By: PRWeb
February 05, 2013 at 07:10 AM EST
International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA) Announces Model of the Year at 2013 Los Angeles Convention
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Since 1988, IMTA has started the year in Los Angeles with one of the most exciting and influential events in the modeling and talent industry. This year was exceptional and IMTA was host to some stellar highlights. Disney star and IMTA Alum Zach Fox welcomed the Contestants from around the world and inspired them, saying,"You are going to have the best week of your life. Everything that happened to me couldn't have happened to me without IMTA." IMTA Alum and Manhattan Records/Capitol Music Group and Universal recording artist Grant Davis said, "Show these agents what you've got!" The Overview featured all the models and talent and began with an amazing professional designer fashion show produced by industry great Michael Maddox and modeling the fashions were current IMTA Contestants. IMTA Alum, Recording Artist and Songwriter Breanna Lynn performed a 4 set mini-concert for the participants during the L.A. Awards and Dance Party. Taylor Feistner from Creation in Cedar Rapids, IA won IMTA Model of the Year. Other Overall Winners are listed below.

Agents from around the world were at IMTA to network with each other, discuss upcoming fashion trends and most importantly to scout for new faces for their agencies. Talent Agents, Managers and Casting Directors were also in attendance to find Actors, Singers, Songwriters and Dancers to represent. IMTA is known in the industry for debuting the best new-to-market Talent and Models including Katie Holmes (IMTA 1993 & 1995), Ashton Kutcher (IMTA 1997), Eva Longoria (IMTA 1998), Ashley Greene (IMTA 2004), Aaron Paul (IMTA 1996), Elijah Wood (IMTA 1989), Riley Smith (IMTA 1997), Jessica Biel (IMTA 1994), Josh Duhamel (IMTA 1997), Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Model Jessica White (IMTA 1999), Vogue TV's Madeline Kragh (IMTA 2007), The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency's Brian Kehoe (IMTA 2001) and Elite's Heather Isaacson (IMTA 2008). For more IMTA Alumni, please see IMTA.com.

This year's Overall IMTA Winners are:
Child Actor of the Year (Male)- Troy Lupien, Ain't It Good Productions, Coeur d'Alene, ID
Child Actor of the Year (Female)- Bella, Images Model Agency, Lexington, KY
Child Model of the Year (Male)- Troy Lupien, Ain't It Good Productions, Coeur d'Alene, ID
Child Model of the Year (Female)- Jada Hinton, The Rock Agency, Madison, WI
Pre-Teen Model of the Year (Male)- Garrett Wareing, Nikki Pederson Talent, The Woodlands, College Station, Bryan, TX
Young Miss Model of the Year- Gabby Berger, Fogg Management, Denver, CO
Pre-Teen Actor of the Year (Male)- Cameron Coulter, Images Model Agency, Lexington, KY
Young Miss Actor of the Year- Ashley Zbylski, Barbizon-Southwest, Denver, CO/Phoenix, AZ, Tucson, AZ
Junior Miss Model of the Year - Kenadie Wicks, Creation, Cedar Rapids, IA
Junior Miss Actor of the Year- Madison Iseman, ICE, Charlotte, NC/Toronto, ONT
Fitness Model of the Year (Male)- Courtland Greenwood, Nikki Pederson Talent, The Woodlands, College Station, Bryan, TX
Fitness Model of the Year (Female) - Vivian Pupo, Neal Hamil Centre, Houston, TX
Junior Actor of the Year (Male) - Tanner Stine, The Peak Agency, Des Moines, IA
Junior Actor of the Year (Female) - Gailayh Hardeman, Nikki Pederson Talent, The Woodlands, College Station, Bryan, TX
Actor of the Year (Male)- James LeVon Nichols II, Oklahoma Talent & Models Association, Oklahoma City, OK
Actor of the Year (Female)- Gina Mariah, Caryn International, Minneapolis, MN
Junior Model of the Year (Male)- Tanner Stine, The Peak Agency, Des Moines, IA
Junior Model of the Year (Female)- Tess Tarasen, IMD, Medford, OR
Young Adult Actor of the Year (Male) - Sebastian Gillespie, The Peak Agency, Des Moines, IA
Young Adult Actor of the Year (Female)- Odunayo Afonja, Barbizon-Chique, Philadelphia, PA
Model of the Year (Male) - Phil Timber, The Rock Agency, Madison, WI
Model of the Year (Female)- Taylor Feistner, Creation, Cedar Rapids, IA

IMTA is the most prestigious Association of Modeling and Talent Training Centers. IMTA produces two Conventions annually where Models, Actors, Singers and Dancers showcase their potential in front of the largest audience of Agents, Managers and Casting Directors ever assembled. Since 1987, IMTA has debuted an extraordinary number of modeling and talent stars who are working in the fashion and entertainment industry.

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