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I spy…..Model Of The Week….meet Max


—BRAVO’S MODEL OF THE WEEK—

—Max Gould

 

 

Name: Max Gould

Age: 6

Hometown: Palatine, IL

 

 

How did you get discovered?   

Papadakis Photography

 

What were you doing prior to modeling?  

Musical Theater

 

What is your favorite thing to do after school?  

Play with my friends

 

Who do you look up to as your hero?  

My sister Rose

 

What do you want to be when you “grow up”?  

An Artist

 

Three things that best describe you? 

Funny, Friendly, Kind.

 

What is your favorite movie?  

The Lego Movie

 

What is your favorite TV show?   

Octonauts

 

What is your favorite food?  

Deep Dish Pizza

 

What are your hobbies?

Musical Theater, Tae Kwon Do

 

What is the last book you read?  

I Spy 

 

What is your favorite outfit?  

My Lego Movie pajamas!

 

If you could have three wishes what would they be?

To have a slushy from 7-11 every day.

To be in a show on stage

To have a giant sleepover with everyone I know!

 

 

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Gorgeous Gorgeous ….Model of the Week! Sarah


—BRAVO’S MODEL OF THE WEEK—

—Sarah Meyer

 

 

Name: Sarah Meyer

Age: 15

Hometown: Crystal Lake, IL

 

How were you discovered?

I have always wanted to try modeling and received a “model for a day”

photography session with Papadakis Photography through afundraiser.

 The session was a lot of fun and I decided to make a

commitment to further pursue modeling.

 

What were you doing prior to modeling?

I currently attend Prairie Ridge High School and am also training to be a

counselor during the summer at a YMCA youth camp in Northern

Wisconsin. I also played basketball freshman year.

 

People would be surprised to know?

I actually enjoy public speaking.

 

What is your latest obsession?

I love art but my latest obsession has been learning to play the guitar.

 

What is your most prize possession? 

My favorite possession is a blanket my grandmother made for me when I was

born.  I slept with it so much it kept getting torn and frayed but my

grandmother would always fix it.

 

Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?

My Aunt Judy.  She is very strong, has a wonderful outlook, and lives life to

the fullest.  Despite a cancer diagnosis a few years ago, she remains

positive and determined.

 

When was the last time you said “I Love You” to someone?

I say “I love you” often to the people I care about but the last time was

a fewdays ago to one of my best friends.

 

List 3 adjectives that best describe you?

Shy, funny, creative.

 

Describe your personal style…

I like to dress comfortably so I usually wear sweaters and t-shirts with nice sweat pants or jeans.  When I go out I like to wear jeans with a nice shirt.

 

Your favorite place you have traveled to?

Cozumel, Mexico has been my favorite place so far.  It’s beautiful and the water is very clear.  I am learning Spanish and hope to someday travel to Spain.

 

Your favorite film?

My favorite film is Peter Pan because I like the idea of never growing up.

  I also think it’s good to have a certain child-like outlook on life.

 

Your favorite sport or sports figure?

My favorite sport is basketball and I played for the past five years.

 

 

If there’s a destination or item you would recommend us to check out or visit about your town what would you recommend?

Café Olympic.  It’s a great diner type restaurant, everyone is very

friendly and they have the best potato pancakes.

 

 

Your favorite song/artist?

My favorite artist right now is Passion Pit and I really like the songs

“Take a Walk” and Sleepyhead”.

 

 

What is your wish for 2014?

I will be turning 16 this year and I hope to gain some more independence

and complete my YMCA counselor certification.

 

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Meet our Dynamic..MOTW Michele


—BRAVO’S MODEL OF THE WEEK—

—Michele Lawson

 

 

Name: Michele Lawson

Age: 38

Hometown: Harlem, NY

 

 

What were you doing prior to modeling?

I started performing in the theater while attending college. I have “paid my dues”

by working as a background actor in television and film.  I even appeared in

3 Denzel Washington movies before I started modeling.

 

People would be surprised to know?

People are surprised to know that I ride horses- Western / English riding

and I write poetry. The biggest surprise is my true age.

 

What are your proudest accomplishments?

My proudest accomplishments are my five children and obtaining my

undergraduate, as well as my graduate degree. I feel that I have

achieved so much all with their love and support.

 

Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?

I looked up to both of my parents who worked for the City of New York and

each had their own business. They always inspired us to achieve

greatness and to never give up. They were both my heroes.

 

When was the last time you said “I Love You” to someone?

I tell my fiancé and my children that “I love them” everyday.

 

List 3 adjectives that best describe you?

The three adjectives that describe me are: Dynamic,

Independent, and Adventurous.

 

Describe your personal style…

I am very conservative and reserved. I play it safe with not too many

colors and color coordinate each outfit. I am working to change

that by adding more colors and trendy patterns.

 

Your favorite place you have traveled to?

The favorite place that I traveled to is Jamaica, West Indies because

the sand was clean and the water was clear. I enjoyed many

different parts of the island. It is a un and sexy island.

 

Your favorite film?

My favorite film is Love Jones with Nia Long and Larenz Tate. It is my favorite

movie because the characters in the movie show how many “games”

men/women play when dealing with love and relationships.

 

Your favorite hobby?

My favorite hobby is horseback riding. I started riding while attending camp

at the age of 6 and by the time I got to college I had learned

English riding and dressage jumping.

 

If there’s a destination or item you would recommend us to check out or visit about your town what would you recommend?

I would recommend that you visit Harlem, New York where I grew up

which is lovingly called- “Uptown”. The neighborhood has changed

dramaticallybut I still love it. The buildings are historic landmarks, 

with new restaurants and there are many so sites to visit such as:

GrantsTomb and the Schomberg Library. There is never a dull

moment and there is always something to do uptown.

 

Your favorite song?

My favorite song now is “On the Run” by Jay-Z and Beyonce because the

song talks about being on the run with the person that you love. I would

definitely go on the run with my fiancé and soulmate, James.

 

What is your wish for 2014?

My wish for 2014 is to take my acting and modeling career to the next level.

I would like to obtain work in commercial / lifestyle print work,

commercials, film and television. I am striving to be

where I should be in my career.

 

 

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Vivacious, nurturing, and outgoing, meet Suzanne!


—BRAVO’S MODEL OF THE WEEK—

—Suzanne Johnson

 

Name: Suzanne Johnson

Age: 56

Hometown: La Grange, IL

 

 

How were you discovered?

By accident, I won a photo shoot at Papadakis Photography at a silent

auction fundraiser for the Chicago Children’s Museum.

 

What were you doing prior to modeling?

I’m a registered nurse.  Over the last several years, I have done a lot of volunteering.  Most recently I was in Guatemala on a medical

mission with Free to Smile. They perform cleft lip

and cleft palette surgery.

 

People would be surprised to know?

That I’m doing this!

 

What is your latest obsession?

My granddaughter, Brynn!

 

What is your most prize possession? 

My Vitamix Blender

 

Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?

My Dad. He was a physician who still made house calls at the age of

80 when he died.  He had a wide range of interests, and

both simple and very sophisticated tastes.

 

When was the last time you said “I Love You” to someone?

Today, to my husband of 28 years.

 

List 3 adjectives that best describe you?

Vivacious, nurturing, and outgoing

 

 

 

Describe your personal style…

I know what I want, I’m flexible but can be firm when

needed, and I like to be in control.

 

Your favorite place you have traveled to?

St. Martin, in the Caribbean.

 

Your favorite film?

Beyond Borders, It inspired my volunteer work.

 

Your favorite sport or sports figure?

High School Football — It’s football at its best.

 

If there’s a destination or item you would recommend us to check out or visit about your town what would you recommend?

Palmer Place Restaurant; It has a pub feel and over

100 beers to choose from.

 

Your favorite song/artist?

Sting

 

What is your wish for 2014?

My family continues to be happy, healthy and prosperous.

 

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Fun, Easy going, Imaginative! Meet…Mason


—BRAVO’S MODEL OF THE WEEK—

—Mason Keys

 

 

Name: Mason Keys

Age: 15

Hometown: Chicago, IL

 

How were you discovered?

I got started modeling for stock photography at a very young age and It’s

always been an interest of mine. I have been searching for a creative

outlet and I have always been interested in fashion and art, and

modeling is a way I can pursue both

 

What were you doing prior to modeling?

Before modeling I’ve done creative things like art, sculpture, cooking, and performance. Even things like cross country, swimming, and

martial arts,but I never felt the passion I do for modeling.

 

People would be surprised to know?

I’ve never really grown out of playing with toy army soldiers;

hopefully I never do!

 

What is your latest obsession?

Lately I have been obsessed with trying all new kinds of foods. Opening your

eyes and realizing there is more than just burgers and fries brings

some tasty new options

 

What is your most prize possession?

My first pair of skinny jeans that I first wore when I was only 12 will

always bring back a wave of nostalgia. I am a sentimental person,

and if I could I would save everything.

 

Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?

My mom is and always has been my hero. She is dedicated, hard-working

and knows how to be a fair, cool, but still a very well-respected parent

and role model. Nobody compares to her because of how close

everybody in our family is bonded to her.

 

When was the last time you said “I love you” to someone?

I tell my mom I love her on a daily basis. There is not a moment in any

given day that I feel like she doesn’t deserve to be told how

amazing of a parent she is.

 

List 3 adjectives that best describe you?

Fun, Easy-going, Imaginative

 

Describe your personal style…

I like to dress outside the norm. Aztec patterns and underground

clothing brands is what I like the best.

 

Your favorite place you have traveled to?

I spent a lot of time in Colorado. The mountains are beautiful and

it is where my dad is from.

 

Your favorite film?

The Ice Age movies have always been favorite because when the first one came out, my parents took me to see it and it was the first movie I had seen at the movie theaters. Ever since, I have been a fan

 

Your favorite sport or sports figure?

Carlos Boozer is my favorite sports figure because of how underrated he

is for being the most consistent player on the Bulls. D. Rose is

too fragile, but Boozer is always solid!

 

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Smart|Funny|Outgoing…Meet Model of the week Ashlynn

—BRAVO’S MODEL OF THE WEEK—

—Ashlynn Black

 

 

Name: Ashlynn Black

Age: 6

Hometown: Cumberland County, IL

 

How did you get discovered?  

Won Top Model Face at a pageant and won a photoshoot

to Papadakis Photography 

 

What were you doing prior to modeling?

Just playing with my barbies and coloring  

 

What is your favorite thing to do after school?  

I HAVE to have a snack, but I like to play with my Monster

High Dolls while watching Winx Club  

 

Who do you look up to as your hero?

 My mommy!  

 

What do you want to be when you “grow up”? 

 I wanna be a cheerleader or a princess  

 

Three things that best describe you?  

Outgoing, Smart, and Funny 

 

 What is your favorite movie?

     Wizard of Oz             

 

What is your favorite TV show?

The Big Bang Theory, Bazinga!!!!  

 

What is your favorite food?

Noodles  

 

What are your hobbies?

Playing on my ipad2 that I won at school and coloring  

 

What is the last book you read?

I read at a 5th grade level and I’m in 1st grade, so I am

trying to read Monster High chapter books  

 

What is your favorite outfit?

Anything with Monster High or Justin Beiber

  

If you could have three wishes what would they be?

To have the most Monster High Dolls in the world, to have

long hair like Rapunzel, and to go shopping

 

 

 

 

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Because I’m Happy….

George Papadakis with Grammy Award Winner Pharrell Williams

George Papadakis with Grammy Award Winner Pharrell Williams

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Cheerleader & Model…gorgeous Cailyn Esteban

—BRAVO’S MODEL OF THE WEEK—

—Cailyn Esteban

 

 

 

Name: Cailyn Esteban

Age: 7

Hometown: Wadsworth, IL

 

 

How did you get discovered?  

Cailyn has always loved being in front of the camera and is very silly. 

We spotted the Bravo Talent Management booth at a recent

IRCA Cheer competition that Cailyn competed in.

 

What were you doing prior to modeling?  

Just being a kid.

 

What is your favorite thing to do after school?

Cailyn is full of energy and loves being outside playing with friends,

riding her bike and running around.

 

Who do you look up to as your hero?   

Jesus

 

What do you want to be when you “grow up”?

Teacher

 

Three things that best describe you?

Cailyn is full of life and energy.  She is a goofy spunky girl, that is

very giving and thoughtful.

 

What is your favorite movie?

Frozen

 

What is your favorite TV show?    

Jesse

 

What is your favorite food?

Cailyn loves popcorn shrimp, but her favorite is to go to Red Lobster

fortheir biscuits and popcorn shrimp.

 

What are your hobbies?

Cailyn enjoys being creative and making things for her family and friends. 

She is involved in dance, and cheerleading and is a flyer for her squad. 

Put her near water and she is a fish as she could swim all day.

 

What is the last book you read?  

Tinkerbell, but she really enjoys the Junie B. Jones series.

 

What is your favorite outfit?   

Cailyn enjoys picking out her outfits for school each day, and isn’t afraid to mix

and match her colors and patterns.  Her favorite outfit is leggings, skirt and a

shirt with sparkles or some sort of flare, and always mismatched socks,

and on occasion mismatched shoes as well.

 

If you could have three wishes what would they be?  

1) A million dollars.  When asked why, she stated so that she

could share it will her family.

 

2) 3 puppies, because she loves dogs and puppies are the cutest.

 

3) Lots of toys. When asked why she stated that she and her brother

and sister could play together.

 

 

 

 

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