American Girl fashion show seeks young models

Staff report


Models are being sought for a series of American Girl Fashion Show events April 20 and 21 at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave.

Shows will be at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day.

Proceeds from the shows, presented by the Kids’ Crew of Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, will benefit local programs and services of the hospital.

Local female models must by a size 10 or size 6x in order to wear the clothing provided by American Girl.

There also will be a limited number of modeling opportunities for girls of other sizes, but models must purchase their own outfit from a list of pre-approved selections.

Approximately 50 girls are needed for each of the four fashion shows.

Models will be selected based on their poise, confidence, stage presence and resemblance to an American Girl doll (go to to view the dolls).

To be considered, girls must attend one of the following model calls: 1-4 p.m. today; 4-7 p.m. Wednesday; and 1-4 p.m. March 9.

All model calls will be in the Community Room, on the first floor of Building C on the Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley Beeghly Campus, 6505 Market St., Boardman.

Potential models must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and bring the completed application form, plus a full-length photo.

The materials can be accessed at or by calling 330-746-8712.

Once selected, models must be available to attend a fitting March 23, as well as rehearsals April 13 and April 19, in addition to their assigned show time.

There is no fee to audition, but once selected, each girl who wishes to participate in the show will be required to pay a $25 model registration fee (due at model fitting).

The American Girl Fashion Show is a fun, engaging program that combines education, fashion and goodwill, creating a memorable experience for families.

Matching outfits for girls and their dolls are featured as the audience enjoys the interactive and stylish showcase of historical and contemporary fashions.

Fashion show events will also include refreshments with a tea party theme, favors, door prizes and raffles featuring American Girl merchandise.

Tickets are $25 per person and can be ordered by calling 330-746-8712 or by going to

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