I had a wonderful time performing for Deafint Models Fashion show.
I Did be Performing a few number there and I hope to see you all there again in the future.
Here a bit of the 411.
Who are they you ask?
“DEAFinit MODELS” began as a Deaf ministry:The Silent Word in 2001 by manager/producer Sheree Devereaux.
Devereaux found a need to help broaden and challenge mainstream ideas about using Deaf or even differently-abled persons within the Professional Basketball League and within the Fashion Industry.
These capable young men and women shouldn’t be invisible because of preconceptions or notions about their auditory challenges only.
DEAFINIT MODELS pushes the boundaries of contemporary modeling and the images of apparent perfection.
"Isnt' being seen in not heard on the runway what Models do anyway?"
For Immediate Release: September is Deaf Awareness Month.
DEAF RUNWAY MODELS PROVE BEAUTY SPEAKS FOR ITSELF!!
Saturday, September 25, 2010 * City of LA* Woodley Park, Van Nuys, CA
Deaf Festival LA will showcase again the crowd pleaser and highly anticipated DEAFINIT MODELS Fashion Show. Last year 23 gorgeous Silent Beauties rocked the catwalk proving Beauty Speaks For Itself.
Fashion designers and makeup & hair artists look forward to donning high end collections and applying avante garde creations for these aspiring models, in support of their efforts to push the boundaries within the Modeling and Fashion Industries--that perpetuate contemporary ideas and images of apparent perfection and beauty. The notion of a deaf runway model has been literally unheard of until now!
Since the debut of DEAFinit MODELS last year several models have signed with agents, booked auditions, landed commercials with Verizon and IPhone, and print jobs with ATT, SPRINT and Wells Fargo, and had appearances on the television show GLEE.
This year’s Fashion show will feature a Children’s fashion show that will deafinit-ly be a show stopper.
DEAFINIT MODELS is a Model Management company exclusive to representing and advocating for the inclusivity of Deaf and Hard of Hearing men and women, aspiring to become fashion, fitness and runway Models within the fashion Industry.
Councilman Tony Cardenas 6th District hosts Deaf Festival LA, in conjunction with the LA Cultural Affairs Department, the City of LA Department on Disability and the CA Association of the Deaf. It is a unique event geared to bridge the gap between the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing communities and the hearing community. The objective of the 7th Annual DEAFestival being held on September 25 at Woodley Park, 6350 Woodley Avenue, Van Nuys, CA from 12-5:30 pm is to recognize the achievements, talents and unique needs of the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. The event brings year after year 4,000+ members of the Deaf community as well as their families. It is not uncommon for the festival to attract individuals from throughout California and neighboring states such as Nevada and Arizona. www.deafestivlla.org
DEAFINIT MODELS 310/701-1287
If you think deaf people can not dance- you need to think again- WATCH!!