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Monday, June 11, 2012

IMTA alum Brandon Routh meets with President Obama!

Brandon Routh and President Obama
IMTA alum Brandon Routh was invited to meet with President Obama for a very special gathering of two dozen of Hollywood's hottest stars!  President Obama spoke to the stars at a private breakfast meeting at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA.

Brandon Routh competed at IMTA during the New York, New York 1999 Convention. He was on the IMTA stage for Swimwear, Team Fashion, Runway and in acting competitions. IMTA insider scoop...he was known as BJ Routh then!

He had been scouted by Patrick Baca, who encouraged him to compete at IMTA. Brandon got lots of face time with the agents, managers and casting directors and ended up moving to Los Angeles. He signed with Mara Santino and Ryan Daly who both were at Kazarian/Spencer & Associates at that time. Routh was chosen for the role of Superman following an exhaustive search that spanned the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. Thousands of candidates were interviewed before the final selection was made.

Prior to his worldwide starring role as "the Man of Steel", Routh was best known for his soap work, including roles on One Life to Live and the MTV nighttime soap, Undressed. He's also had guest-starring roles on Cold Case, Will & Grace, and Gilmore Girls.  He's also starred in Chuck, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Crooked Arrows.

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