If you are interested in participating in Omaha Fashion Week as a model for our fall shows on Aug. 22-27, read on!  The OFW team has scheduled three public model calls at Nomad Lounge on 1013 Jones Street during the first two weeks in May: Model Call 1: Monday, May 2, 5-7 p.m. RSVP on Facebook

Model Call 2: Sunday, May 8, 5-7 p.m. RSVP on Facebook

Model Call 3: Monday, May 9, 5-7 p.m. RSVP on Facebook

Here are some FAQs for model-hopefuls:

Q: What can I expect when I arrive? A:  You will be given a short form to fill out, your picture will be taken, your measurements will be taken, you will meet our panel of industry experts who will ask you a few questions, and then you will demonstrate your walk.  At past calls, we have had approximately 200 applicants, so be prepared to wait.  The good news is that we are hoping to fill 400 model positions for the fall shows!

Q: What will the photo taken of me at the model call be used for? A:  Strictly for identification purposes.  Photos taken at the model calls won't be used publicly.  They help us put a face with the name during the selection process.

Q: What information will I be required to provide on the form? A:  You will provide your name, email address, phone number, mailing address and measurements (measurements will be verified by OFW volunteers).  This form will also include a preliminary committment statement that you will need to sign, which states that you will make yourself available for fittings with your designer and that you will be available the week of August 22-27 to walk in Omaha Fashion Week, should you be selected.  Remember to write legibly - this is our only way to reach you with news about your participation in the fall show.  Also, if you are under 19 please have a parent or guardian with you to sign the committment statement on your behalf.

Q: What should I wear? A: The panel of industry experts will want to see your bodyline, how you move and your face.  For ladies, we recommend something form-fitting, such as jeggings/leggings with a simple top and high-heels.  For gentlemen, we recommend jeans and t-shirts.  As for make-up, hair and accessories, keep it simple...again, the panel is looking for natural beauty.

Q: What happens if I am selected? A:  If selected, you will be required to sign a release to walk in Omaha Fashion Week (if under 19, you will need to have a parent/guardian sign for you).  You will also be expected to meet with your designer as needed for fittings and do your part to help bring their creativity to life on the runway.  The designer is the leader of his/her creative team, which includes a set of models, make up artists and hairstylists.  Participation in OFW is an exciting opportunity to work as a team and all members of the team are expected to do their part to deliver upon the creative vision of the designer.

Q: When will I know if I am selected? A: You will be notified via email in the first week of June about whether or not you have been selected.  This will be our only method of communication about the selection process, so please make sure you check the email you included on your model call form for notification.  If you are unsure about whether or not notifications have been sent out, check the Omaha Fashion Week facebook page - we will post a status update when notifications go out.

Q: What if I have other questions? A: Post a question in the comment box below this entry and we'll do our best to get you an answer quickly.  Thanks!