Kim Dawson Agency Models

Kate Woodman

2015 Model Search Winner

     In 1997 the Kim Dawson Agency launched the Kim Dawson Model Search. The winner that first year was 15-year old Irving native Erin Wasson.  Today Erin is one of the most recognizable faces in the fashion industry. She has been a face of  Maybelline in addition to starring in major print campaigns for Armani, Michael Kors, Roberto Cavalli, Donna Karan Collection, Chanel, Tiffany & Co. She has been on the covers of  Italian Vogue, Vogue Paris, German Vogue, Australian Vogue, Spanish Vogue, Allure, ID, Esquire and Elle. She has collaborated on collections from Alexander Wang, Zadig and Voltaire and RVCA and designs the eponimous jewelry line Wasson Fine. 

     The Kim Dawson Model Search is now in its twentieth year. It is not only a major scouting tool for the agency but, because of the success of the former winners, it  is also followed by agencies in New York and abroad.  Each year we choose multiple finalists and overall one winner from a pool of hopefuls that numbers around 1500.  The search is open to girls ages 13-22, 5'7" to 6' in height and to guys ages 15-24, 5'11" to 6'3" in height.  Applications will be available beginning August 8 at www,cw33.com/ModelSearch.  Unlike many model searches, the Kim Dawson Model Search is absolutely free to enter.  

     While Erin Wasson is arguably the most well-known model to come out of the Kim Dawson Model Search, many others have gone on to have successful careers locally, nationally and internationally. Mimi Roche, who was a finalist in 2000 has appeared in shows for Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Yves St. Laurent, Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney to name a few. She has been photographed for Banana Republic, Allure, D&G and British Elle.  Chaise Mooty, the 2004 winner, began working almost immediately and has shot campaigns for Abercrombie & Fitch, Guess and Benetton as well as editorials for L'UOMO Vogue, GQ, Details and Arena Homme Plus. Our 2005 winner, Ali Michael, was named one of Style.com's Top 10 New Faces of 2007 after an amazing season in which she walked in shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris including Anna Sui, Burberry Prorsum, Christian Dior, Chanel, Christian LaCroix and Lanvin. In addition, Ali has shot numerous editorials for magazines such as  W, Teen Vogue and Italian Vogue. 2010's winner, Hannah Ferguson, has been featured in the Sports Illustrated Swim Suit Issue in 2014 -2016 and has also worked for Victoria's Secret,  GQ, Elle and Marie Claire.

 

Over 40 other past model search winners and finalists are actively modeling in Dallas and in markets around the world today. 

 

Erin
Wasson
1997
Chad
Rohde
1999
Mimi  
Roche
2000
Rob 
Howarth
2001
       
Meredith 
Fowler
2002
Nick
Burnett
2002
Marisol 
Alfaro
2004

Ali
Michael
2005

       

R'EL
Dade
2006

Clara
Settje
2007

Ashley
Kim
2007

Kyle
Ellison
2008

       

Michael
Fjordback
2008

Rachel
Thomas
2008

Amber
Alvarez
2008

Alex
Long
2008

       

Allison
Smyser
2009

Claire
VanBeber
2009

Heather
Hausman
2009

Kelly
Gillespie
2009

       

Hannah
Ferguson
2010

Makayla
Harmon
2010

Lindsay
Higgins
2010

Thaddeus
Lagrone
2010

       

Andrew
Whitthorne
2010

Kaylin
Rogers
2011

Lauren
Fedak
2011

Devon
Yarbrough
2012

       

Devin
Way
2012

Haley
Halter
2012

Emily
Deaver
2012

Dade
Horton
2013

       

Brent
Eberhart
2013

Talia
Kelly
2013

Colby
Brittain
2014

Trinity
Clark
2014

Claire
McNabb
2014

John
VanBeber
2014

Kurt
Olsen
2014

Molly
Overton
2014

Madison
Wray
2014

Kate
Woodman
2015

Allazuwon
Washington
2015

Elizabeth
Nelson
2015

Luis
Enrique
2015

Mariah
Hesselgesser
2015

Tucker
Sparks
2015