I must say, I haven’t seen pix of Alysha Young I liked this much
since my own photographs of her for J’Adore
magazine in 2010. In fact, I probably like these
shots by photographer Tim Pethel more than mine.
They’re just plain good and a lot of so-called
urban models and Instagram types could learn a
goodly amount about natural light and photo
realistic post from these images.
In August of last year, right under the wire, Tabria stopped by and we took a
few pics to submit to the Wet Seal Plus contest. It was
very close - she almost didn’t do it. Well, out of
thousands of applicants she won and now the fruits
of her winning have appeared online. She is now
featured on the Wet Seal website modeling their
clothing. This is a big deal. Lots of women come
out to Los Angeles every year with stars in their
eyes, but very few actually make inroads. This is
a significant inroad to modeling in an official
capacity (not that crap on Instagram). So congrats
to Tabria! Below is a pic from the set we took for
the contest as well as some screen caps from the
Wet Seal website.
So here’s the story behind these pics. I ran into
Alysha Young - completely by happenstance - at YouTube
Space LA. We were actually there to meet Amy Jackson,
the model in the post below this one, but after several
confirming email and texts she completely flaked.
Nothing new in this unverified person world of
Instagram (e.g., you have no idea if the person behind
the account is even real, much less professional).
Anyway, Alysha, who I’ve known for years, saved the
day! She was there for a music video and agreed to take
some photos so it wasn’t a wasted trip. She’s my good
luck charm. I can recall her helping to save the day at
another shoot of mine. Check out Alysha on Twitter
HERE and on Instagram HERE.
Every now and again AGT gets lucky and finds a new host
with all the ideal qualities - cute, curvy, wholesome
and fun. In this case we got lucky because we were
already working with her! Jennifer Faustino is the
official make-up artist for AGT and she’s made
other hosts look great, but in fact she could’ve
been doing this herself. One of Jenn’s cooler
qualities is that she’s very comfortable with
being curvy on camera. Refreshing! Check her out
on Instagram here.