MODELING & TALENT
IMTAshowcase This Time
Personal ANDRE DUNN
Pageantry’s Carl and Snejanna
Dunn and their sons, offer us
an inside look at how to prepare
for and succeed at IMTA.
ver the years, we’ve come to recognize
the household names discovered during
the convention of the International
Modeling and Talent Association, bet-
ter known as IMTA. In fact, many in
the industry have become familiar with IMTA
through the pages of Pageantry magazine. Two times
per year, we have trekked to Los Angeles in January
and New York City in July to bring you the newest
discoveries that grace the world’s runways, advertising
campaigns, and especially your nightly television fa-
vorites and blockbuster movies.
We all know the names—Ashton Kutcher, Eva
Longoria, Katie Holmes, Jessica Biel, Ashley Green,
Josh Duhamel, Moises Arias, Lyndsy Fonseca, Seann
William Scott, Elijah Wood, Brandon Routh, Raini
Rodriguez, Grayson Gettys, Beverly Peele—and the
list goes on. Although there are other qualiﬁed con-
ventions in the industry, no other talent and modeling
convention can lay claim to such an impressive list of
alumni as IMTA.
But what does it take to truly succeed at IMTA?
And how does someone deﬁne success? During a con-
versation with IMTA CEO Nancy Mancuso, the op-
portunity to ﬁnd out ﬁrst-hand presented itself.
Nancy invited the young sons of Pageantry’s Carl and
Snejanna Dunn—Austin (11 years) and Andre (8
years)—to New York City for the July 2012 conven-
tion for a behind-the-scenes experience, as they
learned what it takes to come to IMTA and perform
in front of the industry’s top agents, scouts, and man-
agers. Everyone would learn something new in New
York, in their normal capacity as scouts for Pageantry
and PromTime magazines, as well as parents.
O AUSTIN DUNN