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Holly Bell is the owner and operator of Maxx Models & Talent. The Agency was formed as an LLC in 2002. Holly is a lifelong resident of the Quad-City Area and an energetic entrepreneur.

Always enjoying working in the field of fashion, Holly has worked as the Visual Merchandise Manager of a large department store chain as well as having owned two local boutiques and finally opening Maxx Models & Talent.

Holly writes monthly fashion trend articles for a national publication, and is the on-air fashion contributor for Paula Sands Live, a popular daily local television show. Holly is also a certified Miss America judge and has been a pageant consultant and Miss Iowa Sponsor for several years.

Holly has donated many hours to charity work by producing fashion shows in the area that have resulted in large successful fund-raising campaigns. She also works with special needs women and youth to help them achieve confidence and poise. “The best part of my job is taking a shy insecure person and helping them find their self-confidence”.

Holly’s goal for Maxx Models & Talent is to find local models new opportunities, create exposure for new talent, and help them achieve their career goals.

Hope Plans is a professional model and has been with Maxx Models & Talent since its inception as an instructor, model & assistant. Hope has been with the Elite Agency in Chicago and has modeled nationally for many name brands.

Hope holds a Master’s Degree in Art from the University of Iowa. She is also a former Miss United States and a holder of many other titles. Hope’s style and grace makes her a great role model for youth and women of all ages.

Robyn Ryan is a professional make-up artist and model and joined Maxx Models seven years ago as staff make-up artist.

Robyn holds a degree in Business Management, Esthetics and she is with the National Master Make-up Artistry. She is known for her artistic creations and for her beauty make-up perfection. Robyn recently launched her own line of make-up called Robyn Ryan Make-UP & Skin-UP.

She is also a pageant veteran, having taken part in 13 pageants and awarded many titles. Robyn currently is the make-up artist for Jumer’s Casino Showgirls, who feature a make-up design that she created. Robyn is an active volunteer, always helping women and girls achieve their goals.

Ranae Fenner is the owner and main photographer at Photofrog, a full service photography studio located in Davenport, Iowa. She has been the preferred photographer for Maxx Models & Talent since its inception.

Her friendly style sets everyone at ease and she is talented at catching the best in each and every person. Her business and expertise has grown exponentially in the past ten years with wedding photography, along with family and portrait photography her specialties.

Ranae is happy to shoot you in her comfortable studio or on location.

Christina Grenier has joined us an intern with Maxx Models & Talent for the past year. She is a senior  at The University of Iowa studying Communications and Marketing and is at the top of her class.

Christina is currently studying abroad but will return in April and has been invaluable with her talent, fashion savvy and organizational skills. You can currently find her fashion blog on xoxtina.wordpress.com. She is looking forward to a career in a fashion related field.

Johanna Blevins Smith has been an ongoing important part of Maxx Models for many years. Starting as an intern about ten years ago, Johanna has made herself indispensable with her many skills.

As a pageant industry veteran, she has had several years’ experience with the Miss America Organization as a title holder, judge, and Associate Executive Director for Miss San Diego County.

She is a cum laude graduate from the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor in Communications. She currently runs her own marketing, events and public relations business in the Quad Cities and assists Maxx Models & Talent in her spare time with Pageant Consulting, Event Planning and Organization.

Daniel Sheridan, Performing Arts Supervisor & Director for Davenport Parks & Recreation is our guest instructor for our “Performing on Camera and Auditioning Class”.

Daniel holds a Master’s Degree in performance art and has directed and acted all over the United States as well as The Kennedy Center in Washington DC and the University of London, England.

We are honored to have an instructor of his caliber at Maxx Models & Talent.