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
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
(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.