Cierra Blankenship

2016 Model of the Year

“My favorite part of making it into the Top 40 was the people. Coming in I didn’t know anybody, but after a few practices I made 39 more friends! Since winning I’ve signed with The Agency AZ, had a few photo shoots and additionally got signed with Wilhelmina New York! Advice: HAVE FUN!! The people are awesome and once you get to know them the whole experience changes for the better. Have fun with the people around you and always follow the directions from the team… they know best! Good Luck!” – Cierra Blankenship


Isaiah Drake

2016 Model of the Year

“For me just getting accepted into the Top 40 was the best thing I could ask for. I never modeled before & I had no idea how to even break into the scene so getting in with PHXFW made a dream of mine come true.
I’ve been so grateful for getting signed with The Agency AZ. I’ve done some exciting work with Harvest Snaps, Verizon, Footlocker, and made some great relationships with other models. Right now, I’m focusing on taking acting classes and building my model portfolio. I want to be able to do as much as possible in this industry so I hope big things continue to happen! Best of luck to the new class” – Isaiah Drake