Dear Models,

This is your 1st step to confirm your participation in the Official Model Audition for the 9th Annual International Fashion Show for Live Out Loud Charity. Please note this year’s International fashion event will be held in downtown Indianapolis on August 19, 2018.  Simply register your name and email address for the Chicago Audition held June 2nd (CLICK HERE) or on for the Indianapolis Audition held June 3rd (CLICK HERE) on the ticket link.  The ticket is free and confirms your spot in the audition. The audition date/information is below along with the fashion show date/information. (Please note: parents or model chaperones are more than welcome and do not need to register for a ticket. You simply show up with the model. Only models need to register. If there are siblings or family members, each person must register under their name even if the same email address is used.)

Audition Dates

Saturday June 2nd, 2018- held in Chicago, Illinois. CLICK HERE.

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018- held in Indianapolis, Indiana. CLICK HERE

June 1st to 30th, 2018- Virtual Auditions. CLICK HERE. (do not sign up if you are auditioning in person at one of the above dates)

Wardrobe: walk in with age appropriate high heels on or dress shoes for men (age appropriate heels for girls ages 14 and under), wearing all black, and tight fitted clothing. No jeans, flip flops, wedge heels, or gum allowed. Parking is expensive at the Palmer House. Therefore, we recommend using an app called spothero or something similar to find affordable parking in downtown Chicago. There is paid meter parking or a paid parking lot across the street from the Indianapolis audition.

Other Audition Dates

There will be only ONE Indiana audition (June 3rd, 2018) and only ONE Chicago Audition (June 2nd, 2018). Models that audition in person will be given first priority and booked with designers first. We will hold only ONE month of virtual auditions   (June 1st to June 30th) for models that know they can not attend the Indiana or Chicago auditions. It will be harder for Virtual Models to make it into the show since spots will be limited. Virtual Models will be notified after June 30th, 2018 since we will prioritize models that auditioned in person. *Please note models that have auditioned in the past will have an expedited audition in Chicago & Indiana will go straight into practice after paperwork is collected. *Please note you only need to attend ONE audition.

When you audition we will ask for six things:

1. To see your runway walk.

2. To take your photo (after we take your meausurements).

3. To interview you asking why you support Live Out Loud Chairty for anti bullying, core character development, and suicide prevention.

4. LIKE OUR FAN PAGE on facebook: Leave a positive comment under one of our recent posts. We appreciate your support.

5. Check out our website to learn more about the charity to best prepare you for the in person interview: 

6. Save this MODEL LINK for future reference in case you make it in the fashion show. This link has all your model information from the ticket link to rehearsal dates, model bag essentials so you are prepared for your fittings and big day, news articles, charity info, expectations, locations, and more. It is updated regularly so check it often.




We do ask models to truly advocate for our cause. Therefore, we select models that have been touched by anti bullying, low self esteem, depression, and/or suicide. We ask those models to sell three tickets to our event to not just raise funds but to also raise awareness for our cause. We need models to be true activists for our cause and bring people from their community to hear our message. Our last fashion show had over 460 people in the audience and two tv news outlets arrived and covered the event. Thanks to the hard work our models and volunteers put into this event, we were sold out. Each of our events are about educating the audience members on the signs of depression, how to save lives through suicide intervention steps given during the show, and where to go for help. Our event actually saves lives through the education we provide to audience members and to models. Models play a crucial role not just as volunteers gaining an experience of a lifetime but also as real advocates in their community that work hard to bring family, friends, coworkers, colleagues, and acquaintances to the show to save lives. Our shows are top of the line, professional, offer local, national, and some lolc events offer international exposure. As models you are walking for Live Out Loud Charity while gaining real, qualified experience in the industry with photos to build your portfolio, connections that can help to launch your career, and an opportunity to get you to the next level. If models want to take this a step further we invite them to our Model Boot Camp one day prior to our event. Indiana Model Boot Camp is an optional event held the day before the fashion show.

View our suicide prevention video and what our LOLC ambassadors are doing in their community CLICK HERE.
View our educational suicide prevention video CLICK HERE.
View our anti bullying video. CLICK HERE.

There will be 2 Model Practices in each city (2 in Chicago and 2 in Indianapolis). Attending at least two is mandatory. Each rehearsal lasts 5 hours and the entire 5 hours is mandatory. We want everyone prepared for our professional fashion show. These serve as rehearsals and model practice time. Sherrie Gearheart will train each model free of charge, as a thank you for giving back to our cause. This training is normally $100 per hour and will focus on walking technique and posing in an intense yet very fun model practice. We do this so our models are confident the day of the show. To learn more about Sherrie Gearheart and her modeling experience go to In addition, the organization will bring outside runway coaches that have an extensive background in modeling to help each model grow. These coaching sessions are offered at a very affordable rate of $20. A mandatory model fitting is to be held Saturday, August 18th, 2018 the day before the fashion show. Please note some designers will require other dates for fittings so you must attend those should you be selected as a model in our event. Tickets will be turned in at rehearsals or they can be bought online before the first rehearsal.

Chicago Rehearsal Dates: (both dates are MANDATORY for models that auditioned in Chicago)
Sunday, July 1st at 12noon to 6pm CST (this includes a lunch break and check in registration)
(all fashion show tickets are due on the date of the first model practice or online beforehand)
Saturday, July 28 at 12noon to 6pm CST (this includes a lunch break and check in registration)
Location: Palmer House Chicago 17 E. Monroe St. Chicago, IL 60603.

Indiana Rehearsal Dates: (both dates are MANDATORY for models that auditioned in Indiana)
Saturday, June 30 at 1pm to 7pm EST (this includes a lunch break and check in registration)
(all fashion show tickets are due on the date of the first model practice or online beforehand)
Sunday, July 29 at 1pm to 7pm EST (this includes a lunch break and check in registration)
Location: Phiri, LLC 120 E. Market St. Floor 5 Indianapolis, Indiana 46204.

*Models that are auditioning virtually must attend at least two of the above dates in either city.
*If a model resides in Indiana but wants to attend the Chicago practice(s) and vice versa, this is allowed. Simply give Sherrie Gearheart a heads up at or via at 815 914 8602.

Saturday, August 18, 2018 (this applies to every single model in the show and is MANDATORY)
Call times depends on designer(s). Location: Phiri, LLC 120 E. Market St. Floor 5 Indianapolis, Indiana 46204.
Plan on the time frame being from 12noon to 9pm to have different call times if you are with more than one designer. We will also hold Model Boot Camp this day. Model Boot Camp and Model fittings happen simultaneously and models that are part of both will still receive the full experience MBC has to offer. Any concerns contact Sherrie Gearheart via text at 815 914 8602 as she oversees both events and can address any concerns. Reserve the entire day because fittings can take a few hours. You need to practice walking in the garment, work with your designer, sometimes try on multiple garments until they find the perfect one, and more. Also, if you are walking for more than one designer you may have more than one call time. Please be on time for all of our events. We are very strict with our schedule.


We recommend models to read this article to know what they should bring in their model bag. READ HERE.

Ms. Sherrie Gearheart will give all fashion show updates and inform models of their designer(s), fitting call time(s), or if they have made it in the show via TEXT MESSAGE. If you do not have text messaging on your phone please state this at the audition and email us at
Also, Sherrie posts fashion show updates and asks models to add her on facebook so they can share the posts and help spread awareness of the show and charity.
Contact Person/Producer: Sherrie Gearheart
Text is the best way to communicate: 815 914 8602
You may call/leave a voicemail or email

When you audition, you may be chosen to walk in our 9th Annual International Fashion Show for Live Out Loud Chairty. Show information is below:
August 19, 2018 at the Arts Garden
Model call time 12noon (this call time is tentative and could be earlier)
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Please note that everyone involved in this event is volunteering their time, talents, and passions. We thank you for your tremendous support.

Questions/concerns simply call 815 914 8602 or text us. You may email