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Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Latest on Dania Denise: September 2014

I know, I know, this post was written on August 31 but it's basically already September so why not get a jump on the new month? :-)

2014 has been an interesting year so far. As you've probably noticed, it's the first year since this blog was started that I've had the least total number of posts. That's not for lack of caring, however.

I wear many hats and that includes running two art businesses (solely owned and operated by myself). Those businesses have been hopping since late last year so I dedicated a lot of my time and energy into fulfilling those commitments.

I was still going on castings, auditions and booking work but not as much--mostly because I wasn't as actively marketing myself to opportunities as I normally did. However, summer was also a very slow season for me for any number of reasons but just recently (literally like 2 weeks ago), modeling and acting began picking up speed and I've been doing shoots and other projects left and right. Back to the balance between my two worlds. Not to mention that whatever downtime I had was spent with a lot of mentoring/consulting and advising newbie models so I was still in the modeling loop in that sense.

So that's the main reason why I've been less active on my blog but nonetheless I never forgot about my readers and did manage to get one YouTube video posted to my channel recently. I'm thinking if I can get 1 video on YouTube per month at a minimum, at least that's better than nothing.

I've been shooting local commercials and pursuing movie roles as well but now have a great opportunity in front of me with the modeling side of my career that I'm super excited about.

I'm in the running to be the face of a brand new cosmetics line and will be walking in the STOMP THE RUNWAY FASHION SHOW, where the Final 4 (and ultimately the winner) will be announced live. The show is taking place in Sacramento, California on Saturday, October 4th.

Not only did I want to share this news with my readers here on my blog, I also wanted to provide an open invitation to any of you that is local to Northern California to attend, show support and meet me in person!

Buy your tickets early for the best prices and feel free to invite anyone and everyone who may be interested.

Here's the link: http://stomptherunwaysac.wix.com/strsac

It's up to the AUDIENCE TO VOTE WHO THEY WANT TO WIN the competition. That means I need as many supporters as possible at the event to root me on.

If you want to find out if I made it to the Final 4, you'll have to attend! Hope to see you there!!!

It goes without saying that walking away with this kind of title would be a huge notch on my resume and open up a number of networking possibilities to further my modeling career and brand. Out of 150+ applicants, 50 got invited to the first round of interviews (which I made the cut for). Out of those 50, the Top 12 were chosen and invited for a second round of interviews with a panel of judges (I made the cut for this one, too!). Here's a photo of the Top 12, as promoted by the cosmetics line on Facebook:

The last and final phase of this competition is choosing the Final 4 out of the Top 12. Those Final 4 will be announced during the fashion show and, as mentioned above, the audience will then get to to choose the winner. I'm really hoping it's me. I've already been promoting the event on Facebook and Twitter and other social media channels.

If any of you are local and believe you can make it, definitely purchase your tickets now while they're still affordable. It's going to be a fun and festive night filled with fashion, makeup, awesome sponsors, music and great people!

I'll definitely make sure to update you all on the deets of the show and the outcome in October!!!

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