Growing Up Beautiful: A Novel About Three Models in Milan

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In the summer of 1986, three American models are shipped off to Italy to fill their portfolios with tearsheets. Thrust into a world of private parties, unlimited drugs and predatory men, Star, Joanne and Casey soon find themselves in situations that have nothing to do with photographs.

Star's dream of financial security takes an unexpected turn after a fight with her new agent. She quickly learns it takes more than beauty to survive in a world already crowded with pretty faces.

Seeking a reprieve from the demands of her privileged upbringing, Joanne sneaks off to Europe without her parents consent. While preparations for her Ivy League education continue back home, Joanne meets a handsome photographer whose mere presence reveals a desperate longing in her heart she didn't know existed. Time is not on her side, as a decision to honor family obligations or take a chance on love must be made.

Casey is simply out for a good time. At seventeen, she is tired of hearing her mother's constant warnings about life and is ready to live it. Together, these three learn the funny, unexpected and sometimes ugly truth about growing up beautiful.

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Lori Jones had a sixteen-year modeling career from 1981 through 1997. Her career began after graduating from the Barbizon School of Modeling, and signing on with the Wilhelmina Agency in Los Angeles. Bookings included runway, print for magazines, catalogs, TV commercials, and an album cover for Kool and the Gang's Ladies Night.
Lori flew to Milan, Italy in 1982 and ended up living and modeling in Milan, Germany and Spain over the next five years. Always interested in writing, she kept journals of her work experiences, extensive travels throughout Europe and Africa, and the people she met along the way.
Growing Up Beautiful is a fictional account of how three young models grow up in that foreign world of fashion in the 1980's.

She is currently writing the sequel at her home in Southern California.

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Yes, it has the elements of models fighting for jobs, diva attitudes and foreign countries, but Growing up Beautiful get's down to the nitty gritty of it all. You learn as much about the photographers, booking agents and agency CEO's as you do the models. ~ Chick Lit = The New Black

This juicy glimpse into the inside world of modeling is a page-turner. (Jones own sixteen year modeling career lends authenticity to the novel). And it's told from the alternating POV's of three models (you know we're suckers for a multiple narrative!) In a word, you will LOVE. ~ Chick Lit is not Dead

Growing up Beautiful showcases the story behind the glitz and glamour of the world of modeling. This debut novel by Lori Jones features the raw, hard truth of what happens off the runway and off the pages of the glossy magazines, like only a true insider could tell.~ The Chick Lit Bee

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