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Modeling news roundup

February 25, 2013

This week’s highlights: Leticia Farr in Maxim Magazine, Veronica LaVery featured in Dark Beauty Magazine, Natalie Minh’s new book and more…

Leticia Farr in Maxim Magazine


Model: Leticia Farr; Photographer: Dave Alan

Congratulations to Model Mayhem’s Leticia Farr on one of her biggest accomplishments yet. She is featured in February 2013′s Maxim Espanol with a 4-page spread. Maxim is the magazine that every model has aspired to be in and this is quite the accomplishment. She set out to shoot for them way back in July with Dave Alan. She said, “It’s such a great feeling to set a goal and reach it but my goals are much higher now.” We are excited to see where she will go next!

Veronica LaVery featured in Dark Beauty Magazine


Model: Veronica LaVery

We want to extend our congratulations to Model Mayhem’s Veronica LaVery, who just landed an 8-page feature in Dark Beauty Magazine. Veronica is an amazing model with features in many other magazines in various genres. She is published internationally and we always look forward to seeing where else her images will appear. With her gorgeous, exotic Eastern European look, we are sure that she will continue to succeed in the industry.

Swimwear designer Dana Duggan making her mark


Model: Jade Perkins

Congratulations to Model Mayhem’s Dana Duggan, the mastermind behind South Shore Swimwear, on her recent international feature in an Italian swimwear/lingerie magazine called Intimo Piu’ Mare (Intimate Sea). She was featured in the section of the magazine called Novita Mare; meaning Sea News in Italian. In addition, Dana’s designs will be featured by Bloomingdales in Chestnut Hill. According to this article, Dana has been working very hard on her swimwear designs and she is very excited to be selected to showcase her designs at Bloomingdales. Getting the attention of major retailers is a big career milestone for any designer. Additionally, she was also selected to be one of the five finalists in a contest to win $1000 from the Shark Tank’s Daymond John and TicketLeap. We wish Dana all the best!

Natalie Minh’s new book


Models: Natalie Minh & Frank Jones

Model Mayhem’s Natalie Minh just released her new book called “The Insider’s Guide To The Business of Fitness Modeling. In this book, she reveals the secrets of succeeding as a fitness model, which include getting published in magazines, landing sponsorships, booking shoots and building your brand. Natalie is a three times European physique champion, internationally published fitness model and photographer. Natalie has extensive knowledge of the fitness industry and is an inspiration to many aspiring fitness models. We wish Natalie continued success!

How much money do Fashion Week models make?

Although aspiring fashion models dream of walking international runways as well as modeling for designers showcasing their pieces at Fashion Week, the salaries will surprise them. According to this article, some of the fashion models walking international runways do not get any financial compensation but rather they receive free clothing and exposure in exchange for modeling. Although top models like Miranda Kerr and Karlie Kloss make a killing walking the runways, the reality is that most lesser-known fashion models will not be bringing home large sums of money. In fact, some of them will make around $4200 per week during fashion month, but that amount is supposed to last them a while, given that modeling jobs are scarce. Therefore, lesser-known models who are signed with agencies are advised to pursue higher paying jobs that are deemed less glamorous, such as commercial, catalog and fit modeling.

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