Milwaukee model on "Project Runway"
Milwaukeean Erica Milde is one of the models featured on the new Lifetime reality series, "Models of the Runway." The new show is a companion series to season six of "Project Runway." Each week, one model is sent home. Milde survived week one and finished second in fan voting on myLifetime.com.
Milde grew up in Chicago but was born in Milwaukee and now lives in Milwaukee's Fifth Ward. According to several sources the MIAD graduate currently works as a photo stylist for props and sets and, of course, as a model. A tour of the model's home is here.
Milde's first local modeling gig was for info magazine and she's walked the runway at the annual Lela Fashion Show in the Historic Third Ward. This year's Lela (owned by my wife) event is Sept. 12, but Milde has not yet been confirmed.
Designer Ra'mon-Lawrence Coleman, another Milwaukee resident, also is featured on the new season of "Project Runway." The Chicago native currently works for Kohl's but was living in Minneapolis when the show was taped.
"Project Runway" and "Models of the Runway" air online and on Lifetime on Thursdays at 9 p.m.
yeah, well, keep in mind, this article was written for the section "Milwaukee Buzz".
Re: inferiority complex I wish hypersensitivity was all it was, but anyone whose been a musician, artist, poet, etc in Milwaukee can tell you about a lack of support for homegrown art due to the perception that if it came out of Milwaukee, it must be inferior. Unfortunatley, many of the same people who feel this way have no problem supporting comparatively worse stuff out of world class entertainment capitals like St. Paul, Chicago or Ann Arbor. And I already forgot what the question was... I just remember the contestant getting it right :D
i think it's nice this site reports stuff like this, and even though i make fun of stuff like this once in a while (ok...often), i can't for the life of me see how anybody can interpret this as an "inferiority complex". it sounds like, terra that you are way hypersensitive to to this supposed "complex" and that it might be you that actually suffers from this inferiority thing. now share the Millionaire question, please. (i sure wish this site would have reported it so i wouldn't hafta ask, but...)
Its hard not to blame OMC for perpetuating Milwaukee's inferiority complex by designating any trivial presence of Milwaukee in the world of pop culture as "newsworthy." I'm just waiting for someone to report that Milwaukee was the answer to a question on Who Want's To Be A Millionaire the other day (and wouldn't ya know it... the contestant actually got the question right!)
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