By MIKE CHAIKEN
My Model Maid in Bristol, Conn. may have garnered national attention because of its eyebrow raising concept.
Women come to your house, dressed in sexy costumes (like Wonder Woman, French maid, so on), and clean up for a fee.
But, the company– which is bonded and provides its staff with professional grade equipment— despite its unique approach, really does employ aspiring models to clean up your house. They are women with experience in front of the camera, having appeared in magazines, and on the runway.
Stephanie Almeida is one of the women on the staff at My Model Maid.
“I have modeled for many independent designers, Estée Lauder, and have done runway in many independent shows and Contour Fashions Week,” said Stephanie.
“I’ve had the opportunity to model in a variety of places, including being featured in print work with GEI Inked and BADD magazine,” said Alyssa Ouellette, another model hired by My Model Maid. “I’ve also made appearances with several designers at both New York and Philadelphia fashion weeks as a runway model.”
Stephanie said she stepped forward for a job at My Model Maid because, “I love the idea of taking a job that anyone can do and giving models a place to do so. As a beginner model you do struggle with finances and having side jobs that are geared towards models is a huge help.”
“My grandmother always called me her little model and since she passed away, it’s been something I’ve continued to do to honor her memory,” said Alyssa. “This (her job at My Model Maid) was an opportunity to combine my passion for modeling, while helping to ensure a steady income.”
Working at My Model Maid, Stephanie is continuing to work for her modeling dreams. “I hope to transition more into film and TV. I emcee a lot of events and love to perform. With modeling, I would love to go on to be a Cover Girl spokesmodel.”
And Alyssa also has her eye on the model prize as she works at the Connecticut-based cleaning service. “I welcome opportunities as they come and I am willing to go wherever the modeling world takes me.”
Besides hiring the models for the cleaning service, the company is looking for some charity opportunities.
For instance on Dec. 10, said the company’s owner Josh Bailey, the staff at My Model Maid will be on hand for the Raising the Bars Toy Drive.
“We have close to a dozen different local designers (including Irene Simeonova), a bunch of local models, including (some represented by) John Casablancas, bands featured in People magazine and ESPN (Klok Wize, Young Gwop), live art and body painting, and a host from Hot 93.7 radio,” said Dailey. “Hopefully, we’ll be able to get pretty close to our goal of 1,000 toys.”
The event, which has a $10 cover, will be held Saturday, Dec. 10 from 8 p.m to 2 a.m. at Camps, 412 Main St., Middletown.
For more information about the fundraiser, go to http://Facebook.com/raisingthebars. For more information about My Model Maid and its services and staff, go to Book your Model Maid here
Stephanie Almeida and Alyssa Ouellette demonstrate their modeling skills.
PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN