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Sarah Parker: MODEL MAKER
Step into Sarah Parker's agency, on Dixie and Datura, and the first thing you'll see is a wall plastered with models: Tessfa, Dhalyn, Ute, Chilae and more. (Whether these names are real are anybody's guess.) 'Careers are started here,' Parker says.
~ excerpt from Palm Beach Post Oct 18 1998 by Loretta Grantham
The Sarah Parker Modeling School and Model & Talent Agency was established in 1972 by Sarah Parker. Ms. Parker is a native of Mississippi and attended Mississippi State University majoring in Sociology, where she served as secretary to the President of the State of Mississippi College Council. Ms. Parker was active in the music and choral departments, the Baptist Training Union, and represented her college, county and regional divisions in numerous musicals and pageants.

Ms. Parker and her staff of models have participated in many major events that have shaped the growth of Palm Beach County; the Royal Palm Festival, which is now known as "Sunfest", the Airport 88 ground breaking of the Palm Beach International Airport, and sponsor of the Miss South Florida Fair Beauty Pageant and the West Palm Beach Boat Show.

Ms. Parker is the past president of the Advertising Club of the Palm Beaches where she was presented with the special achievement awards for "unselfish contributions of time-effort-creativity" in the Florida Advertising Federation, Fourth District, AAF. Ms. Parker hosted "Looking Good Today" a weekly show for the Scripts Howard television network. Ms. Parker contributed feature articles for international magazines, newspapers and other publications.

The Sarah Parker Modeling School and Model & Talent Agency was granted a membership to the Better Business Bureau in 1986. List of Elected and appointed positions serving under Chairman’s David Fancher and Ron Stephens.

1988 Communications & Special Events Coordinator
1989/1990 Special events committee
1991 Membership Committee
1992 Executive & Membership Committees
1993 Program, Finance, Special events & Executive Committees, and Treasurer
1994/95 Executive Committee, appointed as Vice-Chairman and served on the Annual Assembly Committee

Ms. Parker & her staff are featured lecturers for the HRS Services in Florida, most junior and high school career days, and works with many business organizations throughout the Tri- County areas of Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie.

Ms. Parker holds four registered trademarks and patents in color analysis, and has her own cosmetic and skin care line. Sarah works currently as a make-up artist, stylist and set designer on special request assignments. Ms. Parker and her staff train and prepare `make-up artist and stylist’ to work in the industry. Sarah Parker’s personal credits include such companies as Miracle Plant Grow starring James Whitmore, Mark Foley (US Senator) Television Campaign, The Dean Witter Million Dollar Club industrial video, and the John Henry financial Corporation print brochure. Ms. Parker is a fashion show commentator, writer and producer, with over 600 shows in her career including; the Breakers Hotel, The Manalapan Club, The Ocean Grand, the Hyatt Regency, the Goody Hair Corporation, Henry Grethal for John Henry, Lillie Rubin, Gucci, Sara Fredericks, Valentino Boutique, the DeBartolo Corporation, J. Wilson Mall Associates for Florida & Georgia, TJ Max Corporation for Ingalls, Quinn & John son, The Tulip Company for PBS Television and numerous charities and high school DECA programs.

Ms. Parker and her modeling school staff have trained tens of thousands of men, women and children during the thirty years of her school and placed models & talent world wide. Ms. Parker developed her own curriculum, text books and materials licensed by the State of Florida. Curriculum includes: Model Child, Personal Self-Discovery, Advanced European Modeling and Beginning and Advanced Television Drama and Make-up Artistry. Ms. Parker produced a two hour video on self-improvement in association with the gifted students at the Christa McAuliffe Middle School in Boynton Beach and ABC Television affiliate WPBF, Channel 25, and the "Great Expectations Programs."

Sarah’s models continue to grace magazine layouts and covers from Palm Beach to Milan. People you will recognize from the past few years: Amy Steel (Palm Beach) of the Friday the 13th movie series; Sam Jones (Jupiter) got his break in the movie "10" starring Bo Derek - Sam is still mobbed in Europe for his classic role as Flash Gordon and has starred in thirty movies and appears regularly on television series; Teresa Marie Blake (Tuscaloosa, Alabama) starring in day time soaps "One Life to Live"; Sharon Cauldwell (West Palm Beach) featured in many national commercials including Country Time Lemonade, Ritz Crackers and Dexatrim; Heidi Marke (Miss South Florida Fair 1989) starring roles in "Silk Stalking", "Young and the Restless", "Bay Watch", "Thunder in Paradise", "Love Boat" and the New Wave & HBO movie "Weapons of Mass Destruction"; Miss Laura Lombardi (Orlando) hostess for Planet Kidz "the Discovery Channel"; Yennie Alvarez currently starring on Telemundo Television in Los Angeles; Jenna Collins (14 mos.) appearing in the year 2000 catalogs for Nickermans & Oshkosh.

Over the past thirty years, the Sarah Parker Model & Talent Agency has produced "tens of thousands" of jobs, many of them full time employment in various modeling roles. Careers have been launched into major job markets in the entertainment industry such as: production assistants, producers, make-up artists, studio stylists, set designers, instructors, photographers, talent coordinators, and most every aspect of the glamour, modeling and entertainment industries.

South Florida Fair Beauty Pageant 1991

South Florida Fair Beauty Pageant 1993

Sponsor of the Miss South Florida Fair Beauty Pageant and the West Palm Beach Boat Show

Boat Show 2002

Boat Show 2002


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