• Midori Amae

    Currently Creative Director and Managing Editor

    of i-Fashion Magazine in New York City

    DCW50 America's Next Top Model Fan Favorite

    TV & Podcast Host | Model & Pageant Coach | Motivational Speaker

    Award-Winning Graphic Designer | Miss Black Virginia USA 2017

  • Upcoming Events

    Workshops, posing classes and casting calls

    with Home Made Runway Models

    Sunday, March 24th - Runway & Industry Knowledge


    Click the link above to purchase workshop tickets for the HMRM workshop series in Richmond, Virginia. Use promo code "HMRModels" to snag your $30 ticket before Friday, March 22nd.

    Washington, D.C. Workshop

    with District Neoteric Fashion Show

    March 30th - Runway


    Hosted in partnership DNFS.
    More info coming soon!

  • Behind the Woman

    Midori Amae is the millennial's creative Renaissance Woman, in true form and fashion. This top model and coach, creative director, magazine editor, speaker, pageant queen and media personality with 10 years in the industry is a moving force towards the future of the arts and entertainment.


    In her breakout year, Amae became DCW50's America's Next Top Model Fan Favorite, walked in 30 NYFW, MBFW and DC fashion shows, was the finale for Rihanna's FENTYxPUMA pop-up fashion show experience, joined the cast of DMV Podcast and began hosting the popular Indian fashion TV show Style 24/7. Since beginning her journey in the industry, Amae has coached models and pageant queens internationally, helped develop hundreds of models and has produced and hosted 100+ fashion shows, award shows, panels and networking events through various initiatives. Amae earned two degrees in Studio Art and Spanish Literature and Language from Virginia Tech and is the award-winning graphic designer and Creative Director behind i-Fashion Magazine, based in Brooklyn, New York.


    Amae prides herself on serving her community. Last year, through her #PrayAndSlay initiative, Amae taught women and men ages 6 to 60 about the importance of self-love and confidence after abuse in the United States, France and Canada. She has shared her story and workshops all across the country, fundraised for Children’s Hospital and fed over 2,500 less fortunate in the DMV area. Amae proves that beauty, brains and a love for service make a package that cannot be beat.


    Midori Amae placed Top 15 in the 2017 Miss Black USA Scholarship Pageant representing her home state as Miss Black Virginia USA 2017. Currently, Amae shares her time between New York City and Washington, D.C., coaching models and queens, hosting events and continuing to #PrayAndSlay.

  • TV, Podcast and Media Personality

    In your ears at DMV Podcast or on your TV covering the red carpet and runways



  • Hosting Reel

    Voice of the Millennials

  • Resume


    Enlightening, Inspiring, Educating and Empowering!

  • Model

    DCW50's America's Next Top Model Fan Favorite, Face of DiDomenico Design



  • Resume

    Campaigns and Promotional Modeling

    • Walked in the 70th Anniversary Cannes Film Festival fashion show circuit (multiple shows during a 4 day-span)
    • Crowned Miss Black Virginia USA 2017
    • DCW50's America's Next Top Model Fan Favorite
    • Maserati brand collaboration campaign
    • Published and featured in UnitedWithLove
    • The face of DiDomenico Design; 2015 lookbook and Fall collection; 2016 Spring collection; 2016 Winter collection
    • Brand Ambassador for The Earth Project Non-Profit Organization, 2016
    • The face of African Art and Fashion Week, 2016



    • The face of Aleka DeMorris 2015 Fall collection lookbook
    • The face of Aishah Organics, 2015
    • Pohanka Lexus for Monarch Magazine, 2015
    • June 2014 - Promotional Model in Karib Nation Bahamas Consulate Reception
    • Miss Fredericksburg USA, First Runner-Up, 2014
    • Miss Black and Gold Pageant, Winner, 2012-2013
    • November 2012 - Face of Peace Happyness & Love Clothing Line ad campaign
    • October 2012 - Face of 16 Blocks Fashion Show ad campaign and walked for names like Kid Dangerous, Toms and 310 Rosemont
    • The face of Chantilly Lace S/S 13 Bridal Look Book
    • 2012 - Fiat promotional ad campaign


    Runway and Coaching

    • Cinderella Foundation Charity Fashion Show
    • Style Fashion Week, S/S 17
    • Cannes film Festival Fashion Show, Nice, France
    • #PrayAndSlay Model Workshops and classes, year-round
    • 2017 Caribbean Culture and Fashion Show Casting Director
    • NYSFE Casting Director
    • ASC Fashion Week Casting Director
    • DC Fashion Incubator Model, numerous shows
    • Caribbean Style and Culture Award and Fashion Showcase Casting Director

    2015 - older

    • Coached VT Miss Black and Gold Pageant, Theta Iota Chapter, 2015
    • Coached, walked in VT FMDS Spring Fashion Show
    • Hosted and walked iCuNetwork Fashion Show for Mysterious by N.P.N. Fall Collection, Feb 2015
    • New York Couture Fashion Week, Feb 2015
    • Plitzs Fashion Week, Feb 2015
    • Hosted Miss Black and Gold VACAPAF Pageant; Coached Theta Iota Chapter Delegate, 2015
    • Coached Miss Black and Gold Pageant, Theta Iota Chapter, 2014
    • Sept 2014 - Walked in D.C. Fashion week for Art at Night
    • Walked in New York Couture Fashion Week for Narine Toymasvan, Maty Machado Swimwear
    • Style 360 NYC - Jaime Elyse Couture Bridal
    • NYFW - Inspired and House of D'Marsh Couture by Glenroy March
    • June 2014 - Walked in KaribNation Nation Caribbean Style & Culture Awards and Fashion Showcase for Attitude by Ashley Martin, Helmer Jospeh, Shaun Griffith-Perez, Anthea Bullard, Theodore Elyett, Olympia Faahions by Olympia Eniola Sonaram, Trèfle by Kristin Frazer and House of D'Marsh by Glenroy March
    • April 2014 - Runway coach, walked in VT FMDS Fashion Show (Every year since 2011)
    • September 2013 - Walked in Chantilly Lace S/S 14 Fashion Show
    • April 2013 - Walked in VT FMDS Fashion Show for Kid Dangerous and 310 Rosemont
  • Videos

    Midori Amae

    Featured Model

    New York Summer Fashion Explosion Casting Call

    Casting Director for NYSFE

    Pohanka Lexus Campaign for Monarch Magazine

    Jaime Elise - Style360 - Bridal Runway Show NYFW SS 2015 - FTL moda

    Narine Tovmasyan - New York Couture Fashion Week - SS 2015

  • #PrayAndSlay

    Speaker & the Empty to Empowered Movement




  • Join the #PrayAndSlay
    team today!

    This is INCREDIBLE!

    Since I created and launched the
    #PrayAndSlay t-shirt design through
    my partnership with @Bailiwick_clothing
    in 2016, these shirts have been flying off the shelves! I've seen them on TV, in workshops, on The Mall and all across the country! *Queue the warm and fuzzy feeling*
    When you buy a t-shirt, Bailiwick Clothing Company donates a small portion to my #PrayAndSlay project, helping me create speaking engagements and workshops to share my story "#PRAYANDSLAY: From Empty to Empowered" and help spread self-love and confidence to students from ages 6 to 60!

    If you want to book me for a speaking engagement or workshop, email booking@midoriamae.com.

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