Thursday, April 29, 2010

Barbizon of Akron Alum, Drew Tyler Bell on CSI New York

Just when you thought you wouldn’t get any updates on heart throb Drew Tyler Bell… This Barbizon Of Akron Alum and superstar (by the way) is not only doing his acting thing on The Bold and the Beautiful, he also starred on an episode of CSI NY recently! TOTALLY AWESOME! Everyone needs to check out the episode and root on a fellow talent who got his start right here in Akron. As mentioned, Drew also stays super busy with the Soap The Bold and the Beautiful and can proudly boast having filmed over 370 episodes to date!! We’d also like to add that Drew’s a scholar to boot - in addition to his time on set, he goes to college full time where he is working on a business degree. Way to go!

Barbizon of Akron Alum Nadya Page Does Fit Modeling in Wooster, Ohio

Barbizon of Akron Alum and cutie pie Nadya is back at it with Classic Imports where she is the fit model of choice due to her perfect stats!! Nadya can’t wait to get back with the client to work with them for a FULL day trying on various trendy tops, dresses, skirts, and pants for this eclectic clothing company located in Wooster Ohio. What’s Nadya’s responsibility?? Just making sure the clothes fit JUST RIGHT – Sounds like a sweet deal – reap in the dough just for trying on fab-o clothing!! Rock on!

Barbizon of Akron Grads Take Over the Pages of Improvement's Catalog

Improvements Catalog couldn’t get enough of our great Barbizon of Akron Grads this past month!!! In preparation for their Spring/Summer editions, our client needed to utilize several of our faces! Juanita for instance was booked for a two day shoot where one day she shot in studio and other other on location! Mindy Cooper was booked as well and had a terrific time lounging in a water chair and water noodle in order to get just the right shot!! Our little one Vivienne Cisar was called upon as well for a girly shoot featuring her doing it up at a “girls only” tea party complete with mini tea set! HOW CUTE! If you can believe it, we’re not done yet!! Our other talent, Morgan and Erin played pool table tennis and got to shoot in a pool, while sweetie Corey Clemens showed up on set to play with a make-believe dog – our sweetie pie did a terrific job improvising especially since he was supposed to have a REAL doggie to work with! And finally, Rebekah Toussant was on hand for two shots… One garden scene and one where she was featured poolside as well donning a swimsuit! We love staying busy and so does our talent! Can’t wait for more to come!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Barbizon of Akron Alums Dakota and Annalisa Take a Hike for Dick's Sporting Goods

TAKE A HIKE! Over to Dicks Sporting Goods to be specific! Why? To check out the Game On catalog that features two super talented model/talents from Pro-Model and Talent OF COURSE! Our full-of-skill Dakota Luzader and Annalisa Beuhler had a great time on set shown in the latest fashionable hiking gear while traversing over the rocky terrain. The client was thrilled with their performances and our talent is excited for another great tear sheet for their books! But don’t just take our word for it, take a look right here to see this coupla hikers for yourself!!

Barbizon of Akron Alum Andrea Debevc Shoots with Ostriches in Canada!

Who doesn't love chillin’ in the Big Apple?! Our Barbizon of Akron alum and model extraordinaire Andrea Debevc will be back in New York City for the next 2 months working away and going from audition to audition. Following her experiences in NYC Andrea is heading to Canada where she will be doing an extensive amount of work! The biggest of her achievements while in the lovely country to our North is that Samuel Dong campaign that she did in Montreal. The results of her elaborate shoot – that included a herd of ostriches, will not only appear on billboards throughout the country but also in the designer’s Look Book! We can’t wait to see those pics. You never know who or what you may end up shooting with in the modeling world.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Former Barbizon Student Katie Ross on HawthoRNe

Our former Barbizon of Akron student Katie Ross is out west in beautiful Los Angeles where she stars on the fabulous show HawthoRNe. Katie has a great time on set with the cast and crew, and we always like to keep tabs on her so that we can get all the behind the scenes news on what she's been up to! When we last spoke with Katie she said,"One of my most interesting events on set recently was working with Will Smith on HawthoRNe as the on set technical advisor. That was awesome and he's just such a pro. It was great to watch him work from behind the scenes and assist him with the medical storyline." How AWESOME! Katie also took a role on "True Blood" last week which she said was so cool because it was a 3 day medical shoot and she was the on-set technical advisor and on-camera nurse. Katie loves it when she gets to work behind and on-camera - which she can do because she is a fomally trained nurse. Sounds like fun to us!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Barbizon of Akron Grad Briana Lehman, Winner of a $100,000.00 College Scholarship Tells ALL!

Beginning as a biannual program in 1992, The Barbizon International Scholarship program became an annual program in 2007 in order to accomodate an increasing number of applicants. To date, Barbizon has awarded $900,000.00 in college scholarships and this year we are proud to announce that local young lady Briana Lehman from North Ridgeville, and a sophomore at North Ridgeville High School, is the 2010 winner! Lehman is a stellar student with a 4.3 Grade Point Average and she's talented to boot – playing volleyball, not only for school but also for the junior olympics. Miss. Lehman who has dreams of attending a top-ranked university, now has the opportunity to fulfill her aspirations as a result of this scholarship.

“I have always worried about the money involved with going to college. I didn’t want to tell my mom where I really wanted to go, because I didn’t think that it was realistic. Now, I can go to NYU or any of the Ivy League schools, that I have always wanted to go to but didn’t think I would be able to! I don’t have to worry about the money any more which means I can focus on my studying and grades.”

Briana credits much of her self-confidence and ambition to the experience that she had with Barbizon of Akron. Barbizon of Akron, taught her the importance of saying no to peer pressure, cultivating a better sense of poise and general presence, and of course developing a competitive edge. Lehman says, “Barbizon of Akron pulled it all together for me. Now I know how to go into any job interview and [handle myself]… Barbizon helped me prepare for the real world and put me ahead of the pack!”

Briana’s mother also attributes her daughter’s strong sense of character and self–esteem to Barbizon of Akron. “[Barbizon of Akron] helps teens develop self-confidence, self esteem, and the strength of character to be able to stand up to the peer presssure that is out there today. [Barbizon Graduates] realize that they have a future and that they have the confidence to stand up to the pressure… Barbizon gave Briana the whole package: She’s a great student, self-confident, she can think on her feet, and when she walks into the room people take notice of her”

Barbizon of Akron is proud to be part of a company that supports the success and education of our young people. It is undeniable that the Barbizon International scholarship program makes a HUGE difference in the lives of so many of it's recipients and families of the recipients. We wish Briana NOTHING but success!!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Barbizon Alum Kathleen Radcliff on Stage in Columbus Ohio

We love hearing all about what our fabulous talent is up to outside of Barbizon of Akron and always encourage all of our enthusiastic (not to mention talented) actors, actresses, and models to pursue local theater to get a bit more experience outside of the Agency Bookings!!! Our Very own Kathleen Radcliff did just that recently when she nabbed a part in the Vaud-Villites show in Columbus, Ohio. The show is more or less a musical so Kathleen may be wowing the crowds with her vocal abilities as well! Great job Kathleen - break a leg!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Barbizon of Akron Graduate Briana Lehman Presented with $100,000.00 Scholarship

Mark your calendars, roll out the red carpet, and shout it from the rooftops Barbizon of Akron Graduate Briana Lehman of North Ridgeville who has won a $100,000.00 scholarship from Barbizon International will be honored at a school assembly in May!

The Barbizon International team will be traveling up here to Northeastern Ohio to present Miss. Briana with this fabulous scholarship award in person in front of all her peers at North Ridgeville High School. What a thrill!

Keep checking the blog in the week to come as we chronicle more about Briana's goals and aspirations as told to us through a recent personal interview.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Michelle, Margarite, and Candace in Goodwill TV Commercial

In a recent spot for Goodwill Industries, our ladies Candace, Margarite, and Michelle had an awesome time!! Our ladies did a fabulous job on set... Candace, in character, choosing what to wear, while Michelle and Margarite were hearing and seeing strange inanimate objects chat back to them. The ladies relied upon their expressiveness and subtle body language to make the spot oh-so-successful since all the roles were non-speaking! Way to work it ladies!