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Mar 21, 2011

TeamDC Fashion Show & Model Search Recap

What an exciting weekend it was to be in the nation's capital!  Members of the DC community and beyond came out in droves to support TeamDC's annual fundraising event (see my previous post here), held March 12, 2011.  The struggling economy did not inhibit folks from opening their wallets to help raise money for local GLBT scholarships, as TeamDC raised well over $7,000.

It was an amazing evening, and I was proud to announce that my good friend Micah had taken top honors as the event's winner!  His aggressive marketing strategy, tight connections within the DC community, strikingly sexy features (sparkling blue eyes, tattoos, baby face, chiseled body...need I say more?), and recent publications for his modeling work made him the odds-on favorite.  

After having commercial success in the 2010 Ripped Genes Calendar, an EthanSays exclusive, a potential photoshoot with notable fashion photographer, Mike Ruiz, and a booking with personal friend and all-time favorite YMIJ, Micah's modeling career is now set to soar!  As a personal trainer for the U.S. Military, I'm happy to hand over my crown to him and feel he will represent the interests of TeamDC while fulfilling his reign with confidence!

For more information on TeamDC and its mission, please visit their website here.
Video footage courtesy of Aram Vartian. For more images from the night's festivities, please visit the Metro Weekly's "Scene" section here.

Mar 8, 2011

Photoshoot Preview: West Phillips

It's been quite some time since my last photoshoot, but that's okay because I've taken myself out of modeling for a few months to focus on family, friends, and fitness.  This weekend will be quite an exciting one as I will be judging the TeamDC fashion show / model search competition on Saturday!  (See my earlier write-up here).  I have several friends competing so it'll be a personal challenge as well as a professional one, but I'm looking forward to it and wish them all the best of luck!

Sunday, however, I'll be participating in a photoshoot production that will include San Francisco photographer, West Phillips!  It will consist of makeup artists, a talented videographer (MetroWeekly's Aram Vartian), production assistants, and models from the competition.  Should be an interesting and fun collaboration of many individuals and I'm thrilled to be part of this.

For a glimpse of West Phillip's photography, please enjoy samples of his work.  You can also visit his portfolio on Facebook by clicking here.