Wednesday, 22 February 2012 13:09
Joe D’Anieri, 18, is only a senior in high school, but he’s already gotten some experience walking the runway for Gainesville Fashion Week last year and the Asian Kaleidoscope fashion show in the fall. When he’s not at school or working at Hollister, you won’t find him inside (unless he’s playing the drums).Joe plays tennis, soccer and sand volleyball, and the La Chua trail in Paynes Prairie is his favorite place to spend an afternoon. The Swamp is Joe’s favorite restaurant.
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 13:06
Jan Smitka, 24, once earned second place in a Pirates of the Caribbean show in the Czech Republic. But this Slovakia native has no previous modeling experience. Jan is studying rural development, regeneration and nutrition in sports. He loves team sports and some rare ones, too, like parkour, freeskiing and snowboarding. He also likes going out to “wherever I hear there is a good party.”
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 13:04
Emily Doyle, 20, is a sophomore at Santa Fe College and new to Gainesville and Gainesville Fashion Week. She is studying photography and hopes to become a fashion photographer. She loves “being in front of the camera as well as behind it.” The graceful elegance Emily learned as a ballet dancer has helped her pose for modeling.
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 13:01
Craig Gates, 21, is studying finance at UF. Craig has modeled for Plato’s Closet’s national website, and saw Gainesville Fashion Week as a great opportunity to get some more modeling experience. His favorite thing to do in Gainesville is to “go out and have a good time,” and his favorite place to do that is 101 Cantina. Craig sings in the college choir, and also likes to keep in shape by swimming and working out.
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 12:57
Christen Finkbeiner, a 19-year-old anthropology major at UF, is new to Gainesville Fashion Week, but not to modeling. She signed her first modeling contract at 14, (her first job was for Vogue) and spent her summers in New York living in a one-bedroom apartment with five other models. By day, you might find Christen working at Abercrombie & Fitch or hanging out downtown. Gainesville’s downtown reminds her of New York, and she loves the old buildings and family-owned restaurants (especially Sarkara Sweets).
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