Kim Dawson Agency Models

2013 MODEL SEARCH WINNER
Dade Horton

 

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In 1997 the Kim Dawson Agency launched the Kim Dawson Model Search. The winner that first year was 15-year old Irving native Erin Wasson.  Today Erin is one of the most recognizable faces in the fashion industry. With a beauty contract for Maybelline, major print campaigns for Armani, Michael Kors, Roberto Cavalli, Donna Karan Collection, Chanel, Tiffany & Co. and covers for Italian Vogue, Vogue Paris, German Vogue, Australian Vogue, Spanish Vogue, Allure, ID, Esquire and Elle, her face is omnipresent.

The Kim Dawson Model Search is now in its seventeenth year and has become a major scouting tool for the agency. Each year we choose one winner from a pool of hopefuls that numbers around 1500.  The Kim Dawson Model Search winner will receive a contract with the Kim Dawson Agency and prize package from NorthPark Center. Although there is only one winner, the agency often signs several finalists to contracts as well. 

The search begins each summer and is open to girls ages 13-22, 5'7" to 6' in height and to guys ages 15-24, 5'11" to 6'3" in height.  Applications are available beginning August 1 at WFAA.com, www.wfaa.com .  Unlike many model searches, the Kim Dawson Model Search is absolutely free to enter.  In addition to online entries there will be an open call registration event at NorthPark Center on September 7, 12:00 pm -- 3:00 pm  where aspiring models can be seen in person by the staff members of the Kim Dawson Agency and walk the runway for our judges. 

While Erin Wasson is arguably the most well-known model to come out of the Kim Dawson Model Search, many others have gone on to have successful careers locally, nationally and internationally. Mimi Roche, who was a finalist in 2000 has appeared in shows for Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Yves St. Laurent, Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney to name a few. She has been photographed for Banana Republic, Allure, D&G and British Elle.  Chaise Mooty, the 2004 winner, began working almost immediately and has shot campaigns for Abercrombie & Fitch, Guess and Benetton as well as editorials for L'UOMO Vogue, GQ, Details and Arena Homme Plus. Our 2005 winner, Ali Michael, was named one of Style.com's Top 10 New Faces of 2007after an amazing season in which she walked in shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris including Anna Sui, Burberry Prorsum, Christian Dior, Chanel, Christian LaCroix and Lanvin. In addition, Ali has shot numerous editorials for magazines such as  W, Teen Vogue and Italian Vogue. Over 40 other past model search winners and finalists are still actively modeling in Dallas and beyond today.

 

Erin
Wasson
1997
Chad
Rohde
1999
Mimi  
Roche
2000
Rob 
Howarth
2001
       
Meredith 
Fowler
2002
Nick
Burnett
2002
Marisol 
Alfaro
2004

Chaise
Mooty
2004

       

Ali
Michael
2005

R'EL
Dade
2006

Clara
Settje
2007

Ashley
Kim
2007

       

Kyle
Ellison
2008

Michael
Fjordback
2008

Rachel
Thomas
2008

Amber
Alvarez
2008

       

Alex
Long
2008

Allison
Smyser
2009

Claire
VanBeber
2009

Heather
Hausman
2009

       

Kelly
Gillespie
2009

Hannah
Ferguson
2010

Makayla
Harmon
2010

Lindsay
Higgins
2010

       

Thaddeus
Lagrone
2010

Andrew
Whitthorne
2010

Kaylin
Rogers
2011

Lauren
Fedak
2011

       

Devon
Yarbrough
2012

Devin
Way
2012

Gabrielle
Barry
2012

Haley
Halter
2012

       

Emily
Deaver
2012

Brent
Eberhart
2013

Dade
Horton
2013

Madelyn
Yovanovitch
2013

       

Marie
Lawrence
2013

Talia
Kelly
2013