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Shelby Stack: APSU student, Wilhelmina model, covergirl

Shes a smart, full-time student and a sophisticated professional model. This Austin Peay social work major seems to have it all.

Shelby Stack loves lifeand life loves her right back. Most recently, shes featured in the Spring 2004 edition of The Eleusis, the magazine for members of Chi Omega Womens Fraternity. Titled Chi Os in the Fashion Industry, the articles introduction says: Meet 20 sisters who are shaping what we wear, how we look and the way we shop.

But its the Chi O sister from APSU who graces the cover of the national magazine!
She's a smart, full-time student and a sophisticated professional model. This Austin Peay social work major seems to have it all.

Shelby Stack loves lifeand life loves her right back. Most recently, she's featured in the Spring 2004 edition of The Eleusis, the magazine for members of Chi Omega Women's Fraternity. Titled “Chi Os in the Fashion Industry,” the article's introduction says: Meet 20 sisters who are shaping what we wear, how we look and the way we shop.

But it's the Chi O sister from APSU who graces the cover of the national magazine!

Wary of how much money it would take to create the perfect portfolio to present to modeling agencies, she sent ordinary snapshots of herself, along with the $20 entry fee, to a modeling contest in 2002. She saw this as an opportunity to see if she had what it takes without a major investment of time and money.

She quickly learned she most certainly did have what it takes. In February 2003, without any previous modeling experience, she won second place in the contest and a contract with Wilhelmina Models, New York City.

Since then, she has been featured in Grace magazine and has modeled for Allure Bridals, McCalls Patterns and Marina Rinaldi, which she says was her best assignment to date.

According to the feature about her in The Eleusis, Stack's biggest challenge is balancing the demands of modeling in New York with graduating from APSU in 2005. After completing her education, what are her goals?

She says she hopes to model for “big-name designers” and continue to do catalog work. Unlike many models, she doesn't want it to be all about her, so she plans to spend some time speaking to young women about the importance of developing positive body images.
—Dennie Burke