EM+ Member Shout Out- Meet Ann!

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Ann is an incredible mix of beauty, brains and most of all heart. I had the pleasure of getting to know Ann six years ago when she was interested in learning more about the Modeling Industry.

Since then, she has grown tremendously in her studies and in her modeling career! As an honor student and a lover of both math and science, Ann balances her studies, NY/ DC Fashion Week, Beauty and Fashion photo shoots, Volleyball and is even on her school's robotics team.

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When asked what Ann loves most about modeling she quickly responds, "I adore the fact that I have the pleasure of meeting so many people, each with their own personality and set of ideas". Ann aspires to be on the cover of Vogue Magazine one day or even walk the runway in the Victoria Secret's Fashion Extravaganza!

Currently Ann is hooked on Country Music, obsessed with pistachios, enjoys Earnest Hemingway (she just read "The Old Man at the Bridge") and can't leave the house without her beige infinity scarf (with gold chain detail) her eldest brother got her for Christmas. So sweet!

To sum up this feature, I thought it would be cute to show you a 'selfie' (above) of 'Everyday Ann' over 'Model Ann'. When asking Ann for this 'selfie' she politely emailed them to me with this request,
"All I ask is that you include one of the photos of me with NO make-up on to reiterate that make up and hair isn't everything".
That's what I Iove most about Ann!

You can catch up with Ann by visiting her EM+ Profile!

You can also see more of Ann in our current edition of EM Magazine!

Want to be considered for a EM+ Member feature?!?! Leave your profile link below and tell me "why you?".

And here you can see all the perks of an EM Plus Membership!

Best,

Cristina

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#19
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Cristina
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Cristina - NYC, NY, USA:
Quote: Lucy posted
Congratulations, Ann! :) It seems like you really love what you do, and you're going to be great at it!

I would like to be considered for a EM+ member feature because I love modeling! I'm addicted to that adrenaline rush on the runway. Some people express themselves through pen and paper, but modeling is my creative outlet. I love being able to collaborate with others to create a story through the images. Right now, I'm a student at UC Berkeley, but I model on the side when I'm not studying or working! I hope to turn it from a hobby to a full-on career in the future. Thank you!

http://www.exploremodeling.com/?lucyzhu
You have gorgeous hair!! Thanks for the post Lucy!
#18
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Lucy
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Lucy - San Diego, CA, USA:
Congratulations, Ann! :) It seems like you really love what you do, and you're going to be great at it!

I would like to be considered for a EM+ member feature because I love modeling! I'm addicted to that adrenaline rush on the runway. Some people express themselves through pen and paper, but modeling is my creative outlet. I love being able to collaborate with others to create a story through the images. Right now, I'm a student at UC Berkeley, but I model on the side when I'm not studying or working! I hope to turn it from a hobby to a full-on career in the future. Thank you!

http://www.exploremodeling.com/?lucyzhu
#17
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Cristina
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Cristina - NYC, NY, USA:
Quote: latiesha posted
My name is Latiesha Wrice I'm 25 year old. My dream and passion is to be aspiring model one day because I want to make a difference by inspiring people that have a disability including myself to be comfortable in our own skin by fulfilling my goals and dreams of becoming a model and making a differences in people lives. I also want to do charity foundation of my own
http://www.exploremodeling.com/?lwrice209
Good for you Latiesha! Thanks so much for sharing :)
#16
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Cristina
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Cristina - NYC, NY, USA:
Quote: Dionne posted
Hey Beautifuls,
First,Congrats to Ann.Beautiful Shots. I am Dionne Reeves-Grubbs.Founder and CEO of Full Figured Fierce. I am a Full Figured Model from Alabama. Although the runway is my first love, my passion is to encourage others to love who they are. I started my journey of empowering, through modeling, 2 years ago with a small group on Facebook. We currently have over 11k followers which may seem like nothing to some, but to me it's beyond fabulous. It has nothing to do with popularity. To me, that's 11,700 people who are loving themselves a little more or encouraging others to do the same. On our 2 yr anniversary, I was awarded my own day in my city by our Mayor. So March 22 is Officially FULL FIGURED FIERCE DAY in Huntsville, AL.
In addition to Full Figured Fierce, I gathered some of my city's most beautiful models to form my own model team. We are The Runway Killers. ( also on Facebook)When women see all the different shapes,sizes, and hues of the women on this team they, as we have been told, are inspired to live out their dreams as well. Not all want to be models, but they are going after their dreams and reaching goals. Loving themselves and following their dreams, that to me is worth more than gold. With that being said, I would love to be given a SHOUT OUT on Explore Model Magazine to spread the word of Love, of self, of your dreams, and of your passions.
I wish you all a Beautiful day.
http://www.exploremodeling.com/?Full_Figured_Fierce
Hi Dionne! Good for you in all the YOU do!! So exciting! I saw a video of your runway walk... Fierce!
You go girl!
#15
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Cristina
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Cristina - NYC, NY, USA:
Quote: Shweta posted
If you (Ann) are reading this comment then please know, people like you inspire others to achieve their dreams while not conflicting with other priorities like studies and extra curricular. As for Cristina, I must say, you have helped the lives of so many girls pursue their dreams of becoming a model. You are truly extraordinary.
As for a little introduction about myself, my name is Shweta Rai and I am 15 year sold. Unlike many beautiful girls who choose fame, money, to be perceived as beautiful, or popularity as a reason to become a model, my major motivation to shoot the next cover of EM Magazine is myself. It is a feeling deep inside of me which cannot be described in words. The reason i want to become a model is so I can express those feelings.
https://www.exploremodeling.com/Casting/EMMagazine/109419/Shweta_Rai.aspx
Hi Shweta :) You are such a pretty girl! Thanks so much for very kind words :)
#14
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Cristina
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Cristina - NYC, NY, USA:
Quote: Laura posted
Hey Ann first of all congrats on this major achievement. You've inspired so many girls and women from so many ages. For me example you've inspired me and made it possible for me to reach for my dreams. Because if you can do it then many more girls on this world can. I'm laura B. And I'm 19 years old and this type of opportunity doesn't come often and if I was given this chance I could inspire so many more girls and encourage them to shoot for the stars! Because it is possible , dreams can come true you just have to work at it hard enough.
Link : http://www.exploremodeling.com/?lauraVeronica95
Thanks Laura! Good luck!
#13
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Cristina
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Cristina - NYC, NY, USA:
Quote: Marcayla posted
We'lll congratulations but I've always wanted to model but the area that I'm located in have modeling agencies but most of them was scams and That made me very sad ! But I see that you did it I feel like I can do it too but by the way my name is Marcayla Vincent and I'm 15 years old Goin on 16 in September Soo please get back with me !
There are many good agencies out there that are legit. Have you checked out the directory on EM? You can also watch this video on scams to watch out for... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMLTT3-OHWc
#12
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Cristina
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Cristina - NYC, NY, USA:
Quote: Haleigh posted
Ann, I love how you think! Beauty is one thing, but having the brains to back it up is so important! I echo your love of Ernest Hemingway and will be visiting the Hemingway House this July in Key West! I should be the next EM+ Shoutout because I have passion for travel and meeting new people from all different walks of life. I have an open mind and believe a model can be so much more than a beautiful face.

Please vote for me, HALEIGH! Ann, I love how you think! Beauty is one thing, but having the brains to back it up is so important! I echo your love of Ernest Hemingway and will be visiting the Hemingway House this July in Key West! I should be the next EM+ Shoutout because I have passion for travel and meeting new people from all different walks of life. I have an open mind and believe a model can be so much more than a beautiful face.

Please vote for me, HALEIGH! http://www.exploremodeling.com/Casting/NicolitaModelSearch/109856/haleighkins.aspx
Thanks for the comment Haleigh! Good luck!! Voting for you now :)
#11
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Haleigh
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Haleigh - Roswell, GA, USA:
Ann, I love how you think! Beauty is one thing, but having the brains to back it up is so important! I echo your love of Ernest Hemingway and will be visiting the Hemingway House this July in Key West! I should be the next EM+ Shoutout because I have passion for travel and meeting new people from all different walks of life. I have an open mind and believe a model can be so much more than a beautiful face.

Please vote for me, HALEIGH! Ann, I love how you think! Beauty is one thing, but having the brains to back it up is so important! I echo your love of Ernest Hemingway and will be visiting the Hemingway House this July in Key West! I should be the next EM+ Shoutout because I have passion for travel and meeting new people from all different walks of life. I have an open mind and believe a model can be so much more than a beautiful face.

Please vote for me, HALEIGH! http://www.exploremodeling.com/Casting/NicolitaModelSearch/109856/haleighkins.aspx
#10
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Vladimir
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Vladimir - Moscow, Poland:
http://www.exploremodeling.com/Member/vladimir25.aspx
#9
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Marcayla
Model
Marcayla - LA, USA:
We'lll congratulations but I've always wanted to model but the area that I'm located in have modeling agencies but most of them was scams and That made me very sad ! But I see that you did it I feel like I can do it too but by the way my name is Marcayla Vincent and I'm 15 years old Goin on 16 in September Soo please get back with me !
#8
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Leslie
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Leslie - Oshkosh, CA, USA:
Quote: Leslie posted
I am scarred. We all have scars, whether we wear them on the outside or inside. We try to hide them, we compare them, and we learn from them. My first scar came from a bully, when I was just a toddler. It is on my chin and quite apparent. My last scar also came at the hands of a bully who almost killed me. He was an esteemed man who most would look up to, but he traded his stature for money and booze. I had to have bypass surgery to save my life, because of the damage he did to me, but I won, because I lived to tell. The five and a half inch scar is in the middle of my chest. Oh yes, I measured it, and I deserve every inch of what I learned about the evil that can lurk in mankind. I occasionally camouflage the scar with a necklace, but I am not ashamed of it. Sometimes lessons are learned the hard way, and the scar suites me in all it's imperfection.
I am scarred. We all have scars, whether we wear them on the outside or inside. We try to hide them, we compare them, and we learn from them. My first scar came from a bully, when I was just a toddler. It is on my chin and quite apparent. My last scar also came at the hands of a bully who almost killed me. He was an esteemed man who most would look up to, but he traded his stature for money and booze. I had to have bypass surgery to save my life, because of the damage he did to me, but I won, because I lived to tell. The five and a half inch scar is in the middle of my chest. Oh yes, I measured it, and I deserve every inch of what I learned about the evil that can lurk in mankind. I occasionally camouflage the scar with a necklace, but I am not ashamed of it. Sometimes lessons are learned the hard way, and the scar suites me in all it's imperfection. www.exploremodeling.com/?Leslie
#7
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Laura
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Laura - NY, USA:
Hey Ann first of all congrats on this major achievement. You've inspired so many girls and women from so many ages. For me example you've inspired me and made it possible for me to reach for my dreams. Because if you can do it then many more girls on this world can. I'm laura B. And I'm 19 years old and this type of opportunity doesn't come often and if I was given this chance I could inspire so many more girls and encourage them to shoot for the stars! Because it is possible , dreams can come true you just have to work at it hard enough.
Link : http://www.exploremodeling.com/?lauraVeronica95
#6
Leslie's photo
Leslie
Model
Leslie - Oshkosh, CA, USA:
I am scarred. We all have scars, whether we wear them on the outside or inside. We try to hide them, we compare them, and we learn from them. My first scar came from a bully, when I was just a toddler. It is on my chin and quite apparent. My last scar also came at the hands of a bully who almost killed me. He was an esteemed man who most would look up to, but he traded his stature for money and booze. I had to have bypass surgery to save my life, because of the damage he did to me, but I won, because I lived to tell. The five and a half inch scar is in the middle of my chest. Oh yes, I measured it, and I deserve every inch of what I learned about the evil that can lurk in mankind. I occasionally camouflage the scar with a necklace, but I am not ashamed of it. Sometimes lessons are learned the hard way, and the scar suites me in all it's imperfection.
#5
Shweta's photo
Shweta
Model
Shweta - KS, USA:
If you (Ann) are reading this comment then please know, people like you inspire others to achieve their dreams while not conflicting with other priorities like studies and extra curricular. As for Cristina, I must say, you have helped the lives of so many girls pursue their dreams of becoming a model. You are truly extraordinary.
As for a little introduction about myself, my name is Shweta Rai and I am 15 year sold. Unlike many beautiful girls who choose fame, money, to be perceived as beautiful, or popularity as a reason to become a model, my major motivation to shoot the next cover of EM Magazine is myself. It is a feeling deep inside of me which cannot be described in words. The reason i want to become a model is so I can express those feelings.
https://www.exploremodeling.com/Casting/EMMagazine/109419/Shweta_Rai.aspx
#4
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Michelle
Model
Michelle - GA, USA:
Congratulations!! Great Shots!!
I am Michelle Roberts
www.exploremodeling.com/?Divamichelle48
#3
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Dionne
Model
Dionne - AL, USA:
Hey Beautifuls,
First,Congrats to Ann.Beautiful Shots. I am Dionne Reeves-Grubbs.Founder and CEO of Full Figured Fierce. I am a Full Figured Model from Alabama. Although the runway is my first love, my passion is to encourage others to love who they are. I started my journey of empowering, through modeling, 2 years ago with a small group on Facebook. We currently have over 11k followers which may seem like nothing to some, but to me it's beyond fabulous. It has nothing to do with popularity. To me, that's 11,700 people who are loving themselves a little more or encouraging others to do the same. On our 2 yr anniversary, I was awarded my own day in my city by our Mayor. So March 22 is Officially FULL FIGURED FIERCE DAY in Huntsville, AL.
In addition to Full Figured Fierce, I gathered some of my city's most beautiful models to form my own model team. We are The Runway Killers. ( also on Facebook)When women see all the different shapes,sizes, and hues of the women on this team they, as we have been told, are inspired to live out their dreams as well. Not all want to be models, but they are going after their dreams and reaching goals. Loving themselves and following their dreams, that to me is worth more than gold. With that being said, I would love to be given a SHOUT OUT on Explore Model Magazine to spread the word of Love, of self, of your dreams, and of your passions.
I wish you all a Beautiful day.
http://www.exploremodeling.com/?Full_Figured_Fierce
#2
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latiesha
Model
latiesha - Jacksonville, FL, USA:
My name is Latiesha Wrice I'm 25 year old. My dream and passion is to be aspiring model one day because I want to make a difference by inspiring people that have a disability including myself to be comfortable in our own skin by fulfilling my goals and dreams of becoming a model and making a differences in people lives. I also want to do charity foundation of my own
http://www.exploremodeling.com/?lwrice209
#1
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Tracy
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Tracy - Morganville, NJ, USA:
Beautiful pics..
http://www.exploremodeling.com/?TDavis825
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