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New Rising Star - Manish Dayal!


Photo by Colin Stark

His latest movie is about an Indian family who moves to France and opens a restaurant across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant. Helen Mirren stars in the movie alongside Dayal. Dreamworks shot the film in southwest France with director Lasse Hallstrom. Steven Knight wrote the script and the film is produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Juliet Blake. The film is slated for release on August 8, 2014.
Manish Dayal attended several MAAI Conventions as a student and guest of Betty Lane Models and Talent from Orangeburg, South Carolina.




MAAI is now celebrating            its 56th year!

MAAI founded the model and talent convention concept in 1960.

MAAI endeavors to assist its members, talent of all ages, sizes, and ethnic backgrounds in 
achieving their greatest potential.

MAAI sets and supports the highest standards and ethics in the industry.
"MAAI gives opportunities and recognition to young people.  It gives them more confidence and knowledge to pursue and advance in this business - something very crucial and profitable for their careers to come."

-Liberty Moula,
  Liby  Powers
  Greece



MAAI has been copied, but never equaled.








Kharlybia walked the runway in New York City for Designer Luis Machicao on September 5th. 
She walked for Paris Fashion Week
on September 29th.



Kharlybia attended the MAAI Convention and Showcase with Funny Faces Empowerment Zone, Peggie Roane, Agent



John Spainhour is Working Around the World!

               Picture courtesy of the Kingsport Times-News

John Spainhour, a top working model in Asia and around the world attended an MAAI Convention and Showcase.  He took the award for Overall Male in the MAAI International event.  

John says, "There were ... potential agencies there from New York and Los Angeles and Miami and outside the country. They were scouting for new potential models to hire."

John was discovered in Kingsport by The Smawley Agency, Ethel Smawley, Agent.