Stars in their eyes


Hundreds of men, women, boys, and girls lined up for a chance to hit the modeling and acting big time.

At the Tanger Outlets in Westbrook, Conn. on Saturday, people looking for a chance to be signed by an agent turned out for the annual Get Discovered Model and Actor Showcase.

Representatives from New York Model Management, CESD Talent Agency, Red Model Management, and John Casablancas Modeling and Acting Agency of Connecticut watched as the prospects made their way down the runway to show their stuff. Ages from 4 to 50 were represented on the outdoor runway at the outlets for four hours on a sunny summer day. All the while, the agency representatives took notes and numbers of the prospects that they wanted to see again.

Over the next few weeks, the agents will review their notes and photographs of who they saw on the runway and callbacks will be made.

The top choice will receive a contract, a high fashion photoshoot, a $250 giftcard from Tanger Outlets, and a walk-on part in a TV commercial