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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

Wow, it's 2011! Another new year and with it the many opportunities that life (and the modeling industry) has to offer! I hope everyone had a good time ringing in the new year...I, for one, could not wait for 2011 to start and for the holidays to pass so I could refocus and get back to business! Guess it's the workaholic in me!

Needless to say, I plan on continuing to pursue projects, shoots and other related opportunities that will help to further my modeling and acting career--hopefully you're all aiming to do the same! Today is my last day of being lazy and tomorrow I'll come out of my cocoon and get myself ready for upcoming gigs this week. My main focus lately has been networking. I've been busy contacting local designers and introducing myself as well as offering them my services. So far it's been good...there are two local designers that I'm in talks with for helping them showcase their new clothing lines and one designer that I was supposed to do a fashion show for but at the last minute the show's director went over the designer's head and hired his own models to do her segment--totally sucked but there wasn't much I could do about it. However, the designer did say she would keep me in mind for her next shows, which she'll hopefully have more control over.

I've redesigned my business cards to update my pictures and info and my official modeling website is undergoing a complete makeover. I'll be sure to announce when the new version is up and running...I'm super excited about that project. Hmmm...what else? Oh, my immediate goal is updating my book and I've set up a bunch of test shoots with photographers in the area in order to capture the images that I feel are missing from my portfolio. One is to update my swimwear images and the rest are couple shoots with local male models. One concept shoot I'm working on with a male model is going to be more editorial in nature, while the other is more along the lifestyle theme.

I feel that if I'm really going to put myself out there and network with others in the San Francisco market as well as Los Angeles, my images and website should definitely be on point and reflect the type of work I know I can pull off. Of course the best way to convince people is to show them, so for now I'll be dedicating my free time to testing and gathering strong images.

Don't worry, I haven't forgotten about you, my dear readers. I've got many more insightful and informative topics to post about so stay tuned and I hope that 2011 brings you all nothing but happiness, productivity and prosperity!

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