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    • hat girl doesn’t dream of becoming a model? For hat girl doesn’t dream of becoming a model? For our cover model, Samantha BeersCalhoun Senior our cover model, Samantha Beers of of Calhoun Senior High School, that dream true last November when Prom Guide magazine High School, that dream came came true last November when Prom Guide magazine selected her for photo shoot in New York City. Samantha Samantha treated selected her for an all-out an all-out photo shoot in New York City. treated the experi- the experience like a pro. Herwas done was done Barnes and her clothing was provided ence like a pro. Her makeup makeup by Byron by Byron Barnes and her clothing was provided by Nadine. Her escort,wearing Ralph wearing Prom Guide hadProm by Nadine. Her escort, Joe Breiter is Joe Breiter is Lauren. Ralph Lauren. a chance Guide had a chance to speak with her between takes. to speak with her between takes. PG: Some girls ask guys to be their prom PG: What is your favorite subject? PG: Some girls ask guys to be their prom PG: What is your favorite subject? date. What do you think about that? Samantha: AP (Advanced Placement) Biology date. What do you think about that? Samantha: AP (Advanced Placement) Biology Samantha: I think you have to be bold and because I find it hard, intense, and challenging. Samantha: I think you have to be bold and because I find it hard, intense, and challenging. brave to ask a guy to the prom. I also like Social Science and Psychology. brave to ask a guy to the prom. I also like Social Science and Psychology. PG: Would you ask a guy to be your prom PG: Wow, that’s interesting. PG: Would you ask a guy to be your prom PG: Wow, that’s interesting. date? Samantha: I think so. In fact, I participated in date? Samantha: I think so. In fact, I participated in Samantha: Never. the Authentic Science Research program at Samantha: Never. the Authentic Science Research program at PG: What kind of dress will you wear to New York University’s Medical Center. There, I PG: What kind of dress will you wear to New York University’s Medical Center. There, I your prom? studied Asperger Syndrome. I helped test psy- your prom? studied Asperger Syndrome. I helped test psy- Samantha: Probably something flowing, sim- chotherapists and psychics to learn if they are Samantha: Probably something flowing, sim- chotherapists and psychics to learn if they are ple, and elegant. better at social cognition. We looked at how ple, and elegant. better at social cognition. We looked at how they read things like facial expressions. We PG: What are some activities that you are they read things like facial expressions. We PG: What are some activities that you are found that many times they are good at these involved in? found that many times they are good at these involved in? things because of professional training more Samantha: I’m the Lt. Governor for the Key things because of professional training more Samantha: I’m the Lt. Governor for the Key than innate ability. Club. I started in my freshmen year and worked than innate ability. Club. I started in my freshmen year and worked PG: How did you find the time to do that in public relations and served as President. I PG: How did you find the time to do that in public relations and served as President. I and school? also play tennis and basketball. and school? also play tennis and basketball. Samantha: Well, I’ve done it for the last three PG: It sounds like being the Lt. Governor Samantha: Well, I’ve done it for the last three PG: It sounds like being the Lt. Governor years. I have a mentor. During the summer, I carries a lot of responsibility. years. I have a mentor. During the summer, I carries a lot of responsibility. spend three days a week in the program. Samantha: Yes, it does. I work with nine local spend three days a week in the program. Samantha: Yes, it does. I work with nine local PG: So that leaves you with some extra time schools to make sure that fundraising and ser- PG: So that leaves you with some extra time schools to make sure that fundraising and ser- during the school year. vice goals are met. I also help write newsletters during the school year. vice goals are met. I also help write newsletters Samantha: I keep very busy. During the school and reports. Samantha: I keep very busy. During the school and reports. year, I work with a program called World of PG: Do you plan to go to college? year, I work with a program called World of PG: Do you plan to go to college? Difference. We talk to kids at different schools Samantha: Yes. I’ve already applied to 14 Difference. We talk to kids at different schools Samantha: Yes. I’ve already applied to 14 about tolerance, racism and sexuality. We basi- schools. My top three choices are Delaware about tolerance, racism and sexuality. We basi- schools. My top three choices are Delaware cally promote acceptance. State University, Maryland State University, and cally promote acceptance. State University, Maryland State University, and Syracuse University. Syracuse University. 1
    • hat girl doesn’t dream of becoming a model? For our cover model, Camille Mangual of Christ the King High School, that dream came true last November when Prom Guide mag- azine selected her for an all out photo shoot in New York City. Camille treated the experience like a pro. Her makeup was done by William Marshall and her clothing was provided by Magic New York City. Her escort, Joe Breiter is wearing Andrew Fezza. Prom Guide had a chance to speak with her between takes. PG: Have you modeled before? PG: Who is your favorite teacher? Camille: Yes. I won first place in the Miss Camille:Mrs. Marino. She really understands Latina New York pageant. I went on to the Miss me and she helps me out a lot. Latina USA pageant where I won second place. PG: What is your biggest challenge as a PG: What did your friends and family high school senior? think when they found out you won? Camille: My biggest challenge is staying Camille: They were excited but they weren’t focused. Sometimes, I just want to dive right too surprised. They call me the social butterfly into things. because I’m outgoing and a go-getter. PG: What school activities are you PG: Is it okay to ask a guy to the prom? involved in? Camille: If you know him well enough, it’s Camille: I play fast pitch softball. I’ve been okay. doing it since I was 10 years old. PG: Who will you take to the prom? PG: Are you planning to go to college? Camille: My best friend Sam. Camille: I would like to study broadcast com- munications at C.W. Post or Adelphi. I’m also PG: What are you looking for in a prom taking acting classes. dress? Camille: Something really pretty, but comfort- PG: Who is your inspiration? able. I have to be able to dance in it. I’m not Camille: I’m inspired by J. Lo for all her really sure which color the dress will be accomplishments. I’m also inspired by my because I like all colors. mom. She’s like my manager and she is always there for me. PG: What is your favorite subject? Camille: I like art and psychology. 1
    • hat girl doesn’t dream of becoming a model? For our cover model, Jamila Crawford of the High School of Graphics & Communication Arts, that dream came true last November when Prom Guide magazine selected her for an all out photo shoot in New York City. Jamila treated the experience like a pro. Her makeup was done by Byron Barnes and her clothing was provided by Bari-Jay. Her escort, Tavon Walker is wearing After Six. Prom Guide had a chance to speak with her between takes. PG: How did you hear about our cover PG: As a high school senior, how do you model contest? overcome challenges? Jamila: I saw an announcement for the con- Jamila: When I was five years old, I almost test on our senior bulletin board. Since I’ve drowned. We had been living in Dominica for always wanted to be a model, I applied. eight years. When it happened, I didn’t realize how serious it was. But now, when I have chal- PG: Have you done any modeling before? lenges, I remember that time. I’m grateful to be Jamila: Yes. I’ve done fashion shows and test here and I realize I can get through anything. shoots. PG: Are you involved in any school activi- PG: What do you think about today’s ties? photo shoot? Jamila: In my history class, we’re working on a Jamila: I think it will help me to one day get 15-page proposal that will improve the quality into an agency. I’m getting practice and experi- of life for people who live in New York City. We ence. I hope that Prom Guide brings back Prom plan to send it to Mayor Bloomberg. Our hopes Fest. are that our proposal will become a law. PG: What did your friends and family PG: What advice would you give next think when they found out you won? year’s senior class? Jamila: My friends were happy for me. They Jamila: Sign up for the cover model contest. are all looking to get in the entertainment It’s something you can show your grandkids. industry so they understood how excited I was The possibilities are endless. when I found out that I won the contest. PG: Would you ask a guy to the prom? PG: Who are you planning to take to the Jamila: For me, that’s a “no-no”. I’m very old- prom? fashioned. I think it’s classy and lady-like to Jamila: I’m planning to take one of my long- wait for a guy to ask you. time guy friends. PG: What color dress will you wear? Jamila: I will wear something gold, slim-fitting and classy. 1
    • hat girl doesn’t dream of becoming a model? For our cover model, Jessica Bader of West Morris Mendham High School, that dream came true last November when Prom Guide magazine selected her for an all out photo shoot in New York City. Jessica treated the experience like a pro. Her makeup was done by William Marshall and her clothing was provided by Xcite. Jewelry is by En Vogue Accessories. Her escort, Joe Breiter is wearing Ralph Lauren. Prom Guide had a chance to speak with her between takes. PG: How did you hear about our cover PG: Who’s your Glam Squad? model contest? Jessica: My friends. They will help me pick out Jessica: I saw last year’s copy of Prom Guide my dress. and there was an announcement for the con- PG: What is your biggest challenge as a test at school. high school senior? PG: Who are you planning to take to the Jessica: My biggest challenge right now is prom? applying for and finding the right college. I will Jessica: I plan to go with my boyfriend. study Paralegal at Berkeley in White Plains, New York. PG: What do you think your prom will be like this year? PG: What are the two most important Jessica: So far, our class has raised a lot of things that you will carry in your purse money. Everyone will be picked up by a party that night? bus and driven to the boat where we will have Jessica: I will have my cell phone and makeup our prom. Normally, prom tickets are $100 per in my pocketbook. couple but we expect to pay less than that this PG: Paying for prom can be expensive. year. Who will help pay for your prom expens- PG: How will you handle drinking and es? driving on prom night? Jessica: I work part-time so money I earn will Jessica: It’s not an issue at our school help but my parents will also help. because we’re not allowed to drive to prom. PG: Do you have any ideas of what you That’s why we’re all being picked up by the will be wearing to prom? party bus. Jessica: My dress will be either red or black PG: This is your first photo shoot, what which is different from the bright orange dress do you think about it? I’m wearing today. Jessica: I am really happy to be here because I would like to develop a career in modeling. I want to thank everyone who voted for me. 1
    • hat girl doesn’t dream of becoming a model? For our cover model, Tiffany Robinson of Shelton High School, that dream came true last November when Prom Guide magazine selected her for an all out photo shoot in New York City. Tiffany treated the experience like a pro. Her makeup was done by William Marshall and her clothing was provided by Belle Formals. Jewelry is by En Vogue Accessories. Her escort, Tavon Walker is wearing Ralph Lauren. Prom Guide had a chance to speak with her between takes. PG: How did you hear about our cover PG: What about other school activities? model contest? Tiffany: I’m a member of DECA, a marketing Tiffany: My mom told me to enter. I had club. I helped them organize a fashion show. I stopped working my part-time job so I had also helped run the “Stay Awake and Bake” plenty of time to come to New York. program which is a 24-hour bake where we make baked goods and ship them overseas. PG: Have you modeled before? Tiffany: I won “Most Promising Model” and a PG: I heard you mention that this not scholarship to John Robert Powers modeling your first prom. Tell me about the other school as a contestant in the National American prom you went to. Miss Teen Pageant. Tiffany: At my school, we have over 1,000 kids at prom. Local catering halls can’t hold that PG: Who are you planning to take to the many. So, we end up having prom on the soc- prom? cer field under a big tent. Tiffany: My boyfriend. PG: Don’t your shoes get messed up? PG: Is it okay to ask a guy to the prom? Tiffany: Well, we all wear regular shoes to the Tiffany: It doesn’t matter who asks. prom. When we get there, some of us changed PG: What is your biggest challenge as a into flip-flops that we’ve decorated to match high school senior? our dresses. Or, we order them. Tiffany: Passing French was hard but I did PG: Are you planning to go to college? well. It was definitely a challenge. I even made Tiffany: I will study marketing at Pace it into the French National Honor Society. University or the University of Southern New PG: Do you play sports? Hampshire. Tiffany: I’ve been playing varsity soccer since my freshman year. I won “Best Defensive Player” and the team’s “Spirit Award”. Hopefully, I will play in college. 1
    • hat girl doesn’t dream of becoming a model? For our cover model, Brooke Wilson of Notre Dame Preparatory School, that dream came true last November when Prom Guide magazine selected her for an all out photo shoot in New York City. Brooke treated the experience like a pro. Her makeup was done by William Marshall and her clothing was provided by Alyce Designs. Jewelry is by En Vogue Accessories. Her escort, Joe Breiter is wearing Andrew Fezza. Prom Guide had a chance to speak with her between takes. PG: What did your friends and family PG: I heard that you rented a Navigator think when they found out you won? limo last year. Dan says he liked it Brooke: Everyone was really excited. I handed because it was, “big and easy to get out over 700 note cards at school and in coffee into.” Will you be riding in a Navigator shops with my picture on it asking people to again this year? vote for me. Brooke: Yes. PG: Who are you planning to take to the PG: What is your biggest challenge as a prom? high school senior? Brooke: My boyfriend, Dan Beyer. He’s here Brooke:I was really sick during my sophomore today. year. It was challenging making up all the PG: Yes I know. He told me that he’s look- missed work. I was looking forward to my ing forward to the prom because he senior year and I didn’t want to be left behind. enjoys dressing up in suits and tuxedos PG: Do you participate in any school but most of all because he knows that activities? you will look amazing. Brooke: I’m in drama and theatre. I teach reli- Brooke:(smiles). gious education with my church. I enjoy snow- PG: He also told me that coordinating boarding and playing the acoustic guitar. Oh, your dress with his tux is really impor- I’m a huge sports fan. My favorite team is the tant. Detroit Pistons. Brooke: Yes, last year, me and my mom went PG: Paying for prom can be expensive. to the tuxedo shop and picked out everything Who will help pay for your prom expens- and made sure the colors were right. All he had es? to do was show up and get fitted. Brooke: My boyfriend Dan pays for the tickets PG: What color dress will you wear? and transportation. My parents will help with Brooke: I’ll probably wear a white or pink my dress. princess-style dress with my hair up. 1
    • hat girl doesn’t dream of becoming a model? For our cover model, Aloma Bailey of Red Bank Regional High School, that dream came true last November when Prom Guide magazine selected her for an all out photo shoot in New York City. Aloma treated the experience like a pro. Her makeup was done by William Marshall and her clothing was provided by Mike Benet. Her escort, Tavon Walker is wearing FUBU The Collection. Prom Guide had a chance to speak with her between takes. PG: How did you find out about the cover PG: What are you looking for in a prom search? dress? Aloma: I saw Prom Guide magazine and I Aloma: Actually, I love the dress that I’m wear- entered the contest. I told all my friends to vote ing for the cover. It fits my body type and it and I kept calling Prom Guide to let them know feels good. So I’ll probably look into getting the I was interested. same dress or something similar. PG: What did your friends and family PG: What type of music do you listen to? think when they found out you won? Aloma: I love country music. I like Jessica Aloma: They were very happy for me. They Simpson too. know I want to be a runway model. PG: Who is your hero? PG: Are you involved in any school activi- Aloma: My mom is my hero. I look up to her. ties? PG: How would your friends describe Aloma: I’m actually writing a report for the you? Fashion Club on prom. I’m a member of the Aloma: They would say that I’m outgoing, like Key Club. I also help out with the CARES Club to meet new people, and that I’m very funny. which teaches people about HIV. PG: Are you planning to go to college? PG: Any sports? Aloma: Yes. I plan to study International Aloma: I’m on the track team. I sprint the 200 Business at Farleigh Dickinson University or and 400 meters. Hampton University. PG: Who will you take to the prom? Aloma: I’ve had a lot of offers so far. I will make a decision as we get closer to the day of the prom. 1
    • hat girl doesn’t dream of becoming a model? For our cover model, Jennifer Carbaugh of Francis Scott Key Senior High School, that dream came true last November when Prom Guide magazine flew her to New York City for an all out photo shoot. Jennifer treated the experience like a pro. Her makeup was done by William Marshall and her clothing was provided by Tiffany Designs. Her escort, Joe Breiter is wearing FUBU The Collection. Prom Guide had a chance to speak with her between takes. PG: How did you hear about our cover PG: This is your first photo shoot, what model contest? do you think about it? Jennifer: My guidance counselor knew that I Jennifer: This is a great experience and I really had aspirations of modeling and she told me feel like a model. about the contest. PG: What is your biggest challenge as a PG: What did your friends and family high school senior? think when they found out you won? Jennifer: My biggest challenge right now is Jennifer: My mom was speechless and my applying for and finding the right college. I’ve friends where supportive, shocked, and excited. been accepted to Villa Julie in Maryland and I’ll My school even threw me a “send off” party study Paralegal. before flying to New York for the cover shoot. PG: What are the three most important Oh, and my grandparents sent me yellow things that you will carry in your purse roses. that night? PG: Who are you planning to take to the Jennifer: I will have my cell phone, lip gloss, prom? and camera in my pocketbook. Jennifer: I’m not sure who I will be going with. PG: Paying for prom can be expensive. PG: Some seniors choose to go to the Who will help pay for your prom expens- prom without a date. What do you think es? about that? Jennifer: Well, my mom will pay for the dress Jennifer: I think going to the prom without a and my date will pay for the tickets and dinner. date is great. You don’t need a guy to have fun. PG: I heard you mention that this is your PG: What will you do after the prom? third prom. What advice would you give Jennifer: My friends and I will probably rent a to other teens going to the prom for the limo and head to a friend’s house afterwards. first time? Jennifer: Go all out. Prom is a great experi- PG: What color dress will you wear? ence. Jennifer: Probably yellow because it brings out my skin tone and hair color. 1
    • hat girl doesn’t dream of becoming a model? For our cover model, Corrie Diaz of Cy-Fair High School, that dream came true last November when Prom Guide magazine selected her for an all out photo shoot in New York City. Corrie treated the experience like a pro. Her makeup was done by Byron Barnes and her clothing was provided by Cassandra Stone. Jewelry is by En Vogue Accessories. Her escort, Tavon Walker is wearing Andrew Fezza. Prom Guide had a chance to speak with her between takes. PG: How did you hear about our cover PG: Do you have a favorite teacher? model contest? Corrie: Mr. Kobal is my favorite teacher Corrie: At my school, we have a scholarship because he creates a fun atmosphere. He’s a bulletin. That’s how I found out. strong role model and shows us [students] how to work with kids. PG: What are you looking forward to most about the prom? PG: What kind of school activities are you Corrie: I’m looking forward to the dancing. involved in? PG: Who are you planning to take to the Corrie: I’m the President of our drill team and a prom? member of the National Honor Society. Corrie: I’m not sure yet. PG: What about community service? PG: Is it okay to ask a guy to the prom? Corrie: I work with the Peer Assistance Corrie: It’s okay but I wouldn’t ask a guy. Leadership program where I mentor elemen- tary school kids and I’m a Worship Leader with PG: What color dress will you wear? the Fellowship of Christ Athletes. Corrie: I will wear a teal or turquoise dress— something sleek and slim. PG: Are you planning to go to college? Corrie: Yes. I might attend Texas A&M or Texas PG: Any ideas on how you might wear Christian University. your hair? Corrie: I like side swept bangs and loose curls. PG: What will you study? I’ve seen Natalie Portman and Lucy Liu wearing Corrie: I might study to become a pastor or those styles. I’ll probably where some of my music. hair up and some down. PG: What advice would you give to others PG: What’s your favorite subject? planning to go to the prom? Corrie: English. Corrie: I would say to make the most of the night. And, make sure your date can dance. 1
    • hat girl doesn’t dream of becoming a model? For our cover model, Carla Mecozzi of LaSalle High School, that dream came true last November when Prom Guide magazine flew her to New York City for an all out photo shoot. Carla treated the experience like a pro. Her makeup was done by Byron Barnes and her clothing was provided by Alanis Collection. Her escort, Tavon Walker is wearing FUBU The Collection. Prom Guide had a chance to speak with her between takes. PG: What did your friends and family PG: I wonder what it is like to go to prom think when they found out you won? in Argentina. Carla: I started jumping up and down. I didn’t Carla: In Argentina, your entire family goes to know that I would be coming to New York. the prom with you. It starts at midnight and When I told my mom, who is an artist, she usually ends at 9 a.m. It is so fun. You will see dropped all her brushes and we called all of parents dancing with the kids. Everyone just our friends. has a good time. PG: Who are you planning to take to the PG: Do you plan to attend college when Prom? you graduate? Carla: I will take my boyfriend, Hector Delgado. Carla: Yes. I will attend Florida International University and study art like my Mom. PG: What color dress will you wear? Carla: I will probably wear something black or PG: Are you involved in any school activi- red. Those colors go with my strong personali- ties? ty. Carla: I like to help out at school and I like to help others. I’m on the executive board of SALT PG: I heard you mention that you are (Service and Leadership of Tomorrow). We help originally from Argentina. What’s it like migrant kids by spending time with them on there? arts and crafts, dancing, and singing. They look Carla:I was born in Buenos Aires but I grew up up to us. in Mendoza, Argentina. The mountains of Los Andes are beautiful. I still have family there and PG: How do you find the time to study? I miss them, especially my cousins. We are all Carla: Oh, I have to make an extra effort to the same age. study. It pays off because I’m on the honor roll. PG: How long have you been in the states? Carla: I’ve been in Miami for the last 12 years and I go home at least once a year. 1
    • hat girl doesn’t dream of becoming a model? For our cover model, Katherine Saalberg of Capistrano Valley High School, that dream came true last November when Prom Guide magazine selected her for an all out photo shoot in New York City. Katherine treated the experience like a pro. Her makeup was done by Byron Barnes and her clothing was provided by Scala Eveningwear. Jewelry is by En Vogue Accessories. Her escort, Joe Breiter is wear- ing Ralph Lauren. Prom Guide had a chance to speak with her between takes. PG: Is this your first time in New York? PG: Are you planning to go to college? Katherine: This is my first time in New York. Katherine: I would like to be a nurse and I’m I’ve been sightseeing. Yesterday we went to thinking of Pepperdine or Point Loma. Times Square. PG: What is your favorite subject? PG: What did your friends and family Katherine :Science. think when they found out you won? PG: Do you do any community service? Katherine: They thought it was very nice. Katherine: Yes. I help kids build character and PG: Who are you planning to take to the read to them with a program called Character Prom? Counts. Katherine: Not sure. PG: What other activities are you involved PG: Is it okay to ask a guy to the prom? in? Katherine: It’s okay but I would never do it. Katherine: I’m a member of the ASB (Associated Student Body) at school. At my PG: What will you do after the prom? church I’m part of the Levite Ministry where we Katherine: Probably hang out with my friends. help keep the church clean. I’m also a leader PG: What type of dress will you wear? with the Fellowship Christian Athletes. I’ve also Katherine: I like the princess look. been cheering and dancing for the last three PG: How will you wear your hair? years. Katherine: I will probably have curls. 1