Mary Therese Friel, LLC / Rochester NY / Professional Models and Talent / Modeling Pageantry and Self Development Training
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The pictures of Wendy as a model appear in the left column. It starts with her official headshot (her comp card) that she sent out to apply for modeling jobs both locally and in New York City. One of the jobs that she first got was this Bausch & Lomb print ad. Wendy went on to do many different jobs and even got on ABC's television soap, All My Children. During Wendy's career, she often volunteered her time for causes she cared about. The first picture is of Wendy with a group of MTF, Inc. models who chose to send letters to our troops in the Persian Gulf. The other picture depicts a fashion show coordinated for Camp Good Days and Special Times, featuring Wendy.

Wendy enjoyed volunteering so much that she applied for the appointment of "The Goodwill Ambassador." She won! As The Goodwill Ambassador, Wendy enjoyed a very exciting year seen here in the middle column. First, she had her official Goodwill Ambassador photo taken. Wendy enjoyed making numerous appearances and signing lots of autographs as The Goodwill Ambassador. She was very proud of her title and we were very proud of her. Wendy exemplified everything The Goodwill Ambassador should be-a very giving, honest, hard-working, and strong individual. She certainly was a wonderful representative!

Each Goodwill Ambassador competition opened with an exciting production number. The gentlemen who are in the next picture are our own veterans welcoming our new Goodwill Ambassador to the team. They are the U.S. Army Buffalo Soldiers 9th and 10th Cavalry 1866-1944, representing Pennington-Moye Post #9251 Veterans of Foreign Wars of The United States of America, Rochester, N.Y. They are Wilson A. Rapp, Jesse E. Stevens, Bing C. Reaves Sr., and Milton Banks.

Many people were responsible for the success of The Goodwill Ambassador competition, from the first class entrants to the parents, judges, press, and the whole community. The judges that particular year were very special. From left to right they are: Jim Ferren who was the creator of the world renowned Space Arc Project, Teresa Macon who was the Coordinator of the Otetiana Council of the Scouts, and Tom Proietti who was the head of the Communications Dept. at Monroe Community College.

Next to them is a group photo of the young ladies congratulating Wendy on her appointment. Wendy loved riding in parades, so we built a float just for her first parade,
(Lilac Day) and her second parade (St. Patrick's Day). By her third parade (Labor Day) she had her very own limousine!

Wendy made many appearances including one for The Humane Society, The Native Americans at Ganondagan, and The Open Door Mission. She and Beth Savage, a good friend and former Miss New York Teen USA (another MTF, LLC success story) made an appearance for "Kid Print", with the local police department.

As Wendy prepared to say good-bye to a fantastic and rewarding year, a new group of very qualified young ladies stepped up to the challenge!

Wendy Cooper was incredible! After completing her year as The Goodwill Ambassador, she decided to compete for the coveted crown of Miss New York Teen USA. that appears in the third column. Here she is seen with her pageant coach, Mary Therese Friel. Wendy went on to compete for the national title of Miss Teen USA. After completing her reign, she crowned the next Miss New York Teen USA, Amber Evans, (another MTF, LLC student and winner.)

Wendy is pictured here on the left at the live telecast with Dick Clark. She is pictured with pageant partner Miss NJ Teen USA on the right, and The Goodwill Ambassador Jr., Jody Foertsch in the middle.

Another appearance that Wendy made was with Lou Graham (of the famous band Foreigner) when he came to The Rochester War Memorial for a salute to the Gulf War Veterans.

And, finally, Wendy says good-bye and good luck to her friends and followers.