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Gabrielle Senn

"Being a contestant at the IMTA competition was the best decision I ever made. I enjoyed every second of it. I was extremely excited knowing that IMTA was an opportunity of a lifetime. To perform in front of so many different industry professionals in the same room, is not something that you get to experience often. It was such an exhilarating feeling going into competitions and walking out of the room, or off the stage, and feeling truly positive about my performance."

Want to read more? Please see our IMTA Star in the Spotlight with Gabrielle on our blog at that-imta-blog.blogspot.com







Sean HarjuSean Harju

Sean Harju competed at IMTA in 2006 and won Runner Up for Male Model of the Year. He has been featured in numerous magazines and ad campaigns such as GQ Taiwan, Surface Magazine, Arena Magazine, GQ Germany, and Details. He was in the 2011 Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer ad campaign with fellow IMTA alum and supermodel Tyson Ballou. Sean has modeled internationally for Y-3, Calvin Klein, Dior, Diesel, Thom Brown, Numero Hommes and Adam Lippes. 

“Have as much fun there as you can because it will be one of the best experiences of your life.”
- Sean Harju







Jessica WhiteJessica White

Jessica White attended IMTA in 1999. She has modeled for Gap, Chloe, Tommy Hilfiger, Oscar De La Renta, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren's Polo, Maybelline and has been featured in numerous Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues and DVDs. As a favorite model for editorial and runway, she has done pictorials for Harper's Bazaar, Teen Vogue, King Magazine and covers for Surface and Trace magazines. Jessica was featured as part of a ten-page editorial in Marie Claire, titled “Fashion Portraits: in black and white.” 

Jessica made her acting debut in a small role in Big Momma's House 2 and has appeared in a music video for singer John Legend. Jessica is a spokesmodel for Cover Girl cosmetics and appears in commercials, billboards, point of purchase advertising and print campaigns worldwide.

"Oh wow, you're going to IMTA!? I got my start there. My advice would be pray. And ask God to lead [you] to the right agency! Don't try too hard, just have fun. It goes by fast."
- Jessica White







Grayson GettysGrayson Gettys

Grayson Gettys competed at IMTA in New York City in 2009. After signing with agencies in New York, Milan and Paris, Grayson has walked the runways for world-famous designers such as Louis Vuitton, Micheal Kors, Carlo Pignatelli, Richard Chai and Bespoken.















Branden RickmanBranden Rickman

Branden competed at IMTA in 2008 and was a Runner-up for Male Model of the Year. At the Convention, Branden was selected by the Bravo Channel to appear in their modeling reality series, becoming the first male winner of Make Me a Supermodel. Branden has also been featured in a fashion spread in Cosmopolitan.

“Just a year ago, I was sitting in the same chairs you were. I competed at IMTA and caught the attention of the Bravo Network who were scouting for Make Me a Supermodel.”
- Branden Rickman 







Tyson BallouTyson Ballou

Tyson attended IMTA in 1996 became one of the most sought after male models in the world. He has appeared on runways and ad campaigns for every top designer, including Jil Sander, Emporio Armani, Moschino, Perry Ellis, Donna Karan, Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Byblos, BCBG, Valentino Roma and Hugo Boss. He has also appeared internationally on the covers and in editorials of major fashion magazines including L'uomo Vogue, Jalouse, The Face, Harper's Bazaar, Arena Homme Plus, Visionaire, Numero and W. In addition to being the face of the Biotherm Homme fragrance Force, Tyson had national ad campaigns for Calvin Klein, D&G fragrance line, and the MD&G sunglasses with Madonna.







Mariah WatchmanMariah Watchman

IMTA alum Mariah Watchman attended IMTA in Los Angeles in 2007 where she won Junior Miss Model of the Year and Most Sought After Female. She competed on the 18th cycle of America's Next Top Model, which featured the show’s first international competition, with Mariah vowing to become the first Native American Supermodel.










Madeline Kragh

Madeline Kragh

At IMTA, Madeline won Swimwear and placed as a Runner-Up for Jeans, Runway and Fashion Print. She has appeared in print and on the runways of major designer fashion shows such as Junya Watanabe, Manish Arora, Vivienne Westwood and Duru Olowu, among others and was featured in a nationwide campaign for Express. Appearing in numerous episodes of the on-line series Model.Live, her videos have been viewed over two million times on the social networking site Bebo.








Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher


Ashton competed at IMTA in 1997 at our New York Convention where he won Most Sought After Male Model.  Immediately following IMTA, he began modeling in men's fashion shows for designers such as Versace, Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein and branched off into acting with the role of Kelso on That 70’s Show

He started his film career in movies such as Dude, Where's My Car?, Cheaper By The Dozen, The Butterfly Effect, Bobby and No Strings Attached while continuing to model, appearing in fashion spreads and on magazine covers around the globe. Ashton is also known for his starring role on the television show Two and a Half Men and as the spokesperson for Nikon cameras. Ashton will be appearing in the title role as Steve Jobs in Jobs. 

“If you want to be a model, actor, singer or dancer, IMTA is the place to be! I'm on the top of my world right now!
- Ashton Kutcher







Ashley GreeneAshley Greene


After competing at IMTA in 2004, Ashley was cast in the television series MADtv, Crossing Jordan, Desire and King of California.  She became a household name with the role of Alice Cullen in the hit Twilight series. Other feature films include Summer’s Blood, Radio Free Albemuth, A Warrior’s Heart, LOL, Butter, The Apparition and The Boom Boom Room. Ashley appears on the covers of fashion magazines all over the globe and is the face for the cosmetics line Mark as well as a brand ambassador for DKNY.

I'm so thankful I got the opportunity to be here at IMTA because there are so many people and so many opportunities.
-Ashley Greene







Katie HolmesKatie Holmes


Katie competed at IMTA twice; the first time in 1993 and the second time in 1995.  Following a feature film debut in Ang Lee’s The Ice Storm, she became known worldwide during a 6-year run as Joey Potter in the television series Dawson's Creek. From Dawson's Creek, Katie’s career expanded to more feature films, including Teaching Mrs. Tingle, Phonebooth, Pieces of April, First Daughter, Batman Begins and Thank You for Smoking, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark and The Romantics. She is currently working on several new films.

“Let's just say, a girl from Toledo would never end up in a Hollywood movie if it weren't for the IMTA.
- Katie Holmes







Jessica BielJessica Biel


Jessica competed in 1994 at IMTA in Los Angeles, where she won a scholarship for her talent.  Following IMTA, she soon became a household name on television’s long-running hit 7th Heaven. Following a feature film debut in Ulee’s Gold with Peter Fonda, she has since become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actresses, starring in the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Cellular, Elizabethtown, The Illusionist, Home of the Brave, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Devil and the Deep Blue Sea and Hitchcock. In addition to her acting, Jessica has a full career as a model, appearing on the covers and in editorials for Vogue, Elle, Allure, Glamour, Marie Claire, Self and ‘W’. She has also served as spokesperson for L’Oreal.


“At IMTA, you will meet people who can change your life and make your dreams come true!
- Jessica Biel







Eva LongoriaEva Longoria


Eva competed in 1998 at the Los Angeles IMTA Convention. Shortly thereafter, she moved to L.A. After guest-spots on 90210 and General Hospital, she was cast as a series regular on The Young and the Restless. In 2004, she originated the role of Gabrielle Solis on the smash hit Desperate Housewives. Her feature film career includes starring roles in The Sentinel, Carlita’s Secret, Over Her Dead Body, The Baytown Disco, The Truth and the animated Foodfight!

“It was intense. So much competition, it just feels great; you kind of thrive on it and everybody else. It just feels great.
- Eva Longoria







Josh DuhamelJosh Duhamel


Josh competed at IMTA in 1997 and won Male Model of the Year, competing closely with fellow IMTA alum Ashton Kutcher for the award. Josh first made an appearance on the television series Ed, before taking on role of Leo du Pres on All My Children. Josh caught the eye of television audiences as the beloved character Danny McCoy on the television show Las Vegas. He starred in the feature films Win a Date with Tad Hamilton, Turistas, and as William Lennox in the blockbuster Transformers series. Josh’s many other films include The Romantics, Beezus and Ramona, When In Rome, Life as We Know it, New Year’s Eve, and What’s He Got? Josh also voices the character of Oz in the animated series Fan Boy and Chum Chum.







Elijah WoodElijah Wood


Elijah attended IMTA in 1989 when he was eight years old.  One of his first successes was landing a small role in Back to the Future Part II. He went on to star in Radio Flyer, Forever Young and Huck Finn, and is best known as Frodo Baggins in the Oscar-winning The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He has become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors, starring in some of the biggest critical and box office hits, including Sin City, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Everything Is Illuminated, Bobby, and the animated Happy Feet. Elijah is reprising his role as Frodo Baggins in the much anticipated films The Hobbit film series.  He also stars in the FX comedy series Wilfred and in the made-for-British TV movie adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island.

“There's a convention out in LA, and I went to that convention, and it was the first time out of Cedar Rapids.  There was a talent manager and he asked me if I wanted to be an actor.

- Elijah Wood







Caitlyn Taylor LoveCaitlyn Taylor Love


Caitlyn competed at IMTA in 2005 and won Junior Miss Actress of the Year. Following IMTA, Caitlyn became widely known for her role as Izzy Fuentes on I’m With the Band and Ultimate Spiderman on Disney XD. She is currently working on her singing career, having released several hit singles.









Alyson StonerAlyson Stoner


Alyson won Child Model of the Year at the 2000 IMTA Convention.  Following IMTA, she appeared as a featured dancer in music videos and on tour for Missy Elliott and Eminem. Alyson has created The Alyson Stoner Project, “an Original Musical Fitness Revolution!” She appeared in the successful comedies Cheaper by the Dozen and Cheaper by the Dozen 2, and in several popular television shows including Drake & Josh, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and That's So Raven. For nearly five years on the Disney Channel, Alyson co-hosted Mike's Supershort Show. She co-starred in the feature films Step Up and Step Up 3D, had the title role in the Penny Marshall film Alice Upside Down, and played Caitlyn in the Disney Camp Rock movies. Alyson is the voice of Isabella in the Disney animated series Phineas and Ferb and the voice of Barbara Gordon/Batgirl in Young Justice.





Moises & Mateo AriasMoises & Mateo Arias


Moises and Mateo competed at IMTA in 2005. Moises was a fan favorite as Rico on the hit Disney show Hannah Montana, also appearing in shows such as Dive Olly Dive!, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, and Wizards of Waverly Place. Moises has been in movies such as Nacho Libre, Dadnapped, The Perfect Game, Astro Boy and We the Party, and guest-stars on the prime-time television series The Middle as Sue Peck’s boyfriend. Mateo is also a Disney Channel regular, having guest-starring on Hannah Montana, and also appearing on Drake & Josh and Cold Case. He stars as a series regular on the Disney XD show Kickin’ It and appeared in the comedic box-office hit Yours Mine and Ours.






Lyndsy FonsecaLyndsy Fonseca


Lyndsy competed at IMTA in 2003 and was a finalist for Young Miss Dancer of the Year. Shortly after IMTA, she landed a role in the television series Boston Public. Lyndsy soon was the recurring character of Colleen Carlton on The Young and the Restless, and appeared on Malcom in the Middle, Phil of the Future, Waterfront, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, House M.D., Big Love, Desperate Housewives and How I Met Your Mother. Lyndsy’s feature films include Hot Tub Time Machine, The Ward, and the Kick Ass movies. Lyndsy currently stars as Alex on the CW’s Nikita

“IMTA, I would be nowhere without you. Thank you for everything!!
- Lyndsy Fonseca





Seann William ScottSeann William Scott


Seann competed at IMTA in 1995. His career took off with the role of Stiffler in the hilarious American Pie film series. He co-starred with fellow alum Ashton Kutcher in the cult classic Dude, Where is my Car?, voiced the character Crash in all three of Disney's popular animated Ice Age movies, and starred in the hit film The Dukes of Hazzard. His films also include Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Old School, Cop Out, Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach and Goon.

“One of my favorite IMTA discoveries…Seann William Scott is doing wonderfully. He is a huge movie star now.
- Patrick Baca, CSA, Los Angeles







Nicole Gale Anderson


Nicole Gale AndersonNicole Gale Anderson competed at IMTA in 2004. She first started her career with guest spots on the television shows Unfabulous, Zoey 101, Hannah Montana, and iCarly. Nicole was a series regular on the Disney channel show Jonas and starred as Kelly on the ABC Family series Make It or Break It. She also starred in TV movies such as Accused at 17 and Mean Girls 2.  Nicole stars as Meghan in the feature film Never, and co-stars in Red Line alongside fellow IMTA alum Kunal Sharma.





Riley SmithRiley Smith


After competing at the 1997 IMTA convention in New York, Riley began his modeling career with a Tommy Hilfiger campaign. He quickly began gracing the pages of magazines and billboards in New York, but relocated to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. He quickly landed guest-starring roles on television series such as 7th Heaven, Freaks and Geeks, Gideon’s Crossing, Raising Dad, Birds of Prey, Boston Public, CSI: Miami, Summerland, 24, Joan of Arcadia, and as the star of Drive. His feature films include Bring It On, Not Another Teen Movie, New York Minute, Eight Legged Freaks, Full Ride, Radio, White Air, Graduation, and Gallowwalker.  Riley is currently a recurring character on the new 90210 on the CW.






Adrianne PalickiAdrianne Palicki


Soon after Adrianne competed at IMTA in 2001, began working in the industry on television sets in the projects Smallville, Quintuplets, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, North Shore, South Beach, Supernatural, Robot Chicken and Friday Night Lights. Adrianne has starred in many feature films including Popstar, Legion, Women in Trouble, Elektra Luxx, and Red Dawn.

“It was amazing. I love IMTA! I'm so sad it's over!
-Adrianne Palicki







Brittany CurranBrittany Curran


Since attending IMTA, Brittany has guest-starred in television shows such as MADtv, The Young and the Restless, Drake & Josh, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Ghost Whisperer and stars in Men of a Certain Age, a role earning her a Young Artist Award. Her feature film credits include 13 Going on 30, The Uninvited, The Adventures of Food Boy, and Legally Blondes. Brittany is also involved with many charity organizations helping those in need, including the TOMS ‘One Day Without Shoes’ campaign.










Raini RodriguezRaini Rodriguez


Raini competed at IMTA in 2005 where she was a finalist for Talent of the Year. Raini guest-starred on the shows Huff, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, I’m in the Band and True Jackson VP. Her feature film career took off with the role of Maya in Paul Blart: Mall Cop, leading her to roles in the movies Prom, No Sit List, and See If I Care.  Raini stars as Trish on the Disney comedy Austin & Ally.  She co-starred with her brother Rico Rodriguez (currently starring on the hit sitcom Modern Family) in the movie No Sit List.










Sean FarisSean Faris


Sean competed at IMTA in 1999. Following IMTA, he began working on the television shows Undressed and Twisted. He guest-starred on Even Stevens, Smallville, One Tree Hill, Boston Public, Life As We Know It Leverage and the popular series The Vampire Diaries. Sean’s feature films include Sleepover, Ghost Machine, Freerunner, Lost for Words, Stash House, Never Back Down, Forever Strong and Amsterdam. Sean stars as Clyde in the upcoming feature film The Story of Bonnie and Clyde. Sean has been featured on best-selling health and fitness magazine covers world-wide.








Kyra GreenKyra Green


Kyra attended IMTA in 2008. Following IMTA, she landed a role as a Kidz Bop member. Kyra performed as a part of the Kidz Bop 16 on their summer tour. Kyra has also modeled ever since leaving IMTA for fashion editorials all over the world.















Tatiana OwensTatiana Owens


Tatiana attended IMTA in 2007 and won Singing Junior. Following IMTA, Tatiana signed with a music agent and her YouTube channel videos have had hundreds of thousand views. Her songs have also been featured in shows on MTV and VH1, including The Hills.







Brandon RouthBrandon Routh


Shortly after competing at the 1999 IMTA convention in New York, Brandon’s first major role came with a guest-starring role in an episode of Odd Man Out. Following that, he appeared on MTV's Undressed, Gilmore Girls, and earned steady work on the soap opera One Life to Live. His primetime credits also included guest roles on Cold Case, Will & Grace and Oliver Beene. Brandon became an instant star with his casting as the Man of Steel in Superman Returns, winning the role after a worldwide search.  In addition to many fashion editorials and campaigns for top designers, Brandon has starred in feature films such as Zack and Miri, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night and Crooked Arrows. He had a recurring arc on the television show Chuck, and currently stars in Partners.





Brooke BurnsBrooke Burns


Shortly after attending IMTA in 1994, Brooke was modeling and working throughout Europe and in New York, and was featured in numerous American and European fashion magazines. She then gracefully transitioned into movies and television, booking a role on the syndicated series Out of the Blue. Her breakthrough role was as Jessie on the world-wide syndicated television show Baywatch. In addition to starring roles on Melrose Place, North Shore and Pepper Dennis, Brooke also guest-starred on Ally McBeal, Just Shoot Me, CSI: Miami, the reality television show Dog Eat Dog, She Spies and A Nero Wolfe Mystery. She starred in the features Death to the Supermodels, The Salon, Shallow Hal and Urban Decay, and the TV movies Time and Again and Titanic II.





Tiffany ThorntonTiffany Thornton


Tiffany competed at IMTA in 2003 where she was 1st runner up for Actress of the Year.  Tiffany began acting in television shows such as Quintuplets, 8 Simple Rules, American Dreams, The O.C., Desperate Housewives, and Jericho. She became a Disney favorite when she was cast as Tawni Hart on the Disney Channel's Sonny with a Chance, and its spin-off musical comedy sketch show So Random. She has also appeared on That's So Raven, Wizards of Waverly Place, Hannah Montana and starred in the Disney movie Hatching Pete.

I went to IMTA… which is where I met my agent.  After IMTA I moved to LA, auditioned a lot and now I’m on Disney. It’s so worth it!  [IMTA] was a great experience!
-
Tiffany Thornton







Katie LeclercKatie Leclerc


Katie competed at IMTA at the age of 15, attending the IMTA Convention in New York. Katie first landed a role on Veronica Mars before guest starring on The Riches, The Ex List, The Big Bang Theory and The Hard Time of RJ Berger. Katie also starred in the movies Flying By, The Inner Circle and The Confession. Katie stars as Daphne on ABC Family's Switched at Birth. She is also starring in the films Seven Lanterns and The Ones!

 “If you really want a career in the entertainment industry, IMTA can help put you in front of people that will make connections for you, but you have to make it happen! - Katie LeClerc





Haley BennettHaley Bennett


Haley competed at IMTA in 2001. She became a star with the feature film Music and Lyrics, acting opposite Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore. Haley has continued to land lead roles in feature films like College, The Haunting, The Hole 3D, Marley and Me, Arcadia Lost and Outlaw Country.

“I definitely would not have been at this point and had this much background and confidence if it were not for my IMTA experience years ago. The training and interest was essential for the beginning stages of the construction for the backbone of my career and future.
– Haley Bennett





Sofia VassilievaSofia Vassilieva


Sofia competed at IMTA in New York, where she won the title of Child Actress of the Year and was first runner-up for Child Model of the Year 2000. Shortly after IMTA she starred in films such as Eloise at the Plaza, The Brady Bunch in the White House, Inhabited, and My Sister’s Keeper opposite Cameron Diaz and Abigail Breslin. Sofia starred for six years on the hit show Medium, for which she won a Best Supporting Young Artist Award in 2006 for Best Performance in a TV Drama.





Lauren StormLauren Storm


After Lauren competed at IMTA in New York, she guest-starred in many television shows such as Grounded for Life, 7th Heaven, CSI: Miami, 24, Malcolm in the Middle and Boston Public. She starred for five years as Taylor Hagan in the hit series Flight 29 Down. Lauren’s film credits so far include The Game Plan, The Jerk Theory, Together Again for the First Time, Resurrection Mary, I Love You, Beth Cooper and Munger Road.










Amy AckerAmy Acker


Amy competed at IMTA in 1992 and was shortly after cast in her first TV role on Hell House for MTV. She has starred on Dollhouse, Justice League, Alias, The Good Wife, Angel, Happy Town, Ghost Whisperer, How I Met Your Mother, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Grimm and Once Upon a Time.  Amy’s feature film credits include The Accident, Catch Me If You Can, The Novice and most recently Cabin in the Woods.