Local Model Heading to California for Premiere Modeling Event

astoriaFor Astoria Kolenic, being selected following an audition to attend a four-day modeling development event in Los Angeles, CA in February will move her one step closer to her dream of becoming a full-time, professional model.


“My main goal with this event is to jump-start my modeling career,” said Kolenic, a Muskegon, MI-based fashion model with credits that includes a leading role in the 2018 music video Lady Bug, and the October 2017 Cover Model for Modern Model Magazine.  “I just turned 25, and I will not stop until I make modeling more than a hobby – it will be a career.”

After learning about the event, offered by Preview Models, Kolenic said she auditioned and was among a limited number of models selected from Michigan to travel to the event.

“I will be arriving in California February 26th, and attending the event from February 27th through March 1st,” she said, adding that the event features a runway show, a photo session, breakout study sessions, and wraps up with an opportunity for models to meet one-on-one with numerous prominent modeling agencies.

“It’s rare to have a chance to meet with a lot of different agencies all at once,” Kolenic said, adding that while she has covered most of the expected costs to attend the event, she is also reaching out to local sponsors to cover some of the additional expenses. “I do have to pay for my own travel to the event, and I have to pay for my room.”

Modern Model Magazine, which offers sponsorship assistance to help models cover registration fees, travel expenses, and other event fees, was one of the first sponsors to come forward, offering financial assistance.

“It seems that Preview Models is able to provide what they are promising based on past reviews, and beyond that, after working with Astoria, I personally believe that she has what it takes, and just needs to get in front of the right people,” Modern Model Magazine Publisher Brian Thornton explained, encouraging other local sponsors to step forward and support Kolenic as well.


I graduated from Fruitport High School in 2013! I left out with a BANG when I sang the National Anthem for my senior class. This year I was hoping once again Fruitport could support my dreams out of state as well ❤️

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