Once again, our local models refuse to disappoint. They proved that they can compete with the best and win some of the most prestigious awards given at IMTA. Numerous talented and beautiful people from throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Canada descended upon Los Angeles at the Westin Bonaventure for the semi-annual International Modeling and Talent Association's event, and SIX of our Amarillo models turned some powerful heads. IMTA is an organization comprised of leading modeling/talent training centers and agencies engaged in the professional promotion of the fashion and talent industry.
More than 300 top fashion and talent agents, casting directors and industry professionals participated as judges and scouts in the action-packed, week-long international event. Men, women and children of all ages competed on the modeling runway in high fashion, casual wear and swimwear while actors performed monologues, cold reads, soap and sitcoms scenes and TV commercials. Singers and dancers were showcased, and all participants attended educational workshops and seminars presented by industry experts.
The exciting week culminated with awards events at which the agents, educational institutions and VIP's in attendance presented competition winners with trophies, cash prizes and scholarships for outstanding performances.
A Message From Dr. J. Patrick O'Brien
The world of today, and surely that of tomorrow, is characterized as one of constant change, uncertainty and greater connectivity through technology. It is also a world of great beauty and bounty; a world that has forever been impacted by the creativity of humans. Programs at West Texas A&M University have been designed to prepare individuals to thrive in this dynamic, global environment, to appreciate the creativity of humans and to acquire the skills to contribute to ongoing creative processes.
At WTAMU, we provide a distinctive mix of faculty excellence and individualized attention to create a superb learning environment in which you can excel. By studying with us, you will learn to critically analyze issues, appropriately apply technology and effectively communicate your ideas. You will have the opportunity to study agriculture, business, education, the fine arts, nursing, political science, the natural sciences or any of the dozens of other fields we offer.
At West Texas A&M University you will be challenged to learn, to develop an appreciation of the arts, literature and different cultures and to grow intellectually and socially. At WTAMU, your intellectual and personal growth will take place not only in the classroom, but also in the full array of social, athletic and extracurricular activities that are provided on campus.
I invite you to join our community of learners: West Texas A&M University.
J. Patrick O’Brien, Ph.D.
West Texas A&M University