Stylin’: Six kids in one family win nationwide modeling competition

CorrespondentJuly 24, 2013 

From left, sisters Camry, Elizabeth and Cynthia Willford enjoyed family time while being in the spotlight on set at the Back To School Models Wanted shoot for Rack Room Shoes.


There are some familiar faces in the new Rack Room Shoes ad campaign. Six children from the Willford family of Holly Springs were selected winners of the shoe store chain’s annual Models Wanted competition. The kids – Clark, age 18; Camry, 16; Cynthia, 15; Nolan, 13; Elizabeth, 11 and Charlotte, 8 – appear in the store’s back-to-school ads online, in sales circulars and in nearly 400 stores nationwide.

First-time models, the six Willford children were among nine selected nationwide in the model competition. Upon being chosen, the family traveled to Charlotte for a three-day photo shoot. The back-to-school advertisements featuring the family will be on display through Sept. 9.

Trunk Show

Preview the fall collection from Worth New York during a trunk show in Raleigh, by appointment through Aug. 2. The show, which is held at 1909 Reid St., includes dresses, separates, outerwear and accessories. To make an appointment, call Peggy Fain at 919-833-6833 or Ann Proctor at 919-417-6455.

Monthly Market

The Glenwood South Monthly Market returns to North Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The market features clothing, jewelry, accessories, art and more by local vendors such as Gypsy Jule, Good Girls Studio, Sugar Magnolia and others. For details, visit

Deb Night

Charlotte’s North Hills celebrates the time-honored Southern tradition of debutante balls with Debutante Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. During the event, shoppers can enjoy a trunk show of locally made jewelry from Molly Beads, plus refreshments. Charlotte’s is at 4350 Lassiter Mill Road, Raleigh. For information, visit

Denim Donations

Chico’s invites customers to donate their gently used jeans for a good cause. Now through Aug. 18, shoppers who donate their old denim to benefit the National Network to End Domestic Violence will receive $20 off a new pair of Chico’s jeans. Chico’s has locations in Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh. For information, visit

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