Mansfield Teen Model/Actor Delights at IMTA!

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Zoey Hoskinson is a self-proclaimed “Air-Force Brat” who grew up all over the country, but Mansfield, Ohio is where she chooses to call home. “Growing up here was just like growing up in any small town. It feels like everyone knows everyone and your community is like a second family,” she said. So it was no surprise that when she saw Mansfield native Tailyn Mapp making moves, she decided to start making some of her own!

“After Tailyn moved to Los Angeles and started pursuing her dreams, I thought, if she can do it, why don't I give it a try? She was my biggest cheerleader through the whole IMTA process. I had always wanted to model but never knew how to get into it until I found PMTM,” she said. “They also encouraged me to try acting, which I now love.”

Eighteen-year-old Zoey was close friends with Tailyn when Tailyn decided to take the leap into the national markets. She, just like Zoey, competed at IMTA before going on to be signed by one of the largest modeling agencies in the world. IMG Models represents top names like Gisele Bündchen, Kate Moss, Ashley Graham, and now our alum Tailyn!

“I have 3 friends that had previously attended IMTA so I felt like I had a good idea of what the week was going to be like, but while I was super excited; I was also intimidated.” Intimidation was obviously not a factor for this star when it came time for her to showcase her abilities in front of the top managers, agents, and casting directors with the power to help her launch her national career. Zoey competed in both modeling and acting competitions. As a competitor, walking the runway for the Swimsuit competition, and delivering a stellar performance during the Monologue competition were major highlights of her time at IMTA.

In the end, Zoey accomplished exactly what she set out to do. She signed with an amazing management company that is ranked by IMDB in the top 1% of all television and film management. MMG is recognized nationally and internationally as a highly successful model and talent management company headquartered in New York City. They work closely with associated companies in LA, Toronto, Vancouver, Europe and Asia which provides a unique advantage to their talent by opening up opportunities worldwide. The sky's the limit for Zoey!

“PMTM was the best agency I could've asked for during the IMTA process. They took our preparation very seriously and I feel like I was way beyond prepared by the time we left. Their development and information sessions, helped tremendously. When I started the process, I had no idea what I was doing, but in what felt like a matter of weeks, PMTM made me feel like I was ready for any audition or casting,” said Zoey. “I can't say enough good things about my PMTM family.”

In her free time, Zoey loves hanging out with friends, working out, doing crafts, and shopping. She is in several clubs at her school including the National Honor Society. Though she loves her life now, she’s got some things in the works for her future!

“My next move is to go out to NYC, have my portfolio photoshoot, and meet with my manager! My long term goal is to move out to NYC or LA and begin pursuing my dreams!”

We asked Zoey what bit of advice she has for future IMTA hopefuls:

“My advice would be to take the preparation very seriously, because PMTM prepares you like no
other agency. When it comes time for the convention, take it all in, because while at some points it feels like the longest week ever, it really is over before you know it. It's a once in a lifetime chance to kickstart your career so if you give it your all and make bold choices, you can do great things. This experience was totally life changing. I would have never thought I could sign with MMG and be preparing to relocate to the city, and PMTM made it all possible.”

We love helping models and talent actualize their dreams, but of course Zoey’s passion and dedication to her craft was what was truly instrumental in her success! It has been such a pleasure working with you, Zoey, and helping you reach new heights in your modeling and acting career! We cannot wait to see what big things you do from here!

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