Following Her Dream

Madison teenager is a rising star
in the modeling world

Eighth-grader True has
a promising career, agent says

By Lena Brittain
Contributing Writer

(April 2012) – A lot of young girls dream of becoming a model. But it is a one in a million shot. The modeling world can be difficult, to say the least, for most young girls to succeed.

Karrington True

Photo courtesy of George Papadakis

Karrington True
walks the runway
during the recent
Chicago Fashion
Week modeling show.

Images of high fashion models are seemingly everywhere. There are even shows on TV now that promote the next top models for young girls to see and dream about being apart of someday in their future. It is an inescapable inheritance of being born female in our society.
Eighth-grader Karrington True of Madison, Ind., is learning how to be successful at this balancing act, and she has a lot of support from her family and teachers at Madison Consolidated Junior High School.
It began for True after entering several pageants and winning a photo shoot in Chicago. That win would prove to be the beginning of her modeling career. Since May 2011 she has completed 20 photo shoots and participated in two fashion weeks in Indianapolis and one in Chicago. Her modeling accomplishments also include being featured in several magazines: Laundry, 1958, Inc. and Rage. She has also been photographed for the on-line boutique, 20 30 40.
Up-and-coming modeling adventures for True include a photo shoot in Madison, in early April. She will be participating in Couture Fashion Week in Chicago in May.
She strives to keep up with her school work and sometimes even finds herself doing her homework in hotel rooms while she travels. When asked of her ambitions, True said she is not yet sure but is interested in modeling and theater. Heidi Klum and Carly Kloss are two of the more famous names of current models whom True says she admires.

Karrington True

Photo courtesy of Miami Justin Macala

Karrington True poses during a
recent shoot in Evanston, Ill.

She receives a lot of support in her modeling adventures from her parents, Matt and Kim True.
“Mom and dad drive me everywhere I need to go, and they stay with me during my travels with modeling.” she said.
She says she also feels very lucky to have her agent, Shannon Lang of the Ford Modeling Agency. True was introduced to Ford Models through a photographer who works with that agency. As soon as they saw the images of True, Lang says, “We knew they had to meet her.”
Although as an agent, Lang says she cannot predict True’s future in the modeling world, she has received a great response from clients.

Karrington True

Photo provided

Karrington True has a
promising future ahead
in modeling, says her
Ford Modeling agent.

Lang described True as “a lovely girl who is like a little ray of sunshine when she walks through the door. Beautiful, energetic and also intelligent.”
Lang says she looks forward to working with True in her modeling career and hopes to help make Karrington’s dreams of becoming a successful model a reality.
Ford Modeling Agency has a division called The New Faces Division, in which girls as young as 13 years old can begin modeling. But according to Lang, there really is no typical age. It just all depends upon the girl, her personality and what kind of backing and support she may get from her family.

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