IMTA alum Branden Rickman won Bravo's Make Me a Supermodel! He's the first male model to win it all! Branden wins a one year contract with New York Model Management, a $100,000 Maybelline New York contract and a fashion pictorial in Cosmopolitan magazine! The Season Finale aired on Bravo last night!
Bravo scouted for models at the 2008 New York IMTA and chose two IMTA alumni for Season Two of their hit series Make Me a Supermodel. C.J. Kirkham was eliminated in Episode 5 but Branden successfully met all the challenges to win the top prize! Branden did very well at IMTA, winning 3rd Runner Up for IMTA's award for Male Model of the Year. Model of the Year is a composite award for the model whose scores are the highest from competitions such as Runway, Swimwear, Fashion Print. The judges for the IMTA Competitions are agents, managers and scouts who are looking for fresh faces to represent.
Branden is from Oregon where he was scouted and trained by Teresa Pollman, Rickman's agent and President of Image Modeling Development in Medford. Teresa took Rickman to the International Modeling and Talent Association Convention in New York. "Everybody and anybody who's important in the business is there," Teresa said. "It was great exposure for him." The entire article is available on the Mail Tribune's site. To learn more about IMTA, please visit the IMTA official site.
Check out Branden's Supermodel potential for yourself in this clip of Branden on the Runway from the Season Finale episode of Make Me a Supermodel! right here on THAT IMTA BLOG!