This article was originally written by author Jane Ganahl for the website www.SecondAct.com, a sub-site to www.Entrepreneur.com. Second Act has since been retired from the web. Jane is a lovely author and she did such a great job recounting my adventure that I am reposting it here, with full credit given to her as the author and Second Act for the original publication.
Sep. 29, 2011 - Jacqueline Depaul of California decided she was going to pursue her dream at 38 years of age, and four years later she more than accomplished it. The 5-foot-11-inch beauty just landed a contract with Wilhelmina, the world renowned modeling agency after winning the Wilhelmina 40+ Model Search Contest.
By Sigourney B. Nunez, Staff Writer POSTED: 07/28/11 Jacqueline Depaul of Valley Village decided she was going to pursue her dream at 38 - and four years later she accomplished it. The 5-foot-11-inch executive sales representative just landed a contract with Wilhelmina, a world renowned modeling agency after winning the Wilhelmina 40+ Model Search Contest.
Celebrating beauty at any age, the nationwide Wilhelmina 40+ Model Search winner was revealed Thursday night at Macy’s in New York City. Acknowledging that 40 is fabulous, 41-year-old, Jacqueline Depaul from California was awarded a modeling contract with the world-renowned Wilhelmina modeling agency, a three day trip to NYC, a $1,000 Macy's gift card, a style makeover by Dancing with the Stars Costume Designer Randall Christensen, and $1,000 worth of Estee Lauder cosmetics.
March 21, 2012 - Furne One’s Los Angeles Invasion at Style Fashion Week 2012 ... One of the Fall 2012 designs, a baby-pink gown adorned with fine embroidery work and giant butterfly wings (modeled by Jacqueline Depaul, Wilhelmina 2011 Model Search Winner, featured image), was with Nicki Minaj in Hawaii the day before the Los Angeles show. The gown had to be overnighted back to Los Angeles, arriving at the venue just in time to make it onto the runway...