Nominees for Best Model Organization 

Heyman Talent - Lynne Heyman opened Artists Agency Heyman Talent in Cincinnati. Lynne's goal was to create a truly professional talent agency, based on a quality-driven approach to talent representation and client service. 

Heyman Talent Agency has evolved into a broad-based talent network, with offices in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Our teams have developed close working relationships and expanded job opportunities for our talent around the country. 

Founded on principles of ethics and integrity, we are proud of our reputation in the communities we serve. Since 1989 we have been committed to Heyman's impeccable reputation and service in the industry. 

Quality service, professionalism, outstanding people, great relationships, and the tenacity to accomplish quickly and efficiently. We love what we do! 

Heyman Talent Agency - Proudly representing Actors, Models, and Voice Artists.

IG @heymantalentagency | FB @ Heyman Talent Agency

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Mila Workxshop - Vision: "You don't have to be a model to have the look and confidence of one.'  These workxshops are open to all gender and ages, come network, learn, and love yourself!"

*Dual Nominee: Also being nominated for Ohio's Best Model Trainer


DE-FI - The Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC is a volunteer community Think Tank providing access for emerging designers, aspiring models, sewist, and textile makers into the fashion industry.  In exchange, we ask that all participants volunteer at least 40 hours per year in their respective communities and re-invest in others in the same manner that we have invested in them.

(DE-FI) Designers have gained firsthand experience working behind the scenes of some of the most legendary design houses and retail companies in the world. Their designs have been featured on the covers of Vogue Africa, in Vogue Italia, and Essence magazines. Our designers have been named to Forbes Top 30 Under 30 Fellows and they have also had their designs featured in music videos, commercial print, and film.

The (DE-FI) Model Incubator reveals the truth about the highly competitive and not so glamorous aspects of what it takes to pursue a career in modeling by laying the foundation and providing a solid support system. We are also, the only regional Fashion Organization that provides a way for models to earn pay for their work.  We have mentored and help launch the careers of thousands of models with over 100 of our models  being signed to agencies worldwide including Factor, Red, and Next. They have appeared on Project Runway and in the pages of Vogue. They have walked for New York, Paris, and Milan Fashion Weeks for designers like Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, and Versace and have appeared in commercial ad campaigns for Michael Kors, Old Navy, Kohl’s, and Ashley Stewart. They’v appeared in prime-time television for shows such as Empire and feature films on the Hallmark channel. Our most notable success stories and model alum include Aube Linda Jolicoeur, Alexis Henry, and Naomi Baker.

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Ohio Kurvy Fashion Week -  A native of Cincinnati, OH.  Dr. Rivers obtained her Doctoral Degree in Executive Management and Organizational Leadership.  Dr. Rivers is the former Ms. Ohio Plus America, 2011, Ohio Elegant Elite U.S United, 2012, Ms. American Beauties Plus Queen, 2013, American Beauties Plus Woman Queen 2015, Classic Woman Elite, 2017, Lifetime Queen 2017 Queen Excellence 2018 and the current Queen of Queens for American Beauties Plus.   Dr. Rivers is also the CEO of Ohio Kurvy Fashion Weekend, a weekend fashion event for Full Figured women and men, CEO of Keep It Kurvy Boutique, Founder of the “I Love Me” Women’s Empowerment Conference, and Kute Kosmetics by Angela-Nicholle.  Dr. Rivers is also the recipient of the 2015 Nefertiti Award, given to prestigious women in Cincinnati for their community service, dedication and hard work. Dr. Rivers is also the recipient of the Barak Obama Community Service President Award, Queen of Hearts Award, dedicated to women with a heavy social media and community presence within Cincinnati, Woman of Achievement Participant Award and May 5th is Angela Rivers day in Cincinnati.  Angela has received over 15 community service awards in the last 5 years for her work that she does in the community in Cincinnati. Dr. Rivers is the mother of one 26-year-old daughter and is engaged to her loving fiancée, William Harper, CEO of NE Entertainment. Angela is also a well-known pageant and modeling coach. 


*Dual Nominee: Also being nominated for Ohio's Best Model Trainer

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Lavish Vixenz - is a Model Team based in Cincinnati Ohio. I created this team 8 years ago in hopes to help aspiring models break into the modeling business without the hassle most freelance models have to endure.  In the beginning of this journey, I could not find any models to join my team. For two years straight, I only had one consistent model. Nobody wanted to respect, support or work with the unknown underdog. After a rough, frustrating couple of years, I decided to rebrand myself, my business and create my own lane. 

The Lavish Vixenz Model Team is more then just pretty faces and photo shoots! I provide runway training, coaching, workshops, casting do's and dont's, professional/model etiquettes and I also help build confidence and self esteem. 

Being a model manager is a tough job but I thank God everyday for this opportunity. 

Facebook: Lavish Vixenz 

Instagram: lavish_vixenz 

*Dual Nominee: Also being nominated for Ohio's Best Model Trainer