POV "Girl Model"

POV "Girl Model"

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 10:00pm

Credit: Courtesy of Meghan Brosnan

Go behind the facade of the modeling industry with a teenage model and a conflicted scout. The distance from Novosibirsk Oblast in Russian Siberia to Tokyo, Japan is about 3,000 air miles, not so far in today’s jet-paced, globalized world. For Ashley Arbaugh, a former model and now a scout who specializes in the young Russian models much prized by Japan’s fashion industry, it’s a regular commute. However, as shown in the riveting new documentary Girl Model, for the girls recruited by Ashley it is a much longer journey. A. Sabin and David Redmon’s Girl Model airs Sunday, March 24 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11).

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