Jaqi and Kevin Clements eagerly awaited the birth of their twins. When Jaqi went into labor early, however, the happy couple feared the worst. In the end, the new parents welcomed two happy and healthy girls in the world. Ava Marie and Leah Rose were born in 2010. From the beginning, it was clear these girls were different. With their mother’s help and guidance, these premature babies would grow into successful international models.
The Clemens were a happily married couple. They had already been blessed with a son. However, they felt the urge to expand their family. Both parents wanted a daughter to complete their family. When their son was 2 years old, Jaqi discovered that she was pregnant with twins. To make it even better, the couple was told they would be having not one but two identical baby girls!
With a due date in August, Jaqi was surprised when she went into labor in early July. The twins were born 4 weeks early on July 7, 2010. Looking back, their mother believes that their early entrance was the first glimpse of their impulsive and fearless personalities. From birth, strangers and family members alike commented on the unique appearance of the girls.
As the girls grew, their glossy hair, flawless skin, and distinctive bone structure drew positive observations from everyone they met. Along with the compliments, people often urged Jaqi to consider a modeling career for her gorgeous offspring.
Soon, the Clemens were approached by talent agents for modeling agencies. They offered lucrative contracts and promises of fame and fortune for the pretty little girls. Jaqi was wary. She wanted her girls to have everything they deserved, but she was concerned about the effect a high-attention modeling career would have on them. She also feared potential predators who wanted to use her girls and their images for their own purposes.
Despite her misgivings, at the age of 6 months, the girls were signed to an agency based in Los Angeles. The mother of three quickly discovered that handling their career and her household duties was a tall order. With her 2-year-old in tow, making it to shoots and auditions made it tough to keep up with her domestic responsibilities. After three months, Jaqi changed her mind and ended their blossoming career.
Before their quick career development, Jaqi and Kevin felt it would better to let the girls have a normal childhood. Growing up with peers at school would give them options and opportunities that childhood stardom could not provide. The twins were happy going to school, playing with their brother, and learning regular life skills.
As time went on, however, Jaqi and Kevin began to question their decision. Could they be holding their family back from realizing its full potential by being too cautious? Friends and strangers continued to urge the couple to consider a modeling career for their one-of-a-kind identical twins. Over time, the couple began to reconsider.
Jaqi realized that her daughters should have a say in the decision-making process. Since their images and effort would be the key ingredients in making a modeling career work, their opinion should be considered. How old would the girls need to be in able to be trusted with such a weighty decision? Jaqi and Kevin deliberated this question endlessly.
Jaqi decided to let her intuition be her guide. Throughout her life, the number 7 always seemed to grant her luck. As fate would have it, the twins were to turn 7 years old on July 7, 2017. Jaqi saw it as a sign.
The twins were already active in school and extracurricular activities like swimming and dance. Near their 7th birthday, the couple asked their daughters if they would like to add modeling to their weekly schedules. Even at that young age, the girls were already eager for the spotlight. A modeling career seemed to fit their outgoing and ambitious personalities.
No one was surprised the girls jumped at the chance to be professional models. The girls loved to perform and saw the move as an opportunity to expand their audience. In an effort to keep them away from the potential dangers of the modeling world, Jaqi decided to start the girls off slowly.
The twins’ first job came from a neighbor who owned a children’s boutique. They needed models to showcase their fashion line. The job was not only safe, but it gave the twins a much needed chance to get professional photos and credits they could use to build their career.
Their first professional photo shoot was a perfect success. Jaqi distributed photos to several talent agencies, hoping to find someone to represent the twins in their comeback attempt. The parents also started an Instagram account to serve as an online resume for potential agencies. The twins quickly gathered a large following on the social media platform.
Their Instagram account drew hundreds of thousands of followers from all over the world. Instead of hunting for an agency to represent them, the twins found themselves inundated with offers from agencies and scouts. In a strategic move, Jaqi decided to contract with two differente agencies for the twins’ growing modeling career.
The twins were signed to Zuri Model and Talent, based in Los Angeles. They also chose to work with Dreamray Model and Talent in Orange County, California. Working with two agencies allowed the twins to book more paying gigs and gain exposure more quickly.
Working with two agencies wasn’t always easy. At one point, the twins received a callback to the same audition from both agencies. It was awkward, but Jaqi was able to clear up the confusion quickly.
Modeling soon became a family pursuit for the Clemens. The girls’ big brother Chase started joining them on photo shoots. Eventually, he was signed to the same agencies that represented his sisters.
WIth their newfound success in the modeling world, the Clemens twins have proved that 7 is a lucky number for their entire family. The girls continue to find new outlets for their talent and passion. Despite their instant fame status, however, Jaqi and Kevin continue to shield their children from the less savory parts of show business.
Jaqi started a blog detailing her experiences managing her childrens’ modeling and acting careers. In her posts, she discusses the pressures, techniques, and dangers her daughters face on every job. From overly mature postures to too much makeup, Jaqi talks about how she shields her daughters from the unrealistic expectations in the fashion world.
The twins and their big brother aren’t sure were the future will lead them. However, with their mother supporting and protecting them, they are all sure to grow into happy, healthy, and well-adjusted adults.
Even though these beautiful little girls are identical twins, they both have their own unique style and you can see it in photos like this where they are wearing the same outfit, but still have some of their own flare and style in the way they are posing.
Here we see a photo of another pair of famous modeling twins, the McClure twins, posing alongside the Clements twins. These four beautiful girls are a testament to how amazing the human body and genetics are and how stunningly beautiful kids can be even before they reach adulthood.
Here we see the twins with their older brother, who also shares their light brown/blond hair, fantastic bone structure, and striking blue eyes. This family certainly won the genetic lottery and produced some beautiful kids. Their brother is also signed to a modeling agency now and is building his own career and his own portfolio.
Even though Jaqi and Kevin decided that it would be better for their twins if they let them have a normal life, let them have a childhood like everyone else, their career was always at the back of their mind. The twins were happy with their lives, going to school, learning and playing with their brother, and just being kids, and now they are an international sensation.
When Jaqi realized that her daughters were old enough to have a say in their future, she and her husband worked to brainstorm how to involve their daughters in the decision without letting them make any rash choices. The choice was a fantastic one because now the girls are some of the most sought after child models in the industry.
The twins work with both Zuri Model and Talent and Dreamray Model and Talent, both based in Los Angeles so that the girls would have the most opportunity possible and so that they could get the most exposure and the most paying gigs.
Their mother, Jaqi, also runs a blog post talking about their experiences with modeling and what it is like juggling three careers. She also talks about what it takes to protect them and how she and her husband are working to raise three children that are well adjusted and well rounded adults, despite their extensive modeling careers.
Some of their photos feature styles that are more common on grown models but with a sweet and childish twist. Their mother makes sure that all the modeling gigs her children take are safe, and that they are also age appropriate for both her son and her two gorgeous daughters.
Many of their photoshoots are shot with soft light, pastel colors, and whimsical backdrops that help to add to their ethereal look and their soft and feminine style.
Even a casual shoot by a wooden fence looks high end and ritzy with these two beautiful ladies. Their intense blue eyes make their stares that much more stunning and that much more beautiful.
Every now and again the twins are photographed on their own and these single shots are just as stunning as the shots with the pair together.
Here you can see that even though one of the girls wears a faux fur shawl, she still looks innocent and young, something that a soon to be nine year old girl should look in her photos.
The girl’s mother says they love action shots and any photo shoot that allows them to get up and move. Which matches their active energy perfectly.
When the pair is together you can see the love in their eyes for one another, it is truly special that they get to go through this journey together.
Sometimes on shoots they get to wear outfits that are completely different and that showcase their own unique sense of style and love of fashion and all things interesting.
Even when they are doing shoots that are avanteguard and a bit more grown up, they still let their funny personalities shine through and they still look like children.
They even like to put their interests like dance and being active into their photo shoots. Here we see them decked out in dance gear for a cute and trendy photo that is stunning.
Here we see the girls decked out like true princesses in ball gowns on a silk and silver throne. This is a playtime that any little girl would love and that these two children get to live every day.
While many photographers are tempted to dress the twins in the same outfit, the photos where they are dressed differently make for a very interesting look and make for a beautiful photo that gives the girls their own unique looks.
Even photos in what seems to be the backyard complete with a wayward duck are stunning and truly display how versatile these twins are and how grown up and young they can look at the same time.
Here we see the twins staring into one another’s eyes, they are sure to have formed an extra close bond on this journey together.
Here we see the girls sporting the same outfit and hat, just in different colors.
The girls are stunning and look grown up in some photos and childish in other showing the versatility of their looks and the way that they can change them with a simple pose.
Here we see them in active wear with an older model. The girls still look young and innocent and like children, something that was important to their mother.
The girls have nearly 600,000 followers on Instagram and the number is set to keep growing. Their mother works tirelessly to keep their account up to date and to make sure it is seen by their fans.
These stunning little girls are sure to keep climbing the charts and gaining in popularity as they continue to take modeling jobs.
The pair are often photographed with other models that are a bit older than them which helps to remind those that see the photos that these are just kids not adult models like you would expect in other situations.
Only time will tell what the world and the modeling industry has in store for these beautiful little girls. We can only hope that their mother and father will continue to keep the girls’s best interests in mind and that they will continue to work to try and protect their daughters from the harsh world that we are living in.
Father Decides to Set Up Cameras After His Daughter Wakes Up With Strange Marks
What happened inside the house of an Ohio couple couldn’t have been predicted. Troublesome commotions could be heard in the wee hours while everyone slept. No one thought much of it until something strange occurred.
Darren’s suspicions were initially directed at his fiancé, who suspected of playing a practical joke on him. They staged a camera to sort things out after she denied it ultimately. The unsettling footage, on the other hand, would rock their world.
Father Takes Action After Daughter was Expelled for Appearance
Enough Is Enough
This father’s jaws fell open as he listened to the scathing remarks from his daughter’s school administrator, stating the reason for his daughter being booted from a prom event. He was at boiling point and had enough.
He thought enough was enough after only a few seconds and was ready to address the situation head-on.
40 Unforgivable Movie Bloopers
With that goes with making a movie, especially one for the big cinema screen, it’s not surprising when mistakes occur or edits are need. That’s what the editing room is for to go through the draft film and tighten up all the problems or loose spots in the film as well as to get it within the acceptable viewing time allowed. However, once in a while even the best of movies, including Oscar-winning films, have bloopers in them that just can’t be forgiven. They are such clear violations of quality film-making, people wonder how the blooper got through to the public viewing, and yet it does anyways. Here are 25 examples of film bloopers that never should have been allowed or the detail missed, but in the fictional world of movies they occur regardless.
Homeless Man Who Helped a Woman Turned Out to be a Hoax
The story of the homeless man who helped out a woman needing gas for her car by donating his few dollars went viral on the Internet and had hundreds of people wanting to reach out and help. They did so through a GoFundMe site that ended up generating a sizable amount of charity and gifts. For those who gave money, it made them feel better instantly. There was only one problem. The story was made up. The man was not homeless, and the woman had never run out of gas.
Instead, the two were involved in an online scam that ended up defrauding folks out of approximately $400,000 in online money gifts. It was not only enough to trigger a serious crime, the pair got themselves charged with a federal conspiracy case and ultimately pled guilty in a New Jersey federal court. Johnny Bobbitt and Katelyn McClure both separately admitted their crime of wire fraud. Given their involvement and degree of actions, Bobbitt is looking at a potential 10 years in federal prison and $250,000 in fines. McClure for her part faces a bigger sentence of 20 years and a similar financial penalty. Both will find out for sure when they are sentenced. In addition to the federal charges, the pair also have a second round of trials to go through with state charges as well. It was a blunt, cold ending to a story and scam that started in 2017 and took off like wildfire, far better than Hobbitt and McClure thought it would.
The story was plausible and reasonable enough. A couple told their story online about how they wanted to help a homeless man who helped them. McClure and her partner posted that Bobbitt realized McClure was in trouble, stuck in Philadelphia without gas. She needed to get home, and Bobbitt, who was nearby, realized the problem. He then gave her his only $20 to buy gas so she could travel again. To show their gratitude, McClure and her boyfriend were trying to raise $10,000 to help Bobbitt out as a thank you. The story took off.
Unfortunately, the media got involved. Loving a story out of the norm with a good newsworthy ending, they showcased the story on TV, and it got big attention. All of a sudden, what was supposed to be a little scam turned into a big one, raising some $402,706 with the added attention in a short three weeks. While Bobbitt did get $25,000 set aside by McClure and her partner, the rest of it was burned like kerosene on fire via clothing, trips, a car, vacations, gambling and more. However, Bobbitt didn’t appreciate the small share, and sued the pair for more, arguing he should have gotten $75,000 at least. GoFundMe got involved by trying to avoid bad press and making sure Bobbitt, the alleged homeless person, got his fair shake.
All of the financial attention caught the eye of the Feds who started investigating McClure. They seized well over 60,000 digital messages between the couple, which included admissions that the whole story was made up – a smoking gun text in the fraud conspiracy. Interestingly, McClure’s partner, although he enjoyed the spending of the money with McClure, was not charged or seen as involved in the conspiracy. The Feds went after McClure and the alleged homeless partner, Bobbitt, for the fraud. And GoFundMe yet again found itself in the middle of a crazy criminal scheme gone public and bad, stealing money from people who wanted to help others online. It turned out to be an odd, miserable ending to what many had hoped would have been a story of human charity done right.
Drones, COVID-19, and Girl Scout Cookies: How One Virginia Troop Made It All Work
Nestled in the heart of Montgomery County is Christiansburg, VA. A small town with just over 20,000 within its city limits, Christiansburg was first founded in 1671. Hundreds of years later, the city continues to thrive despite the COVID-19 pandemic that has been wrecking so much of our day-to-day life.
One particular group of Christiansburg locals made it their goal to deliver Girl Scout Cookies no matter what during the pandemic and Google’s parental company, Alphabet Inc., decided to help them out.
Cookies From the Sky
During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, it seemed unlikely that there would ever be a time when the pandemic would end. As economies shuttered and businesses quarantined, people had to get creative to continue working their trade. A team of Girl Scouts in Virginia was determined to deliver their famous cookies this past year, but due to COVID restrictions, they knew that this would bed difficult.
Lia Reich is a global communications lead at Wing, a subsidiary of the company Alphabet Inc.. Wing develops drones for Google, and it was through their futuristic work that Thin Mints would rain down from the sky. Lia says of COVID restrictions impacting the Scouts, “Selling cookies outside (grocery stores or shops) is difficult this year.”
According to Lia, sales within the Girl Scouts have dropped more than 50%. Lia would go on to tell the team at USA TODAY during an interview, “It was a natural fit to partner with the Girl Scouts.”
Despite soaring vaccination rates and loosening COVID restrictions, the drone program would get launched through the Wing App and its corresponding website. According to Reich, the plan at Wing is to help deliver more than 3,000 total boxes of cookies via its drone delivery service, if not even more.
For the Girl Scouts, cookie season typically begins in January though flavor availability and onset will vary based upon the region. For the longest time, Girl Scouts have prioritized selling their goods in residential neighborhoods, outside of grocery stores, and even through company programs at local businesses.
Unfortunately for the Girl Scouts, the COVID-19 pandemic would put an end to convention. In March 2020, the Scouts would suspend all of their traditional cookie booths and door-to-door sales campaigns. To make up for this loss in action, the Girl Scouts of Virginia would prepare virtual cookie booths through their online social media campaigns to partner with their drone-delivery methods.
Considered one of the largest girl-led programs for entrepreneurs on the planet, the Girl Scout Cookie drive is immensely important for multiple reasons. Not just an important institution, the Girl Scouts are a defining one.
Take Flight With Wing
While the Girl Scouts of Virginia will enjoy drone flying assistance with their cookie deliveries, they won’t have to worry about running the controls themselves. As the first drone delivery company in the country to earn Air Operators Certification from the FAA in 2019, Wing has used the Scouts delivery service as a way to showcase just how far drone flights have come.
According to Reich, “COVID gave people who might not have a reason to try drone delivery, and we saw deliveries increase by more than 500% in 2020.”
Reich’s assertion was backed by a local survey released by Virginia Tech. The survey found that Christiansburg locals enjoyed the idea of a residential drone delivery company with support coming in at 87% in favor of the idea.
Are you ready to start ordering your Girl Scout Cookies through drone delivery services? How about your next grocery order? As it turns out, the sky might be the limit!
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