Almost 5'4

Almost 5'4"

by Isobella Jade
     
 

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When she was nineteen she posted her photo on a free Internet modeling website unaware of the risk, passion and self discovery that would follow. From that day, being a college student in New York City wasn't exciting anymore and instead being a model in New York City sounded so much better. Despite her slim chances of getting a modeling agent based on her height, she… See more details below

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When she was nineteen she posted her photo on a free Internet modeling website unaware of the risk, passion and self discovery that would follow. From that day, being a college student in New York City wasn't exciting anymore and instead being a model in New York City sounded so much better. Despite her slim chances of getting a modeling agent based on her height, she grabbed her bootstraps and used the Internet to promote herself. Except after months of running in-between her college classes to shoot with amateur photographers in their basements, penthouses, and living rooms it was inevitable that one day her mother would see her naked on the Internet. After this embarrassment she had no other choice but to change her name to Isobella. With her new name, now giving up before she made something of her self wasn't an option. Two years later, after graduation, Isobella only had three magazine tear sheets and one lead role in a music video, but it is enough to convince her to not be sucked into the corporate world and to keep trying to model. Even if it meant giving up stability and most of her belongings, going homeless and becoming her own agent, all while fighting the doubt given to her along the way. Her story, first typed at the Apple Store on Prince Street in SoHo New York City, will inspire you to try any dream you have had.

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Editorial Reviews

Wall Street Journal
...whose command of Web 2.0 helped her start modeling, publish and market a memoir
The New York Times
As for Ms. Jade, whose modeling career is advancing, she has yet to buy a computer from the Apple store. But she is still welcome to check her e-mail - and stay as long as she likes.
NY Daily News
A shade under 5-feet-4, Isobella Jade has been building a brand - herself - for the petite model.
New York Post
People have long cataloged the bizarre writing habits of authors, from P.G. Wodehouse pinning pages on his wall to Dan Brown timing his push-up and sit-up breaks with an hourglass. Now we can add the name Isobella Jade to that collection.
Sydney Morning Herald
Isobella Jade would probably hold the record for being Apple's most famous freeloader.
Advertising Age
wizard of self promotion
Patrick Montero
There's more than meets the eye to pint-size model Isobella Jade. Underneath her petite 5'4" frame is a woman who is well on her way to creating her own media empire.
Jethro Nededog
Before Tyra was giving shorties hope on Cycle 13 of 'America's Next Top Model,' Isobella Jade was already in their corner.
Larry Getlen
People have long cataloged the bizarre writing habits of authors, from P.G. Wodehouse pinning pages on his wall to Dan Brown timing his push-up and sit-up breaks with an hourglass. Now we can add the name Isobella Jade to that collection.
Katie Hafner
As for Ms. Jade, whose modeling career is advancing, she has yet to buy a computer from the Apple store. But she is still welcome to check her e-mail - and stay as long as she likes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615298153
Publisher:
Gamine Press
Publication date:
06/10/2009
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

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