Supermodel Iman was discovered by photographer Peter Beard in Kenya. Gisele Bundchen was discovered hanging out in a mall in Brazil. Natalia Vodianova found her unlikely way into the elite strata of modeling from her mother’s humble fruit stand in the Soviet provincial town of Gorky.
What is it about these women that so captivates our imagination and comes to represent the most rarefied expressions of human beauty? Discovered in the most unlikely places, far from the flashing lights of Paris or the paparazzi of New York City, they represent a pure form of human greatness. Unadulterated by context or environment, like the rose that grows from the concrete their beauty is that much more pure and radiant in its triumph over the world that surrounds it.
The search for such beauty in a world of omnipresent cameras, Facebook, and YouTube takes us deeper into the hidden corners of this planet. An adventurous and dangerous quest, yet one that is timelessly romantic and important, for it is the face of undiscovered beauty in the context of hardship that gives us hope and reassurance about the power of our species and the importance of the unquantifiable aspects of our consciousness such as love, desire, and perfectibility.
This timeless quest attracts an equally timeless yet timely in sentiment adventurer. Someone with the courage and daring of a Hemingway, the aesthetic eye of a Peter Beard, and the commercial sensibility of a Hollywood agent.
Or someone who is completely insane and Steven Baillie may just be that guy. Join Steven on this journey to find the world's next supermodel and make it home safely to New Jersey.
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