Entries tagged with “Success Stories”.


Barbizon of Arizona Grad, Sofia Vassilieva, has be nominated by the Charitable organization Stand Up To Cancer as one of their celebrity ambassadors for 2009! The ambassadors work together with a team to increase awareness and raise funds for cancer research. The ambassadors represent the overwhelming response of the entertainment community to the call of SU2C in the past year, and many have taken the opportunity to comment on how they have been affected by cancer.”

Sofia’s highly anticipated film called My Sister’s Keeper opens June 26. This is a very touching and dramatic story about how one daughter finds out she was born to help keep her older gravely ill sister alive and is based on Jodi Piccoult’s novel My Sister’s Keeper. It is truly a heart-wrenching story which highlights how the moral and ethical decisions these parents made affected their two daughters. Cameron Diaz plays Sara Fitzgerald, Abigail Breslin plays Anna Fitzgerald, the younger sister and Sofia plays Kate Fitzgerald, the gravely ill sister.

Click here to read more about Sofia.

Barbizon of Cleveland grad, Sean Faris, movie “Forever Strong” is now out on DVD. Sean won the title of Junior Male Model of the Year in 1999. Some of his past projects include the motion picture Pearl Harbor, the TV show Reunion, Life as We Know It, and the feature film Sleepover with another Barbizon alum, Kallie Childress (Schaumburg). Sean has been featured in several memorable campaigns and magazines, including Abercrombie & Fitch, GQ, Teen Vogue and Armani. Sean is in production on the film The Glass Eye. He not only plays the lead character Danny but he is also producing it with his manager, Dino May. He is in post-production on three films: Brooklyn to Manhattan, Ghost Machine and King of Fighters. Click here to read more about Sean and all of Barbizon’s Success Stories .

Barbizon of Raleigh grad, Jill Wagner, hosts the second season of the ABC hit “Wipeout.”  Jill also starred in the movie Splinter and is the Mercury girl.  Check out Jill on the ABC website .