Dan Rather visits Rochester
for the Rochester Ad Council's Annual Luncheon.
MTF, LLC models acted as hostesses for the afternoon.
MANDY MOORE MUSIC VIDEO
Models Alex Rijos and L.
Rashad Atkins play the band members
for Mandy Moore's music video "Drop The Pilot".
Lindsay Ann Rubenstein,
Team Cheer's Covergirl and
one of American Cheerleader Magazine's 10 Outstanding Cheerleaders.
Handsome escort and model
Jim Ward with a bevy of beauties volunteering for The United
Way's "Atire to Inspire" fashion show and Fund-Raiser.
top, from left to right: Alexa
Piccinino, Jennifer Robb, Juronica Williams, Annette Kendrick,
Phyllis La Fontaine, Sharon Berner, Simone, Lynn Lombardo,
Beth Campagno, Brianna Wing, Maggie Martin, Jessica Land-Darrisaw,
Rachel Berner, Mary Wing, Lisa Twombly, Ella Darrisaw, Vera
Chervin, Rana Sebai, Jennifer Lee, Jim Ward, Cheryl Downer.
below the group: Mary Therese Friel, with Jennifer
Morgan Riley appears on Eastman Kodak's website
as a Ballerina and a Model Teen.
She also appeared in Teen People, Teen Vogue & Seventeen Magazines.
Simone in The Big Apple! Our beautiful
model Simone visited New York City and met with
Good Morning America's Diane Sawyer. She took in the sights of Time's
Square and shared
a moment with MTV.
Models for Mary Therese Friel, LLC enjoy
a models shoot with world-renowned photographer
and Kodak Ambassador, Neil Montanus.
MC Hammer was in town for the VH1 Save The Music Presentation
and Ad Council Conference.
Here Mary Therese and Kent Friel present him with a promotional piece,
featuring their models.
A dozen MTF models contributed their time to help out at the
Children's Institute, in conjunction with the Ad Council.
Mary Therese Friel, Miss
USA 1979, on the 50th Anniversary of the
Miss USA Pageant. The event was held in Gary, Indiana.
1. The Miss Universe Organization
brought us together (the former Miss USA's) for a 50th Anniversary
Celebration. Here we are at an Alumni Meeting.
Bobbi Johnson (Kauffman)
Tanya Wilson (Condello)
Barbara Peterson (Burwell)
Mary Therese Friel
Gretchen Polhemus (Jensen)
Carole Gist (Stramler)
Francis Louise (Lu) Parker
2. The city of Gary, Indiana hosted the Miss USA Pageant. There
was a press conference held in our honor. Here we are with the local
3. The Mayor of Gary, and his wife were the most wonderful hosts!
4. Pictured here with Kent and Myself, is Actress, Judy Carmen on
the left (Gladiator, What Women Want, The Fugitive, Dragonfly) and
Actress/Singer, Crystal on the right (ER, The Visitors).
5. The shows' co-hostess, Vanessa Minnillo, was lovely and witty.
6. Tommy Davidson was also great as the shows' co-host. He was such
7. What a happy reunion - there is Frank Sweeney and me (he was the
Vice President of Miss Universe, Inc. the year I was Miss USA) what
a good friend and confidant. Thanks Frank!
8. You may recognize the first judge, Ernie Hudson from
Ghost Busters, The Hand That Rocks The Cradle and The Crow. What a
9. Doris Roberts was a doll! You can see her staring in Everybody
10. Daniel Baldwin has to his credits; Born On The Fourth Of July
and Family Ties.
11. It was very nice of Donald Trump to invite us to this years'
pageant. He is the Co-Owner, along with CBS, of the Miss Universe
12. Next is the handsome and charismatic Co-President of Miss Universe,
Tony Santomauro. He made us all feel very welcome and at home during
13. We were invited to a lovely "meet and greet" dinner upon our
arrival. Everything was beautiful and the media made us all feel
like queens, all over again. (Check out the life size poster behind
14. I think this is one of my favorite pictures; I call it "Then
15. I have always loved doing volunteer work. Here
I am with Lynette Cole (Miss USA 2000) at the Memorial Hospital
visiting a cancer survivor and her doctor.
16. /17. I loved the interviews! Everyone made us feel so special.
It was just like the old days. I spoke to reporters from all over
Miss Universe has the absolute greatest
They made us feel so welcome and comfortable.
Thank you everyone!
18.Samm Johnson (Administrator) and Mary Hilliard McMillan (Manager,
19. Erin Hewitt (Administrator), Theresa A. Beyer (Vice President,
Marketing) and Jessica Feder (Marketing Assistant)
20. Susie Dicker (Public Relations Supervisor)
21. There she is, beautiful and sweet, as can be, Kandace Krueger,
Miss USA 2001 from Texas.
22. The host of the event was William Shatner - best remembered for
Star Trek, T.J. Hooker, Rescue 911, and most recently for Miss Congeniality!
23. We were sad to leave Gary, Indiana. They sure know how to put
on a party! We'll be back next year!
Mary Therese Friel, (AKA Cinderella) and Kent Friel, (AKA
enchanted the students of Gananda during "Let's Read" week. The
warm and receptive and the Friels enjoyed every minute of their performance.
Kent and Mary Therese Friel appeared before a crowd of Girl
Scouts, taking the time to talk to them about the importance of
self esteem & show them some modeling moves. The girls were
adorable and caught on very quickly. Kim Barrett, the coordinator,
was a charming hostess.
Mary Therese Friel, Miss
USA 1979, on the 50th Anniversary of the Miss NY USA Pageant.
Pictured on the left, Mary Therese and
her husband and business partner Kent, at the event.
Pictured here (on right) Mary Therese Friel (Miss USA '79) with 4 of the
past title holders and the two newly crowned winners at the 50th Anniversary
celebration held recently at the Albany Omni Hotel Thanksgiving weekend.
Sanders and Association, Inc. put on the event. It was quite a grand event! The former Miss New York's who attended were
(left to right): Ramona Reuter, Wendy Marie Mock, Christine Beachak and
Linnea Mancini. Seated in front are Miss New York Teen USA (on left) Gloria
Almonte and Miss New York USA (on right) Lisa Pavlakis.
These photos are of
St. Louis Youth Group, a wonderful team of young
people portraying the
"Living Stations" during the Lenten season.
Photos by Linda Martin
These selfless teens brought joy and meaning to the Easter
Kent and I really enjoyed working with the teens, what a
Matt Rooney, Alison
Lanni, Audrey Smerbeck, Matt Payne, John Spiggle, Charlie
Thompson, Jonah Patel, Mike Kelly, Megan Hogan, Chris Wagner,
Elizabeth Lanni, Caitlin Wagner, Caitlin Hill, Caroline Wheelan,
Claire Spiggle, Lisa Carpenter, Ashley Graham, Molly Hogan,
Mary Therese seen
here with popular radio personality Brother Wease from
troop of local Girl Scouts stops over to see MTF for
some tips and story telling.
Local TV personality and all around
good guy-Channel 13's Stan Munro takes the
MTF, LLC challenge- Be a model for a day!
Mary Therese and Kent Friel here
with three newly appointed Goodwill Ambassadors, Treasure
Horn, Carrie Linchan, and JEM at the Valentines & Shamrocks
A special guest stops by to bestow
a little "Luck of the Irish", Leprechaun, John Patrick
Sullivan, at the event.
Congratulations to all Mary Therese Friel, LLC models/talent
who participated in the new movie "After
Image" Released by Mirimax Pictures Nov. 03' on DVD formerly "Seeing in the Dark." It stars
rock and roll star John Mellencamp, Martin Sheen (The West Wing) and Louise
Fletcher (One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest.) The film, now at the Sundance
Film Festival (in Utah) It is headed down to the Cannes Film Festival
in France this summer and is being considered for distribution. The producer,
John Cocca, the director, Robert Manganelli and the financier, Chris Nakis,
are to be applauded for their dedication and hard work. Others who contributed
include: Robert Manieri, Father Dennis Shaw, and Dave Wedo, from St. Michael's
Church (which hosted a portion of the movies' filming).
Frank Beretta star
(replaced Robert Forster)
Kendall Blish stand
in for star
"After Image" Roles:
Yvette and Hunter Burri
MTF, LLC model and NYC actress! Melissa has just completed her 3rd appearance
on the ABC soap opera One Life To Live! Way to Go!
Jeff and Brett Charneski!
The two brothers, ages 15 and
11 play "Curt" in the new movie, "Checkout" which
was filmed right here in Rochester, NY by Two Marks Productions, Inc.
Both the boys are good students and their parents, David and Marilyn are
very proud of them. The boys enjoy TaeKwonDo, baseball and sketching in
their spare time. Jeff excels in football, and Brett in Basketball.
The movie was released again in Fall 03'.
MTF, LLC models/talent who participated are: