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Since walking in Charleston Fashion Week®, Alyssa Arce has signed with several agencies including Wilhelmina Evolution, Wilhelmina Miami, and RED in New York City. She was featured in Maxim Magazine's July 2011 issue and has also modeled for Nordstrom, Hunkenmoller, and Gordman. Alyssa is currently traveling between New York and Miami and hopes to break into the LA fashion industry soon.
Model Gabrielle Blevins recently signed with a top ten modeling agency in NYC, Major Model Management. Already featured on their website as a “new face”, Gabrielle plans to model in New York Fashion Week then head to London, Paris, and Milan for a global fashion experience.
Peter has since moved to NYC where he is signed with Major Model Management. Prior to signing Peter worked freelance and booked a campaign for popular shoe designer Jeffrey Campbell, as well as modeled on a menswear episode of Project Runway All Stars. Peter is looking forward to traveling and all that's ahead in his career!.
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Winner of the CFW 2010 Rock the Runway Competition, Caroline DeBruhl, has since signed with IMG, the world’s number one international model management firm.
Since CFW, Amanda has been signed with Red Model Management NYC and will be moving to the city within the next year.
Phoebe Marie Guest
Following her stint at CFW 2010, Phoebe Guest has walked at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami Beach and has signed an exclusive three-year contract with Ford Models.
As for CFW 2011’s male winner, Ceasar Hingleton also lives in New York, as Ajang’s roommate, in fact. (The two met and started a friendship at CFW 2011.) Ceasar also feels that winning Rock the Runway gave him the drive to take his career seriously. He recently modeled menswear for designer Marc Clark’s online campaign. “CFW was a tremendous opportunity,” he says. “To have the judges validate what we saw in ourselves has inspired us.”
Nikita (Nikki) Jansen
Since her CFW debut and our 2012 Rock the Runway winner, Nikita (Nikki) Jansen has been overwhelmed with eager clients and positive responses! Looking to sign with IMG when she turns age 15, Nikita has been modeling nonstop and is looking forward to participating in CFW 2013.
Since being crowned the winner of the 2011 Rock the Runway Competition, Ajang has been signed in New York City, walked for Oscar de la Renta resort, been featured in the Gilt Groupe’s online campaign, and most recently was shooting on the set of "Gossip Girl." Ajang was also featured on the cover of the commemorative book, Oscar de la Renta: Fashion & Design at The Mint Museum, picturing her in the Oscar de la Renta fashion show held at the Museum Spring 2011.
Charleston native, and three time CFW participant Allison Millar has graduated to modeling as a full time career. The 17 year old has been a featured model for many well-known designers and recently walked for four NY Fashion week designers including Alice + Olivia. She travels to NY, Atlanta, Miami, and Charleston for job bookings. She now lives in New York.
Since walking in Charleston Fashion Week® 2010, 23-year-old Molly O’Connell went on compete on CW’s “America’s Next Top Model”. The Charleston native finished up as the runner up in the prime time show and has relocated to New York to pursue modeling full time.
Winner of the CFW 2012 Rock The Runway Competition, Samuel Roberts, has since transplanted to New York City to pursue modeling full time. Samuel has signed with Fusion Models NYC and has currently been placed with I LOVE Models Management in Milan. The 20 year old has recently walked in four shows during NY Fashion Week, including Joseph Abboud, and will be traveling to Milan in January for shows. Samuel has also gone on to model for Marc by Marc Jacobs SS13, Opening Ceremony, and an editorial shoot for GQ Style China. Samuel says, "CFW gave me the boost of confidence and exposure that I needed to really start my career. I am truly blessed to have participated in CFW and I've met some amazing friends along the way!"
Chelsea Rollins landed a Top 10 finalist spot in the CFW 2010 Rock the Runway Competition and has since been pursuing a busy modeling career including shows during New York Fashion Week. In addition, Chelsea won a top model contest with Alice + Olivia that earned her a spot on the label’s official New York Fashion Week runway and a major photo shoot.
Megan Scott has been signed in New York City by Ikon Model Management and appeared in the April 2011 issue of Seventeen magazine.
Winner of the 2010 Competition, Antwuan appeared in Charleston magazine’s fashion feature in September 2010. Most recently, he was signed in New York and moved to pursue his modeling career full-time.
Since her time with CFW, Christina Zapolski, signed with FORD models in NYC, has just returned from working in Miami with top designers such as Chloe and Lanvin, and walked in Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2013 for Lisa Blue. Having been a part of multiple fashion weeks across the country, Christina credits CFW as “competitive with every other fashion week” and the staff for teaching her “great poise and confidence on the runway.”