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Student Pursues Career in Modeling


By Debra Thomas

Modeling is is not the average, run of the mill career that has many standards and qualifications. However, junior Angelina Smith has not let this fact reroute her plans to become a professional model.

Smith was accepted into the Barbizon Acting and Modeling Center. Smith attended the school one weekend a month for six months. There Smith learned skills in the fields of modeling, acting, etiquette, runway, and photography.

Upon graduating from the Barbizon Acting and Modeling Center, Smith was voted Miss Barbizon for the class of 2013.

“I learned a lot, and it really set me up for the future,” Smith said.

In addition to learning a skill set for modeling, Smith participated in two photoshoots and a runway show.

A pipe dream of Smith’s is to be signed with Wilhelmina Models in New York City; however, Ford Modeling Agency in Richmond in her words would “be more realistic.”

Following in the footsteps of her favorite model Coco Rocha, Smith wants to do runway and model in a high fashion setting.

“I like high fashion, so I would want to do [a campaign]  for Vogue,” Smith said.

Smith loves runway, and would like to model the creations of Vera Wang because she designs pretty dresses.

In her spare time, Smith likes to watch modeling television shows like the CW’s America’s Next Top Model and Oxygen’s The Face.

Modeling is not the only thing Smith is interested in. Smith enjoys taking photos and writing, especially poetry.

For the meantime Smith is very focused on school, but modeling still remains a prominent goal and a large portion of her life.

“I like modeling because it’s something different, and I like being out in front of people,” Smith said. “It teaches you to come out of your shell and to be outgoing.”

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