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Fresh Faces Of Spring 2010: Model Diaries

Submitted by on February 25, 2010 – 10:03 am3 Comments
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We’re so proud of our Fresh Faces Of Spring 2010 model search winners – Allen Gates of Missouri and Kristine Mirelle of New Mexico!

We asked the talented duo to write a lil’ something about their photo shoot experience with our team in San Diego – check out what they had to say:

ALLEN “AG” GATES
“Being from downtown St.Louis there are a few things that one becomes accustomed to, such as great tap water, resentment from those seeing you do well, and some of the best Chinese food in America! Being in a position in which one has to work hard for every inch in life, you tend to build a very strong appreciation for opportunities that may stumble onto your path. Unfortunately, opportunities are at a premium because although they are out there, they tend to be very elusive at times.

“The best thing about opportunities, and maybe the most intriguing thing, is the pure randomness of which they may come. Just out of my manager Kazia Steele wanting to find me a new wardrobe, we ended up entering and winning a nationwide model search.Not only did I get to spend time in beautiful San Diego and stay in a world class hotel, but I got to meet and connect with some amazing, driven, and hardworking people who took a normal young man from one of the roughest areas of St.Louis and made him feel and look like a superstar.

“So to the staff and administration of Dr. Jays.com, THANK YOU for the opportunity and for appreciating me for who I am and for who I will become!

“Thank You: Joe Beckerly, Simone “Boss Lady” Kapsalides, Shant Jabourian, Yesenia Lopez, Mikee Catacutan, Yvahn Martin, Phil Brown, Holly Haines, Emma Huneke, Ryan Acain, Jamila Galloway, and Sharon Tabb.”

Kristine Mirelle

“My experience at the DrJays.com photoshoot was a ton of fun! I arrived in beautiful San Diego with my mom who attended the shoot with me. The next day we we arrived at the studio to meet the friendly staff that would be assisting the shoot that day. From the wardrobe stylists to the photographers, everyone was positive and the energy was amazing.

“The photo shoot was very laid back and everyone involved was very talented at what they did. What was great about this experience is that the outfits put aside for me were ones I wouldn’t have normally put together myself; I felt like a different person in each one of them and it was nice to step out of my comfort zone and try something new! I got to keep the clothes which I’ve actually already put to use. My FAVORITE outfit was the black dress I wore in the end with my hair up. *so classy* And my absolute favorite article I wore of the whole shoot? The black shoes with the gold trim and ruffles. WOW. Loved them!

“Overall I had an amazing time. Everything from the photos to everything behind the scenes went smoothly and the people involved also made if a very fun experience for me. Thank you to DrJays.com for involving me with this project.”

Fresh Faces Of Spring 2010 fashion campaign launches on the site this week!

So guys…did we choose the right winners? What do you all think?


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