IMTA Alum Brandon Routh stars in Nine Lives of Christmas, a Hallmark movie that airs tonight at 8pm ET. He plays a commitment-shy fireman who connects with a veterinarian student after adopting a stray cat!
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.