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features ● imta 2013 MODEL: TAYLOR FEISTNER Another Star is Born Once again, the IMTA convention in Los Angeles catered to aspiring models and entertainers, and once again it was undoubtedly a success T he glitzy glamour of downtown Los Angeles was in it’s full glory, ushering the New Year in with the International Model and Talent Association convention. The unseasonably warm weather was a welcomed surprise, but paled in compari- son to the astounding talent and beauty assembled at the recently renovated Westin Bonaventure Hotel. Many in attendance were motivated to participate after reading about the world-renowned IMTA in the pages of Pageantry magazine. Twice a year, we traverse to Los Ange- les in January and New York City in July to introduce you to the latest Hollywood hopefuls or next top models to sashay the world’s runways. Despite the numerous other qualified conventions in the industry, IMTA remains the premier event for aspiring models and talent after 25-plus years, preparing and affording them unprecedented opportunities, and they boast an impressive list of alumni to prove it. A veritable “Who’s Who” of Hollywood and entertain- ment industry stars have been discovered during the IMTA conventions throughout the years. Industry luminaries such as Ashton Kutcher, Eva Longoria, Katie Holmes, Jessica Biel, Ashley Greene, Josh Duhamel, Brooke Burns, Elijah Wood, Sean Faris, Beverly Peele, and Brandon Routh made their ways to the big and silver screens through IMTA. And up-and-coming future stars like Lyndsy Fonseca, Katie Leclerc, Moises Arias, Raini Rodriguez, and Grayson Get- tys got their kick-starts to fame through IMTA as well. Acting and modeling training and exposure are of equal importance at IMTA, and though it may seem at first glance that Hollywood celebrities are over-represented, many of today’s hottest actors started their careers on the runway through fashion modeling, including Ashton Kutcher, Brooke Burns, Sean Faris and Brandon Routh. Former IMTA alumnus and Pageantry and PromTime Fashion Showcase model Bryan Adrian was on hand at this year’s convention to present awards to the top-scoring male 24 PAGEANTRY