The Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI)'s model search is designed to give aspiring models a platform to gain the attention of designers, media, photographers, and model scouts from around the country; selected models will train under Caressa Brown. Ms. Brown, who signed her first modeling contract at the age of 12, was developed by Click Modeling agency in the late 90's in Atlanta, in 2001 she was a Regional Semi-Finalist in the Elite Model Look Competition, and has had several modeling contracts throughout her modeling career which has spanned over 20 years.
In 2012 nearly 20 models scouted and trained by Caressa and the (DE-FI) team have gone on to be scouted and or signed with modeling agencies all over the country and have appeared in Vogue Italia, Africa Vogue, Abercrombie & Fitch, and have walked in Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. In addition to gaining valuable coaching and experience, models selected will be submitted to some of the top modeling agencies in the world!!
Models will be chosen by a panel of judges for the 2013 DE-FI Launch Party on Saturday July 13, 2013. Models will be selected based on an industry standard of criteria including:
- Photogenic appeal
- Commercial appeal
- Runway walk
All models selected to participate in a 2013 DE-FI event will receive:
- Visibility in front of industry leaders and the opportunity to be discovered
- Recognition on the 2013 DE-FI website
**Selection as a model for DE-FI is not a guarantee that you will receive a modeling contract or that you will be selected by a designer to participate in any DE-FI event. The Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator(DE-FI), it's owner, and all affiliates are not liable for any gifts or pay not delivered as agreed by third party vendors.**
DE-FI Model Application