HILARY ROWLAND: FASHION ENTREPRENEUR
In 1995, when Hilary Rowland was 15, she created the first online portfolio site and the first online women's magazine. Thirteen years later, her sites New Faces® (www.newfaces.com) and Urbanette Magazine (www.urbanette.com), are still booming and on the cutting edge.
"I'm excited about the way the network has been expanding" says Hilary. "It's been a labor of love."
Hilary is no stranger to innovation. The summer project that she started when she was only 15 years old and the internet was in its infancy has blossomed into the internet's most respected talent site. Now a premier modeling and acting talent community with more than 500,000 members, it is frequented by the biggest names in the entertainment and modeling industries.
"We've found NewFaces.com to be an excellent way of discovering new models," says Matti, an agent at Elite Model MGMT, "I think part of the reason that New Faces does so well is that it is the brainchild of a professional model, who knows exactly what we need."
Newfaces.com is distinguished from other talent sites by being the only talent site founded by and run by a professional model. It was also the very first online portfolio site, the first online agency, the first community for talent online, and New Faces® was the first place for casting or scouting online.
Hilary started her modeling career with FORD Models at age 16, and although currently represented by Elite Model MGMT, it's clear that Hilary's entrepreneurship is the driving force for the success of her internet businesses.
Hilary regularly posts advice to aspiring talent, and has authored several books on how to break into the modeling business, in which she shares her tips and insights into the world of modeling. She also hosts boot camps for models and actors, as well as networking events and runway shows, all as part of New Faces®.
What's next for this busy fashion entrepreneur? Continuing to expand New Faces®, a documentary about the modeling business entitled Runway Diaries®, and several books.
More info at: http://www.hilaryrowland.com