Nominees for Best Model Organization 

Lavish Vixenz (Owner: Miss’Nay Reynolds) - 

Lavish Vixenz is a Model Team based in Cincinnati Ohio. Started by Miss’Nay aka “The Drill Sergeant of Modeling”. 

 

I created this team 12 years ago in hopes to help aspiring models break into the modeling business without the hassles and complications most freelance models have to endure. 

 

In the beginning, I could not find models to join my team. Nobody wanted to support or work with the unknown underdog... so after my rough start, I decided to rebrand myself and my business and create my own lane... 

 

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

Platinum Peach Talent (@_VIPeach_) am a model, mentor, and music artist. I got the nickname 'Peaches' in middle school for wearing too much perfume. And I am a resilient badass creative, music artist, model, mentor, podcast host, single mother, veteran, dog-groomer and domestic violence survivor. I grew up in the inner city of Cincinnati Ohio and have been relentlessly pursuing my dream to be on the reality show survivor.

Mila Workxshop - Our mission statement is “You don’t have to be a model to have the look and confidence of one”. We train freelance models but also welcome new models and women who want to build confidence and become more modelesque. Our motto is “practice makes perfect”! We want you to master being YOU!

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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.

Ohio Kurvy Fashion Week, LLC (CEO Dr. Angela Rivers-Harper) -  Dr. Angela N. Rivers-Harper is a native of Cincinnati, OH. Dr. Rivers-Harper obtained her Doctoral Degree in Organizational Leadership in 2019. Dr. Rivers-Harper is the CEO of Ohio Kurvy Fashion Weekend, a weekend fashion event for Full Figured women and men and CEO of Keep It Kurvy Boutique, a plus size swimwear line for men and women. OKFW, LLC was founded in 2013 and will be entering into its 8th year in 2022. Angela has coached and trained over 100 men and women models in the fashion industry Angela has received over 15 community service awards in the last 11 years for her work that she does in the community in Cincinnati. Dr. Rivers-Harper is the mother of 1 28-year-old daughter and is married to her loving Husband, William Harper, CEO of NE Entertainment. Angela is also a well-known pageant and modeling coach.