Teresa Alvarez,
Creative Director



The Amazing Girl & Miss Model Search Competition (TAGM) is a modeling program, producing fashion shows, competitions, and classes. We fuse the modeling and fashion industries, creating a unique experience for young women with an interest in the industry. Our mission is to provide a safe and professional environment for young women interested in the modeling industry. We provide our model search winners with professional industry experience and help to build their portfolios and resumes. We are the only non-profit model search competition in the Mid-West with a structured model curriculum, partnered with working industry professionals. We are very happy to serve young women ages 16-27. 

TAGMMS is a program of our parent non-profit, Thelma Clarke Organization for Youth Advancement. Named after former US Senator, Hansen Clarke's mother, TCOYA serves youth and young adults in education, performing arts, and recreational hobbies. TAGGMS currently serves the Mid-Western states of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania.  

The Amazing Girl and Miss Model Search is a program of

Thelma Clarke Organization for Youth Advancement (501C3).

Angela Benitez,

Meet Your Directors



Ms. Benitez holds a BS in Community Development and a MSA in Human Resources from Central Michigan University.  Ms. Benitez has received numerous awards for her community leadership to include the Pine-Sol Unsung Hero award and Spirit of Detroit Award.  Ms. Benitez has mentored girls for more than 30 years. She is the recipient of the University of Michigan's "Mentor of the Year" Award. She is also the marketing manager for two entertainers.



Teresa Alvarez is a seven time pageant title holder. She was the 2015 Miss Earth Michigan, a Big 4 pageant title. She has placed top five and top 15 at the national and international level. She is a former professional cheerleader/dancer for the Detroit Tigers MLB Organization with a dance background of 14 years. Teresa is an accredited film and commercial actress, and national print model who has been seen in Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Wal-Mart, and Pure Michigan magazine. Teresa has appeared in commercials for Petco, Detroit Tigers, Michigan Credit Union, and several others! She currently works as a Ford Product Specialist/Narrator visitng auto shows nationwide giving presentations on the latest vehicles. Ms. Alvarez is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in Journalism/Screen Studies Film & Broadcasting.