For years, Chloie Costello graciously accepted compliments from others suggesting she should model, but always shyly dismissed the idea. Although she spent her childhood immersed in performing arts including ballet, tap, jazz, competitive high school dance, chorus, and musicals, she felt too timid to confront the idea of modeling. Doing a bit of informal print modeling for her aunt’s clothing store during her freshman year in high school ignited a spark within her. That spark fueled the fire that Chloie needed to wholeheartedly pursue this industry and, after impulsively submitting her photos to Hoffman, she enrolled soon after. The shyness that overshadowed any consideration of modeling was conquered as she attained the top model award in both her Preparatory and Professional courses, and demonstrated amazing natural talent in front of the camera.
Chloie credits Kim Hoffman for encouraging her to attend AMTC during the summer of 2013 to explore modeling opportunities outside of the Kansas City market. Exhibiting grace, style and ease on the runway, she procured one of the coveted Top 5 Fashion Model awards at the national convention and received more than a dozen callbacks. The weeklong AMTC experience was transformational for Chloie and helped shape her current views on beauty. Her beauty and poise garnered immediate attention and she signed with Wilhelmina Models, New York, and Kim Dawson Agency, Dallas. Working as a curve model has opened a new world of opportunities for Chloie and her confidence has soared as a result. Her modeling credits include Saks 5th Avenue, Vera Wang, Kohl’s, Simply KC Magazine, and Kansas City Bridal Convention, to name a few.
After a year at Texas Christian University, Chloie is settling nicely into her sophomore year at the University of Kansas. Although very busy pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art, she is active with her sorority and various organizations close to her heart, including Best Buddies. Upon graduation, she plans to move from her lifelong residency in the Midwest and relocate to either of the coasts. As someone who enjoys exploring her creative side through photography, designing and scrapbooking, she hopes to fuse her interests and artistic background together to lay the foundation for a solid career. She also finds modeling to be a creative outlet for her, and a perfect segue into her future career plans. Asked whether modeling is in her post-college plans, she responded with an emphatic ‘yes!’ As she prepares for her future, Chloie is grateful for the valuable life skills that modeling has provided. She quickly learned modeling is so much more than posing in front of a camera, and truly appreciates the responsibility and independence it taught her at a young age. Through this journey, Chloie embraced her natural gifts and became comfortable in her own skin. Given all of her accomplishments and the panache she has shown during her years of modeling, it is impossible to imagine she once was so unsure of herself. Chloie has always held herself to such high standards, and her ability to remain true to herself and her family values is admirable. We are so proud of this beautiful, intelligent young woman and, regardless of which coast she chooses after earning her degree at KU, we know she will create an amazing and successful path.