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Top left is Alex Marie before polished by tu-anh. (Stylists Ryann Doyle, Randy Andrew, Samantha Anatone)

Want to know what I have been up to lately? Check out Alex Marie, my muse of the moment. I discovered her last summer through her sister Christina.  When she showed up for a model’s call the first time around, I was extremely impressed with her poised, mature, and sophisticated demeanor, which is very rare to find in a 17-year-old these days.  So I gave her a chance on her first fashion catwalk as you can see from the photos above.  With very little coaching and guidance, she was a natural on the runway and the audience loved her flirty pin-up-like stage presence.

I love mentoring fresh young talents, showcasing them, and grooming them to succeed in whatever endeavors they are after.  And when I see talent, I can spot it immediately. That is why I want you to know Alex Marie!

Very much like Victoria Chang, whom I discovered back in 2007 when she was 16, I know I can groom Alex to be the next hot model in the DC area (and most likely beyond if she decides she wants that).  She was one of the crowd favorites at last year’s Fashion of Goodwill runway show and can you believe that she was only 17 then?

Alex Marie is a sweet and intelligent (3.8 GPA) young lady with many talents beyond modeling. I asked her to share with you a bit about herself below, especially about her animals since you know I am such an animal lover as well.

So keep an eye out for Alex Marie in the next 12 months as I take her under my wings. I am touched by her down-to-earth attitude and kindness towards others. That alone makes me want to help guide and mentor her even more.

“While I would love more than anything to model or act as a life career, I am going to college to study zoology. Animals have always been a big part of my life. Growing up on a small farm in the middle of the suburbs, I was privileged to be surrounded by wildlife from a very young age. People in my neighborhood recognized my family and I as the people they could go to to leave an injured or unwanted animal with. But between all the busy school activities and modeling gigs, I still make sure to find time to cook and bake for my family and friends, and sometimes pull out my sketch book for doodling.”  ~Alex Marie

Enjoy Alex’s latest Polished by tu-anh transformation below, inspired by one of my favorite bombshells, Jessica Rabbit.

P.S. Did I mention that she speaks, reads, and writes Japanese,too?

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Sexy red head for her prom. (Hair Color and Make-Up by our star stylists, Ryann Doyle and Sam Annatone)


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