M Models and Talent Agency , Tara is Time's Cover Girl

Top Quote This article is courtesy of Hamilton Community News.com by By Mike Pearson, News staff. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 24, 2013 - Tara Doyle now has something in common with Jay-Z, Jennifer Lawrence, Michelle Obama and countless other celebrities.

    The 18-year-old Stoney Creek resident is featured on the cover of Time Magazine's May 20 issue to illustrate a piece by Joel Stein titled The Me Me Me Generation.

    The carefully selected image took more than two hours to create at a Toronto photo shoot, but Doyle was loving every minute of it.

    "It was really fun… (They) were doing my makeup and I had two different outfits."

    The cover art was orchestrated by Canadian photographer Andrew B. Myers. Doyle was selected from a field of 50 potential models. All were redheads.

    "My agency just called the day before the shoot (and said) oh yeah, you were picked for Time Magazine," said Doyle. "I was just like, okay, cool."

    Three years ago, Doyle was browsing StarNow, a website that connects aspiring models, actors, musicians and dancers with career opportunities. That led to a contract and a spot in a TV commercial for Oxy Natural Action.

    It was a great opportunity, but Doyle was still looking for more.

    More recently, Doyle received a call from her agency, M Models and Talent, who delivered Time's urgent request. Doyle had about an hour to respond, which set her scurrying around her house looking for the required paperwork.

    With her first print modelling job complete, Doyle hopes to explore her other passions: singing and acting.

    "I actually want to get into acting and movies," she said. "And I love musical theatre. Anything for an audience, I just love."

    Grease is her favourite musical, but it's a tough choice among many.

    Doyle has also recorded a song on iTunes called Shine, written by Mark Laforme.

    "I love to sing since I was little I was always serenading everyone whether they liked it or not," Doyle said with a laugh.

    A Saltfleet District Secondary School graduate, Doyle is waiting to be accepted to university for theatre studies.

    While Stein's article, on its surface, looks like an indictment of her generation, Doyle said the piece is positive overall.

    "On the front of it, it looked like it was making fun of my generation, but when you actually read through the article (the author) at the end agrees that we can be capable of doing something if we put our minds to it. … It ended up being positive, so that was nice."

    The piece is prefaced: "Millenials are lazy, entitled narcissists who still live with their parents. Why they'll save us all."

    Doyle hopes her cover shot will mark the beginning of bigger and better things to come. It's her first foray into print modeling.

    "All my friends are like, going nuts," said Doyle. "They're just like, 'you're famous.' My mom and dad are really excited and my grandpa was really excited too."

    With her bubbly, outgoing personality, Doyle is always comfortable in front of a crowd.

    "I love meeting new people so it's really helpful that I talk a lot," she said.

    The May 20 Time issue is now on newsstands.

    Magazine subscribers can read the full article online at www.time.com.

    Photo and Article by: Mike Pearson, News staff

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