Friday, June 20, 2014

Looks Like Olivia and Liz Have a New BFF...

While in New York, Pulse Management President, Stacey Eastman, was able to catch up with some of our models working there currently.  He was able to see Liz Kennedy (from Minnesota) and Olivia Hamilton (from Colorado) walk the same runway in a fashion show.  Later they went to dinner with another Pulse Management model, Alisha Judge and Fusion Model Management's (Pulse's New York Partner) Jodie Louise.  We have models working all over the world right now, so it is always nice when we are in the same place as some of them!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Anna Fisher Arrives in NYC

Pulse Management is taking over New York City this week!  Not only is our president, Stacey Eastman, in NYC so many of our models are there right now too.  In the above picture Anna Fisher is saying goodbye to her twin sister Katie, as Anna boarded a flight to NYC.  This is the first time the twins will live apart in their 18 year lives.  Luckily, Stacey was there upon Anna's arrival to help her get acquainted with New York.  First stop was the Fusion (Pulse Mgmt's New York Partner) Office, and then they toured around the city. Also, what trip to NY is complete without a taxi ride, so Stacey sent us a video of him and Anna riding through the crazy streets of NYC. We are so excited to see what happens with Anna on this trip, because this model's potential is out of this world.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Model Life: Viktoria Lien

We just received this essay that one of our models, Viktoria, sent us and we thought it was too good not to share with all of you.  Viktoria is from Orlando, and she is currently in New York City modeling.  As detailed in her essay below, she had to work through her shyness in order to become a model. As you can see from her photos, she is an amazing model, and she will only get better as she continues to get more comfortable in front of the camera.  We love to hear from our models in their own words, because we feel like it helps others relate to what they are going through.  We can't wait to see what this girl has in store for us!  Please enjoy Viktoria's essay below:

 “What do you want to be when you grow up?” 
 I was asked on a First grade form.  I’m not sure what I answered, maybe veterinarian, but I am sure that I did not write movie star or rock star or President. I did not see myself being the center of attention or preforming in front of a lot of people. I was shy.
            It's true that in third grade I did take an afternoon class in cheerleading which is not the activity of a shy person.  But third grade cheerleading is hardly real cheerleading and there were only ten girls in the class and they were all my friends. Also, I was the tallest girl so I was always placed on the bottom of the pyramids or in the back of the group.  Our only public performance was given on the final day of class when the parents, mostly moms, came.   So this did not interfere with my shyness.
          When I was in sixth grade, I was asked the question again. I answered "marine biologist." What can I say?  I loved animals.  In fact, my BFF and I decided that , when we grew up, we would live together and have a house full of dogs.  Still no movie star, rock star or President for me.  I was not a performer.  
          When I was thirteen (an official teenager), my shyness got worse and my head filled with a lot of questions about my life: Do people like me?   Will they hate me if I do something wrong?   My biggest fear was upsetting people around me.  I did not enjoy being the center of attention and thought that other people deserved it more.  My mind was wrapped up in growing up and not what kind of job I wanted to do
When I was fourteen,  I went to a concert with my friends, and I was scouted by a modeling agency. As a good mother would do, my mom checked the website of the agency that scouted me, and made sure that the it was the real deal and not just someone trying to take our money.  It turned out to be real.  I was a little hesitant about the whole modeling idea because I had no idea what was going to occur.   We went to Miami to visit agencies and do test shoots.  It was a foreign feeling for me to be in the center of attention and to have people fuss over me. My shyness leaked through and my mind filled with questions, "Did I really deserved this?"
          This summer I went to New York  to audition with NY Modeling Agencies.  New York is the big league.  I was immediately offered a contract by a major agency and I signed with them.   My manager told me that having a contract in New York shows how much I deserve it as much as the next person.  He said,  "being crazy is better than being bland,  there is nothing that you could do to make them not like you, and be more extroverted and this will help you in the long run."   The photographers were very sweet.  They  taught me about the industry and how to come out of my shell.  
         It still is weird to be the center of attention, but I enjoy what I’m doing and that is all that matters to me.. The more I model, the less strange being the center of attention feels.
        So what does the shy girl, who does not like being the center of attention, want to be when she grows up?  What else?  A Model, whose job it is to perform in front of a lot of people.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Alex Wallace's Dolls Shoot

One of Alex's (AMAZING) test shoot photos

When we had our first ever online model search a few months ago, we had no idea what to expect.  We were thrilled when we had so many people enter, and even more so when we chose our winner, Alex Wallace.  This fresh faced 16 year old from Southern California, was everything we hoped our winner would be!  One part of her prize was a test shoot for her portfolio with Pulse Management's sister company, Dolls Model Management.  

Alex's shoot took place in Hollywood over the weekend, and we have only seen a few of the pictures (one is posted above), but they have exceeded our high expectations for this girl. Famed fashion photographer Rodney Ray took Alex's pictures and Seth Dobie from Tinsel Tokyo Magazine was the videographer. We are thrilled that Alex is our winner, because we know that we will be able to do amazing things with this model's career, just wait and see!

Alex and her dad, David right when they arrived
Pulse Management President, Stacey Eastman and Alex
 Alex in the midst of Hair and Makeup
 Behind the scenes sneak peak of her first look at the shoot
Rodney and Seth working their magic with Alex, not that she needs a lot of magic...

Monday, June 16, 2014

MAJOR MOMENT MONDAY: Aaron Jessee Takes Over NYC

Today's Major Moment Monday is a little bit different than our usual posts because it is in the process of happening right at this very moment!  Pulse Mgmt President, Stacey Eastman, and Aaron Jessee just landed in New York City and are about to make some Action Sports meets Fashion History, so get ready everyone, because its going to be MAJOR.