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Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year from Two Gorgeous IMTA Stars!!!

IMTA alumni Jessica Biel and Eva Longoria can be seen on gorgeous new magazine covers! Jessica is the cover girl for the British edition of GQ and Eva is on the cover of Glamour! Two of Hollywood's hottest actresses and they both have IMTA as part of their background! They also both look incredibly beautiful in the shots accompanying the respective articles about the famous actresses.

Jessica Biel, British GQ

Jessica competed at IMTA in 1994 where she debuted her acting, singing and dancing abilities. She signed with an agent and manager who helped her land the breakthrough role of Mary Camden on the beloved long-running WB series 7th Heaven. She has gone on to star in many major motion pictures such as I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, The Illusionist, Stealth, Elizabethtown, Home of the Brave and Next. Jessica is not only talented and beautiful she has a big heart as well. One of the charities Jessica supports is the nonprofit, no kill Much Love Animal Rescue organization which works to reduce overpopulation and mistreatment of domestic animals.

Jessica Biel, British GQ

Jessica won a scholarship at IMTA to a top acting school and moved from Boulder, CO to Los Angeles. To read a great interview Jessica gave to IMTA in 1998, please visit the archived web page. In the interview, Jessica says:

IMTA: Would you recommend attending an IMTA Convention to other aspiring young actors and models?
Jessica: Definitely! You will meet people who can change your life and make your dreams come true!

Eva Longoria, Glamour Magazine 2009

Eva competed at IMTA in 1998 and had 38 agencies and managers interested in representing her! She signed with a manager she had met at the convention. Eva told Pageantry Magazine that “The first day they signed me I had four auditions...It was pretty fast.”

She quickly moved to Los Angeles and landed guest-starring roles on Beverly Hills 90210, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless. In 2003, she took a role as a detective in a TV remake LA Dragnet and made her big-screen film debut in Carlita’s Secret, and starred in the films Harsh Times, and The Sentinel. Eva's breakthrough role is as the beautiful Gabrielle Solis on the award-winning Desperate Housewives on ABC.

Eva Longoria, Glamour

Happy 2009 from IMTA!

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