                          across the country and around the
                OMP is going to Panama City
                                                                                          world. Thousands of you attended
                for Spring Break                                                          the series of monthly networking
                                                                                                                                 27   MADISON
                                                                                                                                      OMP Model #108834
                                                                                                                                                                                  OMP Model #5099
        9       COVERSTORY                                           events since their inception in Fall 2005. We also want
                                                                     to thank our great team of OMP hosts who planned and
                OMP Hit’s the Jackpot                                coordinated the meetings.
                ‘On Location in Las Vegas

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    START YOURCAREER                                                                                                                      STEP 7 — GET INTO THE ACT                                                                    STEP 9 — DON’T
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       LIMIT YOURSELF
                                                                                                                                   Many modeling assignments require
                                                                                                                                   expressing emotions and even acting                                                              You can be a model, if you have
                                                                                                                                   skills. So don’t only look at your physical                                                     the drive, the confidence and
                                                                                                                                   features when gauging your talents — try                                                       the ability to market yourself
                                                                                                                                   to learn more about your emotional side                                                       properly. Remember, whether you
                                                                                                                                   as well to see if you have any acting                                                         are a newcomer to the industry or
                                                                                                                                   potential. Smile and laugh at yourself to                                                    an advanced, experienced model,
                                                                                                                                   see if you can pass for a hip and happy                                                     you should never limit yourself
                                                                                                                                   diet soda consumer. Make a rebellious                                                       when pursuing your goals.
                                                                                                                                   sneer and picture your face on a CD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Using Keep
                                                                                                                                   cover. Give a seductive glance and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             your portfolio updated on a regular
                                                                                                                                   figure out if a glamour magazine would
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             basis, uploading new photos and
                                                                                                                                   feature you in an upcoming issue.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            changing your personal details and
                                                                                                                                   Using There            Photographer                                   professional credits to keep the infor-
                                                                                                                                                                             Scott Singer Photography
                                                                                                                                   are plenty of opportunities on OMP        OMP Member #176265
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 mation current.
                                                                                                                                   for actors and models who can act.
                                                                                                                                   Check out the exclusive Casting Calls listed on the site.                                       STEP 10 — BECOME A
                                                                                                                                   Go to your OMP profile and determine which boxes in the                                             WORKING MODEL
                                                                                                                                   “Additional Talents/Skills” section would pertain to you.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Once you have done
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   all the research, the soul-
                                                                                                                                          STEP 8 — GET PHOTOS OF YOURSELF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   searching, and the decision-
                                                                                                                                                                        All    models      need                                     making, now comes the
                                                                                                                                                                        photos of themselves.                                       hard work. If you really want
                                                                                                                                                                        And not just digital                                         to be a working model, you
                                                                                                                                                                        self-portraits or cam-                                        just have to remember one
                                                                                                                                                                        era-phone pics, we’re                                          thing – you really are going
                                                                                                                                                                        talking     professional                                       to have to “work” in order to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 K elrckae
                                                                                                                                                                        quality images. Even                                            become one.
OMP Model #60723                                                                                                                                                        if you already have                 Mark Mode #287079
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Using     OneModelPlace.
Age: 23                                                                                                                                                                 some great shots
Height: 5’6”                                                                                                                                                                                                com: Updated photos need to constantly be
                                                                                                                                                                        of yourself, you will
Weight: 105 lbs.                                                                                                                                                                                        taken, edited, and uploaded; portfolios have to be
Chest: 34 B                                                                                                                                                             always need more.
Waist: 23                                                                                                                                                                                               continuously organized; and comp cards must be de-
                                                                                                                                                                        Whether you are just
Hips: 34                                                                                                                                                                                                signed and distributed. Personal appearance needs
                                             Photography by Billy Bodwell OMP Member #621                                                                               starting out and don’t
                                                                                                                                                                                                        to be maintained, and grooming, styling, and clothing
                                                                                                                                                                        know a TFP from
                                                                                                                                                                                                        choices are a constant concern. Agents and managers
                                                                                                                                                                         a zed, or are an
    You’ve      already accomplished the most important                swimsuit editions. Physical training and staying in shape
                                                                                                                                                                         who wants updated
                                                                                                                                                                                                        must be contacted, and professional relationships need
                                                                                                                                                                                                        to be forged.
    steps… having the desire to become a model and joining             can prepare you for fitness ads, dance publications, and      OMP Model #59980
    One Model Place. You’ve also read and gone over steps              sportswear promos. Smooth complexions are necessary           Photographer             portfolio shots, you need to
                                                                                                                                     Eddie Baute              get in touch with today’s top
    3-5 in last month’s newsletter… here are the final steps to        for cosmetic commercials, while a good hair day might
                                                                                                                                     OMP Member #9685
    making your modeling career successful.                            lead to a big shampoo contract.                                                        photographers.

                                                                                                                                   Using If you need photos, look no
                                                                       Using Find out who is getting hired
                                                                                                                                   further than OMP You can contact and connect
           STEP 6 — PINPOINT YOUR MARKET                               for what assignments by checking out the Tear Sheet
                                                                                                                                   with the best local and international photographers
                                                                       Images section on the OMP profiles as well as the Success
    Once you determine the styles of modeling that would be                                                                        around. You can also hire makeup artists and hair
                                                                       Stories listed on the site. Imagine yourself in those
    most appropriate for your type, you have to translate that                                                                     stylists to get you ready for the shoot. And if you need
                                                                       situations, and see if you would be a good match for
    into practical job assignments. A fit and firm body could                                                                      clothes to complement your style, there are fashion
                                                                       those types of jobs.
    catapult you into the pages of lingerie catalogues or                                                                          designers listed as well.

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    OMPCOMPETITION                                          She lists the qualities that make a good
                                                            teen model. “So many things. You need good
    Teen Model Alyse Marie Makes a Great First Impression   photographers for sure! Models need to be
                                                            comfortable with who they are. Having a look
                                                            that is versatile (commercial, editorial, etc.)
                                                            also helps. You need to be able to take great
                                                            pictures by projecting emotion through
                                                            your eyes and face, which is much, harder
                                                            than it looks. You need to be able to listen and
                                                            take direction well and work as member of a
                                                            team. You need to be a risk taker, you can’t be
                                                            afraid to look silly or move outside of
                                                            your comfort zone to get a great
                                                            shot... I’m still working on
                                                            that one!”

                                                            OMP Model #278386
                                                            Age: 16
                                                            Height: 5’9”
                                                            Weight: 120 lbs.
                                                            Chest: 33 A
                                                            Waist: 24
                                                            Hips: 34
                                                            Photography by:
                                                            Roy Vanover
                                                            OMP Member #71954

    Alyse     Marie OMP Model
    #278386 is from Mount Pleasant,
    Michigan, but she actually started her
    modeling career at a convention in
    sunny Florida, winning awards and
    praise from the judges. Two years
    have passed, and Alyse Marie is still
    impressing members of the industry
    and doing well in contests. In fact,
    she recently won top honors in the
    One Model Place Teen Competition,
    and one of her fashion photos was
    chosen as Image of the Day on OMP     .

    The model, who describes herself as
    ”a little on the quiet side,” has a realistic
    view of herself and her style. “I listen more
    than I talk in a working situation — not true
    when I’m with my friends however! I’m
    hardworking, dedicated and professional.
    I get a lot of satisfaction out of doing things
    well. Style-wise I would have to say I’m a typical
    16 year-old girl. Mostly I’m an Abercrombie/
    Hollister kind of girl. I love their clothes because
    they are trendy and comfortable. I live in Michigan,
    which can get pretty cold, so I love wearing
    UGG boots. I also LOVE purses — definitely my
    favorite accessory!”
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                                                             Lisa                                                                                          Christine
                                                                                                                                                           OMP Model #265621
                                                             OMP Model #150813
                                                             Photography by:                                                                               Photography by:
                                                                                                                                                           George Hoffmann
                                                             Paul Buceta
                                                                                                                                                           ONYX Photography
                                                             OMP Member #49166
                                                                                                                                                           OMP Member #98981

                                                    OMP Model #40608
                                                    Photography by:                                                                                                       Jennie
                                                    Cameron Habashian                                                                                                     OMP Model #242596
                                                    DCProModeling                                                                                                         Photography by:
                                                    OMP Member #88809                                                                                                     Don Conrad

                                                                                                   An annual ritual filled with sexy coeds and
    Having done a wide range of modeling                                                           uninhibited antics, Spring Break was hotter
    assignments in a short period of time,                                                         this year as One Model Place descended on
    Alyse Marie is experienced enough to offer                                                     Panama City Beach for a wild week in March!
    some valuable advice for aspiring models.                                                      OMP took a group of winning beauties to the
    “Be patient. Find a local agency that you can                                                  sandy shore and showing them the time of
    work with. Set small and obtainable goals.                                                     their lives. From awesome location shoots
    One of your goals should be to try and                                                         to killer clubs, the models had plenty of
    learn something new from everyone you                                                          activities to write home about. And SNAP!
    work with. If you are a teen model, make                                                       Magazine was there to cover (or uncover) all
    sure someone — an adult that you trust                                                         the action. Be sure to check out our exclusive
    — is monitoring things for you. At this time                                                   interviews, stories, and smoking hot photos
    in my career, my mom handles everything for                                                    from Spring Break in next month’s edition.
    me. She goes with me to all my events,
    reads all my emails, and accompanies me
    on my shoots. You can never be too careful.                            Britagne
    Have fun, too!”                                                        OMP Model #268115                                       Brit
                                                                           Photography by:                                         OMP Model #199586
                                                                           Brian Gerber                                            Photography by:
                                                                           One World Media Productions                             Nicholson Photography
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    Steamy. Sexy. Fast-paced. Partying ‘til the
    break of dawn.

    LAS VEGAS! The city that never sleeps!

    Known for its glitz and glamour, Las Vegas turned out to be the
    perfect place to shoot the latest installment of the sexy new series
    “One Model Place On Location.” SNAP is proud to offer you an
    exclusive behind-the-scenes look at this exciting new project
    from OMP  .

    The website recently held an online competition and invited seven
    winning ladies (and one very lucky male model) on an all-expenses
    paid tour of Sin City. The trip combined gorgeous talent, creative
    artists, and stunning locations for a whirlwind weekend in the
    Nevada desert.

    OMP took over the “Entertainment Capitol of the World” for a working
    vacation in February. They were betting that Vegas was the perfect
    place to showcase some of the best bodies in the industry wearing
    the skimpiest lingerie and sexiest bikinis — and they were right.
    The resulting images and videos are some of the hottest OMP has
    ever shot.

                                 … continued on page 19

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     The first day’s shoot took place against a stark backdrop — a dry
     lakebed surrounded by mountain ranges. The models included
     Biani OMP Model #156937, a former Miss Brazil USA from
     Maryland; Katie OMP Model #102087, a sultry vixen from Virginia;
     Carrie OMP Model #239079, a blond-haired Pennsylvania native;
     and Brandie OMP Model #21208, a vivacious Playboy model.
     The lone male of the group was Madison OMP Model #108834, a
     rugged 6’3” Vegas resident.

     They were joined at the Eldorado Canyon ghost town by another
     group of models: CJ OMP Model #232684, a sexy siren from Florida;
     Blakeley OMP Model #127266, a “Hooters” covergirl from the
     Southwest; and Nikki OMP Model #5099, a Playboy Cybergirl from
     North Carolina. “OMP On Location” host Aspen Lea OMP Model
     #153679 also joined in on the photo shoots when the second group
     headed to the Valley of Fire, a rocky landscape outside of Vegas.

     All three locations were within an hour’s driving distance from the
     Strip, and each one is a breathtaking destination for OMP models and
     members who may be planning future photo shoots in the area

     The models were excited to get the chance to shoot with some of
     the most in-demand glamour photographers in the business — GW
     Burns OMP Member #18425, who is known for striking and sensual
     imagery; Mark Mozzier OMP Member #9087, an expert in outdoor
     glamour photography; Randy Fosth OMP Member #92315, who
     specializes in fine art and fashion; and OMP webmaster Brett Cramer
     OMP Member #22279, who fills his photos with visual flair.     .

     At night, cast and crew were invited to party at two of Vegas’ hottest
     nightclubs, Pure at Caesar’s Palace and Tangerine in the Treasure
     Island hotel. The models also participated in lingerie-themed
     fashion shows each night, turning up the temperature in the clubs
     even higher.
                                    … continued on page 33

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     All in all, the trip was a great success, and One Model Place definitely gave everyone a
     weekend to remember. You can join in the fun by visiting the image gallery at http://static., and watch for the exclusive videos
     coming soon to

     Monthly competitions held by give you a chance to gain exposure and
     bring your modeling career to the next level. Entering OMP competitions could provide an
     opportunity to be photographed in exotic destinations around the world. Models and photog-
     raphers who win the contests not only gain exposure to the inner workings of the industry, but
     produce amazing images for their portfolios. LET OMP WORK FOR YOU! You could be the
     next to experience the chance of a lifetime. Join or upgrade your account on One Model Place
     today, and make your dreams a reality!

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                                                                                                     After winning first place in the model search, she
                                                                                                     and two other models won a photo shoot with
                                                                                                     ElleGirl. “It was very exciting when they said
                                                                                                     they wanted to feature me in the magazine!
      Rising Star is Ready for Her Big Breakthrough                                                  That was my first real shoot ever, and I was
                                                                                                     so nervous!”

                                              Even though she just started modeling last             Hannah relates that One Model Place has
                                              year, Hannah Jeli OMP Model #273982                    also been a great asset to her career. “OMP
                                              certainly caught on quickly how to become              chose me to be featured in the January
                                              a successful model. Simply win a major                 2007 issue of Supermodels Unlimited
                                              competition, sign with a top agency, book              Magazine. From that appearance, I have
                                              some magazine assignments, and get cast on             had requests from several reputable
                                              TV shows.                                              photographers who are waiting to shoot
                                                                                                     with me. And there are several other
                                                The 15 year old is already being represented
                                                                                                     photographers from OMP that I will be
                                               by the Wilhelmina Agency. How did she get
                                                                                                     shooting with in the near future.”
                                              noticed by such a high-profile agency? “I had
                                             never really thought about modeling at all              Soon after the modeling took off, Hannah
                                            until around age 13 – that was when people               began being cast in acting roles. She landed
                                          started asking if I modeled. I thought it would            a recurring job on the television series “One
                                         be a cool experience, so my mom sent my                     Tree Hill.” “That really is a lot of fun! I never
                                       picture in for the 2005 Wilhelmina/Ellegirl National          realized what goes on behind the scenes of a
                                       Model Search. We were surprised to hear that I                TV show. I play the character of a ‘Clean Teen’ on
                                      had made the top 10, which meant I won an all-                 the show. The Clean Teens are a club that promotes
                                      expense-paid trip to NYC to compete in the final               abstinence and clean living. I’ve learned a lot just by
                                      competition. It was crazy and fun! The finalists got           watching the actors on set.”
                                       to work with wonderful people in the modeling field.
                                                                                                     To cover all the bases, Hannah is also doing a
                                         It was then I knew that modeling was something I
                                                                                                     reality show called “The Agency.” The upcoming
                                             wanted to pursue.”
                                                                                                     VH1 series premiered last month and, according
                                                                                                     to, the show “focuses on the
                                                                                                     harsh realities of an often cut-throat industry
                                                                                                     in which the daily multi-million dollar
                                                                                                     competition for jobs and talent can
                                                                                                     result in both invigorating victories and
                                                                                                     demoralizing defeats.”

                                                                                                     Since she has accomplished quite
                                                                                                     a lot in her short time as a model,
                                                                                                     Hannah Jeli has a good perspective
                                                                                                     on giving advice to other aspiring
                                                                                                     models. “Accept who you are on
                                                                                                     the inside! That’s what is really
                                                                                                     important in life. Everyone will lose
                                                                                                     their beauty on the outside, but
                                                                                                     if you live a good life and give to
                                                                                                     others, you become more beautiful
                                                                                                     inside. My mom always said that it is
                                                                              OMP Model #273982      my inner beauty that makes me stand
                                                                                          Age: 15
                                                                                                     out, so I really focus on that more than
                                                                                     Height: 5’9”
                                                 Hanna                            Weight: 125 lbs.   my outer appearance.”
                                                           h Jeli                     Chest: 34 B
                                                                                        Waist: 26
                                                                                         Hips: 36                                                              Photography by: Luis Aragon
                                                                                Photography by:
                                                                                      Luis Aragon
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      Jeffery Scott Offers Eye-Catching Images of “Industrial Surrealism”

     Once you see the photographic artwork of Jeffery Scott                 What really made the West Coast resident get heavily
     (also known as “1019”) OMP Member #25854, you will                     into photography was when he got his first digital camera.
     not soon forget his striking, seductive, imagery. He himself           “Originally I got it to replace the Polaroid that I was
     describes his style as “Industrial Surrealism,” which could be         using to photograph models for paintings. My dear friend,
     a whole new image category in itself.                                  Tyese Quintana (who was actually my first model) saw
                                                                            the digital images and said, ‘Hey, those are actually
     Scott relates he has always been interested in photography.
                                                                            good photographs!’ I responded, ‘Yeah, they’ll make nice
     “I shot film originally, like a lot of other people. I did manipula-
                                                                            paintings.’ She said, “You’re not listening to me. I said,
     tions in the dark room — rather similar to what J.K. Potter
                                                                            they’d make great PHOTOGRAPHS!’ She encouraged
     does, but not nearly as effective.”

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     me to play around more with Photoshop
     — a very early version, at the time. I did… so
     I guess I can blame her for this whole mess!”

     After playing around with Photoshop on an
     obsessive level, Scott quit his job sculpting
     for a major toy prototyping house. “All of my
     attention was going to the photographic art.
     That’s where my true passion seemed to lie.

     All of my years of painting, drawing, sculpting
     and filmmaking seems to be all directed to           walked up to some girl in a bar, or on the street,
     this. All of those things go into what I do. And I   and say, ‘Hey babe, wanna be in some cool
     wouldn’t be able to achieve any of it, if wasn’t     photographs?’ I would never have been able
     for my experience in those areas.”                   or willing to do that. So when I put my work
                                                          up on One Model Place, people started asking
     He doesn’t consider himself to be a traditional      me to shoot them. I was most fortunate to work
     photographer. “I think what I do is more along       with some of the most astoundingly beautiful
     the lines of how a painter paints a model, or a                                                             Scott    has     some       advice     for
                                                          women in the online modeling community, and
     director shoots a motion picture.                                                                           other photographers who want to
                                                          still do! OMP is simply the best online portfolio
     I use continuous light. The                                                                                 publish a book of their images.
                                                                          hosting service available online
     model has to hold poses                                                                                     “I think that they better have
     for extended periods,                                                                                       something that at least APPEARS
     due to the fact that I                                              His book of images, “Visions            to be rather original. I don’t think there
     ‘Frankenstein’ most of my                                           From Within the Mechanism,”             is anything really original anymore.
     images. That is to say, I                                           is a collection of works                We have done everything already.
     take a little bit from here,                                        that trace his development              But there is always a ‘variation on
     and a little bit from there.                                        over the last few years. “It            an existing theme.’ There are always
     But on a technical level, I                                         shows off where I have been,            things that… if presented properly,
     shoot everything you see                                            and      hopefully,     illustrates     appear to be original and unique.
     in front of a white or black                                        where I might be going. It’s a          If a photographer’s work is based
     backdrop. And all that you                                          chronicle of sorts, of my life          on something that was popular
     see in the final are a result                                       and experiences over the last few       years ago, or we have already
     of photographic images                                              years. Bob Self of Baby                 seen to full effect, it’s too late. I
     that are flown in later. And                                        Tattoo Books came to me                 always tell people to be their own
     in most cases, digitally re-lit.                                    — pursued me, actually.                 artist. What is true to THEM. Let
     My publisher calls me a                                             He was SO enthusiastic about            your influences be just that
     ‘Photographic Liar.’                                                publishing the works! I couldn’t        INFLUENCES. That’s basically how
                                                                         turn that kind of passion down.”        you get ahead on ANY level with
     Scott credits One Model Place                                                                               anything, really.”
     with much of his success. “If it
     wasn’t for One Model Place,                                                                                 You can find more on Jeffery Scott
     simply put, I wouldn’t be                                                                                   and   his   unique   imagery    at
     where I am today. I started with                                                                  
     all OMP models. I made all the
     connections on that site. OMP
     gave me a place to put my work
     up online...and make it visible to                                                                  Zaria                                      Aprella
                                                                                           OMP Model #21224                             OMP Model #71557
     masses that wouldn’t ordinarily                                                                  Age: 28                                      Age: 26
     be able to see it. I was NEVER                                                              Height: 5’6”                                 Height: 5’8”
     the type of person that could have                                                       Weight: 105 lbs.                             Weight: 115 lbs.
                                                                                                   Chest: 34                                   Chest: 32 B
                                                                                                    Waist: 24                                    Waist: 24
                                                                                                     Hips: 34                                     Hips: 32
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     One Model Place is Rooting for
     American Idol Favorite Perla
     If Marina OMP Model #108650 looks familiar from
     the photos on her One Model Place portfolio, you were
     probably one of the over 37 million viewers who saw
     her on “American Idol” during the show’s premiere week.
     She may be using a stage name on the reality series, but
     passionate performer “Perla” is unmistakably the same
     person as mesmerizing model Marina.

                                                                                                       Photography by: Andre Rowe
                                                                                                              OMP Member #171298

                                                                     been extremely fond of appearing on the show and
                                                                     promoting their own careers. It soon became
                                                                     apparent to me that you cannot deny the power of this
                                                                     show and the audience it attracts! It’s a global affair!
                                                                     So I decided to give it a try. No matter what, I still
                                                                     need to make it in this business through my own
                                                                     merit and passion — the show is just a way to get people                                                            OMP Model #108650
                                                                     to know you first!”                                                                                                             Age: 25
                                                                                                                                                                                                Height: 5’0”
                                                                                                                                                                                             Weight: 105 lbs.
                                                                     The audition process is “pretty grueling,” according to                                                                     Chest: 34 B
                                                                     Perla. “Along with everyone else, I had to wait in line for                                                                   Waist: 26
                                                                     several hours, and I had to go through three auditions                                                                         Hips: 36
                                                                                                                                                                                           Photography by:
                                                                     before I got to sing for Simon, Paula and Randy. But it                                                                  Andre Rowe
                                                                     was definitely worth the wait!”                                                                                   OMP Member #171298

                                                                     During the telecast, Perla related that she moved to
                                                                     the United States with “two backpacks, her teddy bear,
     That energy and spontaneity led to her current success
                                                                     and her guitar.” For a while she was homeless and living       When Perla was told by this TV threesome that she would be
     story as a contestant on “American Idol.” Perla traveled a
                                                                     out of her car, but she said, “It’s not a sob story, it’s a    going to Hollywood for a chance to make the finals, it was a cause
     long way from her South Florida home to attend the “AI”
                                                                     survival story.”                                               for celebration. “It was one of the best days of my life — and I’m not
     open call in Minnesota, but at first she was just another
                                                                                                                                    exaggerating!” She also gave us the scoop on what she encountered
     hopeful in the crowd who wanted to become the world’s           The judges all responded favorably to the sexy                 during the L.A. sessions: “One word… STRESSFUL!”
     next singing sensation. When it came time to sing for           singer. Randy stated, “There’s something about you
     judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson,            I like. You’ve got this kind of spunky, kind of crazy,         Perla has some advice for other singers who want to audition
     Perla started off with a good rendition of Blondie’s “Call      wild attitude. I feel like you can jump out of your skin       for American Idol. “I know you’ve been trying hard to make it on
     Me.” Then she really impressed the judges with her version      at any minute. I like daredevils. I kind of like you.”         your own, you have to believe that you got what it takes!
     of Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie,” and the result was a golden      Paula added, “I much preferred you doing ‘Hips Don’t           Be yourself, get in there, and kick some but! Don’t be afraid,
     ticket to the next round.                                       Lie’.” And Simon concluded, “You are great doing that          because no matter what happens... it’s all about chasing the dream!
                                                                     Shakira thing, you’re great fun.”                              Do it!”
     Since “American Idol” started airing several years ago,
     Perla admits she has had a love-hate relationship with          Here are her personal impressions of the three judges.         Check out “Modeling in Focus — Chapter 22” on the Models Only
     the popular show. “I felt like ‘American Idol’ focused on       “I really like Simon, he tells it like it is… even if you      page of for more of this exclusive interview
     the fabrication of a popstar to the fullest. I always thought   don’t want to hear it. I respect that very much! Paula is      with Perla.
     that if I was going to make it, it would be through my own      super-spunky and very cute in person!! And Randy has
     merits. But then I started seeing artists that I have always    such a good energy, I think he balances the other two!”

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     MODELTALK                                                                                                                   Every photographer has a style that is uniquely their own, and if you test
                                                                                                                                 with them you need to be sure you can use that style in your portfolio.

     Test Shoots Can Help New Models Fill Their Portfolios Fast                                                                  SETTING UP A TEST SHOOT — When setting up a test, good
                                                                                                                                 communication is crucial. Before the shoot, it should be made
                                                                 By Tiana Hunter — OMP Model #18098
                                                                                                                                 absolutely clear what you will be charged for the shoot, what you
                                                                                                                                 will receive from the shoot, and when you will receive it. In addition,
     In order to get a portfolio developed, most new models    tests, or if it is worth the investment to pay for your photo     make sure you ask:
     need to do test shoots. Test shoots can be free, where    shoots in the beginning.
                                                                                                                                 1. Whether makeup, hair, and styling will be provided, and if so, is
     you exchange your time with the photographer for prints
                                                                                                                                 there a fee?
     (TFP) or a CD of images (TFCD). Some photographers,       FREE OR PAID SHOOTS — It is normal for a
     however, do charge to do a test shoot with a model.       beginning model to pay for her first photo shoot, and             2. If you will receive a CD (high or low resolution, with all the images or
     You will need to decide if you only want to do free       possibly even her first few photo shoots. But if you have         selections), contact sheets, or prints.
                                                               a good perspective of yourself and how you fit into the
                                                                                                                                 3. What you are expected to bring.
                                                               industry, what type of modeling style your look is best
                                                               suited for, which photos are good quality, and are able           4. The style of the shoot.
                                                               to find the type of photographers that will best highlight
                                                               your attributes, then you may have luck in setting up             5. The location of the shoot (make sure you bring someone with you,
                                                               free tests.                                                       or let someone know where the shoot will take place).

                                                                 You may find that it is best to make the investment             6. The duration of the shoot (how many hours) so you aren’t there longer
                                                                  to get the type of images that will make you stand             than you need to be.
                                                                    out. If you start off by testing with mediocre
                                                                     photographers, your growth as a model will be               LEARNING EXPERIENCE — When you test, you learn a lot
                                                                      slower, you may waste time doing tests that                about yourself as a model, such as the angles and poses that will
                                                                       won’t fulfill your needs, and you may turn                make you look the best. It is also important to be focused on
                                                                        off good photographers with unattractive                 the photographer’s vision and what they wish to create, so that
                                                                         photos of you. New models generally don’t               you can help to make the shoot a success. You will also meet
                                                                          understand the difference between a so-so              important contacts, and if you make a good impression, those
                                                                           photo and a great photo. You will learn as            people will likely use you when they have a paying job for
                                                                           you get more experience!                              which your look is needed.

                                                                             MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICES                            FINAL TIPS — Always be on time for tests. Come with
                                                                             — When choosing a photographer for                  clean hair, well-groomed nails, and a good attitude. If you
                                                                               a test shoot, you need to do a self-              have shown the photographer some sample photos of
                                                                               assessment. There are many areas of               yourself, arrive looking how he or she expects you to look.
                                                                                modeling, and it is important to think           Bring what you have been told to bring, as well as an
                                                                                about what you want, as well as what             outfit or two that you would like to wear. Do not overpack
                                                                                styles best suit you. It is a good idea to       — professional photographers do not want to tote your bags
                                                                                 ask others for their feedback, and look         for you. Also, do not lie about your measurements — you
                                                                                 through different magazines to see              will regret it when the stylist presents you with clothes that
                                                                                  the current standards and how you fit          do not fit!
                                                                                  into them.                                     Best of luck, be yourself, and happy shooting!
                                                                                   Whatever category you place your-             Tiana Hunter’s new column will appear monthly in
                                                                                   self in, it is important to choose a          One Model Place’s SNAP! Online Magazine. She is an
                                                                                   photographer who specializes in               New York-based model working in the areas of artistic,
                                                                                   that category and shoots the type of          commercial, fashion, and glamour, and she is a
                                                                                   images that will move you forward in          photographer as well. Tiana will be sharing everything
                                                                                   that field. If you fit the criteria to be a   she knows to help models starting out in the industry,
                                                                                   fashion model and have a desire to            as well as those looking to take their career to the
                                                                                   do that, a glamour test will not              next level.
     Photography by Phillip Wong                                                   benefit you at all, and vice versa.                                                                                         Photography by Phillip Wong
     OMP Member #46858                                                                                                                                                                                              OMP Member #46858
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 HELPFUL FEATURES — There are new features popping up all over OMP these days. For example, if you go to your
 “Manage My Profile” page, you may see a strange symbol next to the names of the newest models, photographers, or creative
 artists in the U.S. That circle with a slash through it is actually a handy dandy compass that will lead you in the direction of those
 you want to work with most.

 Click on it and enter your zip code to determine not only the distance in miles between
 you and your fellow OMP members, but also a map that will chart a course to the desired
 destination. And that’s not all – if the member is currently logged in, an “ONLINE NOW”
 message will appear next to their name, allowing you instant access to set up your photo
 shoot plans.

                                              SHOOTIN’     TEXANS — Focus Workshops held an event entitled
                                            “Fashion, Swimwear & More” in Houston February, and like all of their
                                            weekends, it turned out to be a great success. The shoots and seminars
                                            lasted two days, focusing on sexy images in the styles of swimwear, glamour
                                            and lingerie. Founder Rick Hughes and his creative team always line up the
                                            hottest models, and the Texas roster was no exception. South Florida is the
                                            next stop on the fcus workshop tour. The group will be hosting a seminar
                                            at the One Model Place studios, located in Fort Lauderdale, on April 21-22.
                                            These workshops offer photographers exclusive sessions with the models
                                            in amazing locations. Bottom line: If you were in Houston for the Focus
                                                            Workshop, you were one of the lucky ones. If not, make
                                       Claudia              sure to check out for availability, and get
                                       OMP Model #156114    your carreer in ‘focus’ today!
                                       Age: 25
                                       Height: 5’0”
                                       Weight: 105 lbs.
                                       Chest: 34 B
                                       Waist: 26
                                       Hips: 36
                                       Photography by:
                                       Rick Hughes
                                       OMP Member #3812


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