Getting to the Top 10 in the Jo+Jax Model Search is up to you. After you submit your photo on Facebook, share share share it and rack up as many votes as you can from your friends, family members, and people you had science class with one time a few years ago.
But then, it’s up to our panel of esteemed judges to take the contest from 10 to one. For the first time ever, meet the Jo+Jax Model Search Judges! (You’re probably already just a little familiar with them…)
First, how about a round of congratulations for Travis, who just got engaged to his boyfriend of five years! We love love. Travis is arguably the most in-demand contemporary choreographer of our generation. He’s the co-founder of contemporary company Shaping Sound, won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography last year, choreographed Carrie Underwood’s “Something in the Water” music video (it’s so good), and is a mainstay on “So You Think You Can Dance,” first as a competitor (he was Season 2’s runner-up), then as a choreographer, and most recently as the Team Stage mentor.
We loved Witney as the fiery blonde on “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 9 (she was the second runner-up female), and now we get to see her in our living rooms every week as a pro on “Dancing with the Stars.” She won “DWTS” last year with partner Alfonso Ribeiro, and received a Primetime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Choreography from that same season.
A former competition dancer, Melanie won Season 8 of “So You Think You Can Dance,” and then made her Broadway debut in Finding Neverland where, NBD, she played Peter Pan (with choreography by Mia Michaels, also NBD). Now, Melanie is in Broadway’s classic Fiddler on the Roof.
Think you’ve got what it takes to impress the panel? The contest kicks off April 1, so get ready!