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Model of the Year 2016…

Super Model of the Year: Em Marie!

Model Em Marie by Emily Scimeca

Em Marie, shot by Emily Scimeca (blog post featured image also by Emily Scimeca)

This 14-year-old had me at first glance, last summer in Maine. She is breathtaking in person and ultra photogenic (those two traits don’t always go together). She is lovely, humble, talented, polite, bold, ambitious, incredibly disciplined and destined to be a superstar—whether as a model, dancer, or both. When I took her into my former agency, I had no doubt she would be signed by New York Model Management. It is rare to be that sure about a new discovery. I have never been that sure, in fact. And, yes, they signed her! So I’m not surprised that my panel of industry judges have chosen Em Marie as Model of the Year!

Model Em Marie by Jordan Matter

Em Marie, shot by Jordan Matter


Thank you judges: agent and modeling industry guru Page Parkes (read more here: Exclusive Interview with Page Parkes from Scouted); fab photographer Danny Cardozo (read more here: Danny Cardozo Zooms in on Role Modeling, Modeling, and Photography); and counselor and former supermodel Susan Miner (read more here: Supermodel Susan Miner on Modeling, Inner Beauty, and Page Parkes Model Camp). Erin Scimeca, Director of Scouting at New York Model Mgmt, is on my panel, but she had a horse in the race this year! And that horse had no problem taking the blue ribbon without her vote :)

Em Marie by Gene Schiavone

Em Marie, shot by Gene Schiavone

This is only the beginning, Em. I can’t wait to see where your career takes you!


Congrats, also, to the People’s Choice Winner: Zoe Mann!

Model Zoe Mann

Zoe Mann, shot by Ashley Skatoff


Model Zoe Mann

Zoe Mann, shot by Ashley Skatoff

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