Model Panel Judges

Meet the modeling industry elite who will select our male and female Rock the Runway winners


Karen Lee Grybowski
Founder of the Karen Lee Group & international model scout

Karen has been instrumental in discovering, developing, and promoting many of the top models in the industry today. She has discovered great talent for Wilhelmina, Pauline, and Elite Model Management, which she says has given her the opportunity to empower young women by helping them develop a sense of health, wellness, style, and confidence. Her experience includes supervising the Elite model house, serving as a guest judge on America’s Next Top Model, and starting Karen Lee Group in 2009. Last year, Karen Lee Group and Shawn Ehlers Photography combined forces to launch NY Model Camp, for which they produce various workshops and model searches in New York City and throughout the country. 


Dennis Stokely
Celebrity Hairstylist
Dennis Stokely is a highly sought-after celebrity hairstylist. He has traveled extensively styling hair for some of the most beautiful women in the world. His two favorite celebrity gigs - working with Paula Abdul on the mega-watt hit television show AMERICAN IDOL (he was last in Charleston styling Paula's hair for the season 7 auditions for AI!) and creating red carpet hairstyles for Brooke Anderson of CNN/Showbiz Tonight for her coverage of the Oscars, Emmys, Grammys and Golden Globes. An artist and an entrepreneur, Dennis is booked regularly to teach
his "Master Class in the Art and Business of the Beauty Industry." Never looking back, Dennis is always looking for his next challenge, his next muse. In 2013, he will launch his signature line of Hollywood inspired haircare products. Dennis' remarkable career continues to grow in large part because he loves what he does. You can learn more about Dennis by visiting his website,

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