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Old 25th August 2006   #1
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Default Christina Schmidt now with Wilhelmina!!


This may be the modelling news of the century.

In a stunning turn of events, Christina Schmidt--Degrassi starlet, Torrid goddess, and the most gorgeous and exciting model the industry has ever seen--has been signed by the Wilhelmina ten20 agency in New York. She already appears on the agency's online board, and is listed as an authentically curvy size 14.

Christina now joins Barbara Brickner, Charlotte Coyle, and Kate Dillon at the most prestigious plus-size model division in the world.

And brace yourselves, because the news just gets better. Miss Schmidt recently completed a shoot with one of New York's top plus-size fashion photographers, the brilliant Fadil Berisha. And the results exhaust all superlatives, surpassing any work that Christina has done to date.

These images finally realize Miss Schmidt's full potential as a model, and reveal her beauty as it has never before been seen. Sporting a brown hairstyle so dark that it is nearly black, and wearing alluring, feminine attire, Christina's new images are among the most thrilling that any model has ever created.

The camera lingers on her goddesslike curves, and glories in the soft roundness of her facial features (which are more beautiful than those of any model since Shannon Marie).

But not only is Miss Schmidt the industry's most attractive model, she is also a posing virtuoso. Christina emotes to the camera in the way that only she--with her prestigious acting background--can. It is safe to say that Miss Schmidt has personally helped usher in the new style of posing (also seen by models such as Kailee, Kelsey, and Charlotte, and anticipated by Barbara) that has distinguished some of the exciting campaigns of recent seasons--a style that is more expressive, more intense, more passionate. But no one does it better than Christina.

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This is a glorious triumph not only for Miss Schmidt and Wilhelmina, but for plus-size fashion as a whole--to say nothing of the size-celebration movement. The industry has tragically missed out on numerous opportunities in the past, and has lost talents with extraordinary potential who could have taken the aesthetic restoration to new levels. But Wilhelmina's signing of Christina suggests that this time, perhaps, the industry will capitalize on the extraordinary opportunity that it has been given, in the form of this breathtaking young model.

There has never before been a plus-size model with this much beauty, this much talent, and this much camera experience, at such a young age. The possibilities before her are limitless. It is exciting to consider what the future may bring, for this once-in-a-lifetime star.

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Old 26th August 2006   #2
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This news is wonderful! I'm glad to see Christina's beauty and talent being acknowledged. If anyone deserves to be a top plus-size model, it's her.

And for some reason, I'm especially happy that she has been picked up by Wilhelmina. I will always associate that agency with MODE, because of the model searches that it used to run with the magazine, and because Wilhelmina invariably represented the magazine's most popular girls, like Kate and Barbara and Shannon Marie. To me, Christina represents where MODE would be today, if it still existed. She is chic, truly curvy, and she also has that dangerous allure that MODE let its models exhibit.

I agree that these are Christina's best modeling images to date. The photographer preserves the sex appeal of her previous images, but also shows a new level of poise and sophistication in Christina's work. My favorite is definitely the profile shot. It's a lovely figure study, and Christina's expression is mesmerizing, with those pouty lips and hypnotic eyes.

I'd also love to see more of the beautiful top that she's wearing in the first and third headshots. It looks feminine and romantic.
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Old 26th August 2006   #3
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Oh yesssssss!!! Way to go Christina. I am so excited for her!

Christina is my favorite model of all. It's awesome to see somebody my age and my size becoming a real supermodel. I hope she'll be in major campaigns everywhere soon. I LOVE these new pictures!!
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Old 27th August 2006   #4
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That profile picture is so mysterious - and gorgeous. Christina's soft facial features play off against the dangerous qualities of the wardrobe and hairstyle, and the result is a pefect blend of dark romance. It's sensational. I also adore the first and third headshots, with those pouty expressions, and what looks like a romantic, vintage-style top, as Emily pointed out. I hope we get to see more of these photos.

It's thrilling to think of Christina as a genuine Wilhelmina model. Talk about the storyline of her Degrassi show coming true! She is in very prestigious company, and she raises the status of the agency, just by being a part of it.

Although Christina may be considered "junior plus" in the full-figure fashion world, let's not forget that she is exactly the same age as the world's top straight-size models, and these photos prove that she can look incredibly mature and sophisticated, as the occasion demands. She'll bring excitement to even the most prosaic campaigns. I can't wait to see what the future brings.
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Old 28th August 2006   #5
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I think Wilhelmina is building for the future. I can see Christina having a long and distinguished career ahead of her, like Barbara and other great plus supermodels. I love her intense expressions, and the new haircolor/style is sensational. It adds to her allure.

Youve got to hand it to Wilhelmina. Besides having Barbara on their books, they also represent Charlotte Coyle (and I assume they got Charlotte her Torrid job, showing far better judgment than the British market, where Charlotte has been totally under-appreciated until now). And now that theyve signed Christina as well, it gives me hope that the industry is finally moving away from the idea that only size-10, six-foot-tall girls can be considered plussize models. Maybe the agency (and hopefully clients as well) are realizing that a whole new generation of plussize girls identify with models who actually look curvy - and gorgeous as well. Todays generation consists of voluptuous vixens, not shrinking violets. Twentysomething girls want to be represented by models with a more desirable image - by models with a Guess look, for example, except in their own size.

And speaking of Torrid, youve got to hand it to them as well. They gave Charlotte her world-changing campaign, and they were the first to use Christina as well. Now THATS a company that knows what the future of plus looks like!
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Old 29th August 2006   #6
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This is the first time I'm actually posting something ever. Christina is soooo sooooo lovely and its about time that she and other plus-size models be recognized in this industry. To see Christina who is classy, radiant, confident and curvy gives me hope. I know that she'll be a fantastic addition to Wilhelmina and hopefully this is the begining of a new era.
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