• 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, Event & Podcast Host | Model & Pageant Coach | Motivational Speaker

    Award-Winning Graphic Designer and Creative Consultant | Miss Black Virginia USA 2017

  • 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, pageants, 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 beaten.


    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 red carpets and runways.

  • Hosting Reel

    Voice of the Millennials

  • Resume

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    Enlightening, Inspiring, Educating and Empowering!

  • Model

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

  • Resume

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    Campaigns and Promotional Modeling

    • Stitched + Perry Belmont House Campaign 2018
    • Walked in the 70th Anniversary Cannes Film Festival fashion show circuit (multiple shows during a 4 day-span)
    • DCW50's America's Next Top Model Fan Favorite
    • Maserati brand collaboration campaign
    • The face of DiDomenico Design; 2015 lookbook and Fall collection; 2016 Spring collection; 2016 Winter collection
    • The face of Aleka DeMorris 2015 Fall collection lookbook
    • The face of Aishah Organics, 2015
    • Pohanka Lexus Campaign for Monarch Magazine, 2015
    • The face of Chantilly Lace S/S 13 Bridal Look Book
    • 2012 - Fiat promotional ad campaign
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    SMGlobal Magazine, Vol 1, Issue 1

    i-Fashion Magazine, Sept 2017

    i-Fashion Magazine, Jan 2016

    i-Fashion Magazine, Oct 2015

    Alpha Magazine, Sept 2015

    Mane Dame Magazine, May 2015

    Monarch Magazine, April 2015

    Roanoke Wedding Planner, April 2015

    Social Scene, April 2015

    i-Fashion Magazine, April 2015

    i-Fashion Magazine, Oct 2014

    16 Blocks, Oct 2012

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    Runway, Coaching and Fashion Show Model Coordination

    I walk NYFW annually and coach my #PrayAndSlay runway and posing workshops and classes, year-round, but here are a few shows that are dear to my heart:
    • International Fashion Weeks, Amsterdam 2019
    • Cinderella Foundation Charity Fashion Show
    • Style Fashion Week, S/S 17
    • Cannes Film Festival Fashion Show, Nice, France
    • 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
    • FTM Fashion Week model workshop coordinator, backstage coordinator and fashion show host


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      Crowned Miss Black Virginia USA 2017

      Placed Top 16 in Miss Black USA 2017 Pageant

      Miss Fredericksburg USA, First Runner-Up, 2014

      Miss Black and Gold Pageant, Winner, 2012-2013




      Hosted the 91st Annual Mr. and Miss. VSU Pageant

      Hosted 6th Annual VSU Pride Ball 2017

      Hosted Miss Black and Gold VACAPAF Pageant; Coached Theta Iota Chapter Delegate, 2015

      Coached Miss Black and Gold Pageant, Theta Iota Chapter, 2014


    • Videos

      English Elegance Bridal Tea Party Photoshoot

      Featured Model

      New York Summer Fashion Explosion Casting Call

      Casting Director for NYSFE

      J Thorpe Photography

      Pohanka Lexus Camapaign for Monarch Magazine

      Style360 Fashion Week

      Jaime Elise - Bridal Runway Show NYFW SS 2015

      Couture Fashion Week

      Narine Tovmasyan - New York Couture Fashion Week - SS 2015

    • #PrayAndSlay

      Speaker on Self-Confidence and "Empty to Empowered"

    • 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.

    • Let's Get Social

      Follow @MidoriAmae on Instagram and Twitter! 💋






    • If you're interested in working with Midori Amae as a speaker, coach, host or mentor, please fill out the brief form below and a representative will contact you promptly.

      New York City / Washington, D.C.