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AMAX Talent and Nashville Fashion Week Announce Model Search 2016

AMAX Talent is searching for aspiring models to debut at Nashville Fashion Week 2016. Eligible male and female applicants ages 13-30 have the opportunity to submit their application and meet with AMAX Talent scouts in person on February 25 from 3 - 5:30 p.m. at Marathon Village, 1310 Clinton Street, Suite 217 and again on Saturday, April 2 from 2-4 at Macy's 2nd Level at The Mall at Green Hills. Finalists will be selected and the winner announced on April 5 at Nashville Fashion Week.

The winner will receive a prize package that includes:

  • $1,000 modeling contract with AMAX Talent
  • The opportunity to walk in a Nashville Fashion Week show 
  • The opportunity to meet one-on-one with top national modeling agents including IMG, Next, Elite and Ford
  • A professional photo shoot with photographer Brett Warren

    No experience is required, but applicants must meet all of the physical and age requirements specified on Only models NOT represented by other agencies are eligible to participate. All applicants will also be considered for Nashville Fashion Week model casting.

    The AMAX + NFW Model Search has been a launchpad for successful modeling careers. 2015 Model Search winner 15-year-old Briggs Rudder is currently in development and has been photographed by several notable photographers. 2014 Model Search winner Sydney Chiyoko signed with Next Model Management and has walked in Nashville Fashion Week and Miami Swim Week. 2014 finalists Camryn Clark and Sarah Beth Elder have signed with IMG Worldwide and FORD Chicago. 2013 winner Olivia Brunner has been featured in Justine Magazine and worked for TJ Maxx. Caleigh Darraugh, the 2012 Model Search winner, has worked in Paris, New York, Los Angeles and Asia. Her clients include Marc Jacobs, Kate Spade, Gilt Group, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire France and L’Officiel and she has appeared on the cover of WWD and L’Officiel Morocco. 2012 finalist Lydia Touchton has signed with Elite Model Management.

    AMAX is a full service agency representing models in fashion, commercial and lifestyle, actors and children, as well as hair, make-up and wardrobe stylists. AMAX models have been featured in campaigns for CHANEL, Marc Jacobs, DKNY, Ralph Lauren, FENDI, COACH and American Eagle, as well as walked the runways of Marc Jacobs, Prada, Versace, Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton and many more. Through an emphasis on both local and direct booking, scouting and developing local models for international placement, AMAX has quickly risen to become one of the premier agencies in the Southeast. AMAX Talent has a history of discovering and developing fashion stars such as Vogue cover girl Binx Walton, Saint Laurent muse Sarah Engelland and 2015 Sports Illustrated cover girl Hannah Davis.

    AMAX Talent is the exclusive modeling agency for Nashville Fashion Week 2016. For more information, please visit

    Nashville Fashion Week is a city-wide celebration of Nashville’s thriving fashion and retail community and its vast array of creative talent. Featuring local, regional and national designers and industry professionals in an array of creative events throughout the week encourages both Nashvillians and visitors to explore the city’s diverse fashion and retail spaces throughout the week with promotions, partnerships and educational workshops. NFW is founded and directed by a collaboration of fashion, retail and media professionals who have combined their passion and resources to create a completely volunteer-led and run event spotlighting Nashville's growing fashion community with a sustainable focus for philanthropic support of the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.