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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Local Houston Fat Finds: Taylor Morrison

We are simply obsessed with the Fat Finds in the August issues of Local Houston Magazines! 
It takes us back to one of our all time favorite movies, the 1998 Parent Trap featuring Lindsay Lohan.
Double Lindsay Lohan's and double Taylor Morrison's, what could be more fun?


Photography By: Cody Bess
Styling By: Marzi Fat
Hair & Makeup: Sara Eudy
Model: Tyalor Morrison

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sit Down With Shantel VanSanten

In honor of the new episode of Shooter, premiering tonight on USA network, we interviewed a VERY special Page Parkes alumni, Shantel VanSanten!
Shantel is a Page Parkes talent who plays Julie Swagger, the wife of Bob Swagger (Ryan Phillippe) in Shooter,  
we had a blast chatting with Shantel and getting the inside scoop on her LA life.



1.    Let's start at the beginning of your career…You grew up in Texas…How did you discover your love for acting?

I did I grew up for 2/3 of my life in Houston and 1/3 in a small town in Minnesota called Luverne. I was going to college and working as a model for Page Parkes. I had consistently taken classes and workshops for acting and had been involved in theatre since I was younger. I didn’t realize I could make a true career out of it till I was doing it. My passion for acting was ever present but the road to it being my job wasn’t always easy or apparent. It takes a lot of work, dedication and people who believe in you to encourage you!

2.    When was the first time you met Page and how did your meeting transpire?

I believe I was 15 and a stylist named Sheryl who worked for the agency found me and set up a meeting with Page. It was very nerve wracking but she said she saw something special in me and we had a very special connection. Page really cares about each and every client she signs and her passion for them is felt and seen in how hard she works for everyone. It wasn’t long after my meeting with her that I booked my first job for Foley’s which I continued to work for that client for almost 5 years after. She was always someone who saw something in me and pushed me to pursue. I am so very grateful to her for her love and dedication.

3.    You attended Agent Review, what was your experience at the event? How many times did you attend before you were placed with an LA agency?

I attended 3 agent reviews as a model and as an actress. I signed with an acting agency my second time. I remember being the most nervous I have ever been when I performed my monologue and wanting to run off stage! It was an interesting experience. It’s hard not to compare other people’s “results” with your own. But I always think back to the fact it only takes ONE… one agent, one person, one company, one director to believe in you and everything changes!

4.    When transitioning from Texas to LA what was the most surprising difference and the most cliche?

Let’s see cliché would be everyone feels like a small minnow in the sea here because the market is saturated but you have to know you bring your own set of experiences, talent, looks and passion to each job, role, audition etc. Most surprising was how much I loved this city and how the energy of everyone striving for success will make you fight even harder!

5.    You have worked on numerous projects, and we would never ask you to pick a favorite, but which character has had the best wardrobe? We loved your look as Kate Drummond in Timeless!

Kate was hands down the BEST! Period pieces are so special because they allow you to fully immerse yourself and lose sight of any parts of your modern self. From the accent, the clothes, the cars, the locations it all feels like you no longer live in the present day and really aren’t anything resembling yourself. I loved Quinn’s clothes ( on One Tree Hill) too because I got to keep lots of them. She had a style which resembled mine and the costumer allowed me to have a lot of influence for that role which I really enjoyed as well



6.    Your show Shooter is amazing, how has life on set and your shooting (No pun intended) experience been for this project?

This show is one I am so very grateful to be a part of for so many reasons. First being the people involved are so very talented. From our creator, to the producers, to the writers, to the actors and the crew. Everyone is a part of the shows success and all our combined passion is what you all get to watch as an audience. It’s also wonderful being a part of a show you love to film and to watch. Its an action packed show and its non stop for 10 episodes which means its also non stop for us filming for 4 months but we are all submersed and I think it shows in what we put on the screen. Season 2 is even better than season one because we know the characters and put them into new situations allowing them to change and grow and the audience to follow along with the characters they love and loathe.



7.    What has been your most challenging project/role? On that note, what’s next for your career goals?

It’s a beautiful relationship when work challenges you to be vulnerable you see the depths you have and each time you go a little deeper. Each job has been a challenge for me.. that’s the best gift ever though. When a character/story can inform me and enrich my life. I think working on oneself is an important piece of bringing roles into your life. Your experiences and self-awareness will certainly draw you to a character/story and inform your portrayal. Each one is another step in exposing parts of myself I had come to know and yet each character exposed a part of myself I didn’t know existed. So the challenge is to keep exposing yourself honestly to each role. My career goal is to constantly embrace the unknown and allow for my career to evolve as I do! I pray I get to keep creating as long as I am breathing.



8.    One fun question…what is your favorite workout and least favorite workout?

Favorite workout is pilates and least favorite is RUNNING!!!! I set a goal to run one mile without stopping and did that… I love a challenge but I DON’T LIKE RUNNING! Haha

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Nathaniel Woolsey: Little Caesars

Congratulation to Page Parkes actor Nathaniel Woolsey on booking a National Little Caesars commercial! 
Nathaniel not only drove from Houston to Austin twice for the audition and callback, but he donned full biker gear to help him get into character for the role!
His hard work is certainly paying off, you can watch the full commercial by clicking the photo below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=25kTwb05IxU&app=desktop








Monday, April 24, 2017

Google Android Pay

Acting is hard work, but Marie Boone and David Simpson make it look like a breeze in their latest commercial project!
Click the photo below to check out their hilarious Google Android Pay commercial!

http://bignestcreative.com/work/google/

Think you were born to be an actor? Send your resume and headshot to agency@pageparkes.com for consideration!
Be sure to subscribe to our blog for more fun commercials and all our Page Parkes news!

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Local Houston Magazine: Fat Finds

Trend alert for Spring 2017! Stripes are all the rage, and who better to show you the perfect way to style them then Marzi Phat!
Check out the latest issue of Local Houston Magazine for this month's Fat Finds featuring our model, Sarah Blakemore, and of course a whole lot of stripes!
 


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Houston City Book: Country Club Confidential

The Houston CityBook has done it again...We are simply blown away by their latest and greatest fashion spread!
Take a peek at their recent piece, featuring Page Parkes Models, Wade Groux, Haylee Nesmith, and Raliat Akinlolu.
Of course, the fabulous styling is done by none other than our very own Todd Ramos, and the impeccable grooming is by Bianca Linette! 
This powerhouse team pulled out all the stops and the resulting editorial is incredible!





If you have a topic you think we need to feature, be sure to tag us at #pageparkes or @pageparkescorp and you might see your photo on our next feature!
Have a great week, and be sure to check back soon for more Page Parkes news!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Fashion Week Recap

New York Fashion Week!! What model does not dream of walking on the coveted runway that is NYFW? Every year hundreds of models attend castings, hoping and praying that they will be with the lucky few who are cast to strut down the runway alongside today's Super Models! Some of our very own Page Parkes Models had their Fashion Week dreams come true this season as they walked the New York Fashion Week Runway! Below are some of our favorite behind the scenes photos courtesy of Vogue.com and of course our very own models making us proud!

Marc Jacobs

Verdad (Model: Marlee Menendez)

Cesar Galindo (Model: Coco Kissner)

Cesar Galindo (Model: Coco Kissner)
 
Alice + Olivia (Model: Marlee Menendez)

Disgual (Model: Katie Moore)
Watch Katie Moore walk HERE.

NYFW BTS (Carson Gartner, Kaite Moore, Charlotte Stevens)

 Julianna Bass (Model: Charlotte Stevens)

Julianna Bass (Model: Marlee Menendez)

Libertine (Model: Charlotte Stevens)

Thom Browne

Chi Zhang (Model: Marlee Menendez)

We cannot wait for next season, and of course we will keep you posted on the latest and greatest model news! As always, we are so proud of each of our models for their hard work and dedication, their hustle is paying off, and we could not be more proud of them!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Houston Chronicle

Have you checked out the Houston Chronicle recently? Joy Sewing, with the Houston Chronicle, recently interviewed Page and her inspirational article on our incredible founder is in papers today! We as a company are beyond proud to be a part of such an inspirational story, and are some of the many people who owe Page a "Thank You" for changing our lives!! A few of our favorite quotes from the interview can be seen below, but be sure to click HERE to read the whole article!

"For years, Parkes, 58, put in 20-hour days and sacrificed her personal life to be a mother,
counselor and all-around head cheerleader for a generation of young, aspiring models."

"Parkes spent most of her career scouting and nurturing models as if they were her own children.
She gave them money for food when they had none, a bed in her own house when they had no place to sleep and, of course, work as a model.
But by 49, she wanted her own family and adopted three siblings, then ages 5 months, 2 and 3 years old.
"


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Houston CityBook: Lily Griffin


We are positively obsessed with Houston CityBook's latest issue, of course that may have something to do with the fabulous fashion spread featuring our Page Parkes model, Lily Griffin! Flawless styling, paired with the incredible photography of Julie Soefer, created a sensational piece.






 

We will be dreaming about the killer shoes and handbags, expertly styled by Katie Stukenberg, for many days to come!
Be sure to check back soon for more on Lily, and envy inspiring accessories!

Friday, January 06, 2017

Hidden Figures: Kamryn Johnson

Many of you have watched over the years as Kamryn Johnson has grown up while pursuing her career in acting. Kamryn says it all started when she was a small child and would pause and rewind various scenes on TV and re-enact them! Thankfully for Kamryn, her mother noticed her daughter's budding talent and helped cultivate her skills by bringing her to train at the Page Parkes School of Modeling and Acting!


 Since her very first days at Page Parkes Kamryn has been turning heads with her hard work and entrepreneurial spirit! Not only is Kamryn one of our leading child actors but she, and fellow Page Parkes Talent Saniya Scott, published their very own cook book, Cooking In Style!
Their book can be purchased on Amazon.com!


Our young stars latest project landed her on set with some of today's leading ladies, including Octavia Spencer and Taraji Henson! In this recent project Kamryn plays the young daughter of Dorothy Vaughan (Played by Octavia Spencer) in Hidden Figures. This film is based on the inspirational true story of a group of African-American women who provided NASA with essential mathematical data that was used to launch their first successful mission into space!




You can watch Kamryn's recent interview on KPRC by clicking HERE and listen to the little 
star share more about her story and experience being surrounded by so many incredible women!

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Introducing: Sydney Thomas

Page Parkes has many rising stars, from models and actors to children and adults! This week we would like to introduce you to one of our newest little personalities, Sydney Thomas! Sydney is a Dallas resident, but travels across the state of Texas to attend in person auditions with some of our top Texas Casting Directors. Sydney also works hard with her taping coach to tape video auditions for Films and TV Shows across the country! Thanks to Sydney's hard, and a lot of help from her mom, this little fire cracker has had some serious success!



Check out Sydney's most recent project, a commercial for Heathcare.gov.
Click the video below to watch her put her acting training into action!


 


Way to go Sydney! We could not possibly be more proud of all your hard work and dedication! 
Keep up the good work, and be sure to thank your mom for all her work too!
Think your child is a star in the making? Email frontdesk@pageparkes.com to register your child for acting classes today!!