Rowland of Summerville was a finalist in the Overall Child Model Competition during the
Millie Lewis Actors Models & Talent Competition held in North Charleston Jan. 15-18.
She was one of several local participants honored at the competition.
A group of 72 local models, actors and entertainers stole
the show at this years Millie Lewis Actors Models & Talent Competition.
With the national competition set to move from
Charleston, where it has been held the last few years, to Orlando next year, the
Charleston Millie Lewis Agency won awards in nearly every category:
Photography, Spokes model, Soap Opera and Lifestyle. The local group earned the
prestigious Agency of the Year Award and the Group Show competition which
|two-minute performance by the entire group representing the Charleston agency.
Since 1982 the national competition has afforded participants from various locations the
opportunity to compete in front of some of the worlds leading talent agents. It also
offers seminars designed to help contestants and their families understand various talent
"The Millie Lewis AMTC shows
us a degree of excellence that we dont find in a lot of other places," said
Karen Lee of Elite Models in New York.
Talent scouts from approximately 70 different
organizations attended the showcase. Participants come to the competition to find if they
have what it takes to work in a major market like New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago,
Atlanta, Paris, Milan or Tokyo and to learn, according to a Millie Lewis brochure.
"Children, teens and adults from beginners to professionals, perform for top scouts
industry leaders that new talent might never meet under normal circumstances."
Several contestants from Summerville contributed to
the Charleston agencys success and won individual awards. Eryn Rowland, 10, was a
finalist in the Overall Child Model competition. Others from the Summerville area include
Evie Goodstein, 13; Lauren Keil, 13; Sarah Longdale, 17; Joy Pruitt, 17; Ashley Burke, 17;
Rachel Chriappardi, 13; Destiny Johnson, 3; Kayla Millbrook, 3; Lacy Royal, 11; Laura
Daly, 10; Andrew Crim, 4 and Lorynn Cyrus, 9.
This year the Millie Lewis Charleston Agency is
celebrating its 25th anniversary. It will hold auditions for the next Millie
Lewis International talent competition Feb. 26-28.