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December 6, 2012

Kristen Hurst fashion photos go nationwide

Mayo — Kristen Hurst of Mayo celebrated her national debut as a maurices Main Street Model on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at the Lake City maurices store with a meet and greet and the Big Reveal. Guests were not only able to meet Hurst, but they also got to shop in the store for the same clothing Hurst wore in her photo shoots.

Hurst, a 2008 graduate of Lafayette High School, holds an associate of arts degree from NFCC and is a licensed massage therapist at Le Chateau in Mayo. She began her journey to stardom last March when she learned she was one of the top 100 out of more than 1,500 girls nationwide who applied to become a maurices Main Street Model.

The second phase of the contest was making a video of herself explaining why she should be chosen to represent maurices as one of their Main Street models and submitting it online. Two days later she found out she was one of the top 20 who would be heading to Minnesota for a one day casting call that included interviews, hair and makeup sessions and test photos. Then, on April 23 the exciting news arrived that Hurst was one of the 12 winners chosen to be a maurices Main Street Model.

It’s been a whirlwind of excitement ever since. Her fashion photos are already appearing in the young women’s fashion stores nationwide. All 815 plus maurice’s stores across the country are showcasing new holiday fashions and Hurst’s photos are right there in the thick of the action.

Images of her are displayed throughout the stores and her photos will appear on maurices.com, postcard mailers and other marketing materials.

At the Big Reveal Tuesday night, Katelynn Floyd, community representative for Mayo’s Relay for Life, was on hand to accept a check for $7,500 from maurices Assistant Manager Megan Roberts. Hurst chose the Relay For Life team to receive the donation from maurices in honor of her win. Hurst also received $1,500 in maurices clothing and a Flip video camera to capture her path to becoming a maurices model. She will be modeling maurices fashions for upcoming fall, holiday and/or spring campaigns.

“I want to thank all of my family and closest friends that stayed beside me through this entire process,” Hurst said. “This has been one of the most exciting times of my life and being able to share this experience and moment with all of you meant the world to me.”

Hurst also said the entire maurices Main Street Model journey would not have been possible without her faith in God.

“When you put Him first and foremost in your life, all things are possible,” she said. “I hope I can reach out to women everywhere and show them that every girl and every size is beautiful. Thank you again to everyone for standing behind me and supporting me with prayers and encouraging words. I am so grateful.”

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