IMTA 1999 Junior Male Model of the Year Sean Faris has booked the lead in an independent film, Brooklyn to Manhattan. It sounds like a great plot; IMDB states, "Four people run for their lives in the Brooklyn subway tunnels after a botched drug deal." Sean will play Logan in the thriller set for release in 2008.
Faris competed at IMTA in 1999 where he won Junior Male Model of the Year. He started modeling immediately and was featured in several memorable campaigns, including Abercrombie & Fitch and Armani. Faris successfully transitioned into acting and starred on television in the cult classics Life as We Know It and Reunion. He also starred in the feature films Sleepover (with two other IMTA alums, Kallie Childress and Mika Boorem) and Yours, Mine and Ours (with IMTA alum Mateo Arias). His next feature film release Forever Strong has wrapped and is tentatively scheduled for release in 2007.
IMTA trivia: Sean is also friends with another IMTA alum, Eva Longoria. Here's a photo of them together at the 7th Annual Young Hollywood Awards in 2005.