“I am about to turn twenty-five, so I feel like I should already have my career set and working towards the future. While, I am working toward the future, it may not be the same as everyone else my age. First, I am getting back to basics. I am relearning myself and finding I have a lot of work to do yet; however, I am getting to know my true wants and needs and realizing I am a pretty cool gal. Second, I will be continuing my education, eventually receiving my masters in Psychology. I want to take baby steps back into college, starting with a couple of classes next fall. I do already know one thing, my passion for modeling and fashion is my escape; and I will play dress up and walk a runway, until I am wilted and walking with a cane.”
At age 14 when she entered, Caroline Dillard had no idea that auditioning for BFW would bring so many exciting opportunities. Since being selected as the Face of Birmingham Fashion Week, she has modeled in Miami and New York and has signed with a major agency. Her interests include volleyball, horseback riding, and spending time with her family and friends. She plans to return to New York this summer and is most looking forward to serving with her church on a mission trip to Panama. Caroline is a sophomore at Vestavia Hills High School and plans to attend Auburn University.
Jonathan Croy, an Alabama native, has been modeling for the past three years. While living abroad in Amman, Jordan; Jonathan was scouted and advised to pursue modeling. Since then, Jonathan has signed with two agencies, in Alabama, and has worked and collaborated with local, national and international photographers and designers. Part of Jonathan’s self indulged platform is for health in fashion. A trend that finally starting to make an appearance in the fashion world. Jonathan has lost 175 pounds through diet and exercise and has full intentions of showing the fashion world that health is beauty. Jonathan is also an accomplished classical musician, having lived in Amman, Jordan and Beijing, China and worked throughout Europe, the Middle East and the United States with his music. He has full intentions of pushing both careers head on. Jonathan is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a BM in French horn performance and is currently looking for different representation.
Leah Furman is a 19 yr old native of Birmingham, AL and an aspiring model. She loves the creative process of modeling and thrives on fulfilling the vision of a designer or photographer. In addition to fashion, she loves Biblical Archaeology and hopes to make that her life’s work and live in the Middle East one day. She homeschooled all of her life and graduated at the age of 16 and will be starting college this year. With a relative in the airline industry, Leah has been blessed to be able travel internationally, which has enriched her immeasurably. Her interests are studying the Bible, spending time with her family, travel, foreign cultures, and the Great Outdoors.